Hampton Real Estate Information

Hampton is a medium sized community situated in the southeastern portion of the state of New Hampshire. Hampton has a population of approximately fourteen thousand nine hundred residents, meaning that for the sparsely populated Granite State it is a considerably sized community. Hampton is situated in Rockingham County, and encompasses a settlement which is technically considered the census designated place of Hampton. Hampton is found along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, an especially great opportunity for relaxation and recreation during the summer months. Hampton is located almost exactly at sea level, and is currently governed by a five member board of selectmen elected at two year intervals. Hampton is located at the meeting of a US Interstate and a state highway, which helps to explain the popularity of Hampton Beach as a vacation destination.

The area which is now considered Hampton was originally called the Plantation of Winnacunnet, which is derived from a local Native American word for “pleasant pines”. Hampton was originally settled in the year sixteen thirty eight by a number of devout churchgoers, one of whom later named the town after his former preaching site. Hampton was officially incorporated as a township in the year sixteen thirty nine, making it one of the oldest communities in the state of New Hampshire. Hampton increased substantially in importance in the second half of the nineteenth century, after the construction of the railroad, a development that led to greater numbers of tourists.

Notable inhabitants of Hampton throughout the years include Thomas Leavitt, Stephen Merrill, Henry Dearborn, and Jonathan Moulton. Educational opportunities in Hampton are offered by a number of regional and local institutions, including Hampton Centre School, Hampton Academy Junior High School, Winnacunnet High School, Sacred Heart School, and the Kinder Care Learning Center. Recreational sites in and around Hampton include the Tide-Water Campground, Hampton Beach State Park, the Hampton Seashell, and the Fuller Gardens. Other attractions in the vicinity of Hampton include the Hampton Beach Casino, the Cinema of Hampton, Tuck Museum, and the Captain's Cove Adventure Golf Course. Hampton also boasts its own historical society and the Lane Memorial Library.