About Hampton, New Hampshire
Hampton is a town in Rockingham County on the coast of New Hampshire. Hampton has access to routes 95, 495, and route 1. Hampton is about an hour drive to Boston, and 40 minutes to Manchester, New Hampshire. The population is 15,480.
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Year to date, the average selling price for a home has increased 12% compared to the same period in 2012. The average price for a single family home in Hampton is $340,469, and the average price for a condo is $211,756.
What Makes Hampton a Great Town to Live In?
One of the most popular beaches in New England is Hampton Beach in Hampton, where we will be for Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip August 2nd.
During the summer, Hampton Beach hosts outdoor movies, a catamaran regatta, free concerts, an annual talent competition, fireworks every week, and sand sculpture events. In September, Hampton Beach hosts a Seafood Festival and in October it is the home of the Smuttynose Half Marathon race.
Of course, visitors come to Hampton Beach for the ocean! Hampton Beach has been named one of the nation’s top 200 beaches by the Natural Resources Defense Council, which awards up to five stars to beaches that have exceptionally low violation rates and strong testing and safety practices. In 2012, Hampton Beach was one of thirteen beaches in the country that received a 5-star rating.
Adults and children can go to the Explore the Ocean World Center in Hampton, which contains multiple exhibits focusing on the oceanic environment. The center contains a refrigerated aquarium displaying fish from the coast and ocean, while also providing two hands-on touch tanks. The center shows multimedia expositions and live presentations as well as special events like beach nature walks and tide pool explorations.
There are many fine restaurants in Hampton, including the Old Salt Restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner as well as Sunday Brunch; and the Galley Hatch Restaurant which serves classic American cuisine.
Beer lovers can take the Granite State Growler Tour, which offers guests a bus tour of fine craft breweries on New Hampshire’s historic seacoast, including Hampton’s own Blue Lobster Brewing Company.
Hampton is served by the Hampton School District that includes Centre School for Preschool through grade 2, the Marston School for grades 3 through 5, the Hampton Academy for grades 6 through 8, and Winnacunnet High School for grades 9 through 12.
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