New Boston NH real estate is made up primarily of homes in rural areas. In many cases, New Boston New Hampshire homes come with several acres of land making the home very private. Many individuals decide to build a custom home because of the available land for sale.
In 1736, a group of men who had served in the 1690 Canada Expedition, and their heirs, were granted the territory that would become New Boston. It was originally called Lanestown or Piscataquog Town but, as most of the settlers were from the Boston, Massachusetts area, they began calling the town New Boston by 1751. It was eventually incorporated in 1763, making the name New Boston official. In 1887, The Great Village Fire destroyed or damaged 40 buildings in the lower village, and some of the town’s permanent records were lost. In 1893, the railroad came to town. It primarily transported agricultural products to Boston. (For more information about New Boston, New Hampshire, see below.)
According to the 1790 census, there were 1202 residents in New Boston at that time. In 2010, the number of residents was recorded as 5321. Almost 1 percent of the square footage of the town is water, so the earliest industries were those utilizing mills. There were sawmills, grain mills, clothing mills, carding mills, and a bark mill. There were also two tanneries.
Today, most residents work in other towns or cities. The largest employers in town are Kiki’s Restaurant and the Strong Beginnings Learning Center, a children’s day care. The New Boston Air Force station, occupying 2800 acres, is a satellite tracking facility.
It is a 15-mile drive to Manchester NH, a 25-mile drive to Concord NH, and a 67-mile drive to Boston, Massachusetts. There is one elementary school in New Boston. Older children attend school in nearby Goffstown, with their tuition covered by New Boston. There is a summer day camp operated by the town. The crime rate is very low and the standard of living is high in New Boston.
Camping and fishing are popular local outdoor pursuits. There are also trails for bicycles and snowmobiles. As part of the national Rails To Trails program, the former railroad tracks have been converted to a walking path. The area has the classic New Hampshire natural beauty that brings visitors from around the world.
The Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair takes place annually in New Boston. The Fourth of July celebration held at the fairgrounds is one of the largest in the region, attracting many visitors. A highlight is the firing of the Molly Stark cannon, a genuine Revolutionary War era cannon which was captured by New Hampshire General John Stark. It is named for his wife, Molly.
New Boston home sales have remained steady over the past few years, so buying here is a solid investment.