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

Current Durham New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Durham NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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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 ...

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

Photo of Listing #4766669

$774,900 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...

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...

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...

Photo of Listing #4754714

$649,900 Active

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

Residential

36 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...

Love The Character And Soul Of Old Homes But Ar...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4764339

$599,000 Active

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

Residential

26 Newmarket Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4764339

Love The Character And Soul Of Old Homes But Aren't Interested In A Huge Renovation Project? This One's For You. Old And New Are Expertly Combined, As This Newly Renovated 1917 House, In The Heart Of Durham's Historic District, Has Been Completely Updated, ...

Curb Appeal On This Home Is A 10 With The Perfe...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #4758395

$560,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.18 Acres
  • 3,656 ft²

Residential

3 Stone Wall Way, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4758395

Curb Appeal On This Home Is A 10 With The Perfect Blend Of Historic New England Architecture, Abundant Perennial Gardens, Exquisite Landscaping And Private Back Yard With Fire Pit And Trails Leading To Conservation Land. Step Inside This Joanna Gaines Inspi...

Here’s Your Chance To Own A Lamprey River Retre...

REDUCED 7% Photo of Listing #4756780

$559,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3.1 Acres
  • 3,543 ft²

Residential

56 Wiswall Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4756780

Here’s Your Chance To Own A Lamprey River Retreat!! This Spacious, Sun Filled, Home , With Over 3000 Total Sqft, Offers Private Access To Over 900’ Of Frontage On The Lamprey River & All The Outdoor Activities You Can Dream Up Right From Your Front Door. ...

This Classic Home Located In A Sheltered And Fr...

NEW 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 Sheltered And Friendly Pocket Neighborhood Right In Town, Has Been Creatively Updated Through The Years W/major 2002 Additions: Vaulted Ceilings & Modern Open Feel W/interesting Flow, While Retaining Seamlessly, Charming Origi...

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...

Why Drive When You Can Walk To The Woodridge Fi...

NEW Photo of Listing #4770869

$450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.93 Acres
  • 2,878 ft²

Residential

23 Woodridge Rd, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4770869

Why Drive When You Can Walk To The Woodridge Field? Situated On A Beautifully Landscaped .93 Acre Lot, In Woodridge Acres, This Bright And Airy Expanded Split Level Home Features 4 Bedrooms With A Legal Accessory Dwelling Or In-law Suite. The Open Conce...

Perfectly Charming Custom Cape Located In The F...

NEW 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...

Lovingly Maintained Home In The Center Of Town ...

NEW Photo of Listing #4770910

$399,900 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 ...

2019 Remodeled Approx 1800 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom/3 B...

Photo of Listing #4769896

$349,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.95 Acres
  • 1,816 ft²

Residential

24 Ffrost Drive Dr, Durham, New Hampshire

MLS® #4769896

2019 Remodeled Approx 1800 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Raised Ranch Located In The Wedgewood Neighborhood Close To Downtown Durham, Unh, And Several Walking Trails. New 20 'x 12' Rear Deck Off Open Kitchen Dining Room Area; Great For Entertaining Looking Ou...

 

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