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Old Feb 1st 2013, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by Bob
NH has really high property taxes though....and most of those states have a serious lack of jobs.

ME/NH/VT, for the most part also means you have to drive loads to get anywhere and get anything done, with very little public transport to get you about. Sure, cities like Portland and Bangor have a bus system, but hard to get around outside of the downtown areas...and those winters, for a retired folk, awesome.
The New Hampshire Liquor Stores are decent though.
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Old Feb 1st 2013, 3:12 am
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Originally Posted by robin1234
The New Hampshire Liquor Stores are decent though.
Yeah, but now that booze is tax free in MA, there's less incentive.

Amusingly enough though, that $1 small cup of coffee at a McD's comes to $1.07 with tax...but that six pack of beer and crate of wine, no tax on that at all
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Old Feb 1st 2013, 11:09 pm
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I like New Hampshire a lot - the White mountains, Monadnock region, Lake Winnipesaukee, Portsmouth etc etc..

Top state though ? The property taxes are really high to compensate for the lack of sales tax/income tax. There are loads of rednecks/crazy libertarians - many of whom live in run-down trailers - a drive through Winchester NH is quite an eye opener. The area around Nashua where the Mass-holes come to shop has the never ending spawl from hell - the single most depressing place I have seen in the States. Manch-Vegas is alright but it's a bit of a dump. Other negatives - it's noticeably colder than MA, has its fair share of crazy conservatives and you pretty much have to leave the state to get work. If you are going to live in the boonies with no jobs then Vermont has to be the place to be.

Still I might move over the border at some point given I live right next to it.
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2. Hawaii
Why Hawaii? Why not: people from all over the planet migrate to this American island paradise. It has stretches of white sand beaches, year-round warm weather, and the near reverence that Hawaiians hold for the environment means almost unparalleled air and water quality. The lifestyle that Hawaiian residents promote, ‘The Aloha’, is all about the friendliness and generosity shown to one another (generally).

Agree 100% percent on this. My brother has lived and worked in in Honolulu for the past four years in IT and loves it. The friendliness of the people is what he talks about most. According to him, he's never coming back to live on the mainland!
Among the bonuses of living there (the high cost of living he only mentions in passing) Honolulu actually has a Cricket Club!! Having been a cricketer during his school days this is one of the aspects he loves most. Being able to play Cricket on the weekends. He lives in a beach front condo in Waianae which is a fairly long commute to Honolulu. But he doesn't mind a bit. The rents are a lot less for beach side condos there.

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