Can You Believe the No. 1 State New Hampshire People Move to the Most?
New Hampshire has a lot going for it. It's got no state income tax, beautiful mountains and lakes, and a gorgeous, though small, seacoast area. What's not to love?
The bigger question is why would anyone want to leave the Granite State for a better lifestyle?
One reason might be the winters. I've always said that I would never ever move to Florida because I love the 4 seasons of the Northeast. However, as the years go by, another home in the Sunshine State is not sounding out of the question anymore.
Getting away from New England winters might be one very big reason why those who do choose to leave New Hampshire move to a warmer climate. Florida is third on the list of destinations Granite Staters move to according to thefw.com, which accounts for 8.4% of the population that moved.
Contrastingly, of Florida residents who moved, New Hampshire was #44 on the list. Floridians aren't fond of moving North.
New Hampshire residents love our neighbors, which is why Maine is the second most moved-to state for NH folks. Once you get a taste of the "Live Free or Die" state, you might want to grab a vacation or permanent home in the most northern New England state of Maine, "The Way Life Should Be".
13.8% of the residents who moved from NH moved to Maine in 2019.
And then there is the # 1 destination for NH residents to move to. Again, we love our neighbors, and you might be surprised to learn it's Massachusetts.
I was shocked to read on thefw.com that 27.8% of NH residents who moved went south to the Bay State. Why? Lower property taxes, exceptional universities, great restaurants of all ethnicities, the vibrant world-class city of Boston, quiet yet active suburbs, plenty of coastal areas and beaches, the best-fried clams in the world, Cape Cod, the rolling hills of Western Mass, cultural events, and more.
If you crave something different, just go south a bit, and you'll have it all. Plus, the move will be cheaper than to Florida.