The Freecoast

The Light of Liberty on the Freecoast

The Seacoast (or Freecoast) offers the highest population density of any region of New Hampshire. It functions as a “network city” composed of several historic urban nodes – Portsmouth, Dover, Durham, Newmarket, Exeter, Hampton, et al. From pristine beaches to fine dining to cutting-edge startups, the Seacoast is the place for libertarians seeking a cosmopolitan life in the freest of states.

Freecoasters have an official meetup every Thursday night to keep in touch and to welcome new movers and interested locals into the community. They also have quarterly potluck events. Casually, families (and single folks as well) gather several times a week, supporting each other and giving their children access to families who share their values. They go to the beach together, go to the farmer’s market, share potluck dinners, and more.

The Freecoast is also home to The Praxeum, a unique flexible-use space centered on liberty. It is an incubator for new companies, an art studio, an unschooling classroom, a meditative retreat, and much more.

It’s hard to imagine what our life would have been if we had not come to the Seacoast of New Hampshire to raise our kids in this community, and hard to remember how risky it felt when we first decided to make the leap. We’re eternally grateful for that decision now, and hope you’ll come out and see New Hampshire for yourself some time soon.

James Davis

FSP Mover to the Freecoast

Freecoast Blog Posts

Sean's Familyl

I Left Vermont for Liberty in New Hampshire

Sean writes about leaving Vermont to advance freedom in New Hampshire, where liberty is a part of the culture.

The Fifth Annual Freecoast Festival

At the Freecoast Festival’s, speakers will showcase their work toward building a voluntary community, and we’ll enjoy a cruise with keynote Radley Balko.

Noah

Noah Leaves Colorado for the Freest State

Noah searched for a place where the values and principles of liberty, self-determination, and non-violence are upheld by more than a handful of people. Then he found New Hampshire.

Free State Family: Discovering the Freecoast

This family-friendly area is home to charming seaside towns and a vibrant tech and crypto scene. Liberty lovers gather at the Praxeum for market days, potlucks, and sunschool.

Free State Family on the Beach

Welcome to “Free State Family”

In this column, Molly will showcase some of her favorite New Hampshire experiences since she and her family moved from California to the Freecoast. She will focus on family activities and getting to know the liberty community around the state.

Matt

Matt Left California for the Freecoast

When I lived in California, it was rare that I came across anyone interested in the cause of liberty. In New Hampshire, I engage with aligned people all the time. I often remind myself how lucky I am to live in this place with these people.

Jessica and Rodger

Meet the 2018 PorcFest Producers

Rodger and Jessica Paxton are volunteering to produce the Porcupine Freedom Festival this year! They have already begun the serious work of putting together a fantastic festival and have sold more than 300 tickets in two weeks.

Will unschooled children choose to develop skills for success?

A reader asks James: Do you ever worry that your kids won’t pick up proficiency in things that will serve them well but aren’t very appealing on their surface? Writing essays = not appealing. Being able to write well for the rest of your life = priceless…

Free State Bitcoin Shoppe

Free State Bitcoin Shoppe: An Update

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new shop in downtown Portsmouth that promotes the use of cryptocurrency. Shoppers in the high-traffic tourist area notice the political shirts and cool wares at Free State Bitcoin Shoppe, only to discover that they can’t pay for anything with cash.

The Davis Family

The Davis Family Finds Community in New Hampshire

So we packed up our life (again) and headed south for sunny New Hampshire. We were greeted by more than a dozen smiling helpers to welcome us “home.” We’re planted in Dover at the moment, and loving everything about it.

The Freecoast Festival

September 7-9: Tickets are on sale now for Freecoast Festival 2018. Come experience the free life on New Hampshire’s Seacoast!

Tour the Freecoast

FreeCoast SunsetThis tour will have you hiking trails, climbing past an old fire tower, meandering through a wildlife park, walking the shore, and enjoying shops, music and more on New Hampshire’s gorgeous seacoast.

Freecoast Facts

Major Towns: Portsmouth, Hampton, Dover, Exeter Great For: Beaches, crytpo, entrepreneurs, extroverts, families, homeschooling, intellectuals, professionals, singles, starting out in NH, walkable town Not For: Center of activism, DIY

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Kyle lives on the FreeCoastKyle moved with his family in 2014 and now runs one of the many regular meet-ups happening at the Freecoast. He’s happy to answer your questions about the area and what’s happening here!

Jessica PaxtonJessica Paxton is a wife, homeschooling mother, and PorcFest Producer! This woman does it all, has the pulse on what’s happening in the Freecoast, and would be happy to answer any questions you have.