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

An Armed Society is a Polite Society: New Hampshire — A Case Study | Join the Free State Project!

An Armed Society is a Polite Society: New Hampshire — A Case Study

In 2017, New Hampshire joined the ever-growing number of states allowing constitutional carry. Therefore, New Hampshirites enjoy some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. For instance, no license is required for open or concealed carry. On top of that, New Hampshire is the only state with no laws restricting knife ownership (with the exception of convicted felons.) As a result, when it comes to crime, New Hampshire ranks as the 3rd safest state and has the 3rd lowest homicide rate in the entire country.

The Lily Tang Williams Story: From China to New Hampshire | Join the Free State Project!

The Lily Tang Williams Story: From China to New Hampshire

I traveled to NH and spent 4 days there.  I went to meetings with local activists, visited the Capitol, got and read a copy of New Hampshire State Constitution, and looked at some homes in various towns. I fell in love with New Hampshire for its natural beauty, the White Mountain, rivers, lakes and beach, its wonderful descent people and its motto “Live Free or Die”.  I was determined to move.

Kelly Family Finally Made it to New Hampshire!

We spent a year preparing to move. We downsized most of our things, visited to tour schools, Will switched to working mostly remotely, then we bought the RV and just went for it.

Liam and Kristen are Ready to Start their Libertarian Family in NH!

The FSP has given us hope and a goal to aspire to to keep our morale up even in the darkest of times. We have no regrets about our move and are excited to see what the future has in store for us!

Thanks, Darryl W Perry!

Now living in Manchester, Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.

Annie & Mariana Make Their Move From California

I have never felt so alive as these first few months here in New Hampshire. Every single day is an adventure for my daughter and me. I have never lived anywhere but the SF Bay Area, but I always had an adventurous spirit and desire to leave. Life never quite allowed for it, though – until now.

Thanks, White Marriott!

White Marriott is a fun guy who brings smiles to all with his unique balloon creations!

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

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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!