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Old 05-23-2023, 04:49 PM   #1
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Thinking I will be staying home more this summer https://wmur.com/article/laconia-new...irbnb/43977571


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Old 05-24-2023, 06:22 AM   #2
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Vehicle traffic is already a nightmare!
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Old 05-24-2023, 06:39 AM   #3
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We have three kids ho live in Seattle and we have another home there. Now THAT'S traffic!
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Try Denver, LA, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Miami! Seattle is a piece of cake!
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Old 05-25-2023, 08:41 AM   #5
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Try Denver, LA, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Miami! Seattle is a piece of cake!
I never seen traffic worse than DC.
Of course, "gridlock" was born in DC!

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Well, we've been trying to change the lakes region for years. Just take Lakeport and Meredith for example. Totally transformed to attract new people from other states to come and play. Now, it's here.. Embrace the feeling, because it will not trend backwards. MONEY has found New Hampshire and MONEY changes everything. Good bad or indifferent, it changes everything.
We asked for it and now we have it. Exposure... We have to accept the harm has been done and embrace with open arms all the new people that will be showing up. No matter where they are from, even south of the border.

We have to remember that New Hampshire is the " Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. " LIFE FREE OR DIE STATE ".

Everyone had to accept us when we moved here years ago. Now I/WE have to do the same to everyone else that moves here.
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Old 05-25-2023, 10:12 AM   #7
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Well, we've been trying to change the lakes region for years. Just take Lakeport and Meredith for example. Totally transformed to attract new people from other states to come and play. Now, it's here.. Embrace the feeling, because it will not trend backwards. MONEY has found New Hampshire and MONEY changes everything. Good bad or indifferent, it changes everything.
We asked for it and now we have it. Exposure... We have to accept the harm has been done and embrace with open arms all the new people that will be showing up. No matter where they are from, even south of the border.

We have to remember that New Hampshire is the " Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. " LIFE FREE OR DIE STATE ".

Everyone had to accept us when we moved here years ago. Now I/WE have to do the same to everyone else that moves here.
Correct. Prefer tourism to a manufacturing town. Will put up with the inconveniences though out the summer. Due believe the local police and fire need to change there supporting models to handle the summer activities. More summer hires not full time staff hires


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I wonder where all the tourists are sleeping in the lakes region?

Back in the Day, there were a lot of cabin colonies: pretty much gone now, it seems.

Are the toursits mostly day-trippers now?
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All depends on what you’re looking for…we’re in Washington now and Idaho is like New Hampshire 50 years ago. It’s what we like…peace and quiet!
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Default Rangely Lake Area of Maine.

I spent a number of weeks on Thompson Lake in Maine. Reminds me of Lake Winni in the 50s. Peace and quiet. And property values are a heck of a lot more reasonable!

How long will this last?
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Thinking I will be staying home more this summer https://wmur.com/article/laconia-new...irbnb/43977571
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Try Route 30 from north to Route 20 south/west through Dallas on a Friday.

All flat so can see bumper to bumper traffic for miles. Took more than 3 hours.
Once past Dallas - then Ft Worth traffic. Same.

The big mistake of the interstate highway system is that the inital roads were designed to go through the middle of each major city.
Dumb to put Route 93 right through Concord instead of going around city. Same with Manchester. Although they eventually added to Route 93. To avoid along the river in Manchester.

On another note. Denver is insane for commuter traffic.

But back to the Lakes Region.
There are various alternative routes to avoid Meredith traffic. But all of those routes are secrets.

And what ever happened to Exit 21 on Route 93?
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Correct. Prefer tourism to a manufacturing town. Will put up with the inconveniences though out the summer. Due believe the local police and fire need to change there supporting models to handle the summer activities. More summer hires not full time staff hires


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Hard to find seasonal hires.
Housing is at a premium.
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Old 05-27-2023, 01:21 PM   #13
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I wonder where all the tourists are sleeping in the lakes region?

Back in the Day, there were a lot of cabin colonies: pretty much gone now, it seems.

Are the toursits mostly day-trippers now?
The cottage colonies ands motels went condo. The tourists rent them on VRBO instead of calling the front desk for reservations. The big difference is, more people coming for a week instead of just a weekend.
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Didn't Laconia restrict vacation rentals?
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I would call it regulated but it is still mostly permitted, within the new rules.

It is permitted in the Commercial Resort (CR) and Shorefront Residential (SFR)
zones with no limitations on the number of separate rental periods. A lot of the Weirs area falls into those categories.

It is permitted in the Residential Single-Family (RS), Residential General (RG),
and Residential Rural (RR1) zones in a seasonal dwelling unit for a maximum of 15 separate rentals or a maximum of 120 nights, whichever occurs first.
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Try Route 30 from north to Route 20 south/west through Dallas on a Friday.

All flat so can see bumper to bumper traffic for miles. Took more than 3 hours.
Once past Dallas - then Ft Worth traffic. Same.

The big mistake of the interstate highway system is that the inital roads were designed to go through the middle of each major city.
Dumb to put Route 93 right through Concord instead of going around city. Same with Manchester. Although they eventually added to Route 93. To avoid along the river in Manchester.

On another note. Denver is insane for commuter traffic.

But back to the Lakes Region.
There are various alternative routes to avoid Meredith traffic. But all of those routes are secrets.

And what ever happened to Exit 21 on Route 93?
I’m outside of Portland, OR, which isn’t too bad, but Seattle is a NIGHTMARE! Took late ferry from Lopez Island last summer to Ana Cortes…11p.m. and traffic was backed up for miles around Seattle…holy cow…I hate traffic.
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And what ever happened to Exit 21 on Route 93?
The Laconia bypass is the only part of that project built. The Bypass was supposed to be expanded to Exit 21 to the South and the Weirs Bridge to the North. Story somewhere on the internet.
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