Beyond natural beauty of the region, people choose senior living in New Hampshire for many other reasons:
An advantageous tax structure.
While the cost of housing and utilities are expensive and above the national average, residents find the tax savings desirable. In fact, New Hampshire has no state sales tax.
Travel is easy.
Visiting friends and family in other areas is convenient as Pease International is in the area and Boston Logan International Airport is about an hour drive away. New Hampshire has more active railroads in the United States than any other state and Amtrak operates multiple routes in the area with connections in nearby Boston and Portland, Maine.
Nearby Wentworth-Douglass Hospital specializes in acute care. It has specialty areas in trauma, surgery, cancer care, orthopedics, cardiovascular medicine, stroke, sleep disorders, and pain management. Also located nearby is Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, a renowned research and healthcare facility.
Summer and fall temperatures.
The months of June through November are beautiful in the Seacoast region. Summer temperatures rarely rise above the low 80s and fall days reach the low 60s. Winter and spring temperatures can be a bit brisk with daily highs in the 30s and 50s, respectively, but the payoff comes when those summer temps arrive.
Things to do in the Seacoast
The water access makes the area popular for those who enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The extensive park system and trails offer acres of outdoor enjoyment and there also are many golf courses in the area.
If outdoor activities are not for you, the area is known for its strong arts and culture environment. There are dance studios, libraries, community and professional theater, and museums. Fine art and craft galleries are very popular as are music venues featuring a variety of genres.
Of special interest are the following:
Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge
a woodlands area protected by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, is a beautiful area for bird watching, photography, and hiking. In the winter months, locals enjoy cross country skiing and showshoeing.
also referred to as a “museum’s museum.” It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features art, furniture, culture, natural science, and history exhibits in a four-building complex.
located in the area, and often features guest lectures, athletic events, concerts, and special events.
produces many varieties of red and white wines as well as General John Stark Vodka and Bartlett Apple Brandy. It offers year-round taste testing, tours, and special events.
Portsmouth Market Street features unique and one-of-a-kind art, clothing, home decorations, jewelry, flowers, toys, and more.
One Washington Center is home to many art galleries and local crafts created by local artisans.
The Cochecho Arts Festival is a free, outdoor, concert series that runs all summer with family-friendly entertainment and luncheon and evening concerts.
held each year on the first Saturday in October and features 250 exhibitors, activities, food and entertainment.