Considering Moving to Hanover, NH? We Answer Your Questions

Alan J. DiStasio  |  December 8, 2022

Life In The Upper Valley

Considering Moving to Hanover, NH? We Answer Your Questions

Hanover is a beautiful town situated along the Connecticut River in the heart of New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Known as one of the nation's best places to live, Hanover is home to Dartmouth College and a myriad of shops, restaurants, and cultural and outdoor attractions. If you are considering purchasing one of the many houses for sale in Hanover, NH, we have put together a list of answers to some frequently asked questions to help you make your decision. Read on for everything you need to know!

What is the cost of housing?

As of August 2022, the median home price in Hanover is $925,000. Many factors play into this figure, including close proximity to many of the Upper Valley's largest employers as well as limited inventory

What is the job market like in Hanover?

Hanover's job market is strong. Education, healthcare, and retail are just a few industries represented here. The unemployment rate in Hanover is 2.3%, which is lower than the national average of 3.7%. Hanover's top employers include Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Hypertherm. If you are looking for a job in Hanover, you will have no trouble finding one that suits your skills and interests.

Let’s talk climate – what is the weather like?

Hanover sits in the Upper Valley of NH. Its climate is categorized as humid continental, which means Hanover experiences relatively warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters. The average temperature in July is about 71 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average temperature in January is about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Hanover typically receives roughly 40 inches of snow annually, making it an excellent destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The weather in Hanover is varied and can offer something for everyone, regardless of their preferred season.

What about Hanover, NH, schools?

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The School Administrative Unit (SAU) 70 (popularly known as the Dresden School District) serves Hanover, NH, and Norwich, VT. It is the first interstate school district in the U.S. The system serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and its schools are considered excellent. There are also a few private school options available.

Are there things to do in Hanover, NH?

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There are plenty of things to do in Hanover! For starters, pay a visit to the Hood Museum of Art on the campus of Dartmouth College. The museum houses a diverse collection of art from around the world, including paintings, sculptures, and archaeological artifacts. Afterward, take a stroll through the picturesque town center, where you will find quaint shops and restaurants, and be sure to stop by one of the local bakeries for a treat. If you are looking for some outdoor fun, hike up to Moose Mountain, an 8-mile-long ridge in Hanover's eastern part of town, for stunning views of the surrounding area. Or, on a warm sunny day, head over to Storrs Pond for a swim.

In addition to Dartmouth College's extensive list of events and activities open to the public, Hanover is bursting at the seams with cultural, art, and entertainment options, including museums, parks, and outdoor recreation. Explore local attractions and historic destinations. Take a walking tour through Dartmouth College or a scenic drive on Vermont's backroads. Consider becoming a member of Montcalm Golf Club for golf unlike you have ever experienced, or take the entire family to the Montshire Museum of Science for family-friendly fun. Whatever your interests, there is no shortage of things to do in Hanover, NH!

What is the nightlife like in Hanover?

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Home to Dartmouth College, Hanover has a diverse nightlife scene. There are a variety of bars and clubs to suit all tastes, and the student population ensures that there is always something going on. Whether you're looking for a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy a few drinks with friends or a night out on the town, Hanover has you covered. The bars in downtown Hanover are especially popular among locals and visitors alike, and some of them offer live music. No matter what your preferences are, you're sure to find a spot to enjoy yourself in Hanover's lively nightlife scene.

I'm still not sure if moving to Hanover is right for me. Who can I talk to for more information?

We hope this has helped answer some of your questions about moving to Hanover. However, if you are still unsure if moving to this charming college town is right for you, we encourage you to reach out for a more personalized description.
Alan DiStasio is well-connected in the real estate industry and possesses a personal network far beyond Hanover's boundaries. As a result of his 15 years of service with Sotheby's International Realty, he now has a referral network of over 400 agents around the globe. When you engage with Alan, you can be confident that your luxury real estate needs will be given the care and consideration they deserve.
Alan DiStasio at Legacy Properties Sotheby's International can answer any specific questions or concerns you may have about searching for houses for sale in Hanover, NH. Alan will be more than happy to help you make an informed decision about whether or not this picturesque New Hampshire town is right for you. Contact Alan DiStasio today!

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