Each Upper Valley town has its own distinctive character and beauty. Hanover is home to Dartmouth College (one of the Ivy Leagues and the ninth oldest college in the nation) and in part of its youtful atmosphere, enjoys a lively, 'New England cosmopolitan' business district. The area offers an incredible mix of activities from access to the White and Green Mountains to its arts and culture community not to mention the obvious intellectual benefits found in a college town.
Dirt Cowboy Cafe is just one of several coffee shops including Starbucks for Hanovorians to meet, sip, chat or study.
Hanover offers activities that run the gamut from African drumming or Handel Society sing-alongs. Dining options including ethnic Thai, Chinese, Korean,Japanese, Indian and Italian. And, you don't have to be a student to enjoy major athletic competition whether it's college football, hockey or ultimate frisbee.There's even an adult women's ice hockey club.
The Hanover-Norwich-Lyme community is a great place for kids as with the stand-out "hands-on" Montshire Museum of Science and several options for public or private schools. It is also nationally cited as a perfect place for older residents with shuttle services to town for concerts and lectures and access to golf, tennis and swimming.
Innovative and excellent health care is also available at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. For those considering a new job or move, a safe place to raise a family or just looking for "active retirement," Hanover should be at the top of the list. It is absolutely for those with cosmopolitan tastes but down-to-earth sensibilities. Properties might include an in-town professor's home or a private, discreet, many-acred palace with pools, verandas, wine cellars, generators, horse barns and, of course, spectacular views.
Note: Some adjacent communities to Hanover and worth consideration include Etna, Lyme and Norwich. All provide beautiful scenery, independent shops, and activities to showcase their local community flavor. (source: Hanover Chamber of Commerce)