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- Public SchoolsA
- Crime & SafetyB
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Hollis is a suburb of Manchester with a population of 7,880. Hollis is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Hollis offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Hollis there are a lot of parks. Residents of Hollis tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hollis are highly rated.
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Hollis is a rural farm town close to the border of Massachusetts. The schools are excellent; however, due to this fact, it does tend to be more expensive. While there are some houses for sale currently in Hollis, they are often either gone very quickly, or they are priced in a range that only those who are in the upper-middle class or higher can afford. The commute time to any close-by areas is approximately 15-20 minutes, regardless of way traveled. It is an extremely safe area, as there are hardly anybody around except for those who live there. Most people traveling through are simply either going to MA or coming from it. The center of town is quaint, and the library is "the" place to be, with plenty of selection, a great staff, and fun events going on throughout the year.
I've lived in Hollis for my entire life and I am happy to say that this is one of the best towns in the world. You hardly every hear of crime and the schools are very good. In a small town like this, everybody knows everybody. Although the majority of the population is snobby white people, it is very friendly. Since it is small, there aren't a lot of places to go. The biggest hangout spots for kids and teens are Monument Square and Nichols field. It is close enough to Nashua that you can get anything you need in a matter of 30 minutes. The town is filled with farms which provide fresh produce and meats that spoils one. In the fall, there are a number of tourists who come to see the colorful trees and the various farms, as well as people who come almost all year round to swim in Silver Lake at the State Park (however barely any Hollis residents swim there themselves). All in all, my experience with Hollis has been delightful!
Hollis has a great school system(Middle school and High School are Hollis/Brookline) although the living cost is very high. You pay for what you get. It's worth to pay for your children's education and environment. There is almost zero diversity if you are looking for a diverse community. The living cost might be too high for retired people due to the high tax. You can't buy a s new lot less than 2 acres. It is a very quiet and safe town which is ideal for young children. There are a lots of trails in woods you can enjoy the nature and wild life each season. There is one super-market in town to buy enough essential items(it is convenient when there is a snow storm!). A few breakfast type of restaurants but no nightlife in town unfortunately. However Nashua is close enough to find some nightlife. You can find major stores such as Walmart, Target, Home Depot, etc. within 15 or so minutes drive. Many people in town commute to MA.