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Retirement Living In Mt Washington Valley - New Hampshire

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Area Description

The Mt. Washington Valley spans over 25 towns from Fryeburg, Maine to Jackson, New Hampshire, Chocorua to Gorham and every town between Crawford and Pinkham Notch. It's well known for its scenic beauty, tax-free outlet and boutique shopping, golf, hiking and skiing. It’s your home away from home, ensuring that you will enjoy the comforts of what you’re used to and more while you’re staying with us. We have hundreds upon hundreds of things to do and so many great places to stay and dine while you’re doing them! With cozy inns and B&B’s, motels and hotels, fully-functioning resorts, campgrounds and vacation rentals, you will always be taken care of. Dining is no different. Food in the Valley is prepared fresh and restaurants are always trying to use local products and the ambience, service and recipes of the Valley are unique unto themselves. Enjoy any kind of dish from India to the Southwest. Thai, gluten-free, all-natural, Italian, Mexican, Chinese, après-ski, family friendly and fine dining are all right outside your door when you visit. Coffee shops, cafes and delis are perfect for a relaxing meal with a friend or a book or to take-away for a picnic during your daily adventures! And don't forget, Mt Washington Valley offers more than 200 tax-free shops, outlets and boutiques. Yes, that's right. No sales tax in New Hampshire.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bartlett, Conway, Glen, Jackson, North Conway.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The variety of attractions in the Mount Washington Valley is sure to satisfy every member of your family. From Guided Tours to Brewery Tours and from Scenic Train/car Rides to specialty Museums, the White Mountains of New Hampshire has it all.

Mt Washington Valley is known for its scenic mountain beauty, tax-free shopping and outdoor adventure. Surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, Mt Washington Valley offers an impressive variety of hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling options. There are more than 150 lodging options from cozy B&Bs and inns to grand resorts plus campgrounds and motels too. Look for 75 different restaurants offering cuisines from casual to fine from all over the world. We have more than 200 tax-free outlets and shops for those who love shopping. Call 1-877-948-6867 to learn more.

Cultural Activities

The rich art community in North Conway NH and the surrounding Mount Washington valley is sure to satiate the most crafty visitor. From antiques to art shows and museums to music, it is all here awaiting your discovery and enjoyment.

Public transportation

The best way to come to Mt Washington Valley is by car. If flying, there is a small private airport in Fryeburg, ME with no commercial flights. Portland, ME and Manchester, NH are the closest airports - each about 1.5 to 2 hours from Mt Washington Valley.

There is very little public transportation in Mt Washington Valley. Concord Trailways provides bus service from Boston, and otherwise those without cars can call local taxis or walk.

Medical Facilities

Memorial Hospital is not a large urban hospital, but a smaller hospital that serves the region, and is affiliated with MaineHealth, a network of hospitals including Maine Medical Center.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Mt Washington Valley, New Hampshire?

The Mount Washington Valley has a snowy wintery climate (avg.20's-40's), a beautiful cool->warm spring (30's-70's), warm (and sometimes humid) summers (avg. 60's-80's), and warm->cool->cold (80's-40's) weather in the fall with spectacular foliage. Winter snowstorms are quickly cleared by our road commissions, and roads are well maintained.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  8  19  29
 Feb  11  22  34
 Mar  20  31  42
 Apr  31  43  55
 May  42  54  67
 Jun  51  63  75
 Jul  56  68  80
 Aug  54  66  78
 Sep  46  58  70
 Oct  35  46  58
 Nov  27  37  46
 Dec  16  25  35

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  30  9
 Feb  0  27  6
 Mar  0  28  2
 Apr  0  17  0
 May  0  4  0
 Jun  1  0  0
 Jul  2  0  0
 Aug  1  0  0
 Sep  0  2  0
 Oct  0  13  0
 Nov  0  22  0
 Dec  0  29  3

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  3 "  10  11 %
 Feb  3 "  9  13 %
 Mar  4 "  10  19 %
 Apr  4 "  11  29 %
 May  4 "  13  40 %
 Jun  4 "  13  52 %
 Jul  4 "  12  57 %
 Aug  4 "  11  56 %
 Sep  4 "  11  49 %
 Oct  5 "  11  37 %
 Nov  5 "  11  28 %
 Dec  4 "  11  18 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  19 "  28  8
 Feb  16 "  25  6
 Mar  14 "  22  5
 Apr  4 "  5  2
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  4 "  4  2
 Dec  16 "  19  7

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Cost of Living for Mt Washington Valley, NH

Mt Washington Valley, New Hampshire cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Housing options in the Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire's White Mountains hit the full spectrum for size, budget and luxury.

Senior Assistance in Mt Washington Valley, NH

Mt Washington Valley, New Hampshire offers the following assistance for seniors:

The Gibson Center for Senior Services
http://www.gibsoncenter.org/ provides meals, transportation services and social and educational programs to seniors in the greater Mount Washington Valley area.

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Mt Washington Valley Offer For Retirees?

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