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Old 10-08-2020, 02:46 PM
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Anyone living there or really familiar with it? Is it more of a suburb? Is it a good place to live?
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Old 10-09-2020, 06:37 AM
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Hollis is a beautiful town with very good schools (the middle & HS is a co-op with Brookline and nice quality of life. Local farms & orchards, trails for hiking are nearby. A few stores, a local casual restaurant, and close to Amherst, Milford & Nashua for other shopping needs... All of Hollis is private well & septic, trash p/u would be private as well (most people go to the transfer station once a week or so).

I consider Hollis & Brookline to be more rural than suburban. There are some walkable neighborhoods but mostly country roads - no sidewalks, narrow shoulders. A beautiful town to live in or drive-through...
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Old 10-26-2020, 03:15 PM
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Default Hollis

Picture postcard town center, really good schools, orchards...but it should feel more like a community than it does. Lived there many years, raised kids but felt isolated.
If you have MONEY, million dollar home, ski chalet, summer home on Winnipesaukee, you'll fit right in. Don't forget the family membership at Hampshire Hills!
The town used to be grounded by the old time farmers, they dressed in overalls and spent hours on their tractors or pickups while mowing, haying, shoring up old barns, fixing broken things and gossiping at the corner. ALWAYS coffee and gossip at the corner.
Most of them are gone and they or their families made a pretty penny on selling their land to developers or the richy-rich.
Hollis needs a community pool, skating rink or large playground ....something to draw residents and kids together.
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Old 10-28-2020, 12:03 PM
Location: Bucks County, PA
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A good friend of mine moved to Hollis, which is on the Massachusetts border, with her husband and kids twenty years ago. I talked to her the other day and she said she loves it there. She sent me a picture of their backyard which looks out to the woods; a very small house, which is part of their property and was once used to keep chickens, stood in the distance. She did say it's expensive to live there, though, but that's stating the obvious.
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