NEW ENGLAND'S BEST STATE FOR FAMILIES

Where childhood comes to play.
 
For those born and raised in the Granite State, it’s no secret that New Hampshire is an ideal place to grow up. With limitless fun that builds family bonds, adventure is just a step outside your door.
 
For professionals and parents new to the state, we won’t disappoint. Ranked the #2 best state in America to raise a family, New Hampshire goes above and beyond on just about every measure you consider as a parent - from health, safety and education to child care, affordability and family fun.

Live Happy, Healthy and Free

There are always family-friendly activities in New Hampshire.
 
What happens when you combine the happiest state in New England with one of the country’s safest, healthiest and most affordable states? Hello, New Hampshire. For those looking to relocate their loved ones or start a new family, the Granite State’s amenities are undeniable. Take a moment to explore what matters to you most.

Health: With the fourth best health care offerings in the U.S., New Hampshire is continually recognized as a healthy place to locate your family, thanks to our accessibility to affordable and high-quality healthcare providers. Plus, our focus on sustainable cities and outdoor recreation opportunities mean you and your family can live a healthy lifestyle from day one.

Safety: Ranked third in the nation for public safety, New Hampshire has a low crime rate and a welcoming, neighborly atmosphere that makes the Granite State one of the nation’s safest, most peaceful places to raise a family. Ranked fifth in the country for quality government services, our state also provides a large number of public resources dedicated to community well-being, including top-notch fire and police departments. 

Cost of Living: As a state with no income or sales tax, New Hampshire combines a low tax burden with a highly affordable climate to offer families the cost-savings they need. Where do your extra hard-earned dollars go? Whether its college and retirement savings, vacation travel, building your own home or buying that new mountain bike you’ve always wanted, it’s up to you to decide. That’s our Live Free motto in action. 

Education: Ranked America’s #1 state for K-12 education, New Hampshire places a high priority on educational success. The state’s top scores can be attributed to excellent teachers, a successful track record of college readiness and some of the nation’s top scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Nation’s Report Card. For example, in 2016, New Hampshire eighth graders produced the NAEP’s #1 scores in reading and the #2 scores in math.  

Family Fun: While parents focus on health, security and education, we know that most of the time, families are simply about fun. In New Hampshire, parents and kids are guaranteed to find family-friendly activities, especially in the great outdoors. Whether you enjoy family camping trips to Lake Sunapee on the weekends or a general proximity to extended family in other parts of the Northeast, we’ve got you covered.