First Budget Travel Magazine named Peterborough one of the coolest small towns in the USA, then NH magazine named it a "dream town". Now the NY Times while highlighting real estate had great things to say about Peterborough as well. Here's a link to the NY Times article.
Here's an excerpt:
ANYONE who has attended or visited the MacDowell Colony, the nation’s oldest artists’ colony, has daydreamed about owning property in Peterborough. Quaint New Englanders with clapboard exteriors and regal Federal-style homes line quiet country roads. Whitewashed steeples, covered bridges and the preserved 18th-century buildings of its downtown rise against the mountainous backdrop that characterizes the Monadnock region.
The town is home to the oldest free library in the country, a 77-year-old professional producing theater and a 6,000-square-foot independent bookstore. It’s easy to see why Thornton Wilder chose Peterborough as the model for his play “Our Town.”...