East Kingston, New Hampshire

A small community in the southeast part of New Hampshire, East Kingston is a tiny hamlet of less than 2300 residents.  On an east/west route that leads to the New Hampshire seacoast area, many people pass right through the town without even realizing it.  The north/south rail line of Amtrak’s Downeaster still runs through the town, occasionally disrupting traffic for a brief period as the train speeds through.  Once a stop on the Boston/Maine railroad, the town now resides in relative obscurity – just the way its residents want it to be.

Originally a part of Kingston, NH known as Kingston East Parish, the town separated and incorporated in 1738.  Many residents of the time felt that the school and church were far too distant and wanted to become their own entity – an action that was granted by Massachusetts Governor Jonathan Belcher, as New Hampshire was not yet it’s own state.  East Kingston residents established the town around the Trickling Falls end of the Powwow River that flows out of Kingston.  Lumber mills and gristmills were built using the water’s power while farms popped up in the area producing corn, strawberries and apples as well as raising livestock.  In time, the mills closed and many of the farms failed, though Monahan Farm continues today.  Now, East Kingston is primarily a bedroom community for people working in Salisbury, Amesbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts.  East Kingston is also home to several Active Adult Communities and lends itself well as a quiet place to retire in the country.

East Kingston is home to a full 18-hole golf course with yet another 18-hole course less than five minutes away in neighboring Kingston, so if golfing is your thing, East Kingston is the home you’ve been looking for.  For even more golfing, there are at least fifteen additional golf courses within thirty minutes of your front door, when you live in East Kingston.  But golfing is not the only recreation in town.  Canoeing, bicycling, hunting and fishing are all available here, as well as snowmobile trails, hiking trails and cross-country skiing.  East Kingston is a mere twenty minutes from New Hampshire’s exciting Hampton Beach and about thirty from Salisbury Beach with it’s amusement park rides and countless arcades.  New Hampshire’s north country can be reached in a little over an hour and the lakes region in less time than that.  East Kingston is the safe, quiet place in which to retreat after you’ve had your fun.  East Kingston is home.

East Kingston is a part of SAU# 16 and maintains its own elementary school, but sends students in grades six through twelve to the Exeter Cooperative School District.  The East Kingston Elementary School tends to students from kindergarten to grade five.  Students in grades six through eight attend the Exeter Cooperative Middle School while students in grades nine through twelve attend the Exeter High School.  The cooperative includes the towns of Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington, Brentwood, Newfields and Stratham.

East Kingston is a tiny town with a strong sense of family and belonging.  Perhaps it sounds to you like the perfect place to buy your first home or a nice, quiet place to retire.  Either way, you are correct.  To find out more about East Kingston or any other perfect New Hampshire town, just call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987 right now.  We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect home you’re looking for.  It’s only a phone call away.

East Kingston Elementary School (k-5)
(603) 642-3511

Cooperative Middle School (6-8)
(603) 775-8700

Exeter High School (9-12)
(603) 395-2400

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