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Apartment Living in New Hampshire
We have all become familiar with New Hampshire through the writings of some our finest, J.D. Salinger, Celia Laighton Thaxter and especially, Robert Frost. For years, writers and artists have looked to New Hampshire's natural beauty for inspiration. Who wouldn't appreciate this state's great woods, regal mountains, bountiful lakes and roaring ocean? Whether you're the type of person looking to escape to write or to stand out in the crowd, New Hampshire has just the right apartment to suit your mood.
There are nearly 1.5 million Hampshirtites, as they like to be called, living in the state that ranks 44th in land size. With numerous granite quarries, the state is called "The Granite State". The first state in America to declare independence earns this state the motto ‘Live Free or Die". New Hampshire draws a lot of attention in the political arena, as this state is the first primary for the candidates during the elections.
The land is rich in history and its housing options vary from older homes, suburban apartments, to trendy, urban townhouses. The overall cost of living is 10 percent above the national average, which is offset by the fact that New Hampshire doesn't have sales tax or a state income tax, which is a major attraction for transplants and apartment seekers. Apartments average about 12 percent higher than the norm.
Of all of the state's industries, tourism is the leader in bringing in revenue. Tourists come to wander the Atlantic shoreline, Lake Winnipesaukee and White Mountain National Forest. Agriculture contributes to the economy with dairy products, nursery stock, cattle, apples and eggs.
When looking for an apartment you'll most likely be attracted to the state's most popular cities of Manchester, Nashua, and Concord.
With more than 100,000 residents, Manchester is the largest city in the state. Located on the water, Manchester has its share of cultural landmarks like the Palace Theatre, the Currier Museum of Art, the New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Franco-American Center. So if you wish to be a part of all of this enlightenment, you surely want an apartment in the "Queen City". Apartments average in the $650 range, which is great for an apartment in the center of things.
With a population of 87,000, the second largest city in New Hampshire is Nashua. Money magazine has ranked this charming community the "Best Place to Live in America" not once, but twice. The downtown is known for being a retail, entertainment and dining destination, which makes apartments in this area ask a bit more for rent. An average apartment is in the range of $750.
The state capital of New Hampshire is Concord. It too has been ranked as one of the best places to live in New England. Apartments around the stately capitol building, Eagle Hotel, Phenix Hall, downtown retail and fine dining are most popular these days. New and restored apartment units are in demand in this revitalized area. Prices of apartments average about $600, which is a bit lower than the rest of the state.