About the Area

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About the Area 2017-01-30T18:25:58+00:00

What’s great about New Hampshire and Vermont?

We know that lifestyle is a major reason that people come and stay in Northern New England. New Hampshire and Vermont have always been ranked very high when it comes to measuring quality of life. In fact, the State of New Hampshire’s “Life Index”, a compilation of independent national studies on quality of life among the 50 states, rates New Hampshire as #1 and Vermont as #3. These independent evaluations confirm what we already know…that New Hampshire and Vermont are very special places to live, work and do business. There are many reasons why our states scored so well in these surveys, including the fact that we have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country.
Some of these include:

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Sights of Northern New England

Arts
The Hopkins Center for the Arts
The Currier Museum
The Hood Museum
Opera North
Northern Stage

Entertainment
The Verizon Wireless Arena
• Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
• Tupelo Music Hall

Recreation
• The Seacoast areas of Portsmouth, Exeter and Hampton Beach
• Mount Washington
• Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Champlain
• Hiking along the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, Franconia Notch, and the Presidential Range Shopping
• Tax free shopping throughout New Hampshire, including destination outlets in Tilton, North Conway, and Merrimack

Sports
• The Fisher Cats – Minor League Baseball Team
• Dartmouth College – Football,  Basketball and Hockey
• Over 190 public and private golf  courses throughout the area
• Ski resorts, including Killington, Stowe, Waterville Valley, Sunapee and the Dartmouth Skiway, as well as numerous cross country skiing venues

Sciences
• The Squam Lake Science Center
• Vermont Institute of Natural Science
• Montshire Museum of Science
• ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center

Colleges & Universities
• Many colleges and universities including Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, Southern NH University, Rivier College, University of Vermont, Keene State, Colby-Sawyer, St. Anselm’s, Middlebury College and Vermont Law School