Where Should You Live?

By: Emily Hanna

New Hampshire

Crime: 188 per 100,000 people (3rd Best In the Country)

Climate: Four Seasons (Changeable Climate)

Economy: Population- 1,323,459 (147 people per 1 square mile) Major Export- 49.8%

Jobs/Unemployment Rate: 5.2% (variety types of jobs)

Taxes: No income tax, 8.5% on business profits, 7% on communication services, 9% on meals and rentals, real estate tax of $0.75 per $100, and tax on property.

Recreation Available: HIGH- skiing, fishing, hiking, boating, hunting, tubing, camping, etc.

Schools: High level education, 10th in the US

Property Values and Incomes: $207, 300 (property value) $64,925 (average income for median household)

Sports: Soccer, field hockey, cross-country, football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, track and field, and many more

Religion: 35.15% religious, 1.61% baptist, 0.32% Jewish, 24% Catholic, 2.30% other Christian.

Racial Makeup: 94.4% white, 1.4% African American, 2.4% Asian

Tennessee

Crime: 608 per 100,000 people (2nd Worst in the Country)

Climate: Warm Summers and Mild Winters

Economy: Population- 6,495,978 (154 people per square mile) Major Export- 50%

Jobs/Unemployment Rate: 8.5% (variety types of jobs)

Taxes: No income tax, less than 1% bus tax, 5% on meals and rentals, 0.8% on real estate, and tax on property.

Recreation Available: HIGH- camping, boating, fishing, hunting, etc.

Schools: Low level education, 36th in the US

Property Values and Incomes: $153,200 (property value), $44,140 (average income for median households)

Sports: Soccer, field hockey, cross-country, football, basketball, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, baseball, track and field, and many more

Religion: 55.50% Religious, 31.03% Baptist, 0.25% Jewish, 3.68% Catholic, 6.02%other Christian

Racial Makeup: 79.3% white, 17% African American, 1.6% Asian

British Columbia, Canada

Crime: 77 per 1,000 people

Climate: Mild and pleasant climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters

Economy: Population- 4,209,856 (about 4.4 people per square kilo) Major Export- 42%

Jobs/Unemployment Rate: 7% (variety types of jobs)

Taxes: Tax on property, tobacco, motor fuel, etc.

Recreation Available: HIGH- Hiking, boating (whale watching), fishing, skiing, camping, geocaching, rock climbing, bird watching, etc

Schools: High level education, 2nd in Canada (10 provinces)

Property Values and Incomes: $69,150 (average income for median households)

Sports: Hockey, football, baseball, soccer, basketball, rugby, golf, and many more

Religion: 36% no religious affiliation, 1% Jewish, 17% Catholic, 5% other christian

Racial Makeup: 70.4% white, 0.7% African American, 1.7% Asian

Where I Want to Live

I want to live in New Hampshire... The main reason I want to live in New Hampshire is because my family lives here. If I lived out of the state the cost would be more to come see my family. New Hampshire is beautiful when the leaves turn, snow falls, flowers bloom, and the temperature in the summer is just right. If i gave up one season, I wouldn't be myself. In the winter I ski and skate, in the Spring I play lacrosse, in the summer I swim and see family, and in Autumn... I watch the leaves slowly turn and fall. People from across the United States come see the beautiful trees full with color.


Another reason I want to live in New Hampshire is because it is one of the best places to raise kids. When I'm older I do invision myself having a family. New Hampshire is the 3rd safest state in the country so I would know my family would be safe. Compared to Tennessee who's the 2nd worst crime rate in the US. Also, I can grow them up with all the sports and recreation I grew up with; going skiing, playing sports, swimming. They also would be able to see there grandparents because of how close we are to them. New Hampshire is just a great place to raise children.


Other reasons I want to live here is because the jobs, taxes, and schools. After high school I do plan on going to college. I would like to stay in New Hampshire instead of another state... But that's the future. The unemployment rate is only 5.2% and would be easier to find a job here instead of other states. For example, Tennessee's unemployment rate is 8.5%. Which is much higher than NH. Taxes in New Hampshire are also reasonable. You don't have tax on merchandise which saves a lot, but you do have tax on meals and property.

New Hampshire is just the place for me! And that's where I plan to stay.

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