With the holidays closing in fast, I have an idea that will please many on your gift list and most especially you. Retire to New Hampshire. What kind of a gift is that? It’s a gift you give to yourself that will have positive ripple effects throughout your circle of family and friends. New Hampshire, and the Lakes Region especially, has a wealth of features, services, and natural beauty that make retiring here a great choice. Our tax structure has no broad based taxes (sales or income), property is affordable, there is virtually no crime, we have unlimited recreational opportunities (boating, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, golf, and hiking to mention a few), and a relaxed and scenically unbeatable lifestyle to enjoy.
Attractions here in the Lakes Region run the gamut of music (Meadowbrook Pavillion and the NH Music Festival), art (craft fairs and many galleries), wineries, many first class golf courses, Gunstock Recreation Area with skiing and ziplines, farmstands and orchards to purchase the freshest locally grown produce, incredible restaurants (more than 20 alone here in Meredith), rivers and brooks to fish in, and of course the Lakes to boat on and swim in. The Health care here is anchored by the newly expanded Lake Region General Hospital in Laconia and there are great hospitals in Plymouth and Wolfeboro. All that’s right here! Within one hour you can ski the White Mountains, enjoy the spectacular New England seacoast, or catch your flight at Manchester/Boston Regional Airport. Two hours gets you to all the urban culture and world class museums, schools, and health care in Boston or Portland Maine. Want to go international? Montreal is only a little over 3 hours away and Quebec City is like being in France in only 5 hours in your car.
Give yourself the gift of an active, secure, affordable, retirement by moving here to the Lakes Region and you know what? That gift will give you back a retirement that you can savor for the rest of your life. Your family and friends will have a great excuse to visit. They will benefit from your choice as well. If you are in one of the hot real estate markets like Boston, now may the time to sell your current home and buy here where the market frenzy hasn’t hit yet. I have many great retirement homes available now at great prices. With low prices and lower mortgage rates you will be surprised what you can afford.
Kim Cedarstrom is a licensed residential and commercial Realtor® with Roche Realty Group. Kim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.