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<p>Hi there,</p>
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<p>We are considering a move from NYC to New Hampshire.  I have a bunch of questions, so any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated. We have 2 girls, a 3 yo & a 10 mo baby.  We plan to homeschool.</p>
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<p>I am a nurse and my husband is a police officer. <span style="display:none;"> </span>  We are open to either one of us working full-time, with the other as the SAH parent, or working part-time.  The salary differential for a nurse between NY & NH is pretty big, but I know the cost of living is much less as well.  Still it's hard to make that leap.  Any thoughts on that?<span style="display:none;"> </span></p>
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<p>We have family in Nashua & Manchester, so we'd probably be looking at southern NH.  We'd like to have a house with a bit of property.  It's also important to be near an active homeschooling community.  Are there areas that are generally more natural-parenting/family oriented?</p>
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<p>Thanks so much for any help!  Hopefully we'll be neighbors by the end of the year!!</p>
<p><span><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;"></span> Bonnie</p>
 

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<p>I wish I had some advice for you, but I know nothing about HS'ing in NH. And I live in Concord. lol Best of luck to you on your move, though!</p>
 

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<p>Look very closely at town property tax rates.  There is no income tax rate here but the property taxes can be very high.  We presently live in a very high one but the trade off is fabulous schools.  </p>
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<p>I do not know much about the home schooling community here.  I know a number of people do, but in general in our town people are here for the schools.  </p>
 

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<p>Portsmouth is a wonderful little city...but the housing, including property taxes-- as Lucy mentioned, can be quite high...Not as high as NYC of course, but you might be surprised... </p>
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<p>Sorry, I don't know much about the homeschooling community.  There is an organization called "NH Relaxed Homeschoolers" (or something close to that)...you might google them and see if you can get some answers on their message board. </p>
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<p>Good luck! </p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the tips.  It's overwhelming to think about a move, but more overwhelming to consider staying here.</p>
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<p>Bonnie</p>
 
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