Quality of Life

New Hampshire scored better than any other state for quality of life. No state had a lower homicide rate than New Hampshire, where there was just barely a single murder per 100,000 residents. Additionally, New Hampshire was also the top-ranked state for accessibility of services, with 79% of households reporting they had access to broadband, the highest in the United States. The Granite State also had the nation’s lowest poverty rate in 2013, according to the Census Bureau, at just 8.7% of all residents.” USA Today stated in an online article published on October 11, 2014.

 At this time New Hampshire also ranked in the following:

  • Employment rate: 77.0% (7th highest)
  • Household disposable income per capita: $34,208 (7th highest)
  • Homicide rate: 1.11 per 100,000 people (the lowest)
  • Voter turnout: 69.4% (tied, 6th highest)

Health

For medical care in the Valley, the Memorial Hospital in North Conway is a Critical Access Hospital offering acute care, emergency services, cardiac rehabilitation, oncology, ambulatory surgery center, birthing center, radiology services and more. The Merriman House is the hospital’s 45-bed nursing home which also offers an adult day program and a specialty in memory loss disorders. Area residents are also served by Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, and Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia. Bridgton Hospital and Central Maine Medical serve many of the residents in Western Maine.

Schools

Schools and colleges in the area include:

Child Care Facilities

Child care facilities are found in both the Conway, NH and Fryeburg, ME areas.


Health

New Hampshire has ranked fourth or better in health rankings of the 50 U.S. states for the past fifteen years (holding the top spot for seven of those), according to the United Health Foundation. Maine also has done well; it has ranked in the top ten since 2000.

The Memorial Hospital in North Conway is a Critical Access Hospital offering acute care, emergency services, cardiac rehabilitation, oncology, ambulatory surgery center, birthing center, radiology services and more. The Merriman House is the hospital’s 45-bed nursing home which also offers an adult day program and a specialty in memory loss disorders. Area residents are also served by Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, and Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia. Bridgton Hospitaland Central Maine Medical serve many of the residents in Western Maine.

Crime

Both New Hampshire and Maine enjoy low rates of crime. “For [2000] the State of New Hampshire had a total Crime Index of 2,433.1 reported incidents per 100,000 people.” This ranked New Hampshire as having the 3rd lowest total Crime Index. “For that year the State of Maine had a total Crime Index of 2,619.8 reported incidents per 100,000 people.” This ranked Maine as having the 5th lowest total Crime Index.

Schools

Schools and colleges in the area include:

Child Care Facilities

Child care facilities are found in both the Conway, NH and Fryeburg, ME areas.