Where we choose to live is important, it helps to define us as both individuals and as families. Finding a sense of place where we can be comfortable, contribute to our community, and raise our children in a safe and friendly environment is a crucial step toward our overall success. Our community is important in shaping our outlook on life and our relationships with others. Some find their sense of place in big cities, others flock to the suburbs, yet others like to get lost deep in the wilds of the vast open areas in our western states.
We happen to love our home base in New England and think we have the best of both worlds right here in our own backyard. The Greater Monadnock Region It is our best-kept secret. The region is home to such towns as Peterborough, Keene, Swanzey, Jaffrey, Rindge, Walpole, and Milford, NH. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with our little slice of this region of New England, the website Discover Monadnock has an excellent map that defines the towns within its geographic borders:
As recruiters, we are always looking to share our little secret with folks who may want to consider relocating to our home area and can provide guidance and assistance if you are looking to call this your home too. So if you are on the hunt for a new role, and interested in relocating to a healthy community, you may want to consider the Greater Monadnock Region.
We are located in the heart of New England.
This image is from the Keene, NH Chamber of Commerce, a great starting point on your relocation journey, and says it all. The region, anchored by the City of Keene, offers most city amenities yet is central to most of the major areas of commerce in Northern New England. We are close to major cities including Boston, an easy ride into the wilds of Vermont, and can even access the beaches in New Hampshire or Rhode Island within a couple of hours’ drive. Keene, with a population just shy of 25,000 serves as our economic and social hub, with a quaint walking downtown and the home of quaint local restaurants, shops, co-ops and the University.
Image via www.keenechamber.com
New Hampshire ‘Wins.’
Quite simply, the Granite State is regularly mentioned in the ‘Best Places to Live’ categories in major media. For example, New Hampshire ranks #1 in the Washington Post as the best State in which to live. Did we mention that we also have no income tax or sales tax, a real win? Need more reasons?
We love the great outdoors.
If you enjoy outdoor activities, this area may just be right for you. Our location provides endless opportunities to get outdoors with whatever type of sport you may enjoy. As a four season year-round destination we ski, we hike, we fish, we play. Golfing, boating, fishing, hunting, you name it, we have it. The Monadnock Region provides a backdrop of natural physical beauty that defines its’ character. This includes Mount Monadnock, reported to be one of the most frequently climbed mountains in the world, and serving as inspiration for Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Check out some of the images on Instagram!
We have a strong real estate market and economy.
In other words, real property here is typically a wise investment, with slow but stable population growth. Current unemployment rates hover around 4 percent, much lower than the 6+ percent that is the US average. Our major employers include National Grange, Liberty Mutual, Smiths Medical, Keene State College, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and C&S Wholesale Grocers, one of the country’s largest private companies. For a complete list of stats, look at New Hampshire’s economic data here. With Masiello’s great recruiting teams offering many years’ experiences working in this area, we help to ensure the best employers are matched with the best workers.
Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
We have lots of opportunities here! Keep an eye on the Masiello Jobs Portal for current openings with our established clients. If you are looking for something specific, reach out to us, and our recruiters will keep you in mind for future opportunities.
History is alive and well.
The area retains much of its’ real New England charm with a sense of history evident in our buildings, traditions, active historical societies, and lifestyle. While this way of life is not for everyone, feeling the roots of early America come through in our day to day life provides a sense of connection with the past that isn’t evident in new world developments.
Education is important to us.
Keene and Peterborough public schools spend over 20K on each student, with the average school expenditure in the U.S. $12,435. Our student to teacher ratios is around 12 to 1. Also, there are Five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, the Monadnock Waldorf School, and St. Joseph’s Regional School. Regarding higher education, we can choose from Keene State College, Antioch New England Graduate School, Franklin Pierce College and River Valley Community College. With continuous local investment in education, we can ensure fresh energy and community involvement year-round.
We’ve still got local charm.
While this one is not easy to prove, take a trip and explore. Don’t take our word for it, experience it yourself! Call us to help you arrange your visit and we can provide direction on how to best experience the area to get a real life sense of our community.
So if you are looking to make a move, contact Masiello Employment’s recruiting team who can keep you focused on the opportunities available and assist you in relocating to our community. Check out our website, contact us on social media, or contact us directly. And whatever you do – don’t ask us about our New England winters, complaining about them is a New Englander’s favorite pastime, so don’t get us started!
For additional information on making a move to NH, check out http://stayworkplay.org/.
For an overview of the Monadnock region from the NH State Tourism Division, click here.
Landscape photos thanks to one of Masiello Employment’s own recruiters, Katrina Baumgartner.
Yankee Magazine provides insight into traveling the Monadnock Region, including a driving tour here.