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Derry. Anyone live there? Pros? Cons?
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by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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xomrs.chase
by Sarah on Jan. 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM
Haha
I might call town hall tomorrow just to inquire.


Quoting whooperz:

Probably awful. Lol




Quoting xomrs.chase:

My dad is an electrician :)





House prices aren't bad! I wonder what taxes are like






Quoting whooperz:

My husband wants to move to derry as well. He's an electrician and has worked on some beautiful homes there.

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143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Jan. 27, 2013 at 8:44 AM

 Everything is cyclical..so maybe they've had a drop. They can usually project enrollement, with the students enrolled now at lower grades.

There are other towns that go to Pinkerton too..not just Derry.

Quoting xomrs.chase:

Yeah ds is only 13mo so we have a way to go, but with the recent issues with our condo our house hunting is becoming more serious. We want him to go to the same district all throughout- so we are looking at HS mainly. I will give them a call

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Oh without a doubt it does. But call, and ask about space. It's a super huge school, like 3000 students. So competitions to play sports is rather significant.


We were moving because of an over filled high school, so I wanted one with space.


Londonderry, schools are awesome as well. They have a wonderful reputation. It was my #1B (Pinkerton was #1A)...but the 3 houses I loved were either off the market or sold when we finally sold our MA house. That's how we ended up in Litchfield. Their high school is built for either 2000 or 2200 students and they were not near capacity 6 years ago.


Plaistow---over filled


Pinkerton---"busting at the seams"


Londonderry---no house


Hudson---reminded me too much of where I was leaving


Quoting xomrs.chase:

Lol pinkerton is our reason. It blows most other nh schools away.




Quoting 143myboys9496:


 Depends on what you're looking for. If it's schools, I can't tell you anything about the K-8. When we moved here 6 yrs ago, Pinkerton was on our list of schools, they were "busting at the seams" according to the Headmaster.



I've only seen the part that touches Londonderry...


 

 

xomrs.chase
by Sarah on Jan. 27, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Do you know which ones?
We found some houses we could definitely afford on just Dh's income. That's a plus since I plan to return to work when ds starts school. If we can afford it with his- we'd be pretty well off when I start. The issue would be whether or not they transfer him south


Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Everything is cyclical..so maybe they've had a drop. They can usually project enrollement, with the students enrolled now at lower grades.


There are other towns that go to Pinkerton too..not just Derry.


Quoting xomrs.chase:

Yeah ds is only 13mo so we have a way to go, but with the recent issues with our condo our house hunting is becoming more serious. We want him to go to the same district all throughout- so we are looking at HS mainly. I will give them a call


Quoting 143myboys9496:


 Oh without a doubt it does. But call, and ask about space. It's a super huge school, like 3000 students. So competitions to play sports is rather significant.



We were moving because of an over filled high school, so I wanted one with space.



Londonderry, schools are awesome as well. They have a wonderful reputation. It was my #1B (Pinkerton was #1A)...but the 3 houses I loved were either off the market or sold when we finally sold our MA house. That's how we ended up in Litchfield. Their high school is built for either 2000 or 2200 students and they were not near capacity 6 years ago.



Plaistow---over filled



Pinkerton---"busting at the seams"



Londonderry---no house



Hudson---reminded me too much of where I was leaving



Quoting xomrs.chase:

Lol pinkerton is our reason. It blows most other nh schools away.





Quoting 143myboys9496:



 Depends on what you're looking for. If it's schools, I can't tell you anything about the K-8. When we moved here 6 yrs ago, Pinkerton was on our list of schools, they were "busting at the seams" according to the Headmaster.




I've only seen the part that touches Londonderry...



 


 

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lillucky8
by Jen on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:44 AM
I moved there is seventh grade and moved to manch when i moved from my parents but they still live there. I plan to move to auburn so my kids can go to pa. Great school! Taxes are really high in derry though
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lillucky8
by Jen on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM
They just took a contract with auburn so numbers are up, a friends dad is on the derry school board so im in the know lol

Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Everything is cyclical..so maybe they've had a drop. They can usually project enrollement, with the students enrolled now at lower grades.


There are other towns that go to Pinkerton too..not just Derry.


Quoting xomrs.chase:

Yeah ds is only 13mo so we have a way to go, but with the recent issues with our condo our house hunting is becoming more serious. We want him to go to the same district all throughout- so we are looking at HS mainly. I will give them a call


Quoting 143myboys9496:


 Oh without a doubt it does. But call, and ask about space. It's a super huge school, like 3000 students. So competitions to play sports is rather significant.



We were moving because of an over filled high school, so I wanted one with space.



Londonderry, schools are awesome as well. They have a wonderful reputation. It was my #1B (Pinkerton was #1A)...but the 3 houses I loved were either off the market or sold when we finally sold our MA house. That's how we ended up in Litchfield. Their high school is built for either 2000 or 2200 students and they were not near capacity 6 years ago.



Plaistow---over filled



Pinkerton---"busting at the seams"



Londonderry---no house



Hudson---reminded me too much of where I was leaving



Quoting xomrs.chase:

Lol pinkerton is our reason. It blows most other nh schools away.





Quoting 143myboys9496:



 Depends on what you're looking for. If it's schools, I can't tell you anything about the K-8. When we moved here 6 yrs ago, Pinkerton was on our list of schools, they were "busting at the seams" according to the Headmaster.




I've only seen the part that touches Londonderry...



 


 

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AmesCSki
by Amy on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM
We just bought a house in Hudson and the taxes are not bad at all. It's not too far from Derry. Use realtor.com for your search, it has the most updated info. House hunting is awesome right now, rates are low and it's a good market. Good luck!
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lillucky8
by Jen on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Derry, hampstead, auburn just signed a contract, chester i believe still does...i think thats it

Quoting xomrs.chase:

Do you know which ones?

We found some houses we could definitely afford on just Dh's income. That's a plus since I plan to return to work when ds starts school. If we can afford it with his- we'd be pretty well off when I start. The issue would be whether or not they transfer him south




Quoting 143myboys9496:

 Everything is cyclical..so maybe they've had a drop. They can usually project enrollement, with the students enrolled now at lower grades.



There are other towns that go to Pinkerton too..not just Derry.



Quoting xomrs.chase:

Yeah ds is only 13mo so we have a way to go, but with the recent issues with our condo our house hunting is becoming more serious. We want him to go to the same district all throughout- so we are looking at HS mainly. I will give them a call



Quoting 143myboys9496:



 Oh without a doubt it does. But call, and ask about space. It's a super huge school, like 3000 students. So competitions to play sports is rather significant.




We were moving because of an over filled high school, so I wanted one with space.




Londonderry, schools are awesome as well. They have a wonderful reputation. It was my #1B (Pinkerton was #1A)...but the 3 houses I loved were either off the market or sold when we finally sold our MA house. That's how we ended up in Litchfield. Their high school is built for either 2000 or 2200 students and they were not near capacity 6 years ago.




Plaistow---over filled




Pinkerton---"busting at the seams"




Londonderry---no house




Hudson---reminded me too much of where I was leaving




Quoting xomrs.chase:

Lol pinkerton is our reason. It blows most other nh schools away.






Quoting 143myboys9496:




 Depends on what you're looking for. If it's schools, I can't tell you anything about the K-8. When we moved here 6 yrs ago, Pinkerton was on our list of schools, they were "busting at the seams" according to the Headmaster.





I've only seen the part that touches Londonderry...




 



 

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lillucky8
by Jen on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Most of my family/life is in derry :)
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xomrs.chase
by Sarah on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM
I saw one house online that was old- bit the estimated monthly payment for mortgage/ taxes was like $650 lol

Auburn goes there? Who else?


Quoting lillucky8:

I moved there is seventh grade and moved to manch when i moved from my parents but they still live there. I plan to move to auburn so my kids can go to pa. Great school! Taxes are really high in derry though
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jilly01
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Yea that's the thing with PA,  my step girls live in Pelham and they have the PA option as well.  It's kinda like our HS (which is really really good)  We have a GREAT school district.  I was a fancy private school kid,  and thought well I am gonna give it a try....I can't be anymore happy!!!!  There are other school systems that are amazing.  Strafford,  Londenderry....Look around.

Our taxes are through the ruff here in Dover though


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