New Hampshire communities offer a delightful blend of breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, ski resorts, miles of wilderness, and thriving cities. Drawn by the natural beauty and charm of stone walls, winding roads, and covered bridges, many new residents are settling into the region’s smaller towns and villages. Many of yesterday’s bedroom communities are maturing into flourishing centers of business and commerce that balance quiet residential neighborhoods with industrial parks and retail districts.

A strategic location and lack of a state income tax are major reasons for New Hampshire’s impressive economic growth. The growth of high technology, manufacturing, and service industries have transformed the region into a hotbed of development. New residents appreciate the accessibility of ocean recreation, close proximity to Boston, and the White Mountains for getaways.


A sophisticated, diversified healthcare system meets every need from primary to critical care. Specialized facilities ensure access to pediatric, geriatric, therapeutic, and rehabilitation specialties. In keeping with New England’s strong tradition of educational excellence, this area provides quality institutions of higher learning. Plymouth State College, the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College, Dartmouth College, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Colby-Sawyer, Southern New Hampshire University, and the University of Maine ensure virtually unlimited study programs and degree opportunities. Vermont adds Marlboro College, where programs are specifically tailored around each student’s career needs.

In New Hampshire, public school districts are administered by elected school boards and funded primarily through local property tax revenue. Each community maintains an autonomous school district, although districts may share facilities and combine administration. Maine and Vermont also boast top-rated, award-winning school systems that are known for their small classes and the strong involvement of parents and the community in achieving goals of educational excellence. Special programs for the gifted and challenged are abundant in this region, encouraging each student to reach the pinnacle of personal development. Students, commuters, visitors, and local residents all have the advantage of an efficient transportation network, from a system of major highways to regional bus or train service and close proximity to regional airports.

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