Exeter, New Hampshire
Welcome to the quaint little town of Exeter New Hampshire! A drive through the center of Exeter will make you feel like you're right smack dab in the middle of a Norman Rockwell painting!
Located just minutes from commuter routes - 5-7 minutes to I-95, right off Route 101 (the major east-west highway) - Exeter is a perfect spot for those looking for the great quality of life New Hampshire. Not only does Exeter have terrific access for highways, you can hop on the Amtrak Downeaster and head south to Boston (only $15.00 round trip) or north to Portland Maine. Commuting north, east, south, or west just doesn't get much easier than it is from Exeter! The University of New Hampshire is just about 15-20 minutes away, in Durham. Exeter is just minutes away from area beaches along the ocean. And it's just 15 minutes from all that Portsmouth has to offer!!
Exeter is just loaded with all kinds of history! Did you know that Exeter used to be the state capital of New Hampshire? It was indeed, during the Revolutionary War. Exeter was incorporated in 1638, and was at one time quite a ship-building center and West Indies trading port. Exeter NH was also where the modern Republican Party as we know it was founded back in 1853 by Amos Tuck. The first time the census was taken, Exeter recorded 1,722 residents. It's grown a little over time, with a year-round population of just about 14,700 now.
Exeter is home to the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, founded in 1781 by Colonel John Phillips. This private secondary school serves students in grades 9 through 12, with the students coming from all over the world. In addition to the campus being an absolutely beautiful addition to the beauty of Exeter itself, Exeter residents enjoy great benefits from the Academy. As a resident of Exeter, you're able to use a number of the Academy facilities for free - library, tennis courts, musicals & plays, and much more.
Exeter Hospital is a leading healthcare hospital offering a full range of comprehensive services, including a health and fitness facility. And as if that weren't enough, the cafeteria in Exeter Hospital has been written about as offering food so good that locals go out to eat there!
Yep, it's a real igloo built on the frozen Exeter River.
Downtown Exeter is just as quaint as it can be - lots of cute shops and great locally-owned restaurants. All of this is located right along the banks of the Exeter River. The Bandstand, right in the heart of downtown, is the site of many community-centered events - concerts, fundraising, and more.
If you’re looking for small-town living close to all conveniences and area amenities, the beautiful little town of Exeter may be just the town for you!
From May until October the Exeter Farmer's Market is open in Swasey Park on Thurday afternoons. Lots of good local produce, honey, Maple Syrup, meats, and lots more.
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