Services - plenty. My $4000/year in property taxes pays for school, police, fire, garbage, recycling, roads and their plowing in the winter. (For the record, I have a 10 room house with a 2 car garage in case you want to compare apples and apples as far as taxes go) - and in al those there's alot of new construction we're paying for. Jobs - tossup. If I were a C or java programmer I'd be working in NH. Latest job has me in MA, though.