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Old 02-24-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I can imagine it—I lived in SoCal. By NH standards, Keene is one of the bigger towns in the state. I like Keene, it is nice out there. Do you have to rent a place before seeing it? Is it not possible to come out for a week and find a place?
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I strongly suggest you fly from wherever your are to Manchester airport and rent a car. Then drive to Keene and stay is a AirBnB accommodation for a week or so. Spend the time exploring the area.


FWIW - I was unaware Keene had any bad areas.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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I can imagine itI lived in SoCal. By NH standards, Keene is one of the bigger towns in the state. I like Keene, it is nice out there. Do you have to rent a place before seeing it? Is it not possible to come out for a week and find a place?
I will be heading out next week, then flying back and leading a caravan of two cars. I hope to find a place for the week I will be here.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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If there was one area I would avoid it would be Keene State. Everything else is tree hugging socialists that just want more tax money from you.
I would just stay away from NH altogether. Nasty rude people, and the state's economy is just as bad.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:44 PM
 
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I strongly suggest you fly from wherever your are to Manchester airport and rent a car. Then drive to Keene and stay is a AirBnB accommodation for a week or so. Spend the time exploring the area.
I will be driving to Keene, but I am also going to drive around a bit. Concord and Manchester are a must.
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Old 02-24-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Parts of Keene to avoid? Keene!

Keene sucks!
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Parts of Keene to avoid? Keene!

Keene sucks!
I should have known something was up with Keene in 07 when we kept getting asked "why you moving way out there?" and "Oh Keene, haven't been there in 30 years" lol. Took me 10 months to figure it out and we hightailed it out of there in month 11. We have never gone back to even visit and its been nearly 10 years. Don't miss it at all. Not necessarily unsafe parts but also nothing to the town. Ungodly expensive for little to no ammenities and a drive to everything. God forbid you can't find it in Keene. Pack your car cause you're driving an hour to Manchester (or more in winter) to find it. IF you can get there in the snow.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:04 PM
 
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^ Glad you left, and hope you went to a big, congested area. We don't need people in this area who can't take the time to find out the charms in the area, which are many.

Yes, retail is not a strength in the Monadnocks. We use Amazon a lot. But when we made the decision to move here, we chose nature over retail. I admire the beautiful environment and charming small towns every day. I don't need to shop every day, and when we do, we go to the Nashua area, if we can't find it locally. I might add that Keene does have all the big box retailers. Maybe things changed in 10 years.
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Keene is considered the "big city" from my town about 20 minutes away. We have NO stop lights, one police officer and more squirrels than people. It's not hard to trade nature for shopping and the price is right.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:50 AM
 
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^ Glad you left, and hope you went to a big, congested area. We don't need people in this area who can't take the time to find out the charms in the area, which are many.

Yes, retail is not a strength in the Monadnocks. We use Amazon a lot. But when we made the decision to move here, we chose nature over retail. I admire the beautiful environment and charming small towns every day. I don't need to shop every day, and when we do, we go to the Nashua area, if we can't find it locally. I might add that Keene does have all the big box retailers. Maybe things changed in 10 years.
I live in a rural area in another part of the sate so I like rural but there is nothing at all charming about Keene that I can see. It's a dump and that part of the state has a higher concentration of weirdos than any other part of the state.
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