Featured Towns in Southern New Hampshire
(Click on the underlined name of the town to connect to the town's website.)
Amherst is very proud of its history, having been the first county seat of Hillsborough County. The town center, which has been designated the Amherst Village Historic District, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its 11,200 residents are served by a very well-respected educational system, comprised of two elementary schools, a middle school, and high school.
Bedford is a bedroom suburb of Manchester, the state’s largest city. Bedford’s 21,000 residents enjoy a good school system, a long-established historical district, and many community-based arts and cultural organizations. Its main shopping district lies along South River Road, and includes a Macy’s and several national chains.
Brookline ’s 5,000 residents enjoy the semirural character of this town, which is graced with Lake Potanipo which is available to townspeople year-round for swimming, boating, and ice fishing. The town’s middle and high school students attend facilities of the Hollis-Brookline Cooperative School District, one of the best in the state.
Hollis (pop. 7,700) has a large historic district with many homes dating from the 1700’s. Keeping the community balanced between development and nature has been a long standing goal of residents; the nonprofit Beaver Brook Association manages over 2,000 unspoiled acres of fields, forests, and wetlands preserved for hiking, horseback riding, and the enjoyment of native flora and fauna. The Hollis-Brookline School Cooperative has one of the highest ratings in the state.
Hudson is a bedroom community of almost 25,000 located across the Merrimack River from Nashua. Routes 111, 102, and 3A make Hudson a convenient starting point for area shopping and commuting. Its proximity to Nashua and Massachusetts has attracted many condo developments, duplexes, and single family homes.
Mason, with its rolling hills and winding roads, has a "county village" atmosphere. Many farms and horse stables dot the landscape. It's population of 1,400 makes it one of the least densely populated towns in the area.
Milford has a large commercial area centered along state route 101A with its celebrated “Oval,” the heart of the 15,000-resident town, a mecca for shoppers from surrounding towns. Many quiet suburban streets comprise the areas to the north and south of 101A.
Nashua has twice been voted “The Best Place to Live in America,” by Money magazine. Its residential areas are widely diverse, from large Victorian-era houses in North Nashua to suburbanranch homes on sprawling lawns in the southwestern area, and an urban mix of apartments and condos near route 3. Nashua, at 85,000+, is New Hampshire’s 2nd largest city. It’s location on the border of Massachusetts has spawned a large commercial district serving the needs of the tristate area and has earned it the nickname of “The Gate City.”
Peterborough is a regional center for arts and retailing, with the Sharon Arts Center Gallery, the McDowell Art Colony, theater groups, and Depot Square. Half its 6,300 residents live in the town center, many in century homes.
Wilton is an old mill town with a built up core surrounded by farms, orchards, and forests (pop. 3,700). It boasts the only art house theater in Southern New Hampshire, the Wilton Town House Theater. The private Pine Hill and High Mowing Waldorf schools attract many families.
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