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Old 02-23-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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I am moving to Keene soon. This might sound strange to ask since it is such a small town, but is there anywhere you wouldn't want to live? I will definitely avoid the college area because it's probably noisy on the weekends, but is there anyplace else?

Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Monadnock area, NH
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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.
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Old 02-23-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Ouch! That bad? Can't be worse than Seattle, can it?
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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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.
but they don't want any government body to pay the taxes to. The don't really have it straight out there lol.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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I'd ignore "advice" from the cheap seats above!

Best thing to do is visit there yourself, and see what neighborhoods seem to fit your lifestyle. Given travel times in the area, you should consider surrounding towns too. I live in Dublin, for example, two towns east and up the mountain, but a consistent 25 minute drive to downtown or Home Depot (my most common destination...). Traffic is not heavy in any direction, since the area is not densely settled. There are some lovely communities nearby, depending on what you're looking for.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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Keene has some pockets of lower valued homes but "bad" parts are not something I associate with the area. If you are willing to live within a 15-20 minute drive of downtown - you will have your pick of many nice areas in addition to choices close in. You can probably check the whole area out in a 2-3 days to get a good feel for it. There are some characters that walk main street but that adds to it's funky vibe.
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Old 02-23-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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What brings you to Keene?
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Nice town, but some of the highest property taxes in the known universe Sadly I'm not kidding. Don't be concerned about your personal safety.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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Tax rates? Look here: https://www.revenue.nh.gov/mun-prop/...inal-rates.pdf

Keene is, indeed, among the highest. That needs to be evaluated in light of the cost of a house, though. A high tax rate in a town with low housing costs can work out well. And, you can always live in a neighboring town with a lower tax rate.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Hello everybody.

Thank you very much for the info. I had seen a very large house for rent on Water Street for a very low price, so I thought it might have something to do with the neighborhood.

LeviDunn--I am moving to Keene only because I miss four seasons and I'm a big history buff. I want to live in a small town because I'm getting older. You can't imagine the insane traffic problems here in Seattle, and the city doesn't do anything about it. Meanwhile, it seems the entire country has moved here.

In New Hampshire, the mountains are beautiful and I can really imagine putting stakes down there. I originally moved West from the Midwest years ago and now it's time to live in New England.
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