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Old 03-24-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Hello all~
my husband and I have been looking in the NH area to retire to or to relocate from LI sooner than later if possible.
I understand from reading many posts that the seacoast gets less snow. I would love to live there because we are not lovers of snow but it doesnt' seem like we can afford the seacoast (only from what i'm reading) does the Barrington/Nottingham towns have just as much snow as inland?

We love this state,the people, the low crime , the parks and are trying to find a town thats right for us that can suit all of our desires.- only problem is the snow.

any suggestions.. all the criteria above is equally impportant.

thank you
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Barrington, NH!
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Less is a relative thing. You can still get a lot of snow. Let's say for example Concord (more inland) gets 12" of snow during a storm. Barrington might get 8", where Portsmouth (right on the coast) might get 6".

Both towns are nice and have everything you say you're looking for. They are considered rural towns and don't have alot of services right in the town. Not sure about Nottingham, but Barrington doesn't really have a downtown if thats something you're interested in.

While these towns will get less snow than towns further inland, don't expect just a dusting now and then. You will still get serious snow, probably more than on LI.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:45 AM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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Barrington and Nottingham aren't in the snowbelt on the eastern side of the state. The serious snowbelt starts in northern Strafford county, interior Belknap county, and up into Carroll county. I would recommend looking for properties in Barrington or Nottingham off a paved road. Those are well maintained and you wouldn't have as many issues with getting around in snow. Also, both towns have quite a bit of new construction if that is of any interest.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:12 PM
 
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we moved from exeter to nottingham a few years back and i find that we get significantly more snow in nottingham - it isnt necessarily a snow belt issue but rather the fact that noreasters would often change to rain or have some mixing in exeter while mixing is a far less frequent a towns further inland
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:33 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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we moved from exeter to nottingham a few years back and i find that we get significantly more snow in nottingham - it isnt necessarily a snow belt issue but rather the fact that noreasters would often change to rain or have some mixing in exeter while mixing is a far less frequent a towns further inland
That is definitely the case along with the fact that Nottingham is at a higher elevation compared to Exeter.
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