Concord, New Hampshire
Located just south of the center of New Hampshire, lies its state capital of Concord. A relatively small city in overall size, Concord has about 43,000 residents and most of the amenities any U.S. city has to offer, without the high-rise buildings, elevated trains and thick pollution. While modern and clean, Concord is a very historic city that remembers its roots through the preservation of historic buildings and sites from the Merrimack River to the old granite quarries. With the perfect blend of old and new throughout, Concord citizens are proud of their city and more than happy to extol its virtues to anyone who wants to hear or see them
First settled by Europeans in the mid-1600s, the area to become Concord was originally granted as the Plantation of Penacook in 1725, when New Hampshire was still a part of Massachusetts. The town was incorporated as Rumford in 1734 and quickly became embroiled in a boundary dispute with neighboring Bow to the south. The dispute was finally resolved in 1765 and Rumford was renamed Concord at that time. Because of its central location, Concord was chosen as the New Hampshire state capital in 1808. The town grew a great deal over the next fifty years and in 1853 was granted a city charter.
Concord residents were primarily farmers, hunters, mill workers, fishermen and tradesmen. “Concord Coaches” became quite well known as Abbott-Downing Coaches produced these modes of transportation modeled after King George III’s coronation coach. The granite carved from the New Hampshire hillsides was prized among architects across the growing country – even being used in the construction of the U.S. Library of Congress. Concord was also well known for the high-quality furniture it produced.
Concord has changed a great deal through the years, but one thing remains a constant: Concord is a great place to live and raise a family. In today’s world, it’s hard to find a city that clings to traditional family values. It’s hard to find a city that you can still feel safe in while walking down the street. Concord gives you both peace of mind and a sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are surrounded with like-minded people – those who hold the same values and feelings of togetherness that is so desperately needed in today’s neighborhoods.
The beautiful city of Concord is convenient to most areas of the state; north-south Route 93 travels through the heart of Concord lending to easy travel north to the Lakes Region and the White Mountains and south toward Boston, Massachusetts. An even larger city, Manchester, lies only a few minutes south of Concord and offers huge malls, miles of car dealerships, hundreds of restaurants and just about anything else you can imagine. Manchester, the state’s largest city, is considerably larger than Concord in area as well as population.
East-west travel is equally simple when you live in Concord. Following Route 4 east out of the city will wind you up in the Dover-Portsmouth area inside of forty-five minutes. Route 89 heads west out of Concord, eventually bringing you to Vermont. For pure location, location, location, it’s hard to beat Concord. So why leave? Concord has everything you need: Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot, Hannafords, Shaw’s, the Steeplegate Mall (with its dozens of stores all under one roof), countless restaurants offering fine dining as well as casual or fast food, car dealerships, dozens upon dozens of “Mom & Pop” businesses, antique shops, clothing stores and much, much more. Concord is also the home to the state-of-the-art Concord Hospital with Manchester’s Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital situated only a few miles away. Safety, security and good health are all an important part of the philosophy that guides the Concord resident mentality.
Concord is a part of School Administrative Unit #8 and educates all its own students from kindergarten through high school. Concord has eight elementary schools (Beaver Meadow, Broken Ground, Conant, Dame, Eastman, Kimball, Rumford, and Walker), one middle school (Rundlett) and one high school (Concord High). Several of these schools are relatively new, so there are no current plans on the table to build additional schools within the city.
To many people, the idea of living in New Hampshire sounds great, but they don’t want to live in a town that requires a thirty-minute drive just to pick up a gallon of milk. People who visit the Granite State often want to live here because of the state’s natural beauty, its rich history, its myriad of things to do, the traditional family values that run so deep, even the price of homes, which is generally lower than the rest of the country. Concord offers all those things plus the convenience of living in a city – without all the hassles and troubles that usually accompany doing so. Concord has a very low crime rate, hundreds of affordable homes in traditional neighborhoods, plenty of employment opportunities – why haven’t you bought a home here yet?
The first step in purchasing a home in Concord or any of the other classic New England towns in the Granite State is to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987. Jim knows Concord and the entire state of New Hampshire like few others. If you’re in the market for a new home, call Jim right now. Reliable, professional, courteous and respectful, Jim is here for you. Call today and start living the New Hampshire dream tomorrow!
Elementary Schools (k-5)
Beaver Meadow Elementary
Broken Ground Elementary
Middle School (6-8)
Rundlett Middle School
High School (9-12)
Concord High School
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Listing information last updated on June 5th, 2020 at 6:40am EDT.