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Old 12-24-2016, 07:13 AM
 
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Maybe Plymouth? It's a college town, you may view that as a plus or a minus.

Good luck, Merry Christmas, and let us know what you think
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Being progressives,you might like Hanover or Portsmouth.
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Old 12-24-2016, 11:59 AM
 
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Enjoy the fire works on New years eve. Dinner at the Wolfeboro Inn is a must do and definitely do the (MUG) challenge. Hope you enjoy your trip. Christmas at the Castle is definitely worth the trip. (Castle in the clouds) Moultonborough NH.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Currently in CT but have recently started construction for our retirement home in NH
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Enjoy your visit and keep us informed in what you find.


Lou
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:28 PM
 
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Ok, first I want to say, I loved my visit and it wasn't long enough! We looked at all the towns around the lake. Gilford was the one that we liked the most out of those. Then, we ended up heading north to Conway, we loved it!! So now we are thinking possibly Conway or somewhere in between Wolfeboro and Conway. Your thoughts on Conway???
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Conway is nearly perfect if you enjoy outdoor activities but still need access to restaurants and shopping. Major downfalls are highway accessibility and the congestion on holiday weekends, especially in the summer. State has been slowly improving 16 and talking about a Conway bypass forever, not sure when/if it will happen. I would look towards Bartlett, low taxes due to all the vacation properties, less traffic due to being slightly north of conway but you still have access to outdoor activities and amenities in conway.

Littleton is another option, small downtown, good highway access, good access to outdoor activities and enough amenities to satisfy everyday needs. We plan to retire there someday in the very distant future.
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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Look at Madison. It is a little off the beaten path but still close to everything.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Currently in CT but have recently started construction for our retirement home in NH
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Ok, first I want to say, I loved my visit and it wasn't long enough! We looked at all the towns around the lake. Gilford was the one that we liked the most out of those. Then, we ended up heading north to Conway, we loved it!! So now we are thinking possibly Conway or somewhere in between Wolfeboro and Conway. Your thoughts on Conway???

That is pretty much why we picked Sandwich. Although the town is certainly not a hub of activity (which is something we were looking for), we are 15 -20 minutes into Wolfeboro, Center Harbor and Meredith and about 35 min into N. Conway, where we spend most of our time when we are up there. Taxes are reasonable and everyone we have met has been great. We have friends (more CT transplants) that are now retired in Madison and couldn't be happier. Good luck with your search.


Lou
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:35 PM
 
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That is pretty much why we picked Sandwich. Although the town is certainly not a hub of activity (which is something we were looking for), we are 15 -20 minutes into Wolfeboro, Center Harbor and Meredith and about 35 min into N. Conway, where we spend most of our time when we are up there. Taxes are reasonable and everyone we have met has been great. We have friends (more CT transplants) that are now retired in Madison and couldn't be happier. Good luck with your search.


Lou

Lou,


Thanks for your response! I have a couple of questions for you. Do you stay up there year round? Have you been able to meet people easily?? What types of activities have you all found to become a part of? I am a very social person, but my husband is the type that could be live in the middle of 100 acres and never see anyone. So Madison could be an excellent compromise.


Thanks!
Tamara
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Currently in CT but have recently started construction for our retirement home in NH
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Hi Tamara,


We are not up there full time yet, hopefully by the end of this year, but most likely spring of 2018. We have met many of our neighbors, which is interesting because we haven't even built our house yet and all the homes are pretty separated (avg. 6-20 acre lots). We do ski and go out quite a bit (restaurants and bars) and have met a lot of people that way, both locals and those on vacation. As pointed out, Conway/N. Conway is crazy with traffic in the summer, but you'll quickly learn when to travel and some back roads to minimize the crowds. We'll probably get snowmobiles once we are up there and that will most likely open up another world of people/places. Although we do like to go out, we also have many around the house interests. I can easily spend days/weeks in the garage "playing" with our RV or restoring/modifying my classic car and my wife is the same with cooking and gardening.


Based on what I've seen Madison appears to be a nice area and has both isolated homes and developments. Good luck with your search.


Lou
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