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 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 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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Stunning Shingle-style Estate In An Extraordina...

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$3,400,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 9,000 SqFt
  • 17.20 Acres

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Durham, New Hampshire

 

Stunning Shingle-style Estate In An Extraordinary Setting With 1,230+/- Feet Of Frontage On Great Bay, In Durham. Ultimate Privacy On 17.20+/- Acres With Substantial Water Views Permanently Protected By Conservation And Government Ownership. The Impeccably Maintained 9000+/-square-foot Residence ...

Welcome To Sage Hill, An Impeccably Designed Cu...

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$919,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,199 SqFt
  • 3.14 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

Welcome To Sage Hill, An Impeccably Designed Custom-built Contemporary Colonial Beautifully Sited On One Of Durham's Loveliest Roads.the Open-concept First Floor Includes Gleaming Brazilian Tigerwood Floors, Great Room, Master Suite, Powder Room, Oversized Laundry/mud Room And Screened Sun Porch....

Welcome To Oak Knoll Lane - Durham's Newest 3 L...

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$480,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,430 SqFt
  • 0.92 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

Oak Knoll Lane  

Welcome To Oak Knoll Lane - Durham's Newest 3 Lot Subdivision. This Home Is To Be Built, Customizable, New Construction And Offers An Amazing Location (walk To Town) To Down Town Durham/unh/orsd. Along With The Great Location You Are Just Minutes Away From Rt. 4, Rt. 155 And Rt. 125 For Easy Comm...

Arrive At Mason’s Run, A Gorgeous Setting, Just...

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$479,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,233 SqFt
  • 2.30 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

Masons Run  

Arrive At Mason’s Run, A Gorgeous Setting, Just Minutes From Downtown Durham. Introducing The Stately “brandywine Premier”; A Stylishly Designed Home Offering 2233 Sq. Feet Of Thoughtfully Designed Living Space. On The First Floor, The Mudroom Located Just Off The Garage Makes Hauling Groceries A...

A 4.2 Acre Paradise On The Hill. A Fabulous Arc...

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$475,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,923 SqFt
  • 4.23 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

A 4.2 Acre Paradise On The Hill. A Fabulous Architect Designed Open Concept 3 Br House With 2 Offices. Hilltop Views, Fabulous Sunsets. See All The Way To Pawtuckaway On A Clear Day. Feels Like Living In A State Park. Surrounded By Mature Plantings And Perennials. Exposed Beams. Extensive Built-...

Welcome To Oak Knoll Lane - Durham's Newest 3 L...

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$460,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,490 SqFt
  • 1.37 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

Oak Knoll Lane  

Welcome To Oak Knoll Lane - Durham's Newest 3 Lot Subdivision. This Home Is To Be Built, Customizable, New Construction And Offers An Amazing Location (walk To Town) To Down Town Durham/unh/orsd. Along With The Great Location You Are Just Minutes Away From Rt. 4, Rt. 155 And Rt. 125 For Easy Comm...

Updates Galore: Landscaping Added, New Carpets ...

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$439,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,405 SqFt
  • 6.18 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

DEER MEADOW  

Updates Galore: Landscaping Added, New Carpets Just Installed And Hardwood Floors Refinished! The Exterior Will Be Repainted. This Spacious Contemporary Cape Is Located In One Of Durham's Finest Subdivisions. The Home Features Two Fireplaces, Central Vac, Hardwood And Tile Floorings And Large Bed...

The Living Is Easy In This Low Maintenance, Sin...

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$409,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,476 SqFt

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

Fitts Farm  

The Living Is Easy In This Low Maintenance, Single Family Home In Fitts Farm Neighborhood. Meticulously Maintained 3 Bedroom Home With Open Concept First Floor. Hardwood Floors, Gas Fireplace And Inviting Screened In Porch Off Dining Room. View To Back And Side Are Woods For Privacy. Kitchen Has ...

Back On The Market! Welcome Home To This Move I...

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$370,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,614 SqFt
  • 1.24 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

Back On The Market! Welcome Home To This Move In Ready Home On 1.27 Landscaped Acres With Fenced In Back Yard And Plenty Of Room To Play. The Home Has Three Bedrooms With A 4th Bedroom In The Basement Apartment With Living Room And Full Bath, Which Is Rented For $725/month (separate Entry Door On...

Nestled In A Private & Natural Setting,this Con...

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$370,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,766 SqFt
  • 1.19 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

Nestled In A Private & Natural Setting,this Contemporary Home Is Close To Unh And Downtown Durham. The Unique Design Offers A Flexible Floor Plan On All Levels Of The Home.the Eat In Kitchen Has A Wood Stove ,lots Of Storage,and Stainless Appliances. A Screen Porch And Multiple Decks Extend The L...

What A Great Location; Walk To Downtown Durham ...

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$349,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,948 SqFt
  • 1.00 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

What A Great Location; Walk To Downtown Durham And Unh. This Bright And Sunny Home Has An Updated Kitchen With Granite Counters/island And New Stainless Steel Appliances. Eat-in Kitchen, Open-concept Family Room With Wood Fireplace, Living Room, And Formal Dining Room All Boast Beautiful Hardwood...

Can You Imagine Enjoying A New England Lifestyl...

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$309,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,305 SqFt

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

Cottages At Spruce Wo  

Can You Imagine Enjoying A New England Lifestyle But Never Having To Worry About Shoveling Again?! It May Seem Impossible But Yet It's Not Here At The Cottages At Spruce Woods. Come And See This Freestanding, Bungalow Style Home With Tons Of Natural Light And A Great Open Concept Floor Plan. Thi...

This 1700's Center-chimney Farmhouse Is Sited A...

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$299,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 1.0 Baths
  • 2,832 SqFt
  • 5.34 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

This 1700's Center-chimney Farmhouse Is Sited Atop A Hill At The Gateway To Durham's Designated Scenic, Bennett Road. Situated On Over 5 Beautiful Acres, And Surrounded By Over 350 Acres Of Conservation Land, The Home Boasts Many Original Features Such As The Tin Ceiling, Gun-stock Corners, Origi...

Amazing Opportunity To Own This Spacious 4 Bedr...

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$275,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,816 SqFt
  • 0.87 Acres

Residential

Durham, New Hampshire

 

Amazing Opportunity To Own This Spacious 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home In Conveniently Located, Durham Neighborhood And Only 1.6 Miles From University Of New Hampshire's Main Campus! This Home Is Situated On .87 Wooded Acres, In Quiet Neighborhood. You'll Love The Large Floor Plan That Offers A Bright L...

 

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