Location, location, location. That’s the saying when it comes to real estate and New Hampshire’s Seacoast region is one of the most prime area’s to live. Comprised of towns like Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, Greenland, Dover, Hampton and other surrounding towns, luxury real estate was never more plentiful.
NH packs more in its 18 miles of coastline than anywhere else, from the Casino and Boardwalk of Hampton Beach and 4 more sandy state beaches, to the working port and lobster shacks of Portsmouth, the historic taproot of NH. First settlement in NH in 1623. Site of the first ride by Paul Revere, the first aggressive act of the Revolutionary War and the first vote to declare independence. John Paul Jones had “Ranger” — first ship of the American Navy — built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which now reconditions nuclear submarines.
Some area highlights include Strawbery Banke Museum showcases 400 years of NH history and is a ‘required visit’ for NH 4th graders. The Colonial houses of Portsmouth weren’t brought in from elsewhere: two houses are maintained by Historic New England (formerly the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities); two more are National Historic Landmarks, include the Wentworth Gardner House that the Metropolitan Museum of Art wanted to dismantle and reassemble in Central Park.
Below are some links to helpful web sites in this region.
- SeacoastNH.com – An independent web portal for the Seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Features a calendar of events, daily news stories, editorials and more.
- Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
- Foster’s Daily Democrat – one of the region’s daily newspapers
- SeacoastOnline.com – web site for region newspaper publisher
- Ashwoth by the Sea, Hampton Beach
- Three Chimneys Inn, Durham
- The Exeter Inn, Exeter
- Wentworth by the Sea, New Castle
State Wide Web Sites