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Old 10-24-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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BINGO! Brave Stranger, how did you know exactly what I was referring to?
California use to be a great state......it's a place many people are leaving now. Funny story: California used to tax pensions earned in CA, even if you moved to another state they kept taxing you. They called it a "source tax". In the early 90s NH was one of the only states in the country that would NOT work with CA to send that pension money back if you moved to NH. So we got a lot of good folks from CA that moved here with all their money. The "source tax" was taken off the books about 10 years ago.
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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I hate all these polls and reports. I just saw Lebanon rated as great place with stable jobs/high salaries/low unemployment.
Really, now--between this and those glory stories of how great Hanover is, we are going to have an influx of EVERYONE trying to find the streets paved with gold--or am I just crabby because I am having trouble finding a job.

This area has a lot of competition, mainly 'techie' jobs or yes, underemployment! (stores/waitress work).
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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I played with an online COL calculator and compared Cambridge, MA with Hanover the results were if you made 100K in Cambridge to have the same standard of living in Hanover you'd need to make 98K. MA ain't perfect but there are a lot more 100K jobs in Cambridge than 98K jobs in Hanover. Glorious locations to live stories are all bunk IMO.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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I played with an online COL calculator and compared Cambridge, MA with Hanover the results were if you made 100K in Cambridge to have the same standard of living in Hanover you'd need to make 98K. MA ain't perfect but there are a lot more 100K jobs in Cambridge than 98K jobs in Hanover. Glorious locations to live stories are all bunk IMO.
I checked and the have Hanover as being 10% cheaper. Hanover is a college town and the housing is expensive. How about Nashua NH vs Cambridge: Nashua is 37% less expensive overall and housing is 63% less in Nashua. How about Portsmouth which is a bit trendier than Nashua. Portsmouth is 29% less overall and housing is 51% less.

I have lived in MA (Cambridge, Charlestown, Woburn, Norwood) and southern NH and the overall costs are much less in NH...

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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Costs are lower and wages and [worse] opportunity is lower. I've done both I'll take the large expensive metro area with more going on. Nothing personal folks are free to live wherever and that's fine by me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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mustmove...what part of NH do you live in? (if you want to say the biggest town near you, that's fine). I am just curious.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Top of the upper valley VT. Rivendell is the district. 45 minutes to hanover/W.Leb about the same to Barre/Mont.
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