Porcupine Real Estate


Posted by Mark Warden on 1/15/2016


†Jonathan & Shelly moved to New Hampshire from North Dakota, and just closed on their house in Weare in June. Their reasons for moving here were twofold: they wanted to be a part of the Free State Project to meet other like-minded individuals, and look for better employment opportunities. Following are their views on their new life in Weare:†

Why did you move to Weare?†

Having grown up in the country, I prefer the woods and rural life. Weare had a good balance between home prices, rural population, lower tax rates, commute to relevant job markets, a small town vibe, and it already had a small population of porcupines.†

What are your favorite things about Weare?

It's beautiful! Just drive down some of the back roads like Mt Dearborn or Thorndike. It's gorgeous country. Our neighbors and the people we've met so far have all been very friendly. It's also seems very firearm friendly as we hear people target practicing several times a week. Real criminals should beware: people are packing in these parts! The farmer's market is pretty great too, for such a small town. It is encouraging to see small entrepreneurs set up tables and sell their wares.†

What's your favorite thing about your new house?†

Shelly: The deck, the funky garage and that we have a yard of our own. I also really like the kitchen window, the flowers and the stream. This house is very unique and has a lot of 'interesting' qualities.†

Jonathan: It is definitely the stream and my little garden. It almost seems like a little vacation home, but we get to live there every day. Even though I drive an hour, pulling up into the driveway always makes me smile.