Franklin NH : New hampshire

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What it's Like to Retire in Franklin NH

Franklin is a town of about 8,000 people in central New Hampshire and near Laconia. This area has many lakes and mountains for outstanding outdoor recreation. Two rivers combine here to begin the Merrimack River.

Where to Retire in Franklin NH and Home Prices

You can live in the village or there is at least 1 active adult community in Franklin (see link at right).
The median price of a home in late 2012, according to City-Data was a little more than $130,000.


What is special about Franklin NH

Franklin is a small town in a state with fabulous recreation and scenery. The Middle New Hampshire Arts Center is a big addition to the town.

What is not special about Franklin NH

It's a small town far from any city.

Who will like retirement in Franklin NH

People who like living in a small town near the mountains and lakes of NH will like it in Franklin.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism, agriculture, natural resources.

Climate and Physical Environment

Franklin is west of I 93, Laconia, and Lake Winnepesaukee.  Winters are very cold and summers mild.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Middle New Hampshire Arts and Entertainment Center is an excellent cultural resource. The Center is located in Franklin in the former Franklin Opera House.


Crime in Franklin is low.


Medical facilities

Franklin Regional Hospital serves the community.


I 93 is a few miles to the east.

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Facts about FRANKLIN NH
  • State: NH
  • Environment: Rural,Mountain,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 0 -20
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: No
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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