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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Lebanon is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 13,544. Lebanon is in Grafton County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Lebanon offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lebanon there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lebanon and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lebanon are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$239,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Lebanon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    125.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,231.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Lebanon

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,564
National
$55,322
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Lebanon Reviews

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Not walkable, so expect to be doing the same drives for errands etc. Huge wealth disparities, a classic poor New England town in the shadow of an Ivory tower. Cost of living is higher than Boston, noting run-down "executive" apartment complexes that are dated and very overpriced. No diversity at all. It's not dangerous, there are great walks, and is not too far from major cities and airports. I urge you to think twice about moving here. Visit! Move to somewhere walkable, with a year round population that cares about quality of life, with a cost of living that will make it possible to save for a secure future. Except for the COOP and Lucky's Garage, it is a food desert.
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I moved to Lebanon to work at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, which employs many locals. It is always easy to find a new apartment, condo, or home to rent because of the constant in/outflow of new hospital staff. Most people drive everywhere, but there are bus services and elder transport services available as well. There are, however, no taxis! There are local services through the hospital and a variety of organizations like LISTEN, Upper Valley Trails Alliance, or the Special Needs Support Center, along with numerous community fundraisers. I am lucky to live down town, which offers concerts, farmers' markets on the green, and small pubs/restaurants. Almost everything closes at 9pm, and while this can make night life a bore, I do feel safe and supported here, especially having constant police patrol and a top rated hospital so close. Plus, I prefer doing outdoor activities like hiking, biking, skating, and kayaking , and definitely never have enough free time to do it all!
Lebanon itself is comprised of Lebanon and West Lebanon, two different towns that are treated like two sides of one town by the locals. There is not much to do there asides for the Opera House, which holds concerts and plays on a frequent basis. It is on the Connecticut River, but there are many dams in the area, so water sports like kayaking are hard to do within the city itself. Skiing is big in the winter time, and Lebanon has a ski hill within its borders, as well as two ski hills within fifteen miles. West Lebanon has many outlets for the occasional shopping spree. Overall, pretty good place to live