Litchfield, New Hampshire

Set on the east bank of the Merrimack River, the quiet farming community of Litchfield, New Hampshire offers acre upon acre of undeveloped land for its nearly 8500 residents.  Steeped in farming and small-town rural values, Litchfield has grown slowly until recent years due to its lack of immediate highway access.  The proposed Nashua-Hudson Circumferential Highway is likely to change that by providing quick and easy access to the Everett Turnpike and Route 3.  The increasing population of Litchfield only lends to the need for this new highway, but it is not without controversy and a start date for the project has yet to be determined.

Initially known as Naticook (as the Native Americans called it), Litchfield was originally part of a 1656 land grant from Massachusetts that included Merrimack.  In 1729 a large area of this parcel of land was granted to William Benton and named Benton's Farm.  Upon Benton's death in 1749, the few remaining residents petitioned to form the town of Litchfield, so named for George Henry Lee, Earl of Litchfield.

Primarily known as a farming community, some of Litchfield's charms are the roadside fruit and vegetable stands and the "pick-your-own" farms that are scattered throughout the area.  These include Durocher Farm, McQuestern Farm, the state-certified organic Nesenkeag Co-op Farm, the Rodonis Farm and Wilson Farm.  Families from Litchfield and the surrounding towns revel in the availability of the fresh produce this small town provides.  In addition to rolling farmlands and wonderful produce, Litchfield is also home to the Edward Roy Memorial Park and the Passaconaway Country Club, a golf course which is open to the public.

The growing population of Litchfield, New Hampshire is a continuing concern.  Litchfield will again be voting to approve the construction of a new elementary school very soon.  Currently, Litchfield students in grades one through four are enrolled at the Griffin Memorial Elementary School which includes a pre-school/kindergarten program.  Students in grades five through eight attend the Litchfield Middle School and students grades nine through twelve get their education at Litchfield's Campbell High School.  Litchfield is a part of SAU 27.

Griffin Memorial School, (p/k - 4)
    Linda Scott, Principal
    (603) 424-5931

Litchfield Middle School, (5-8)
    Martin Schlichter, Principal
    Stacy Maghakian, Assistant Principal
    (603) 424-2133

Campbell High School (9-12)
    Christopher George, Principal
    Danny O'Malley, Dean of Students
    (603) 546-0300

Litchfield, New Hampshire is the perfect community in which to raise a family.  If you are looking for a new home in Litchfield or just browsing for a possible New Hampshire home purchase, call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  We have the knowledge,  we have the listings.

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