As we Granite Staters hit the polls today, we reflect on another action-packed NH presidential primary season (and this year just happens to mark the one-hundredth in our state's first-in-the-nation tradition!). If you're considering a move to the area, there are a few things that you should know about living on the NH Seacoast during primary season.
Civic Engagement Like You've Never Seen
Many of us feel that we're moonlighting as mystery shoppers who take our vetting job as seriously as our day job. So when candidates stage events at Exeter Town Hall and the University of New Hampshire, or simply stop fora cup of coffee at Popovers on the Square, we show up. We are more civically engaged than most Americans and more politically aware. We have many opportunities for intense conversations with the candidates in living rooms and grocery stores and small-town diners. We meet the hopefuls face to face and listen to whether they can answer questions honestly while looking us in the eye...while the entire world watches. You get to interact with political leaders and talk about issues that are really important to you. It's a spectacular ride in a state whose plain-talking citizens consider themselves as smart as any candidate.
Campaign Ads & Phone Calls
We are inundated with campaign ads and visits from presidential candidates. And once the Iowa caucus has passed, we brace for the national spotlight to shift to our state. Phones ring off the hook all day and night,robots and real people.Everyone wants to know whopeopleare voting for. We love to hate this byproduct of our first-in-the-nation role; but when it's over, we have to admit to a little post-election blues. Things become unsettlingly quiet.
At Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty, we are proud of the Granite State's first-in-the-nation status and welcome the frenzy of candidates, campaign ads and calls every four years. In a world increasingly dominated by Facebook likes and YouTube views, the grassroots nature of the New Hampshire primary proves that handshakes still matter. We lovewatching history play itself out in front of us! For more information on why the NH Seacoast is the perfect place to make your new home, get in touch with one of our real estate professionals.