The Upper Valley
Breathe Deep in Ivy League Country
If you’re looking for privacy, even isolation, along with scenic views of mountains and lakes, the Upper Valley is a great place to live. But even when the view from your door looks like the edge of the world, in reality you’re a short drive from a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and cultural events. Two interstates and a network of state highways make it easy to get just about anywhere. And the added bonus? Property taxes in these towns are among the lowest in the state.
The Upper Valley is also known as the Dartmouth-Sunapee Region – it is home to an Ivy League college, a world-class medical center, world-class skiing, and one of the finest craft fairs to be found anywhere. The Upper Valley boasts some of the best and most varied dancing in the state. And it hosts a solid liberty community with regular meet-ups.
If politics is your thing, there are lots of opportunities to get involved at the town level, or running for the state legislature – something that is easier in the Upper Valley than in many other areas. But mostly you’ll find folks leading by example: living off-the-grid, raising free-range animals, starting small businesses, educating their own children, and bartering with neighbors.
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Major Towns: Lebanon, Hanover, Claremont, Newport
Great For: DIY’ers, families & couples, homeschooling, integrating with the locals, intellectuals, professionals, quiet, rural/nature
Not For: singles and super-social folks, proximity to major cities, walk-ability
Evleta moved to the Upper Valley in 2015 because of her love for covered bridges. She’s happy to help answer your questions about the area.
Keith moved to the Upper Valley in 2012 with his wife. They both enjoy the area’s small towns, forests, and rivers that are great for paddling.