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Old 02-19-2020, 08:49 AM
 
Location: White Mountains
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Well Moultonborough's tax rate is $7.15/$1,000 assessed value, so more than 2/3 less than Littleton.
Yes Moultonborough has a great tax rate. I never argued that Littleton's property tax rate was as low as some of the Lakes Region towns, my only point was that Littleton's tax rate does not stand out as a "very high tax rate" compared to the state as a whole. Towns filled with multi-million dollar properties will always be able to keep their rates lower and buying a cheaper house in one of those towns is a smart way to reduce taxes - I'm not trying to argue othwerwise.

Moultonborough is also considerably more expensive to buy in with an average property value of $451,650 versus Littleton's $197,290 (albeit Zillow is not perfect data) and in either town, if you were to buy one of the cheaper properties currently on the market, you would be paying roughly the same property taxes in the low $2,000's per year.

In a ranking of cheapest towns for property taxes taking valuation into account that was shared with me (I didn't compile the data or fully vet it for errors), out of 189 municipalities in New Hampshire - Moultonborough had the 14th lowest median tax costs in the state and Littleton had the 27th lowest median tax costs.

Both are pretty good. My only point though was that even on rate, Littleton does not stand out as a "very high tax rate" compared to the state as a whole.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Low-tax NH & TN
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I think priorities are <90 minute drive to Cambridge, good community feel, beautiful, and on the easier side to maintain.
OP is not interested in towns 2.5-3hrs away from Cambridge.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Rye has some beautiful beaches and Portsmouth has a great downtown. They are a bit further drive from Cambridge than Exeter. If they're going to be commuting to Cambridge every day for work, they should also check out Newburyport, MA. Just as nice if not nicer, and a little better commute too - Portsmouth takes about 20 mins longer. They'll be paying MA state income tax anyway if they work in MA, so no income tax savings in NH, and Newburyport RE taxes are actually pretty decent at $13.08/$1000.

P.S. I live in Newburyport and have been commuting to Kendall Square in Cambridge for many years. It's a pretty rough commute, even from Newburyport.

P.P.S. Newburyport has a nice historic downtown, similar to Portsmouth though it's a little smaller. There is a great harbor boardwalk for warm weather strolls in town, a national wildlife refuge on the east side on a barrier island and a beautiful 500+ acre state park on the Merrimack River on the west side. It's not hard to take!

Some links to the parks:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/
https://parkerriver.org/
https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outd...es/joppa-flats
https://www.maudslayassociation.org/
https://www.mass.gov/locations/maudslay-state-park

Five bald eagles in town, this past weekend...
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Old 02-25-2020, 06:47 AM
 
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Congratulations on the property! I live in Littleton and this is really an amazing area!
Thank you! Wife and I spent a good amount of time in the white mountain region 2 years ago and have been looking every since. Finally found something that fit our needs! We're excited and will work to keep New Hampshire the New Hampshire we fell in love with.
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:54 AM
 
Location: IN
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Congratulations on the property! I live in Littleton and this is really an amazing area!
Has Dalton changed very much in the last 10 years? I know that area is much more rural than Littleton, but it feels quite a bit different due to some parts of town being double the elevation of Littleton itself.
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