Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a major academic medical center located in the beautify Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont, an area always highly ranked when it comes to measuring quality of life. In fact, the State of New Hampshire’s “Life Index”, a compilation of independent national studies on quality of life among the 50 states, rates New Hampshire as #1 and Vermont as #3. These independent evaluations confirm what the employees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health already know…that New Hampshire and Vermont are very special places to live, work and do business. There are many reasons why our states scored so well in these surveys, including the fact that we have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country.
It is this diverse quality of life that brings vibrancy to the towns and villages of the “Upper Valley”. People live here because they want to. Here are just a few other reasons why people love this area of New England.
- New Hampshire has no personal income or sales tax.
- New Hampshire has 33 and Vermont has 19 alpine and cross country ski resorts.
- In the most recent rankings from U.S. News and World Report for quality education by state, New Hampshire ranked 5th and Vermont ranked 8th nationwide.