The good news is out! New Hampshire as a state performed exceptionally well in a USA News and World Report survey. In this annual survey of over 50,000 Americans, US News and World Report ranked all 50 states across 71 metrics in 8 categories: Crime and corrections, Economy, Education, Environment, Fiscal stability, Healthcare, Infrastructure, and Opportunity. New Hampshire came out number 2 overall out of the 50 states.
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New Hampshire fared well in all categories. Under Crime and Corrections New Hampshire places 1st, under Opportunity New Hampshire placed 1st, Under Environment New Hampshire placed 4th, under education NH came in 5th, under fiscal stability the state ranked 10th, under healthcare we came in at 16th, under infrastructure we placed 31st.
More weight was accorded to some state measures than others based on a survey on what matters most to people. Healthcare and education were weighted most heavily, then came state economies, infrastructure, and the opportunity states offer their citizens. Fiscal stability followed closely in weighting, followed by measures of crime and corrections and a state’s natural environment according to US News and World Report.
Last year New Hampshire was ranked 5th in the country and in 2017 it was ranked 2nd. New Hampshire’s top tier ranking shows all of us why we live in such a great state with so many award-winning attributes within its inspiring natural environment.
Frank Roche is the President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with two offices in Meredith (603) 279-7046 and Laconia (603) 528-0088. You can learn about the company and research a wealth of real estate information at www.RocheRealty.com