Lebanon offers a wide range of housing to appeal to all tastes, family sizes and budgets. Individually constructed homes are plentiful and varied, from historic New England farmhouses to contemporary ranches or pre-constructed modular homes.
There are also many other housing choices available – housing developments with covenants, apartment complexes, condominiums (both stacked and townhouse style), manufactured home parks and retirement communities.
Based on actual sales, median home prices range from $180,000 to $220,000. Just over one-third of the housing units in Lebanon are rented, with the median rental agreement at an average of $1,200 per month. The housing inventory includes approximately 6,000 single-family homes, 4,000 multi-family homes and just over 200 manufactured homes.
Several retirement communities, senior housing and assisted living facilities are scattered throughout the Lebanon area. Some offer specific lifestyles for retired persons who choose to live with their contemporaries; others provide assisted living of various degrees for elderly persons with medical needs.
Liberty Utilities provides the area with electric service. FairPoint Communications, Comcast and segNET Technologies are primary providers of telephone and high-speed Internet service. Comcast provides cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone services, as well as a bevy of advanced business communications products. There are a number of oil and propane dealers in the Upper Valley and surrounding area, many of which are listed in the Membership Directory at the back of this book.
The Valley News, located in West Lebanon, serves the Upper Valley as the primary daily newspaper. Several local radio stations are operated by Great Eastern Radio, The Point and Binnie Media.