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Rye, New Hampshire

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Rye is a beautiful scenic small town located right on the coast of New Hampshire.  We have the smallest coastline in the country, and it’s just beautiful!  As New England is known for, we have some rocky coastal areas as well as some beautiful sandy stretches of beach, too.



Rye coastline along Route 1-A

Our coastline offers some wonderful scenery and beautiful peaceful settings along the coastal route of 1-A which follows the ocean.  You'll find great fishing spots, as well as whale-watching trips and deep-sea fishing cruises in Rye Harbor.



Rye Harbor

The drive along Route 1-A, Ocean Boulevard, is so tranquil it just really soothes your soul.  There are some truly stunning homes along this drive, and many were built as summer homes in the Victorian times.  Today, many of them are now used as year-round residences.  Rye became the summer playground for the rich and famous during the early 1900's for many years.  Many of the local residents today can trace their roots many generations back to the early settlers of Rye.



Rye Public Library

Students in Rye attend Rye Elementary School and Rye Junior High School, and then Portsmouth High School, as part of the School Administrative Unit #50.  Rye Elementary covers pre-school through 5th grade, and Rye Junior High covers 6th grade through 8th. The Rye PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is very active, holding monthly meetings at the Rye Library during the school year.  They take an active role in the Rye Schools' slogan of "every child - one voice".



Rye, NH town hall

Rye is in a great location - right along the Atlantic Ocean, an hour's drive south into Boston and an hour north to Portland, Maine.  Manchester and Manchester Airport is about a 45 minute drive west, and loads of winter skiing can be found within less than a 2 hour drive from Rye.  Portsmouth is the next town over, just minutes away.



Jenness State Beach, Rye NH

The beauty of this area just makes selling homes in the Seacoast areas of New Hampshire and Maine such a pleasure!

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