Hanover, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, boutique shopping outlets, fabulous food, and more. Hanover, being home to Dartmouth College (one of the Ivy Leagues and the ninth oldest college in the nation), and in part due to its youthful atmosphere, enjoys a lively, 'New England cosmopolitan' business district. Hanover offers an incredible mix of activities from access to the White and Green Mountains to its arts and culture community not to mention the obvious intellectual benefits found in a college town. The Dirt Cowboy (pictured below) at the top of South Main Street is one of the best places to meet someone on any morning.
Lyme, New Hampshire
Lyme is a charming rural town of approximately 1,700 people located just north of Hanover, New Hampshire, on the east side of the Connecticut River. A quiet and desirable retreat destination, Lyme offers many attractions including the beautiful and historic Lyme Inn and nearby Lake Morey in Fairlee, Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, and Dartmouth College in Hanover. For more information, read our blog post on Lyme.
Norwich was recently voted as the #1 Best Place to Live in Vermont by Niche.com. The quaint and picturesque town has a population of approximately 3,400 people. Its close proximity to Hanover, and its many historic buildings and attractions such as The Norwich Inn, Blue Sparrow Kitchen, and King Arthur Flour, make it a very desirable place to live. As one New York Times article described, “With a main street lined with white clapboard colonial buildings and a landmark steepled church, Norwich could be a set designer’s rendering of a tiny New England village.”
Woodstock, Vermont is the quintessential New England historic town. It sits in a valley surrounded by low-lying hills that nestle rather than overwhelm, and is a community snuggled around the Ottauquechee River. Woodstock is home to many excellent shops and restaurants, the Woodstock Inn & Resort, a great middle and high school, and it never fails to serve as an incredible place to go for a walk or meet someone for coffee. Those who choose to reside near Woodstock continue to be some of the most educated in the world, some of the most accomplished “captains of industry” in the country. The Woodstock Inn & Resort on the Village Green features several fabulous restaurants, a full-length pool, golf course, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a comprehensive gym.