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Old 05-02-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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I was born in WI but NH really appealed to me more. Don't get me wrong though I do still have some affection for WI but am 60-40 for NH. To the OP if you look in central NH or a little more rural southern areas you can find decent housing for a good price. We are living in the Oconomowoc area and I had to pay nearly $30,000 more for the house here than in NH where I lived in Deerfield. I love the fish fries here but the clams and lobster I could get are to die for. They will allow you privacy in NH and are a little harder to get to know but once you do they will be there for you. The ability to get to MA, VT, ME in a short period of time will allow you to take day trips whenever. Good luck to you on your decision.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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In terms of population age structure demographics, Door County, WI is a more northerly match for Barnstable County, MA. Both experience large seasonal population fluxes, have a high percentage elderly population, and have higher median housing prices- combined with large tourism based economy.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Thanks to everyone who replied. I think we are going to stick to NH because, as I wrote, we have been there very often and everything about NH appeals to us. It is just that the prices for the kind of home we want seem to be much lower in Wisconsin.
Well there you go. You have your decision already made for you. If your heart is set on an area in particular, why go in a different direction based on just one quality of life factor (i.e., cost of housing) among so many of them?

However, if it makes you feel better (without me doing a lot of research on home costs in New Hampshire), the property taxes are fairly substantial in Wisconsin. I would *guess* (and I admit that this is just a guess) in a state that is as fiercely independent and libertarian as New Hampshire infamously is, that property taxes are on average respectably lower. This would bridge the gap some between the cost of housing in NH versus WI. (For instance, for a similar sized house, I paid $1400 in property taxes in New Mexico versus the $5500 I have paid in WI; this makes a big difference when paying the mortgage regardless of the specific home cost).
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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However, if it makes you feel better (without me doing a lot of research on home costs in New Hampshire), the property taxes are fairly substantial in Wisconsin. I would *guess* (and I admit that this is just a guess) in a state that is as fiercely independent and libertarian as New Hampshire infamously is, that property taxes are on average respectably lower. .


NH has high property taxes in general, because there is no state income tax or sales tax.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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Door county is all Illinoisans. I'd assume New Hampshire is all New Hampshirites.
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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Door county is all Illinoisans. I'd assume New Hampshire is all New Hampshirites.


Not even close. Most of southern NH is Mass people. They are from MA and work in MA. Heck, the NH economy is dependent on MA.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Obviously you've never been to Door County. People from everywhere including the west coast.A large population from Minn. and the St.Louis area also.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Door county is all Illinoisans. I'd assume New Hampshire is all New Hampshirites.
I'll bet New Hampshire has more than a few "Mass"holes.
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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It has way too many "Mass" holes
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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It's dependent on those so called "Mass"holes for its economy, and offsets the loony libertarian contingent a little
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