The New Hampshire Advantage
There are many advantages to living in New Hampshire, and New Hampshire regularly ranks high in economic and quality of life indicators, compared to other states. If you'd like to suggest an advantage or state ranking not listed yet, please let us know.
New Hampshire is the only state that has banned the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPR) by law enforcement.
New Hampshire is the only state that does not mandate automobile insurance (though 89% of NH drivers have it).
New Hampshire has no general personal income tax. Dividends and interest are taxed at only 5%.
New Hampshire has no capital gains tax.
New Hampshire is the only state with no laws restricting knife ownership.
New Hampshire's unique Executive Council provides an additional check on the power of the Governor. Support of the independently elected, five-member council is required for state contracts over $5,000, high-level agency appointments, and pardons.
New Hampshire has no general sales tax.
New Hampshire has no tax on machinery or equipment.
New Hampshire officials, from town clerks to the state governor, are accessible to the public and generally have a walk-right-in office policy.
Most types of fireworks are legal for consumer purchase and use in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of only three states that places no helmet restrictions on motorcyclists.
New Hampshire is the only state that does not have a mandatory seat belt law for adults.
New Hampshire state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use or private development.
New Hampshire legislators are only paid a salary of $100 per year, helping ensure the existence of a citizen legislature committed to public service, unlike every other state.
New Hampshire's constitution does not specifically prohibit secession.
New Hampshire has no inventory tax.
New Hampshire has one of the smallest state bureaucracies.