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Overview 

Raymond is a small town in Southern New Hampshire that is surrounded by greenery and close to the Atlantic Ocean. Residents enjoy a quaint small-town culture with plenty of recreational activities while being surrounded by the natural beauty of New Hampshire.

Climate & Geography 

Raymond experiences large climate ranges with winter lows averaging 13 degrees and summer highs reaching the 80s. The town also experiences heavy rain and snowfall throughout the year. 

The town is located on low-lying land near the Lamprey River, and it is part of the Atlantic Coast. The Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge is located near Raymond.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Residents of this small town can visit Pawtuckaway State Park which features a picturesque lake. Other outdoor recreational areas include Rockingham Recreation Trail, Candia Springs Adventure Park, Governors Lake, and Wason Pond. 

For entertainment, residents enjoy local theater productions and community fairs. There are several outlet stores in nearby towns for shopping. Retirees seeking more entertainment, dining, and shopping can head under a half-hour to Manchester or an hour to Boston.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Raymond has a higher cost of living than the state and national averages. This is primarily due to housing costs. 

New Hampshire does not tax Social Security benefits or other retirement income like IRAs, 410(k)s, or pensions. Also, the state offers property tax breaks for homeowners age 65 and older, such as property tax deferrals and the Low and Moderate Income Homeowner’s Property Tax Relief program. 

Health Care

The Manchester metro area scores well on Gallup’s Well-Being Index, ranking in the top 30 communities across the country.

Hospitals that serve Raymond include Catholic Medical Center, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Concord Hospital, and Lawrence General Hospital, all of which are roughly 20 miles away from the city and rated high performing by U.S. News. Other nearby hospitals include Hampstead Hospital, Parkland Medical Center, Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Exeter Hospital.