Concord : New hampshire


What It Is Like to Retire in Concord

Concord is a town of about 42,000 in southern New Hamshire, conveniently near the juncture of I 93 and I 89. It is home to the elite prep school of St. Pauls, which graduates a very high percentage of future leaders. Franklin Pearce Law School is based here as well as a community college. Concord is the capital of New Hampshire as well as the county seat.Photo of the former Eagle Hotel on Main Street, a downtown landmark in Concord from its opening in 1827 until it closed in 1961, and added in 1978 to the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Billy Halthorn (public domain); aerial photo of Concord courtesy of Wikipedia and AerialPhotoNH (public domain).

Where to Retire in Concord and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area (see link at left). The median home value in mid-2021 was $314,148 according to Zillow, and a 20% increase over the past year.


What Is Special about Concord

The historic Eagle Hotel has hosted a number of American Presidents including U.S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, and Richard Nixon. Abraham Lincoln spoke at the old Phenix Hall.  Beaver Meadow is the oldest golf course in New Hampshire. It is the capital of the state. NH is considered a low tax state.

What Is Not Special about Concord

Cold winters.

Who Will Like Retirement in Concord

For people looking for an interesting mid-sized town in a low tax state in the northeast, Concord might fit the bill.

Local Economy Is Driven by

The State capital as well as the private schools in the area.  There is some high tech industry in the region.

Climate and Physical Environment

The median January temperature is about 20 degrees-it is in southern New Hampshire; the average July temperature is about 70 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Concord has many landmarks and other tourist attractions in it. Probably the largest is the New Hampshire State House. Two other institutions include the Capitol Center for the Arts and the New Hampshire Historical Society.


Crime is well below average.

Medical Facilities

Concord Hospital



I 89 and I 93 intersect  near Concord. The city has a municipal airport, and Manchester is not too far.

Valuable Links

Concord Chamber of Commerce
NH Retirement Guide


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