03-19-2017, 11:08 PM
NH now has great home school laws as do many states. As far as I know, though, NH is still the only state with a program set-up to reimburse parents their home school expenses. Though, not all parents qualify for it. TN had much worse homeschooling laws when I was a kid. I have no idea what they are like now.
NH has the best weapons laws in the nation. Border state VT has the 2nd best Constitutional Carry law in the nation, only after NH.
NH is designed to allow people to have as much or as little tax burden as they want. Unlike almost every other state that either has a high general sales tax, high personal income tax, or some combination of the two, NH has neither. You can literally avoid almost all state and local taxes in NH if you really want to do so. Of course, just like in other states, most voters demand government services. In some NH communities voters want services on par with the average state. To accomplish this property taxes have to be very high. In towns where voters want the government to do less than in most of the country, property taxes are high. Then there are those communities filled with small government folks that want the government to do far less in their community than what it does in almost all of the county. Those communities have average, low, or even no property taxes.
But property values vary widely even within towns. This makes a much bigger difference in the Northeast than in the flyover states. Typically, if you live on the ocean, a lake, or beach, your property is worth more. If you live in trailer park, the woods, or one of the few depressed areas, your property is worth less.
Another option is to rent an apartment. Units all over the largest city in NH range from $1,000 to $1,400 for a 3-4 bd. You can find rent lower in most rural areas if you look very hard. That means no income, no sales, and no property taxes. People born in NH might not always think about tax strategies, but those purposely moving here can get it. You very likely can pay less taxes and still have an excellent job living in any state other than AK, where the economy is doing poorly and the cost of living is extremely high.