Although it sort of seems like it. There are definitely highs and lows.
Monday we are going with the Realtor to look at several houses in a NH neighborhood called Windham. It isn't as close to the coast as we had planned, but it is "easy access" to a major north-south highway, and seems pretty. We'll see.
When we got there, we saw lots of signs for Canobie Lake Park. We had assumed it would be camping and picnics. We were wrong. Established in 1902, it is obviously a local favorite. On a day that barely reached into the 50's, I couldn't see the appeal of flume rides landing in water. It had a great wooden roller coaster, HUGE carousel, tea cups and I don't know what else.
On their website they list "thrill rides" as well as family rides, and live entertainment. Might be fun. They have a senior discount.
Since we're looking for a ranch style house, this one isn't in the running, but the neighborhood is all like this... AND relatively affordable. Now... single story, basement, and extra property for a workshop. PLEASE.