Durham, New Hampshire

Located beside the Oyster River as it empties into Great Bay, Durham, New Hampshire is a college town of about 13,000 people.  Convenient to Portsmouth and Dover, residents of Durham can enjoy all the trappings of the city but return to their comfortable hometown with relative ease.  Being the home to the University of New Hampshire’s Durham campus, the community caters to the college set while maintaining its sense of history in today’s modern world.

First referred to as “Oyster River Plantation”, the area to become Durham was settled in 1635 as a part of the larger town of Dover to the north.  Before incorporating as its own town, the “Plantation” was attacked by several-hundred French-led Native Americans who killed nearly four-dozen inhabitants, took prisoner another four-dozen and burned much of the community to the ground.  The destruction of the crops and livestock caused serious problems for the remaining residents, but the people rebuilt and in 1735 Durham became its own township, so-named for Durham, England.  Durham’s boundaries once included parts of present-day Madbury, Lee and Newmarket until those towns broke off to form their own communities.  In 1866 the NH College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts moved from Hanover, NH to Durham and about fifty years later changed its name to become the University of New Hampshire, as we know it today.

As a college town, there is plenty to do.  The facilities at the university are mostly open to public use, including tennis courts, an indoor ice-skating rink, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding trails, baseball fields, basketball courts, soccer and football fields and more.  A commuter train stops in Durham several times per day giving students and residents alike a fast and inexpensive ride to points north and south.  The center of Durham is lined with small Mom & pop operations, pizza shops by the score, music stores, bookstores and convenience stores.  The Malls of Portsmouth and Newington are only a fifteen-minute drive east as is the Pease International Tradeport, for all your air travel needs.  Movie cinemas can be found in Dover and nearby Barrington, as can bowling and other such activities.  Within a short drive there is a Home Depot, two Wal-Marts, a Target store, a Hannaford’s, a Shaws and much more.  Everything is convenient when you live in Durham.

Durham students not ready for college attend the Oyster River Cooperative School District, along with Madbury and Lee.  Elementary school age children attend either Mast Way Elementary School or Moharimet Elementary School, depending on their home’s location in town.  Students in grades five through eight attend the Oyster River Cooperative Middle School in Durham while high school age students attend the Oyster River Cooperative High School, also in Durham.

When it comes to a friendly, positive environment, you can’t beat Durham, New Hampshire.  Upbeat and current, yet refreshingly quiet and reverent, this college-focused community would make a perfect location for a young family just starting out.  The Oyster River Cooperative School District is one of the best in the state, and UNH always ranks high among state colleges.  Durham – it’s a great place to start.

If Durham sounds like a place you’d be proud to call home, your first call should be to Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  We know Durham and all the other wonderful towns in the Granite State and we’d love to discuss them all with you.  Just give us a call and we’ll start the ball rolling.

Mast Way Elementary School (k-4)
(603) 659-3001

Moharimet Elementary School (k-4)
(603) 742-2900

Oyster River Cooperative Middle School (5-8)
(603) 868-2820

Oyster River Cooperative High School (9-12)
(603) 868-2375

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Motivated Seller. Make This Beautiful Waterfron...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #4759270

$1,750,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 8.19 Acres
  • 6,066 ft²

Residential

21 Deer Meadow Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4759270

Motivated Seller. Make This Beautiful Waterfront Home With Views Of Oyster River Your Own Paradise. Enjoy Launching Your Boat From The Deep-water Dock And Taking A Ride Up River Through Great Bay And Into Portsmouth Harbor. Eight Plus Acres Of Privacy Cre...

Boaters Dream - Two Newer Custom Built Waterfro...

Photo of Listing #4762518

$1,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.35 Acres
  • 2,251 ft²

Residential

15 16 Cedar Point Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4762518

Boaters Dream - Two Newer Custom Built Waterfront Homes On Great Bay! One Of A Kind Homes Were Custom Designed For Each Lot And Built With An Unmatched Attention To Detail. 16 Cedar Point Is The Larger Home Boosting Just Over 1750sqft To Include 2 Bedrooms ...

Spectacular 180 Degree Waterviews Of Little Bay...

Photo of Listing #4779519

$999,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.43 Acres
  • 3,528 ft²

Residential

28 Cedar Point Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4779519

Spectacular 180 Degree Waterviews Of Little Bay Await You At This Lovely Post & Beam Colonial With Pine Ceilings And An Extraordinary 2 Story Beach Stone Gas Fireplace & A 54 Foot Mahogany Wrap Around Deck & A 220 Foot Deep Water Dock W/ Electricity And Fre...

Nestled In Johnson Creek Subdivision In Durham,...

Photo of Listing #4738970

$739,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2.5 Acres
  • 4,112 ft²

Residential

11 Shearwater St, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4738970

Nestled In Johnson Creek Subdivision In Durham, Nh --- 11 Shearwater Street Is An Exquisite Home. Come Home To A Private Retreat That Blends Layers Of Indoor And Outdoor Recreation. This Expanded Colonial-style House Is Secluded At The End Of A Winding Driv...

This 5+ Acre Property, Over 3,200 Sqft, Include...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #4766669

$725,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5.4 Acres
  • 4,604 ft²

Residential

72 Piscataqua Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4766669

This 5+ Acre Property, Over 3,200 Sqft, Includes Captivating Views Of The River. The Main Floor Contains An Updated Kitchen Featuring Cherry Cabinets, Corian Countertops And Stainless Steel Appliances. Outside, Enjoy Your Recently Renovated Stone Patio, Whe...

New Hampshire Seacoast, Waterfront Home On The ...

Photo of Listing #4746021

$699,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1.31 Acres
  • 3,122 ft²

Residential

20 Riverview Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4746021

New Hampshire Seacoast, Waterfront Home On The Oyster River, With Ocean Access At All Tides, On 1.3 Acres, Approximately 300 Ft. Shoreline, With Large, Private Dock. 5 Bedrooms And 5 Baths. Oyster River School District. Close To The University Of New Hamps...

Come See This Custom Built 4 Bedroom Home (only...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4754714

$599,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3.46 Acres
  • 4,630 ft²

Residential

38 Bennett Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4754714

Come See This Custom Built 4 Bedroom Home (only One Owner) With Accessory Dwelling (enjoy Rental Income)! It's An Ideal Location Right Off Of Scenic Bennett Road In The Highly Sought After College Town Of Durham! Set Back On A Beautiful/private Landscaped L...

Old And New Are Expertly Combined, As This Lovi...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4764339

$575,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 3,600 ft²

Residential

26 Newmarket Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4764339

Old And New Are Expertly Combined, As This Lovingly Renovated 1917 House, In The Heart Of Durham's Historic District, Has Been Completely Updated, With A Designer's Eye. Electric And Plumbing Have Been Completely Upgraded. An Exceptionally Flowing Floor Pla...

Showings Begin Sat, 10/12! This Charming Home I...

NEW Photo of Listing #4780808

$549,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.3 Acres
  • 2,411 ft²

Residential

266 Newmarket Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4780808

Showings Begin Sat, 10/12! This Charming Home Is Privately Nestled Among The Trees, Set Back From The Road, & Has Had Updates From Head To Toe! With 250 Ft. Of Water Frontage On The Beautiful Lamprey River You Simply Can't Beat This Location. Enjoy The Outd...

This Classic Home Located In A Friendly Pocket...

Photo of Listing #4771090

$535,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.28 Acres
  • 4,066 ft²

Residential

2 Woodside Dr, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4771090

This Classic Home Located In A Friendly Pocket Neighborhood Offers All The Benefits Of Living In Town Plus Income From A Spacious Accessory Apartment That Rents Easily For $1800/mo. The Home Has Been Creatively Updated Through The Years W/major 2002 Addit...

A Gem On The Edge Of Downtown Durham, This Home...

Photo of Listing #4761792

$525,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 2,040 ft²

Residential

8 Glassford Ln, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4761792

A Gem On The Edge Of Downtown Durham, This Home Is A Model Of High Performance And Energy Efficiency Embedded In Elegant, Contemporary European Design. Built To Last And Insulated To Withstand The Harshest Of New Hampshire Winters, You’ll Be Laughing All Th...

Call Durham Home & Move-in-ready...soon! This I...

Photo of Listing #4775584

$495,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.92 Acres
  • 2,098 ft²

Residential

7 Oak Knoll Ln, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4775584

Call Durham Home & Move-in-ready...soon! This Is The Last Lot In Durham's Newest 3 Lot Subdivision! The Home Is Currently Being Built And Ready To Be Your Dream Home. This Home Is New Construction And Offers An Amazing Location (walk To Town) To Down Town D...

Perfectly Charming Custom Cape Located In The F...

Photo of Listing #4771211

$425,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.11 Acres
  • 2,363 ft²

Residential

17 Pinecrest Ln, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4771211

Perfectly Charming Custom Cape Located In The Fabulous Oyster River School District!! This Home Exudes A Warmth & Character Uncommon To The Modern Home. Beautiful Refinished Hardwood Floors Throughout, A Family Room With Beams And A Wonderful Wood Burning F...

New Construction In Durham For Under 400k. Scen...

Photo of Listing #4779663

$394,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.82 Acres
  • 1,745 ft²

Residential

215 Packers Falls Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4779663

New Construction In Durham For Under 400k. Scenic New Hampshire Setting With All The Modern Amenities On New Construction. Craftsman Built 1,745 Sf One Level House On .82 +/- Acres. Enter Thru The Farmers Porch And Step Right Into The Open Concept "great ...

Lovingly Maintained Home In The Center Of Town ...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4770910

$384,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 2,488 ft²

Residential

10 Woodside Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4770910

Lovingly Maintained Home In The Center Of Town - Walking Distance To Downtown, Schools, Library And Unh. This 1950s Era Colonial Has Updated Baths, Granite In Kitchen, Hardwood Floors, Cozy Wood Burning Fireplace, And 4 Season Room With Brick Floors. There ...

Wow What A Beautiful Colonial Home, This Four B...

Photo of Listing #4778197

$380,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.85 Acres
  • 2,480 ft²

Residential

8 Fogg Dr, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4778197

Wow What A Beautiful Colonial Home, This Four Bedroom Three Bathroom Home Situated On A Beautifully Landscaped 1.85 Acre Lot, On A Dead End Road In Woodridge Acres. Sit By The Fire Place During The Winter Or Spend Your Time Cooling Off With The Central Air...

Beautiful Remodel That's Ready For Your Finishi...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4776604

$375,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.58 Acres
  • 2,396 ft²

Residential

8 Sunnyside Dr, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4776604

Beautiful Remodel That's Ready For Your Finishing Touches! This Home Has Gone Through Extensive Renovations And Has A Perfect Layout For Families. New, Stunning Maple Hardwood Floors Span The Entire First Floor. An Oversize One Car Garage Was Added With ...

If You Are Looking For A Home In A Neighborhood...

Photo of Listing #4778158

$369,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.25 Acres
  • 1,864 ft²

Residential

40 Woodridge Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4778158

If You Are Looking For A Home In A Neighborhood Where You Can Walk To Downtown Or Unh, This Location Is The Home For You! Situated On A Beautifully Landscaped 1.25 Acre Lot, In Woodridge Acres, This Classic Colonial Home Features 4 Bedrooms, Hardwood Floo...

Rare 1780 Antique Home In Durham! Affordable An...

Photo of Listing #4775774

$275,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1.15 Acres
  • 1,323 ft²

Residential

73 Newmarket Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4775774

Rare 1780 Antique Home In Durham! Affordable Antique Homes Do Not Come Up Very Often In The Oyster River School District. Here Is Your Opportunity To Own The Antique Home You Have Always Wanted And Put Your Distinctive Touches On It. Original Hearth With Po...

 

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