North Hampton Real Estate Information
North Hampton is a relatively small and quite old community situated in the southeastern portion of the Granite State. North Hampton has a population of approximately four thousand three hundred residents, although that figure is from the somewhat outdated census conducted in the year two thousand. North Hampton is situated in Rockingham County, and is technically considered a town of the state of New Hampshire. North Hampton is lucky enough to have a small portion of the only eighteen miles of seashore of the state of New Hampshire, although most of the population of North Hampton is located somewhat more inland. North Hampton encompasses a total area of about fourteen and a half square miles, of which approximately one half of a square mile is standing water.
North Hampton was one of the earliest settlements of the state of New Hampshire, although it was a part of Hampton when it was first populated by non-Native Americans in the year sixteen thirty nine. North Hampton was originally known as North Hill or North Parish, and was recognized as a separate township in the year seventeen forty two after about twenty three years of petitioning by residents. North Hampton is currently governed by a three person board of selectmen as well as Town Administrator Stephen Fournier. Notable residents of North Hampton throughout the years include politicians Alvan Fuller and Bonnie Newman, poet Ogden Nash, and General Henry Dearborn.
The educational needs of North Hampton are met by a number of private and public institutions, including North Hampton Elementary School, Hampton Academy Junior High School, Hampton Centre School, and even Winnacunnet High School. There are also a number of colleges, universities, and elite prep schools, including Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of New Hampshire at Durham. Recreational sites and parks in and around North Hampton include the Fuller Gardens, the Shel-Al Campground, Hampton Beach State Park, and the Tide Water Campground. Other points of interest in the general vicinity of North Hampton include the Sagamore Hampton Golf Club, Captain's Cove Adventure Golf, and the Sagamore Golf Driving Range.