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- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyA-
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Hanover is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 11,512. Hanover is in Grafton County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Hanover offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Hanover and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Hanover are highly rated.
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I've lived in or near Hanover most of my adult life, first going to school there, then returning after college to work locally. There is a local teaching hospital and Dartmouth College which between them provide much of the employment in the area. If you are looking for a family-friendly place with easy access to nature, Hanover is top-notch!
My husband was admitted at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and that's the reason we moved here. Hanover is a very safe city, with a adorable downtown area where you can do some shopping and enjoy some local restaurants. The local supermarkets known as Co-Op are an amazing opportunity to shop organic local produces, dairies and meat. Plus, small town life gives you the opportunity to create strong communities. Dartmouth library offers free craft classes. The Dartmouth green is a beautiful place to have picnic during summer time. The fall foliage brings beautiful rich colors to the city and during winter there is a frozen lake that you can ice skating for free. Hanover is a endearing city, worth visiting.
Nice place to live if you can afford it, but not a lot to do. There are some overhyped and overpriced restaurants and shops in downtown. However, most of the time you will need to go to the neighboring town of Lebanon if you want to find something. The housing prices here are very inflated due to Dartmouth College. The average price for a house here is around 700k. Places that are easily accessible from here are Burlington, Concord, Manchester, and Montreal. If you have a more outdoorsy lifestyle, you will like it in Hanover because there is a lot to do such as cycling, skiing, watersports, etc. The school system here is also very good, and even matches up to private schools in the surrounding area.