Q. Is it true that Granite State is so damned rural?
It depends on where you point at, because there are many different areas in Granite State
like other states. You must be aware that even countryside areas in New York state can be
Typical rural scenes in Granite State are fields, mountains, rivers and lakes. There are
farms but are not really counted as typical views there. Most of rural places are enjoyed
as scenic views or for outdoor activities. In some area, you don't see any building over
10 miles. As you drive through such a region, you will realize the magnificence of the
Granite State's nature. Most of time, you do not really want a camera, avoiding to act
like a tourist.
On the other hand, cities, such as Concord, Manchester and Nashua, seem to have the most
urban traits among all areas in Granite State. Yet, if you compare any of them to Boston,
MA, you will realize that they are less populated. Of course, it does not mean that the
level of industry or that of technology is low. In fact, there are a lot of technological
firms located in the southern area of the state.
What makes Granite State different from others is not the size of a city nor the extent of
industry but it is its beauty of nature. If you explore in the state, you can find
yourself in a picturesque place that no one really knows. It seems that many people who
move into this state tend to be from big cities. They choose to live in the environment
they did not have back home. Yet, it does not completely shut out from cities, as there
are cities in Granite State. Granite State is not as rural as some people might estimate.
It is a cool place to live.