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Old 11-30-2006, 10:18 AM
Location: Westport
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You should consider Plymouth County in Mass. Close to the Boston Culture and very tolerant of bi-racial couples
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:27 PM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Default straight up NH

Portsmouth - Dover area is probably the nicest area in the state to live. It's an old seaport lots of history and colonial period archetecture. Portsmouth is also a great pub town and a fun place to do a bar crawl. The city has many good restaurants partucularly if you like New England seafood. Up the road is Dover which is a nice old mill town with an attractive downtown and more affordable cost of living. In between there is Newington which has all the malls, strip malls, & chain restaurants you would find in anyplace USA.

Exeter is a good one, it's a preppy town. Rochester leaves a lot to be desired and that's the nicest thing I can say about it.

Manchester is really nothing special. It's an industrial city with old mills, 3 decker housing and a really boring downtown surrounded by strip mally areas... it's a lot like the old industrial cities you would find down in Mass.. I wouldn't reccomend anybody live there, only appeal is the airport.

Nashua is the all American city that has all the shopping you could desire (chain stores that is) and has a suburban landscape that you could find anywhere else in the USA.

Keene is a quirky college town located in the beautiful Monadnock region. Mt Monadnock nearby is the perfect place for a day hike. This Southwest NH area is a lot like Vermont as far as character and scenery go's.

Concord is OK.. kind of a boring state capital really but good location in the center of the state.

Hanover is a cool college town and Dartmouth college has a gorgeous ivy league campus. Also the Dartmouth bookstore is among the best college bookstores around.

The lakes region is pretty nice. Lake Winnepesaukie is a huge lake and a lot of fun can be had around here in the summer... note lots of private property in these parts and Laconia is a big party town (many folks have alcohol and drug dependencies in these parts).

The white mountains are gorgeous... if your looking solitude (or perhaps) isolation this is where to be.... especially up in the great north woods up by Colebrook. North Conway is kind of a tourist trap, Lincoln-Woodstock and Franconia Notch are probably the nicest areas to be in up in the mountains.
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Old 12-05-2006, 06:00 PM
Location: Manchester, NH
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If you're looking for solitude and isolation go way north (great north woods region) The White Mountains have too active of a tourist season.
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