Living the Good Life in New Hampshire and Vermont's Upper Valley

Real Estate Agent with Hal Sheeler, REALTOR with Century 21 Energy Shield Realty NH 054714 VT 0820007102

The Upper Connecticut River Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont, just called the Upper Valley by "us locals," strides the Connecticut River, with New Hampshire on the east and Vermont on the west.  Lebanon, New Hampshire is its economic powerhouse with a lively commercial  area on Route 12 A and many research firms. Lebanon is also home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the largest employer by far,  and supplier of  superlative health services not often found in rural areas.  Blessed with lush natural beauty - mountains, rivers, lakes, fields, barns -  and a plethora of recreational opportunities, the Upper Valley also enjoys cultural amenities that one usually only finds in urban areas.  Hanover's Dartmouth College's influence pervades the Upper Valley,  bringing concerts, educational opportunities, films, discussion groups, and a special "tone." The Upper Valley is also blessed with many theater and musical groups.  Lebanon's historic performing center, the Lebanon Opera House currently has  Opera North  in residence with productions of "Il Trovatore" and "Alfred Heering" and recently finished North Country Community Theatre's run of "Singin' In The Rain."  There are still country general stores in the area including delightful ones in Strafford and Norwich Vermont.  People here cherish them as they do the blend of old fashioned country ethics and ways with intellectual and cultural vitality.  There are artists, writers, and musicians finding renewal and meaning here in the Upper Valley as well as "ordinary folks" who just like it here.


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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent


Your area is, indeed, beautiful!  I have several friends up your way, and get to travel through it periodically.  So many beautiful places in NH!!  Yes, I'm partial to our great state, and also love Vermont as well.  This part of our little world is what I lovingly call "God's Country", because I truly think it is.  Those who have never visited here really should make an effort many varied areas in the little state of NH.  I live on the Seacoast and just love it here.  I also really love just about every area in NH I've been to.

Come visit us in NH whenever you get the'll love it, too!!

Aug 24, 2006 08:35 AM #1

Had to give you a thumbs up on the blog! Nice to see you on here!

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