Loudon is a small town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, just outside of Concord. Its relaxed environment and plenty of private space have made it an attractive option for retirees. The town is also home to a popular NASCAR race track, ideal for fans of motor sports.
Climate & Geography
New Hampshire experiences a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and long, freezing winters. Residents of Loudon can also expect more snow than the national average and around 199 days of sun each year.
Loudon's surrounding terrain consists of rolling hills, densely forested areas, and many lakes and streams. There are a couple of small bodies of water in the town including Sanborn Pond and Crooked Pond, and several rivers and brooks cross through its borders.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Loudon is home to plenty of quiet neighborhoods and open areas. It is known for its small town appeal and many local establishments including restaurants, breweries, antique shops, and more. With so many natural areas, active adults will have the opportunity for outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and hunting.
One of the most popular sites in town is the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). Residents can join the excitement of the NASCAR races and other professional racing that takes place on the tracks. In addition to the races, NHMS occasionally hosts other fun opportunities for the community including movie nights, holiday events, and racing experiences where visitors are invited to drive professional vehicles on the track.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Loudon is about the same as the national average. Although the cost of utilities is about 20 percent higher than the average, other factors such as transportation and health care are well below.
New Hampshire does not tax Social Security benefits or pensions from retirement plans. There is a tax exemption available for residents 65 and older who have lived there for at least five years. There is no state sales tax, but New Hampshire’s property taxes are the third highest in the nation.
New Hampshire ranks among the top 20 states in the nation in Gallup’s Well-Being Index and scores high in the financial and physical factor.
While there are no hospitals in Loudon, there is the Concord Hospital in Concord which is rated high performing in 5 procedures by U.S News.