The Lakes Region of New Hampshire is a place that’s often visited but not often inhabited. Vacationers from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York have long known its value but not many of them have actually lived there year round. That’s too bad for them, because they’re missing out on a fantastic place to live! There are a lot of great advantages to living in the Lakes Region. Visit and see for yourself:
The Lakes Region is Rural But Not Too Rural
If you want to live a pastoral, small town life without being too far north, the Lakes Region is the place for you. Surrounded by the beauty of some of the largest lakes in the northeast and in the shadow of the White Mountains, the Lakes Region is a stunning place full of deep mossy woods, sandy beaches, and quaint towns. If you want to enjoy the countryside but don’t want to live in the northern, more remote areas of the state, this region is perfect. Hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and water sports abound. The region is also famous for its motor sports: motorcycling, snowmobiling. The New Hampshire Motor Speedway is right near by!
You Can Commute to the Cities
Likewise, the central location of the Lakes Region provides easy commuting access to cities like Concord, Manchester, and even Boston an hour or two away. If you want to work in any of these cities but not live in the congestion of their exurbs and the southern New Hampshire suburban sprawl, the Lakes Region is a great choice. Even if you don’t want to work in any of those cities, the option for urban culture is never too far away!
The Lakes Towns Are Full of Culture and Personality
The strong tourism industry in the region has spurred the growth of culture and entertainment. Towns such as Meredith, Wolfeboro, and Laconia all have art galleries, interesting shopping, music venues, and community theaters.
You Enjoy All Four Seasons
All seasons have their beauty here! Winter is for snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and drinking beer by fire pits. Spring is getting ready for summer, which brings boating, swimming, hiking, cultural events, and more drinking by fire pits. (And tourists, in droves.) Fall is the famous leaf peeping season, with foliage that is unsurpassed by anywhere else in the country, and the Sandwich Fair is an annual tradition. Learn to ski at Gunstock Mountain!
The Ocean is Around the Corner
Craving lobster and sea breezes? The New Hampshire Seacoast (along with the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine) is a mere hour away. Don’t restrict yourself to the lakes and the mountains, this area of New England has a beautiful coastline as well.
The Lakes Region is a beautiful region full of great people and natural beauty that is just waiting to be explored. Go ahead and discover it for yourself.