New Hampshire

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GOFFSTOWN, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA (North America) —I love my city. It is set in the woods with wildlife all around, but is also close enough to surrounding cities and stores for convenience. I have lived here for about 5 years, and it has been the best move. One of the selling points to choosing to live in Goffstown was the neighborhood we are a part of. It’s a new neighborhood with mostly other young families. Now that I have 2 children of my own, I can now watch them grow up and become friends with the kids down the street from us. Also, this town is known for quality schools that are highly rated. Especially the high school is known to be a great school. In addition, there are other convenient amenities, such as the local YMCA which offers fantastic athletic programs, and children’s camps throughout the year. We have already participated in numerous programs at the Y and have been very pleased with the quality of programs and instructors for our kids. There are also farms nearby, so that my family and I can pick our own blueberries and apples. So much to do and see! The only thing that bothers me about living in Goffstown, or any other small town in New Hampshire, is the lack of diversity.

MILFORD, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA (North America) — May 2019 — Milford, NH, is a fairly small town in southern New Hampshire. The population is around 15,000 but feels smaller and bigger at the same time. The center of town, which is basically a traffic circle (affectionately called “the oval”) with small businesses and cafes surrounding the circle, was clearly built during a time when there was less through-traffic. As the nearby cities of Nashua and Manchester have grown, the increasing traffic on the oval has overwhelmed the small streets and it is now difficult to take a leisurely stroll and visit the cafes and stores, but people continue to support the local businesses in spite of the changes. This shows the tight-knit atmosphere of the community, which is part of why I am proud to call Milford home. I also feel connected to the town whenever I hear the town bell ring. The historical bell was cast by Paul Revere and rings every hour on the hour as well as on special occasions, such as the death of nearly every President of the United States. I have lived in Milford for several years but continue to discover more fascinating facts about the town and region. Just recently I learned that the neighboring town of Amherst used to be part of Milford but split off into its own town in the late 1700s. I look forward to learning even more in the future as a resident of Milford, NH.