The short coastline of NH is home to a diverse array of communities . With easy access to both Rt. 101 and I-95, Portland, Boston and Manchester are all less than an hour away. The area is a commuter’s dream as well as a great lifestyle choice. Also within easy driving distance are the charming harbor towns of Portsmouth and Newburyport (20 minutes) and great skiing all winter (less than 1 1/2 hours to the nearest major mountain.)
Hampton, NH boasts a population of about 15,000 year-round residents, with the summer influx of tourists and seasonal residents to the top-rated beach district easily doubling that number.
Hampton’s in-town areas run the gamut from well established neighborhoods of cute and well-priced starter ranches and capes, to newer developments lined with elegant and stately homes boasting traditional New England architecture. Area news and info:
The town is divided to the east and west of Rt.1, also known as Lafayette Rd., which is the main commercial stretch through the town center. Hampton residents take advantage of the wide array of services and restaurants available in that convenient area. Spots like Bonta, Hagan’s Grill, The Old Salt and The Galley Hatch all draw rave reviews, and major supermarket chains and retail stores are located up and down the main road. A wealth of information on both Hampton and the state is available through the Lane Memorial Library website
The local school system centers around two elementary schools (Centre and Marston), Hampton Academy Junior High, and Winnacunnet Regional High School, an area athletic powerhouse.
Private school options in the area include Sacred Heart School (K-8), St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Berwick Academy (K-12), and Phillips Exeter Academy, a nationally acclaimed private boarding school (9-12).
In the summer season, the variety of events, activities, dining and entertainment increases even more as Hampton Beach starts to draw the crowds to the beautiful beaches. Boating, surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding are all common pastimes for area residents. From the quiet and secluded Plaice Cove to the hustle and bustle of the main beach, one has many options to enjoy. Hampton residents are provided with town parking stickers which allow free access to numerous lots around the beach area.
Hampton homes for sale range from small ranches in established neighborhoods to estates on large country lots, and from tiny beach cottages and condos to magnificent waterfront luxury homes.
Whatever your budget or lifestyle needs, Hampton has something to offer you!
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