Where to Live

By: Trevor Morrison

Your Options

You have a lot of choices to live when you get older, you can stay here in New Hampshire, you can move to one of the other 49 states, or you could even move to our neighboring country! This page is to show positives and negatives of all three of those choices and possibly influence YOU!

Climate

Most people move to and move away from places because of the climate it is in, so its really important to know what to expect when moving to New Hampshire. New Hampshire is in a humid continental climate zone which means warm summers, cold winters, and uniform precipitation all year.

Jobs

New Hampshire has a very low unemployment rate at 5.7%, the national average is 6.7%, a whole percent lower. The labor force in New Hampshire is also rising too, as you can see in this picture.

Recreation

One of the best reasons to go to New Hampshire is the many options of recreation to keep you busy and having fun the whole time you visit! Here's a website showing all the options and where to go! http://www.recreationnh.com/

Property Values

The median home value in New Hampshire is $207,300. New Hampshire home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and experts predict they will rise 2.7% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in New Hampshire is $131. The median price of homes currently listed in New Hampshire is $224,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $199,425. The median rent price in New Hampshire is $1,100.

Taxes

New Hampshire has no income or sales tax; New Hampshire has a property tax that balances out to be even with the combined income and sales tax of other states. The New Hampshire Gambling Tax is a 10% tax on any and all gambling winnings. A tax of $6.60 per $1,000 of value of utility property is placed on all real estate, buildings and structures, machinery, dynamos, apparatus, poles, wires and pipelines located within New Hampshire employed in the generation, production, supply, distribution, transmission, or transportation of electric power, natural gas, crude petroleum, refined petroleum products, water, or sewage. Telephone and cable television lines and poles, water pollution control facilities, as well as property otherwise exempt from local taxation, are exempt from the utility property tax.

Racial Makeup

Here is a great website showing the complete demographics of New Hampshire:

http://www.newhampshire-demographics.com/

Schools

Schooling in New Hampshire are very good compared to the other states in the USA. In this website you can find a report for any school in New Hampshire and get statistics of that school. https://reporting.measuredprogress.org/nhprofile/Default.aspx

Crime Rates

Rated on a scale New Hampshire is rated a 35.45, number one for the entire United States for the quality of living. http://www.statemaster.com/index.php

Religion

The most dominant religion in New Hampshire is Catholic at 24%. There are many other religions in New Hampshire too: http://www.bestplaces.net/religion/state/new_hampshire

Nova Scotia, Canada

Jobs

Most of the people in Canada live on the southern border of Canada really close to the USA. There are many job opportunities in New Hampshire that people cross the border to do.

Recreation

Hockey is widely known as the national sport and loved by many Canadians. A very popular recreational activity is to either play hockey or watch hockey.

Property Values

A very good website showing the value of many types of properties:

http://www.pvsc.ca/en/home/default.aspx

Taxes

Tax rates for 2013

  • 8.79% on the first $29,590 of taxable income, +
  • 14.95% on the portion of taxable income more than $29,590 but not more than $59,180, +
  • 16.67% on the portion of taxable income more than $59,180 but not more than $93,000, +
  • 17.5% on the portion of taxable income more than $93,000 but not more than $150,000, +
  • 21% on taxable income over $150,000

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/prvncl/03-eng.html

Racial Makeup

In Nova Scotia 93% of the population is White with a small amount of minorities:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Nova_Scotia

Schools

Website of the department of education in Nova Scotia:

https://www.ednet.ns.ca/

Crime Rates

The homicide rate for Halifax is among the highest in Canada. But it may not be a bad place to live, click the button below to explore maps of all Canada:

http://www.cbc.ca/ns/news/interactives/2012-crime-stats/

Religion

Religion According to the 2001 census 36.5% of Nova Scotians were Roman Catholic, while 15.9% belonged to the United Church of Canada and 13.4% were Anglican.

Economy

Here is a website showing the national statistics and graphs of it:

http://www.novascotia.ca/finance/statistics/default.asp

Colorado

Climate


Dry winters with an occasional wind-blown snow. Some very cold temperatures alternating with some surprisingly warm days.


Windy springs with highly changeable weather, an occasional blizzard, large temperature changes and an occasional gentle soaking rain or wet snow to help nurture the grasslands.


Low-humidity summers with hot days and comfortable nights -- The Threat of big thunderstorms is always there, and the Plains see some of the most ferocious hail storms of the entire continent.


Pleasant falls -- often dry.

Recreation

Many things t do in Colorado are outdoors and involve parks and many other outdoors places. There are many state parks and lakes for people to hike, run, walk, and swim.

Property Values

This website has a table of average house listings for each county in Colorado, it also has an interactive color coded map you can use.

http://www.trulia.com/home_prices/Colorado/

Taxes

The state sales tax rate in Colorado is 2.9%. City and county local taxes vary. These local taxes would be in addition to the 2.9% state sales tax rate. There are also certain special district taxes that may apply.

Racial Makeup

Graph and table of Colorado demographics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado#Demographics

Schools

There are many great schools in colorado for all ages. This list of schools range from elementary schools to even colleges:

http://www.schooldigger.com/go/CO/schoolrank.aspx

Religion

The Roman Catholic Church holds about 19% of the State, Evangelical about 23% and there is an above average part of the population (about 25%) that claim no religion.

Economy

The unemployment rate in Colorado is 6.2% which is .5% lower than the national average. http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.co.htm

My Decision

I personally want to live in colorado because of many reasons. I want to live there because of the colder climate, I personally hate the humidity so i want to live somewhere cold and dry. Another reason is because of the several good engineering colleges that are there, because I want to go into the engineering field. The last reason is because of the amazing mountains and snowboarding that can be done on them. The Rockies are amazing to snowboard on and I would love to go there more often and what better place to live than the area it is in. So the ideal place to move for me is Colorado it may not be the place for you, but if you like snowboarding, colder weather and engineering, this is the place for you.

Your Decision

Now that you have read all very useful web pages on three different places to live you may now know where or where not you want to live. Hopefully all the links and articles helped with your decision!

Notes

I tried to make this flyer as interactive as possible so if you can take the time to click on all the buttons and links above to expand your knowledge on that topic! Thank you!

Works Cited

"Colorado Economy at a Glance." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.co.htm>.

"Colorado Elementary School Rankings." SchoolDigger. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.schooldigger.com/go/CO/schoolrank.aspx>.

"Houses." Trulia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.trulia.com/home_prices/Colorado/>.

"Nova Scotia." Government of Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Taxpayer Services and Debt Management Branch, Taxpayer Services Directorate. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/prvncl/03-eng.html>.

"Racial Makeup." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado#Demographics>.

"Recreation in NH: New Hampshire's guide to attractions, events, vacations, entertainment, recreation, lodging and dining and more!." Recreation in NH: New Hampshire's guide to attractions, events, vacations, entertainment, recreation, lodging and dining and more!. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2014. <http://www.recreationnh.com/>.

"Religion in New Hampshire." Religion in New Hampshire. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2014. <http://www.bestplaces.net/religion/state/new_hampshire>.