There's something special about the seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire. Maybe it's the way the sun crawls over the Atlantic Ocean each morning at dawn. Maybe it's the waterfront with its fishing boats and wooden piers. Maybe it's the historic lighthouses that stand sentinel over the rugged coastline. Regardless, Portsmouth and neighboring coastal communities continue to be wonderful places to buy a home and enjoy the lifestyle.
If you're considering retiring to the coast, then contact us to find your dream home!
Living in Maine
Retirees have flocked to Maine in recent years, largely because the state doesn't tax social security income or military pensions. Maine's cost of living is also around 4% lower than the national average. And another added bonus—"lobstah" is cheap, so you can always savor a fresh-caught seafood dinner while relishing in Maine's one-of-a-kind coastal landscape!
Living in New Hampshire
As one of the most retiree-friendly states, New Hampshire has no statewide sales tax, and the state government doesn't tax your social security or earned income. This puts even more money in your pocket, especially if you're looking to maximize your savings! New Hampshire isn't just affordable, either—it's also home to a number of outdoor attractions, including Mount Washington and Franconia Notch State Park.
Featured Seacoast Communities
New Hampshire and Maine offer an unforgettable lifestyle. For those who love sightseeing, this area is filled with beautiful scenery, historic homes and museums, and lighthouses, especially around Portsmouth. For those who love boating, communities like Little Harbor in South Portsmouth let you live close to local marinas and fishing spots. And if you crave shopping and dining, lovely downtowns and the outlet mall in Kittery are great for an afternoon excursion. Browse our favorite communities below to find your dream home.
Portsmouth has so much to offer both residents and visitors alike. As a matter of fact, many buyers we've worked with over time initially came here as visitors, returning again and again, and then decided to make Portsmouth their primary home.
Greenland is a small town right next to Portsmouth and Stratham. It is home to quiet residential areas and very intimate condo communities, very nice pastoral areas, and some commercial mixed in here and there.
Just across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth lies the town of Kittery, Maine. Kittery is a tourist destination known for its many outlet stores, as well as its charming New England homes and communities. It's also home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Eliot is a small New England town located on the northern shore of the Piscataqua River. Modern-day Eliot still retains its historic character, which is seen today in its homes and attractions. For history buffs, the annual Eliot Antique Tractor & Engine Show is always a big hit.
No one knows the area quite like a resident. Because we live in Portsmouth, we're not only familiar with the ever-changing real estate market, we also know the communities and lifestyle of the New Hampshire and Maine seacoast area. We have been honored to help buyers just like you find their dream home and start enjoying all that the New England coast has to offer. But don't take our word for it—let our clients tell you more about their experiences.
Buying a home is easier with the right real estate team on your side. When you work with us, you get two Realtors for the price of one! If you're ready to retire to the New Hampshire and Maine seacoast, give us a call at 603-436-1221 or visit our office in Portsmouth. We would love to sit down with you and talk about what you're looking for in a home.