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!