Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to New Hampshire

Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to New Hampshire

In this video I cover the top 10 reasons NOT to move to New Hampshire. This list will give you valuable insight from the perspective of a lifelong New Hampshire resident, be sure to watch until the end because I share my biggest con of living in NH.

If you’re thinking about moving to New Hampshire or just have questions about this beautiful state, I’d be more than happy to help!

You can reach me by phone, text or email at any time, I’m always ready to help you!

Cody Barna – Realtor
Call/Text Direct at 603-851-3164
Licensed in New Hampshire

*Thanks to for the soundtrack


  1. Rudy James on May 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Our state motto is “Live Free or Die” & there’s No income state tax or helmet/seatbelt laws … it’s a good place to live to raise a family

  2. Person XYZ on May 27, 2022 at 12:41 am

    I lived in NH for 10 yrs and moved to south, best decision ever. I can go to NH for a vacation but not for living.

  3. Daniel Jackson on May 27, 2022 at 12:41 am

    (thaws out fingers) I agree about weather

  4. Catherine Meyer on May 27, 2022 at 12:42 am

    We came from Arizona and lived in Derry for a year. It didn’t suck honestly. Of course we were there during the start of Covid and didn’t get to really investigate the state as we hoped. I can tell you it is expensive, but that’s just New England in general. If what this gentleman tells you doesn’t matter and you love nature, strange bugs, snow, and the slow life – go for it!

  5. Dean Jernstrom on May 27, 2022 at 12:43 am

    No please don’t move to n.h….Stay . in Ma,NYC,conn, RI You’ll want to change it to the same s hole you came from.Keep driving out the little guy.Thats what you do.And always keep thinking of yourself when you arrive.The same as you would at home.Your DESPICABLE………LEAVE YOUR MONEY AND GO !Should be 20.00 at the tollbooth. Go to Cape Cod and wreck that some more.

  6. Linda Norris on May 27, 2022 at 12:45 am

    and you forgot to mention how cold and unfriendly the native residents are!

  7. camtuber23 on May 27, 2022 at 12:46 am

    nh is nice

  8. Elderlord on May 27, 2022 at 12:46 am

    You need a permit to build a fire in NH. I need my freedoms. You are not free to build a fire without first obtaining a permit. That’s not freedom.

  9. North Conway NH railfan on May 27, 2022 at 12:48 am

    I’m going to put this all out for you New Hampshire is a really good stay and really beautiful

  10. Curt E on May 27, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Lived in New Hampshire for 4 years for a job beautiful state winners are just brutal in parts of it.

    Lot of people rave on the no sales tax no state income tax but they get you in so many other ways it all balances out, nothing’s free.

    They lead every newscast with how many heroin overdoses and deaths were on that day.

  11. Gavin Byers on May 27, 2022 at 12:57 am


  12. Maui games Seiberth on May 27, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Yeah if your watching this right now from tornado alley it’s a 1% chance of a tornado PS:I never sawn a tornado in my life:

  13. Kummon Yeomso on May 27, 2022 at 1:00 am

    This seems to be a really stupid video for a NH real estate salesman to post.

  14. Sky Taylor on May 27, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Bugs in Florida are really bad….

  15. kikyoustorm on May 27, 2022 at 1:04 am

    The reason property taxes are so high is because we don’t have income tax or sales tax. Most young do have seasonal depression because they say they ‘have nothing to do’, right okay. Plenty of crafting, skiing, and local restaurants sell unique food. There’s a food hub in concord and Manchester. And I know 2 dozen restaurants not fast food places that sell food with diet restriction options. And my two favs are sushi and most Mexican foods. My fav grocery store even has a sushi chef from Japan working there and that’s in Goffstown, smaller stores and small white population areas tend to have less jobs less variety and more teen pregnancy whereas several high population areas have an opioid crisis and high amount of violence but every state has that. Meanwhile nh issued an opioid crisis to change how we react and help the people who struggle. Seasonal depression hits teens and the elderly the hardest. A lot of teens in N H that don’t have P S or X Box or W I I , tend to live and work on farms. Meanwhile 15,000 MA citizens move to N H every year and buy houses.

  16. David B on May 27, 2022 at 1:06 am

    please do not move to NH with your Democratic liberal ways. I, for one will not welcome you here. We are tougher and we survive, mostly without help from the welfare system!

  17. Bro' Joe on May 27, 2022 at 1:08 am

    You forgot to mention the world’s best lobster, no sales tax, no state income tax, no gun registration, no motorcycle helmet law, no seat belt law ,radar detectors are legal, car insurance is not mandatory, and the state supreme court ruled that you can cover up the "Live Free or Die" motto on your license plate if you don’t agree with it. Try that in any other state!

  18. Sláva Smrti on May 27, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Massholes are worse than the bugs

  19. North Conway NH railfan on May 27, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Don’t move to Berlin New Hampshire if you do not like drug problems or bad School District you don’t have to worry about that issue much in North Conway

  20. M T on May 27, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Who’s paying you to make this? Everyone who lives here knows these contingencies. I’m from a town that’s one town up from MA and it’s been a blessing not having public transportation. Our town is close and only druggies from MA are the reason our police are dispatched. Also many people are NOT stuck inside !! There are so many exciting things to do in the winter in NH!!!

  21. Bro' Joe on May 27, 2022 at 1:13 am

    There’s nothing like walking on any of the beaches from Seabrook to Rye in the winter. Peaceful bliss!

  22. Motivated K9 on May 27, 2022 at 1:14 am

    If you are a Massachusetts Liberal, Please don’t come here!!!!

  23. ANGRY VENOM on May 27, 2022 at 1:16 am

    U forgot to mention horrible automotive rules!! No old cars allowed which is y I moved to TN. I’m born & raised from Nashua

  24. Robert P. Peterson on May 27, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Don’t move to new Hampshire because the lawmakers don’t care what the Citizens want and do they they want instead. Live free or die?? Lol. Joke. Massachusetts is much better believe it or not. Stay away from new Hampshire.

  25. Rudy James on May 27, 2022 at 1:18 am

    It ranked #1 for quality of life out of all 50 states based on unemployment, crime, weather etc. So, yeah. Just stay away from Manchester,Nashua & Salem

  26. Josh on May 27, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Not to mention our airport is extremely overpriced so we drive to Boston for flights.

  27. Random and Historical Knowledge and stories on May 27, 2022 at 1:22 am

    I think you forgot , it’s just the #1 place to live in the United States . Relative to number of people there’s a great mix and most people are very nice, an hour or less from the big city , the beautiful ocean and some of the most beautiful mountains I’ve ever climbed in my life. Also there’s tons of restaurants even in the mountains , this poor guy needs to get out of Manchester . And do more research. But we are happy, you don’t need to move here ….

  28. Houston Galloway on May 27, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Love NH. Great videe.

  29. MADHIKER777 on May 27, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Winters – that’s why I moved to NH to ski. Fall & winter are the best. Spring & summer = mud & bugs, but that’s time to split wood. Taxes – no income or sales tax & property taxes depend on the town, mine are cheap. Utilities – don’t need A/C in the mountains & see splitting wood above for heat. Food, nightlife & transportation – nonexistent. Cost to build a home – expensive. Traffic – what traffic? I moved from Miami, FL.

  30. Soma on May 27, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Interesting marketing technique you have there…

  31. Chris Newcomb on May 27, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Way to sell it!

  32. DONALD CRONIN on May 27, 2022 at 1:27 am

    You missed 11 & 12……. mud season & especially, black fly season!!

  33. Zona 3141 on May 27, 2022 at 1:27 am

    I lived in Salem for a year. The people are nasty, it’s expensive, winters are harsh. The teachers at Woodbury are terrible (always screaming and yelling at the kids). Never again.

  34. Ricco Kayaker on May 27, 2022 at 1:29 am

    No NH sucks, I live here, if you are a liberal, don’t come, it sucks

  35. LittleDryMuffinGaming on May 27, 2022 at 1:29 am

    the bugs are not bad here try living down south, the winter may be cold but its not dark and we have only had a few snow storms this year, as for food their are tons of different restaurant’s, i live in a tiny town we have authentic Greek, Ukrainian, Chinese, and a Tibetan restaurant, traffic is not bad just don’t take 93 from Manchester to concord Thursday or Friday during rush hour during the summer, weather is amazing i lived down south and new Hampshire is not hot and humid at the same time, its either hot or its cooler but very humid but most of the time its high 70s low 80s and nice. taxes for property are high but you don’t have sales tax. i love NH and everyone i know who has moved away has always come back.

  36. Chris W on May 27, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Appreciate your honesty with this list. Wish it we saw this before we moved there. We got hit with a real estate impact fee coming and going. This may be the Live Free or Die state, but there are a lot of hidden taxes (view taxes, taxes on camping, etc…). Taxes vary by town so do your research. Our town of Henniker allowed out-of-state college students to vote on ways they could increase our property taxes (encouraged by the local college to benefit the college).NH was #1 for Lyme disease and black fly season is awful. NH is a great place to visit, though. In our case, glad we upgraded to tourist.

  37. MW on May 27, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Moved from Dover to Albuquerque about 18 years ago, its 58 degrees and sunny. My first electric bill was $20.

  38. Fabio Alves on May 27, 2022 at 1:34 am


  39. Tomeka Ridley on May 27, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Where is all those property taxes going in New Hampshire if there isn’t hardly anything there?

  40. Kerry Lewis on May 27, 2022 at 1:35 am

    I live on the coast of New Hampshire and thought I would stay in my home for the remainder of my life. The trouble is that so many people are moving here and changing the state to a place like Massachusetts. I like simple living and prefer my neighbors have wings or four legs. Looks like I’ll be heading north with the hopes of having what I always thought New Hampshire should be without the influences of southern states. I’m just not sure if that is even a realistic thought anymore.

  41. 872guest on May 27, 2022 at 1:36 am

    I have been living in NH for my whole life and a lot of this information was FAKE ( other than the bugs )

  42. JT on May 27, 2022 at 1:38 am

    this is more like 10 reasons to move to NH, expect the opioid thing. We are paying double those taxes to live in CT

  43. Cameron Pearson on May 27, 2022 at 1:38 am

    I live in NH, I love it here I have to say that I disagree with many of the points on this list.

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