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Old 05-05-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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I live in NY and currently rent in Manhattan part of a shared apartment, its claustrophobic. I don't have the finances now to afford a home but by this time next year I should have enough. My job entails flying down south every two weeks, so the only option I can think of is being within 2~3 hours of Manchester. I work year round though so not sure how the winter might be on road conditions...
I'm looking for a small town where I can get a decent acreage 2-20 acres, preferably the lakes region but it might be beyond my budget (~200K), something more remote and desolate would be great too. I'm not interested in top notch schools in the area, just basic services and a hospital within a decent distance (idk what the decent distance is in NH) and a small town feel with a few groceries, and at least one bar. I'd prefer a small house, I'd even consider just purchasing the land and having an RV until I have saved enough for a small construction. I'm going up to Manchester to visit this weekend and any tips while I'm there would be great!
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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I think you need to be a little more specific. For example, the entire state is within 2-3 hours of Manchester.

Even if you narrow it down to the lakes region - it's still far and wide. Not sure how long you'll be here, but I suggest driving north to the Lakes area and checking it out first. Check out a map, but anything on the east side of Lake Winnipesaukee would probably work for you. Maybe start with Meredith and work your way out and around.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:21 AM
 
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The Upper Valley might be an option.....it's the area around Lebanon/Hanover/White River Junction, VT. There are lakes in the area and lots of open space. You are about 1.5 hours-2 from Burlington, VT and it's airport (BTV) and an hour to an hour & a half to Manchester's airport (MHT).
I really like the area - away from the hustle & bustle of southern NH and the tourist meccas of Lake Winny & the Whites, yet close enough to be able to enjoy all NH and VT has to offer.
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