One of my biggest questions before deciding to relocate to Northern New Hampshire was where we could go for basic needs like a dentist or dog food. I'm not sure why exactly but I had this image in my head that there were no amenities in the North. Turns out that was far from accurate!
Before moving I asked a friend already living in Berlin how far it was to the nearest hospital. He responded less than 5 minutes! It turns out there is a small hospital right here in Berlin. Around the area there are also hospitals in North Conway, Littleton, Lancaster, and Colebrook. Along with their respective health care systems each offers a range of regular services like check ups, pediatric care, cardiac care, etc.
Doctors and Dentists
In the Berlin/Gorham area alone I've located 4 dentist offices, 3 optometrists, 2 pediatricians, and a weekend express care spot. No worries over finding medical resources. Alternative care options such as chiropractic and acupuncture are also available locally.
So what about just "stuff"? Wal-Mart super center has just about everything under the sun. Tractor Supply Company offers everything we need for pet and yard care. Those wishing to avoid the major corporation scene will find fresh food at the Berlin Market or seasonal farmers markets. There are a couple local hardware stores too. Even a small department store and 2 local boutiques for those needing an up to date fashionable wardrobe. Did I mention this is all within about a 15 minute radius?
I've been pleasantly surprised to find some great spots for dining. Whether you prefer dollar menu fare from McDonald's or all you can eat crab legs, you can find it up here! Fitness centers are available for those who like to break a sweat, and Dunkin Donuts or White Mountain Cafe for those who prefer to relax over a latte.
I was originally drawn here by the low cost of living, and discovered that I could still have it all! There was no compromise on quality of life with my family up here.
Tiffany moved to New Hampshire as a participant in the Free State Project in August 2017. She currently organizes two monthly meetups for the North Country Porcupines and acts as a resource/contact person for new FSP movers to Northern NH.
Hi, I read a lot of good things about New Hampshire as really interested me a lot! We live in a very big expensive city NEW YORK CITY which we are unable to afford now as we moved the last 6 years to Florida heat heat my husband is elderly so we are between Ny and Florida too much money he is working to support the high HOA in NYC as we worried to face a very big Medical difficulties as we face it in Florida which we were Not aware of!
Me and my husband need good medical specialists and how easy moving there from NYC
How is Public transportation over there if you have any!
Wish you can email me for having some advice
I live in NY’s Hudson Valley and will retire from teaching in a few years. However, I live alone and want to get back into having horses and farm living. Would this be a good place for a woman living alone and managing a farm? Are there good Equine hospitals nearby with full modern resources and horse surgical suites? Suggestions ?
My Aunt used to live in New London, NH and I enjoyed summering with her.
Also — church is important to me. What’s available as far as Christian worship in the North County?