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View Poll Results: Which Area Is a Better Place to Raise a Family?
Knoxville, Tennessee 11 34.38%
Southern New Hampshire (Manchester-Nashua) 21 65.63%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-06-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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Which area is a better place to raise a family? Consider these factors:
  • Crime
  • Pollution
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Overall Health of Residents
  • Selection of Nice Homes on Land
  • Economy
  • Schools and Education Opportunities
  • Amenities and Things to Do
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:02 PM
 
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Old 06-07-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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fox hill your weekly dose of epic.....


www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4HS2eKG9Qc

epic conditions at Rye on the Rocks.....

[vimeo]158854682[/vimeo]
https://vimeo.com/158854682



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx2HxKscpHM
While I'd agree with you that New Hampshire definitely has its share of fun and beautiful outdoor things to do, I don't really know if fun stuff you're referencing applies to the immediate Manchester-Nashua area.

It seems like it's a drive to get to the mountains, the lakes region, the ocean, etc. It's cool that you can drive to all of those things, but it's still a bit of a drive.

Whereas perhaps Knoxville has some of that stuff a little closer to home? I'm not sure.

At any rate, there's more to this than the fun outdoor stuff anyways.
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:13 PM
 
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Based on your comments in another thread you would not like Knoxville. At all.

You can read a bio of the liberal mayor if you need to convince yourself. Or look at the weight & health statistics.

P.S. Manchester is not much farther from the mountains and a lot closer to the ocean.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:33 AM
 
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Southern New Hampshire currently has 62% of the vote. Can anyone give their reasons for voting that way?
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Southern New Hampshire currently has 62% of the vote. Can anyone give their reasons for voting that way?
I have been to both areas and like them both but based on your criteria N.H would be the walk away winner, just being so close to southern Maine is a huge advantage.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:18 PM
 
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I have been to both areas and like them both but based on your criteria N.H would be the walk away winner, just being so close to southern Maine is a huge advantage.
What makes New Hampshire the walk-away winner, and why is proximity to southern Maine a huge advantage?
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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Southern New Hampshire is the "walk-away winner" in this poll because some towns such as Nashua and Salem, for example, are within reasonable commuting distance to most of the major job centers in the Boston metropolitan area and provide a much lower COL, especially from the standpoints of housing and taxes, than comparable towns in Massachusetts.

In Knoxville, on the other hand, there is no adjacent major metropolis with a robust economy that would provide you and/or your partner with a plethora of viable employment opportunities.

However, I will say that, living in one of the more populous New Hampshire towns on the Massachusetts state line such as Nashua or Salem defeats the purpose of living in New Hampshire, if you ask me.

Those towns are filled with transplants from Massachusetts, most of whom simply moved over the state line to get more house for their money and/or to save on taxes, not to experience the New Hampshire lifestyle. Of course, most people in towns commute to employers in Massachusetts.

Then, you have to deal with all of the people who come across the state line to shop and avoid paying any sales taxes. No, thank you.

If you do move to New Hampshire, try to find a gig further up in the state, so you and your family don't have to resort to living along the state line.
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Old 06-13-2017, 12:25 PM
 
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I would rather raise my family in Knoxville,TN.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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What makes New Hampshire the walk-away winner, and why is proximity to southern Maine a huge advantage?
https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/06/13/h...ren/index.html

You asked about outdoor activities and southern Maine has a lot to offer.
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