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sandysea
03-09-2007, 03:35 PM
Here I am, in Sunny Florida and I was vacationing (working ) in Bethel, ME last year. Yesterday, on the news I saw the water turning to snow....damnit man....I so miss Mt. Washington!!

Anyone need a good accountant? I will move in a Florida minute!!!::p

rockin rex
03-09-2007, 03:43 PM
:o I would also take Mount Washington. One day soon the family will be packed up and off I will go to Mount Washington. Eastern Mountain Sports is always looking to hire. Honestly is there any place better to live than the Mount Washington area. I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rich
03-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Honestly is there any place better to live than the Mount Washington area. I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We would move to that area in a heartbeat, but my wife has been an educator in Fairfield County, CT for 15 years now. Pretty silly of her to give up THAT job! I figure the longer we hold out here, the nicer our retirement house will be up there!

Brad
03-09-2007, 04:12 PM
We would move to that area in a heartbeat, but my wife has been an educator in Fairfield County, CT for 15 years now. Pretty silly of her to give up THAT job! I figure the longer we hold out here, the nicer our retirement house will be up there!
Buy early - do not wait till retirement to buy. Prices are going up, up, up.

sandysea
03-09-2007, 04:30 PM
New Hampshire is tax free....I want to buy...just need to check out the prices...thank you for responding!!

Bill O
03-09-2007, 04:45 PM
Honestly is there any place better to live than the Mount Washington area. I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, it Begins with Bora and ends with Bora. And it's called Bora Bora.

But for those of us without a French Carte de sejour the Mount Washington Valley isn't such a bad spot.

Brad
03-09-2007, 06:03 PM
New Hampshire is tax free....I want to buy...just need to check out the prices...thank you for responding!!
NH is not really tax free. Check out the property taxes. But the real thing that is going up is the price of vacation/retirement property. Our lot has more than tripled in value in 15 years.

sandysea
03-09-2007, 06:40 PM
In Florida (east coast by the ocean) property taxes are skyrocketing....and we pay sales tax of 7%. No individual taxes in Florida, but omg....can we please get back to a simpler life like that in ME and NH?

Brad
03-09-2007, 07:37 PM
In Florida (east coast by the ocean) property taxes are skyrocketing....and we pay sales tax of 7%. No individual taxes in Florida, but omg....can we please get back to a simpler life like that in ME and NH?
For years we lived/worked in NY and drove to Maine every weekend. As we crossed the bridge into Maine at Portsmouth/Kittery I used to take my watch off and put it in my pocket. There was no need for it. I was relaxed.

sandysea
03-10-2007, 12:13 PM
I went to Maine for 6 weeks...3 in summer, 3 in fall and the quiet, the stars, the atmosphere was incredible. We have the hustle and bustle here; always perpetually late (remember Alice in Wonderland??).

When we got to Maine, it was soooo quiet; I saw a MOOSE!!! I saw stars at night and the town closed up tight as a drum. You could walk the streets without fear of being mugged, before going, I had never seen the woods; well, some woodsy areas, but never ever got "lost" in the woods....

The nights were cool, sometimes even a bit cold, but the days were filled with views of mountains and water and wildlife.....

Now I sit in my a/c office daily, wearing shorts and tshirts, flip flops and wish I could again stand on top of mt. washington.....

So glad I found this site!!

KD Talbot
03-10-2007, 09:24 PM
I moved to NH in '88 after growing up near Boston. I would never go back to Mass. Though I travel there to work everyday, at least I can come home to my place beside the pond and forget the traffic, noise and hassle. But don't be fooled, the urban sprawl is spreading like a cancer across southern NH. Manchester is now a suburb of Boston. We are fighting hard to keep as much open space as possible, but farms are turning into cul-de-sacs and it is lucrative to sell the land. You can't really blame them.

All around me I see people take off to Florida and warm places for winter vacation, cursing the cold and snow. I tell them if they don't like it move south. Stay out of my mountains. Leave my snow alone. I wouldn't go to Florida if you paid my airfare and lodging. Give me a good old blizzard anytime. You can keep the heat and humidity. I'll take 2 feet of snow over a hurricane anyday.
KDT

Trekker
05-24-2007, 03:26 PM
I'm with you, KDT!!
Give me a blizzard any day! Retire to the south? I don't think so. If I go anywhere, it'll be North. I can't imagine missing the full FOUR seasons! Even while in the Northwest, with it's incredible beauty, I missed out on Spring and Fall, where everything just kinda skipped from Winter to Summer and back again. It was cool, cross country skiing on 8 feet of snow, while wearing T-shirts and shorts in June, and when you were tired of Summer, you knew the snow was only a few weeks away, but it will NEVER be New England - and the White Mtns are definitely quintessential New England.