Spotlight City: Why We Love the Homes in Hampton, NH

Verani Realty

homes for sale in hampton new hampshireOne of the most sought-after locations in New Hampshire is the seacoast area. Purchasing a home on the coastline is a hot commodity and people flock in to this housing market, just to be certain they’re a hop, skip, and a jump away from the waves and all else good that comes from living near (or directly next to) the ocean. All that said, are you thinking about moving closer to the coastline? More specifically, are you looking to make the move to one of the most coveted and popular places in the country, Hampton, New Hampshire?

If you are, you already know what Hampton offers. Or, at least some of what it offers. Hampton is just a short drive from Boston – sitting right on the Massachusetts boarder – making it ideal for employment opportunities as well as benefitting from the sales tax-free incentives of New Hampshire, and the picturesque scenes of the coastline. There is no better backdrop for a front yard, backyard, side yard, however it happens to land.

Also, according to, Hampton falls in the top 20 of “Best Places to Live in New Hampshire,” rating the public school system with an A-, which makes the town attractive for families as well as retirees (it was also ranked in the top 20 of “Best Places to Retire”).

Fast facts

  • Hampton was incorporated as a town in 1639. It was renamed after Hampton, England.
  • First called the "Plantation of Winnacunnet", Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire townships chartered by the General Court of Massachusetts, which then held authority over the colony.
  • Construction of a railroad in the 1850s, as well as the Exeter and Hampton Trolley line, made Hampton's oceanfront a popular resort. Hampton Beach remains a tourist destination, offering shops, restaurants, beaches, and summer seasonal housing.
  • Hampton Beach State park was one of four "Superstar" beaches in the US in 2011 for having "perfect water quality" testing results for the past three years.

The housing scoop

Market trends show Hampton NH homes’ median sales price sits at $352,800 over the span of the last six months. Homes for sale in Hampton are on the market for a blisteringly quick 18 days on average and buyers can expect to pay 99% of the seller’s asking price. With its rich 350-year history and long-lasting appeal as a vacation destination, Hampton has a fantastic assortment of historic properties mixed with contemporary, sleek builds. Ranked the #4 place for millennials to live in New Hampshire, and #16 for retirees gives way to the fact that the town is an ideal location for all demographics.

Hampton and nearby attractions

  • Tuck Museum
  • Hampton Beach State Park
  • Odiorne Point State Park
  • Fuller Gardens
  • Blue Ocean Discovery Center
  • Hampton Airfield
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • Rye Harbor State Park
  • Seabrook Beach
  • North Beach
  • Applecrest Farm Orchards
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Find your Hampton NH home for sale today

If you’re actively looking for properties now, get in touch with us at Verani Realty, your trusted and driven realtors in Hampton, NH! Or, start browsing homes and real estate for sale in Hampton, NH online today.

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