Greenland Real Estate Information

Greenland is a relatively small town found in the southeastern portion of the state of New Hampshire. Greenland has a population of approximately three thousand two hundred residents, and is technically considered a town of the Granite State. Greenland is situated in Rockingham County, and is one of the oldest settlements in the entirety of New England. Greenland is drained by the Winnicut River, and Great Bay serves as one of the natural boundaries of the community. Although Greenland is in many ways a relatively commonplace community considering its surroundings and somewhat average size, Greenland is lucky enough to have a bit of the rare commodity known as oceanfront – there are only eighteen miles of sea coast in the entirety of the state.

Greenland was originally considered a parish of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, meaning that it was settled around the year sixteen thirty eight. Of course, even before the arrival of the earliest American settlers the region was inhabited by Native Americans, specifically those of the Swampscott Tribe of indigenous peoples. One of the “founding fathers” of Greenland was Captain Francis Champernowne, a landowner who helped pave the way towards the eventual incorporation of Greenland in the year seventeen four. Greenland continued to grow in terms of both land area and population throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, although it has remained relatively static in the last several decades. Greenland encompasses an area of about thirteen and a half square miles, and is currently governed by a five member board of selectmen.

Greenland is a relatively homogeneous community both in terms of ethnicity and socioeconomic status, and has a great angle on the incredible and scenic New England autumns. The educational needs of Greenland are met by a number of public and private institutions, including the New Franklin School, Portsmouth High School, Rye Junior High School, Greenland Central School, and Great Bay Community College. Attractions in and around Greenland include Prescott Park, Camp Meridian, the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site, Fuller Gardens, the Portsmouth Country Club, the Bramber Valley Golf Course, and the Breakfast Hill Golf Club.