Merrimack NH real estate offers a variety of homes to fit nearly any budget or lifestyle. Merrimack is located in Hillsborough County, in Southern New Hampshire. It was originally part of the Massachusetts charter of Dunstable. When the border between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was drawn in 1741, Dunstable was split in half. The first log cabin was built in Merrimack in the year 1665, but the area was not settled in any real sense until the 1720s. In 1746, the town was incorporated and named for the river that flows through the town.
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A ferry landing was established in 1766 to improve the trade and travel route between Litchfield and Merrimack. In 1784 operation of the ferry passed to Matthew Thornton, a highly respected Revolutionary War veteran and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. This section of town is still known as Thornton’s Ferry, sometimes spelled without the apostrophe. Other villages in town are Reeds Ferry, Souhegan Village, and South Merrimack. The center of town is not officially known as Merrimack Village, but is sometimes casually referred to that way.
819 people were recorded as residents of Merrimack in the 1790 census. The population is now over 25,000. It is the eighth largest town in New Hampshire. Agriculture was the primary occupation from the early days through the early twentieth century. When the automobile made daily commutes much easier, the town began to shift toward being a bedroom community.
Fidelity Investments, a financial services provider, is the largest employer. The Anheuser-Busch brewery, along with computer resale and manufacturing, are the other main industries in modern Merrimack. Though a small plant relative to others in the United States, the brewery is one of the stables for the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
It is an 11-mile drive to Manchester, 51 miles to Boston, Massachusetts, and 24 miles to Concord, NH. The school system serves children from Kindergarten through Grade 12. There are four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, as well as one private high school.
Fishing, hunting, boating, and waterfront recreation can all be enjoyed without leaving town. There are trails designated for bicycles, snowmobiles, and cross country skiing, too. Downhill skiing is just a short drive away.
There are many Merrimack NH homes for sale. Sales have remained steady and strong in for the past four years, making homes in this area a good investment. No matter what you are looking for, from single-family homes to condominiums, a knowledgeable Merrimack NH real estate agent like Moe Archambault can help you find it. He has the experience to get you the best deal on the property you want!