Allenstown, New Hampshire
Located in south-central New Hampshire, Allenstown is home to about 5000 residents. Tucked away in the rolling New Hampshire hills, Allenstown is a wonderful community in which to raise children or retire in peace and tranquility. While situated close to Concord, Allenstown is far enough from the busy city to enjoy the sounds of the country but not so far as to be inconvenient for the occasional visit. Allenstown offers its residents the best of both worlds.
In 1759 the tract of land originally belonging to the heirs of Governor Samuel Allen was named Allenstown in honor of the Governor’s memory. Settlers to this area built lumber mills and gristmills alongside the Little Mill Brook while others tilled acres of soil in an attempt to grow produce and raise livestock. With enough people living in town, Allenstown was finally incorporated in 1831. The railroad didn’t route through Allenstown proper, so over the years the population shifted toward the western side of town. The eastern side of Allenstown has now been designated as a part of Bear Brook State Park, a 10,000-acre park also located in Northwood.
Outdoor sports are very popular throughout the year in Allenstown. Hiking, biking, swimming, hunting and camping name only a few of the activities enjoyed in the area. Allenstown also makes sure that resident children have plenty of extracurricular activities to indulge in. These include basketball, baseball, soccer and football, day and overnight camps, as well as organized youth clubs. Allenstown is within minutes of Interstate Route 93, meaning it’s only a short drive to either the North Country of New Hampshire or the bustling cities of Concord, Manchester and even Nashua. East-west Routes 4 and 101 are conveniently located to give easy passage to New Hampshire’s always-exciting seacoast area. With its great location, living in Allenstown makes for an easy drive to anywhere.
Allenstown is a member of the School Administrative Unit #53 and educates resident students from kindergarten age through the eighth grade at the Allenstown Elementary School and the Armand R, Dupont School. Students of high school age are tuitioned at Pembroke Academy, in neighboring Pembroke. There are no current plans to add a high school in Allenstown.
Looking for the hometown you’ve always known existed but could never find? You’ve found it now in Allenstown. And if Allenstown isn’t the perfect town for you, one of the multitude of other charming, classic New England-style towns in the Granite State will be. Your first step should be to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987. At Jim Miller, we’re here to answer your questions and put your mind at ease. Call us today and find out why you should be living here.
Allenstown Elementary School (k-4)
Armand R. Dupont School (5-8)
Pembroke Academy (9-12)