I would rip my hair out if I had to commute into Mass. 3 to 4 extra hours a day, sitting in a car (buses would be a slightly better scenario, if they were more ubiquitous) just isn't worth the quality of life it imposes. I'm entirely convinced that when I get out of college, I will be able to aggregate the same income as our Mass. commuting neighbors, by taking the commute time and investing it in side work up here. And I won't have 20 hours of travel wear and tear on my vehicle! I mean, which would you rather do? Listen to talk radio for half a workweek, or spend it on weekends and nights doing some lawn work outside?
New Hampshire has visibly changed over the 6 years I've been on the east side (Dover-- I'm from Claremont originally). I have little doubt that 20 years from now, crossing our own simple state will be as frustrating as a trip to any Boston suburb. Such is the nature of population growth, though!
Anyways, that's all rather trite for a reply; Have you tried talking to any of the big construction firms up here? Feel them out? What kind of house construction is it (I'm asking with no clue of how it works!): Is there a difference between prefabricated McMansions, and building them onsite?
Dover has been going NUTS with new housing. Every road in is being lined with new homes. 155 and 108 are both being cleared. In 5 years it'll take another 15 minutes to get to Durham to go to school
But this could be a good spot for someone who builds!