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Old 05-14-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate to Southern NH and buying a home. No further than about 1 or so from Peabody Mass, little more give or take. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to look as far as value, security meaning quiet and clean. I am excited and could use all the help anyone could offer. I have the loan process going I just need to look in areas that anyone would suggest. I have looked in Exeter, Raymond, etc

Thanks
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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Hollis? It's a very nice town. good schools.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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ok thanks will add it to my list
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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cool. Outside of rush-hour, you can get from Hollis to Boston in around 45min, so getting to Peabody should be fine.

BTW, Hollis is a bedroom town - shopping is mostly done in Nashua (depending on whether you're closer to the Milford side or the Nashua side of town.)
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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That sounds perfect for myself and my 13 yr old so I have been looking at a few, thanks again, this was a fast decision as far as money but I have always wanted to be in that area if I could not be further up so I hope to find the right one.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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What might 1 or so be? JC.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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My guess is that "hour" was supposed to follow 1

I would also suggest Hollis, though not sure on the commute time to Peabody. Outside of rush-hour though its quick. I'd give it a shot and try it some day (maybe 2) to see if its doable for you.

As for bedroom town...yes in regard to box stores & clothing (factory goods basically) but there are places to get food & services from in town...
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Look closer to the coast along the Merrimack River. There are some very nice towns along the border.

I do not think there is any public transit from Peabody Mass to anywhere in NH so he would have to drive. I expect taking I-95 would be quicker than I-93 and cross roads to Peabody.
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Kel, I would think that it would be best to be on the 95 side of things for a straight shoot to Peabody. Towns east of route 125 would probably be your safest, as you'll be heading south with many other folks. Clean and quiet is much of NH--what else is important to you (schools? recreation? shopping?) More details please

Some 'clean and quiet' towns that come to mind include Nottingham, Brentwood, South Hampton, Kensington...

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Forget Hollis.

That would be a nightmare commute to Peabody. There is no direct route.

You would first have to take 3 South (traffic) then get on 495 north (traffic) then get on 114 south (traffic and only two lanes with lights)

The alternative would be to take 3 south (traffic) to 93 south (heavy traffic) to 128 north (heavy traffic).

Either one would take over an hour.

The only sane commute from NH to Peabody is to live off 95. The commute south on 95 is pretty much wide open up to the Peabody/Danvers exit. Therefore you could have a relatively stress free commute and pull in under an hour on most days.

I would consider towns within 5-10 miles of 95.
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