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Hanover Ranked First Place for the Second Year in a Row

Jul 07, 2020 01:28PM ● By Gabrielle Varela
HomeSnacks, a website dedicated to ranking cities based on safety, lifestyle, desirability, and culture using the most recent data from sources like the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps to help followers find their most ideal place to live debuted their New Hampshire list in April. Among its more urban competition, the vacationers darling seacoast, and the rolling rural farmland, Hanover ranked first place for the second year in a row.

The rating system of “Snackability” is based on all things potential Granite State dwellers might look to find their forever home. Things like best farmers markets, farm-to-table dining, job markets, brands, and products based in the area, economy, income, affordable housing and overall cultural outlook.

Hanover’s Snackability is high, crushing it with 8/10. According to the site, Hanover holds its top place as; “A young, progressive college town jam-packed with culture, life in Hanover is a dream come true for those who enjoy the intellectual side of things. Having the Appalachian Trail run through your town and the Connecticut River runs beside it means there's plenty to love for outdoorsy folks as well.” (Chris Kolmar, HomeSnacks)

Hanover champions over other cities on the list for its low crime rate, the highest rate of residents with health insurance statewide, and with 70% of those residents holding a bachelor’s degree. Safe, smart, and convenient, it also averaged the shortest commute from home to work at 13 minutes.

While Hanover is one of the best-paid towns in New Hampshire where the average household brings home $103,558/ year, its lost points due to the high cost of living and housing. Hanover is 80% higher than its neighbors statewide with a median home going for $576,700 and the average rent price around $1,436.

Check out the original article here to find out more about Hanover and how other towns hold up!

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