Merrimack Valley

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Merrimack Valley has something for everyone. Encompassing the major cities of Concord, Manchester, and Nashua, the region has some of the state’s best shopping districts, finest restaurants, and most impressive museums.

Regular liberty community meet-ups are hosted throughout the region. While the more urban events in Manchester and Nashua draw the largest crowds, there is a strong Free Stater presence in rural areas as well; perhaps most notably in the town of Weare, which holds a liberty community meet-up every other Thursday.

One of the benefits of living in the Merrimack Valley is the ease of access to both city and country. This means that city families are just a quick drive from field trips to farms or hikes in the woods, while those in the country are, likewise, only a short distance from museums, and art and science centers.

Merrimack Valley Blog Posts

Brittany's Family

Brittany & Matthew Leave Indiana to Build a Free Family

Brittany and Matt visited New Hampshire and saw that the liberty movement is real. So when they decided to have children, they knew they needed to leave Indiana behind to build a freedom-focused family in New Hampshire.

Leah & Stephen Leave Massachusetts to Farm in New Hampshire

Leah and her family are settling into a more affordable life in New Hampshire, where land is cheaper and laws are friendly to homeschoolers.

Andrew

Andrew’s Christian Libertarian Family Chooses New Hampshire

My wife hails from Oklahoma (not terrible on the liberty scale), but I’m from New York, the Empire State, and the empire kept striking back. We both found ourselves in Boston for school, and while a palpable improvement for me, it wasn’t the lamp of liberty…

Jennifer's Family

The Narbys’ Escape from New York and Journey to Freedom

When Jennifer and Dave realized they lived in the least free state of the union, they decided to get out of New York City and made their way to New Hampshire. Here Jennifer writes about their move and introduces her new column.

Catharine and Robert

Catharine & Robert Leave Rhode Island for New Hampshire

They struggled to see a future for their family in Rhode Island, which has been dominated by regulation-heavy oppressive policies and a fiscally irresponsible and burdensome political culture for over 70 years now. So they chose liberty and moved to New Hampshire!

Ken and Jennifer

Ken’s Family Leaves the Arizona Desert for New Hampshire

I’ve always had libertarian leanings, but never saw much hope for any major changes, even in Arizona. Then in 2016, I picked up The Economist magazine and happened upon an article entitled ‘Live Free, or Try.’

Robert and Carol

Robert and Carol Choose New Hampshire over Wisconsin

Robert and his family dropped everything to move to New Hampshire, where they are enjoying the beauty, the people, and the feeling of freedom. Robert writes: We saw something in New Hampshire. There is no way I’d ever turn back. It is where we were meant to be.

Tour the Merrimack Valley

Merrimack Valley - Manchester, NH

This tour will send you on a scenic exploration of the Merrimack Valley you won’t forget!! Pick up some ice cream, shop in a main street bookstore, walk over a bridge, and enjoy the riverfront view of old mill buildings.

Merrimack Valley Facts

Major Towns: Manchester, Nashua, Concord
Great For: Activism, central location, extroverts, homeschooling, professionals, singles, starting out in NH, walk-ability
Not For: Isolation, low taxes, mountains, off-grid living

Contact a Porcupine!  mail

MarikaSince moving with her family in 2015, Marika has taken a lead role in welcoming visitors and new movers to New Hampshire. She knows this area well and is happy to help you plan your visit!

Bradley and MargotBradley and Margot Keyes have lived in New Hampshire since 2005, homeschooling their four girls, teaching firearms, assisting Porcupine Real Estate, and experimenting with Bitcoin. They love this area and look forward to answering your questions.