Franklin NH : New hampshire


What It Is 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.
Photo of Bird's Eye View Postcard of Franklin N.H. courtesy of Wikipedia; Photo of Sulphite Railroad Bridge, also known as the Upside-Down Covered Bridge, courtesy of Wikipedia and Jet Lowe (public domain); photo of Franklin High School, Franklin, New Hampshire courtesy of Wikipedia and SayCheeeeeese (public domain).

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 left).
The median home value was $199,423 in early 2020, according to Zillow.


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.

Valuable Links

Evergreen Chamber of Commerce

What people are saying about Franklin NH

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