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    what state is it better to live in for

    cheaper taxes

    cheaper cost for a houses

    cheaper cost of living

    and just a better place to live

    Vermont , New Hampshire ,or Maine

    i still need to do a lot of home work and would love to move up to 1 of the 3 some day
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    Default Cheaper?

    What you're looking for doesn't exist in the Northeast.

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    I'd love to leave NJ and move to NH, that is my dream one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    What you're looking for doesn't exist in the Northeast.

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    ok but i still want to move and not sure witch state yet
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    The states are different but their economies are quite similar. NH does not have sales tax or income tax. It has to get income from other sources and if those sources apply to you, you could get hit hard. If not, NH could be a good deal.

    Property taxes will vary greatly depending on in town, farm land, on a nice lake, great mountain views. How property is assessed will vary by state. From what I have seen Maine is highest and best use. I have heard NH adds to assessed value if you have a good view. If the property is on a nice lake, the taxes will be high. I am sure you can find nice property in any of the states that is reasonable.

    I have always said - VT has rolling hills and wide valleys with a dairy farm in the valley. NH has pointed mountain tops and steep valleys with a river roaring through it. Maine does not have mountains (except for the big K).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    what state is it better to live in for

    cheaper taxes

    cheaper cost for a houses

    cheaper cost of living

    and just a better place to live

    Vermont , New Hampshire ,or Maine

    i still need to do a lot of home work and would love to move up to 1 of the 3 some day
    I think Florida satisfies the first three on your list but definitely not the last two.
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    Definitely depends on what you want. If you live where Brad does you get pretty close to 2 for the price of one (NH and ME). My problem is that for Maine I like the coast and that puts me too far from the NH mountains. Acadia has mountains (small but beautiful) but it's way too expensive to live there. Northern Maine is cheap (at least by current standards) but there's nothing there but potatoes and moose. Way too many choices. I'm with you though - need to go north (even though we're only a few hours away now). Maine or NH are probably our choices for retirement (if I can wait that long).
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    "Maine does not have mountains (except for the big K)." ?????

    I guess Brad hasn't seen much of Maine. Maine has 14 4000 Footers and hundreds of smaller peaks from Evans Notch north to Baxter State Park, not including the eastern half of the state. They may not measure up to MW, but there are mountains all over Maine, and the Katahdin Range is equally as impressive as the Northern Presidentials if not more so merely for its remote, wilderness setting.

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    Default The worst state to live in?

    I know the worst state to live in. New Jersey. They say the overall best place to live is Arizona but just not for me. New England to me is the best hands down. Best people, best sports teams, best food, best weather. I will leave New Jersey one day and move to New England. Gorham is looking very inviting. Nothing like a town having a hiker on their elementary school sign. It also helps that it is an A.T. trail town. Looked at some home prices there also and they seemed very reasonable.

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    NH. We live there almost half the week, and I would love to live there fulltime. My husband works near Boston but I want to live up in the Whites, so we bought a very, very small house/cabin and live there 3ish days a week (our MA home is tiny too, prices here are so ridiculous).

    I would sell off everything here in MA (where I'm now writing) and just stay in NH in a heartbeat. I never want to come back to MA when we have to.

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