Rye Real Estate Information

Rye is a relatively small community situated in the southeastern portion of the Granite State. Rye has a population of approximately five thousand two hundred residents, and is technically considered a town of the state of New Hampshire. Rye is located in Rockingham County, and is found quite close to the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to the location of Rye in the Northeastern United States, residents of the small town can enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn for several weeks every year. Rye is considerably large geographically speaking, encompassing a total area of thirty five and a half square miles, including about twenty three square miles of water. Rye is currently governed by a Board of Selectmen, which is currently composed by Craig Musselman, Joseph Mills, and Priscilla Jenness.

The area which is now considered Rye was originally inhabited by Native Americans of the Swampscott Tribe. The region was home to a community called Pannaway, which was the first settlement in the entire state of New Hampshire. The first settler of Pannaway at Odiorne's Point was an individual known as William Berry, although no firm record of the arrival of that person exists. The settlement now called Rye was initially called Sandy Beach, and was officially incorporated as a town in the year seventeen twenty six. Rye has a relatively high per capita income, which helps to explain at least partially the relatively homogeneous socioeconomic and racial distribution of the town.

Some notable residents of Rye throughout the years include author Dan Brown, politicians Craig Benson and Judd Gregg, and actress Liv Tyler, who is perhaps best known for her role as Arwen in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The educational needs of Rye are met by a number of public and private schools, including Rye Junior High School, Rye Elementary School, the Rye Country Day School, and Children's House Montessori School. Recreational sites in and around Rye include Prescott Park, Odiorne Pointe State Park, Fuller Gardens, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site. Other regional attractions include the Seacoast Science Center, the Collectors Art Gallery, and the Rye Recreation Area.