Keene, New Hampshire
Located in beautiful southwestern New Hampshire lies the active city of Keene. With a population exceeding 23,000 people, Keene is the largest NH city west of Nashua. Being the home of Keene State University only adds to the youthful flavor of this busy little metropolis. A focal point of southwestern NH residents, Keene is a city the entire state can be proud of.
Keene’s existence began under the name of Upper Ashuelot. Granted in 1735 by Massachusetts Colonial Governor Jonathan Belcher, the land was given to soldiers who had fought in the recent war against Canada. Settlers called the town their own by 1737 and turned the community into a fort town in order to protect the citizenry and the Province of Massachusetts Bay (an area that reached from central Massachusetts well into current-day Maine) from attacks during the French and Indian Wars. When New Hampshire broke away from Massachusetts in 1741, the NH border was moved southward and Upper Ashuelot became a southern NH border town.
The fort town was destroyed during King George’s War by Indian attacks, causing residents to flee. Soon they returned, however, and rebuilt their town in the early 1750’s. New Hampshire’s governor Benning Wentworth regranted the town in 1753 naming it Keene, after Sir Benjamin Keene, a prominent English minister and West Indies trader.
The Ashuelot River provided the town with more than enough waterpower to develop mills and turn the town into a manufacturing powerhouse. The first to appear were the sawmills, gristmills and tanneries. Once the railroad came to town in 1848, additional industries opened up and Keene became a center for trade in pottery, glass, textiles, chairs, carriages, sleighs, bricks and more. Keene was incorporated as a city in 1874. Manufacturing in the city declined over the next hundred years, and Keene slowly changed into the center for education and tourism that it’s known for today.
Keene is probably best known today as the home of Keene State University. Founded in 1903 as the Keene Normal School, KSU has been in operation for over a hundred years and is known far and wide for its excellence in education. Keene also offers much in the way of cultural events, fine and casual dining as well as entertainment in its myriad forms. Keeping the ever-growing population in mind, Keene has many, many homes to choose from if you’re looking to move to the Granite State.
Keene’s public school system is second-to-none. A member of SAU # 29 Keene educates all its own students within city limits as well as taking in tuitioned students from several surrounding towns. Keene operates five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
Keene is one of New Hampshire’s favorite cities – and with little wonder why. Surrounded by beauty and wrapped in intellect, Keene is a great city in which to live. And there are plenty of homes available in Keene; you just need to find them. The first step in doing so is to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987. Jim is here to help guide you through the process of buying a home in NH. It can be easier than you might think, so call Jim today and find the last home you’ll ever buy.
Jonathan Daniels School (k-5)
Franklin School (k-5)
Fuller Elementary School (k-5)
Symonds Elementary School
Wheelock School (k-5)
Keene Middle School (6-8)
Keene High School (9-12)
Current Keene New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes
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310 Marlboro St, Keene, New Hampshire
Investors Take Note. Historic Mill Building Located In An Area Designated For Economic Development By City Leadership. Close To Downtown, Walking Distance To Restaurants And Shopping. Ample On Site Paved Parking. Suitable For Many Uses: Industrial, Offi...
472 Winchester St, Keene, New Hampshire
Prime Location With High Visibility And Convenient Access! 30,172 Sq' Which Consists Of 5392 Sq' Office Space, Including 3 Luxury Office Suites. 24,780 Sq' Of Warehouse With 1992 Sq' Combined Cooler Space. Separate 3700 Sq, Garage/maintenance Building. Pri...
379 West St, Keene, New Hampshire
A Rare Opportunity To Find Two Acres On West Street, Which Is One Of The Most Desirable Locations In The City Of Keene. Zoned Commercial For Many Possible Uses, Including Shopping Plaza, Banking, Clinic, Business, Garage, Offices, Etc. Owners Restrict The...
166 West St, Keene, New Hampshire
Prime West Street Keene, Nh Location! Former Location Of Friendly's Restaurant. Centrally Located With Frontage And Access From Both West Street And Gilbo Ave. High Traffic Count And Within Walking Distance To The Current Redevelopment Of The Colony Mill Lu...
250 Marlboro St, Keene, New Hampshire
Excellent Investment Property! Corner Lot In A Lit Walkable Area On Keene's East Side. Fully Leased, Recently Renovated Mixed Use Property In Keene's New Business Growth And Re-use District. All Leases Are Nnn. Major Access Road To Keene's Downtown. Near...
104 Emerald St, Keene, New Hampshire
Beautiful Timber Framed Building Built In 1910 With Two Additions, A 4,655 Square Ft Warehouse Built In 1970, And An Addition Built In 1990. Located In Central Business District Only Minutes To Downtown Or Keene State College. Building With Many Opportuniti...
160 Water St, Keene, New Hampshire
Office/industrial Building With Plenty Of Employee Parking, Close To Downtown Keene. Many Possibilities.
443 Winchester St, Keene, New Hampshire
Investors Take Note. This Is A Great Building That Has Been Well Cared For. The Location Will Never Get Any Better With 150 Ft Of Road Frontage On A High Traffic State Highway. Prime Commercial Building And Location On Route 10 Keene, Before The Circle. Wit...
272 Main St, Keene, New Hampshire
Well Maintained, Commercially Zoned Building On Main St., Keene, Close To Downtown And Keene State College. Close To 4,000 Sq. Ft. Of Space. First Floor Currently Leased To An Oral Surgeon Group, 2nd Fl. Leased To 3 Separate Entities. Perfect Set Up For Med...
7 Krif Ct, Keene, New Hampshire
Locate Your Business/company Here! 6250 Sq Ft Industrial Building In Immaculate Condition. 1556 Sq Ft Of Office/showroom Area. 4694 Sq Ft Of Warehouse/assembly Area. 3 Phase Power. Loading Dock And Drive In Door. Excellent Truck Access. Close To Major Stat...
77 Concord Rd, Keene, New Hampshire
This Property Has So Much To Offer. Custom Built By The Current Owner For Use As Their Residence And Also The Location Of A Veterinary Office. The Residence's Main Living Space Is On The 1st Floor, Including The 3 Bedrooms W/additional Living Space On The ...
32 Chapman Rd, Keene, New Hampshire
This Is A Quality Built Contemporary Ranch On 3.4 Acres. It Is Extremely Private, Yet Only Minutes To Downtown Keene. Every Room Has Multiple Windows W/beautiful Views. The Large Living Room W/acoustic Wiring In Ceiling Overlooks The Western Hills. The Kitc...
Black Brook Rd, Keene, New Hampshire
Join Janos & Precitech At Black Brook. 12.5 Acre Lot, Or Subdivision Possibility. City Water, Sewer, 3 Phase Power Available. Property In Current Use.
598 West St, Keene, New Hampshire
This Stately 4 Bedroom 4 Bath Home Is The Perfect Blend Of Antique Charm With All The Modern Conveniences. Set On A .91 Acre Landscaped Lot In One Of The Most Desirable Neighborhoods In West Keene, Its An Easy Walk To The Rail Trail System, Wheelock Park, A...
232-234 Court St, Keene, New Hampshire
This Is A Classic New England Home Located In A Classic Keene, New Hampshire Location! Only Very Occasionally Do Properties Come Available This Well Maintained And This Convenient To Dartmouth-hitchcock Keene, Cheshire County Court House And Downtown Keene ...
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