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"Vibrant community center, excellent retail shopping, easy access to major turnpike and Seacoast area."
- Dover

"It has a small town charm without a lot of businesses. It has a lot of trees, pastures, and farms. "
- Boscawen

"Natural resources: forest, lakes, mountains, wildlife."
- Wolfeboro

"The rural nature of the area and the scenic beauty of the mountains and valleys. Also the vast tracts of undeveloped timber lands that are a working forest. "
- Northumberland

"The school system is great!"
- Winchester

"Available help for low income families."
- Acworth

"I love the Farms and rural character, wildlife, home/farm foods, local foods."
- Alexandria

"I love how convenient it is to find shopping and even job opportunities!"
- Merrimack

"What's best? I love the proximity to outdoor, recreational, and cultural resources. "
- Derry

"I love the scenery, wooded country roads, nature trails, wildlife viewing, all kinds of trails for all seasons."
- Lancaster

"It is scenic, has good quality of life, climate, and close to Portsmouth, Boston, and other economic, tourist attractions and cultural events"
- Strafford

"Walkable downtown, charming shops/trolley busses/cafes. "New England" feel."
- Nashua

"It has everything!"
- Plaistow

"What is best about this area? It is big enough that you have everything you want and small enough that it is not overwhelming."
- Manchester

"Many things to love! Merrimack river, State Capitol politics, Good business opportunities, Lots of open space, Great local and state government services, A sense of place & community. "
- Concord

"Rural, plenty of private homes on lots of land."
- Andover

"We have many resources, like the Rochester Fair, the Roger Allen Park, the Opera House; a great economic base which includes advanced manufacturing, natural resources, and easy access to Route 16."
- Rochester

"I love the rural area, I enjoy hiking, skiing, etc., I love the lakes, I've lived in the area since 1975, Lot of things like Apple Hill/Peterborough Players/Keene State College CALL Program, Nice restaurants"
- Nelson

"Small town settings, city options, lots of recreational options, good economy, proximity to a major metropolitan area."
- Windham

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What do those of us who live and work here in New Hampshire want for the future of our communities?  How can we keep what we value, meet the challenges of changing demographics, and increase economic vitality and opportunity?

These are the kinds of questions at the heart of A Granite State Future.  This project, coordinated by the State’s nine regional planning commissions (RPCs), is a local and regional dialogue among businesses and non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and voters, newcomers and long-term residents to consider the critical question: how should we plan for the future?

Share this website with your neighbors, and invite them to join you online and at community meetings in building A Granite State Future

Find out what your neighbors are saying, and join the conversationabout our shared future in our towns and regions.  What’s best about the places in New Hampshire where you live, work or visit?  What could make your area even better?  How should we manage our shared resources – our roads and government services, our water and forests, our towns and neighborhoods – to benefit the people in the community?


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