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New Hampshire's Livability Rocks On
by Broderick Perkins
When it comes to livability, the Granite State is as solid as a rock, and that's not just a passing compliment.
For the third year in a row, New Hampshire was named the nation's 'Most Livable State-2006' by Lawrence, KS researcher/publisher Morgan Quitno an outfit that measures livability with 25 negative factors and 19 positive factors.
'New Hampshire enjoys the view from the top and apparently plans on staying there,' said Scott Morgan, president of Morgan Quitno Press.
'Citizens of New Hampshire enjoy low unemployment, low crime rates, high levels of household income and high levels of education. The state has a stellar record in many of the categories we considered for our award,' he added.
As well as livability, New Hampshire is known for hosting the first election primary for each presidential election, granite laden bedrock (hence the 'Granite State'), limited government, 'leaf peeping' at fall foliage, and it is home of one of the hottest housing markets in the nation -- the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH metropolitan area."