It's always interesting to hear what newcomers and out-of-staters think about where we live. Often times, their observations are obvious, like the fact that we have absolutely frigid winters that no human being deserves to endure for as long as we do. Other times, these observations are more specific, like the fact that we don't legally have to wear seatbelts.

In the past, we've asked you what things shocked people after moving to New Hampshire, and the answers ranged from a lack of a sales tax to seeing people actually stop for pedestrians in crosswalks. We've also highlighted some of the state's unwritten rules, including that you must remember how to pronounce 'Kancamagus', and of course, to "use your blinkah!".

So, once you arrive in the Granite State, you'll definitely be in the loop about things that may catch you by surprise. But what about some of the many elements that make our state unique?

As locals, we often take where we live for granted, whether it comes to location, weather, safety, close proximity to top schools, having both the ocean and mountains nearby...the list goes on and on.

So, what are some of the things that make the Granite State special? We took to Facebook to ask you, and the results are in. Let's take a look at 13 reasons why we're lucky to be where we are.

Here Are 13 Things That You Can Only Do in New Hampshire

Now, let's take a look at some of the things that shock people when they first arrive in New Hampshire.

12 Things That Shock People After Moving to New Hampshire

Time to look at New Hampshire through the eyes of a new comer! What do we do differently that people from elsewhere think is weird? The answer is...A LOT OF THINGS.

12 Unwritten New Hampshire Rules That All Granite Staters Know

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