Epping, New Hampshire
Located at “The Crossroads of NH”, Epping is a small town with big-city ideas. Epping’s population of about 6000 people enjoy the privacy and tranquility found on the back roads of this little town while also taking advantage of the recent boom in retail outlets that have started changing the face of this industrious hamlet. Known far and wide as “the center of the universe”, Epping is a focal point for many surrounding towns because of its proximity to the east/west Route 101 and the north/south Route 125.
Epping was originally a part of Exeter, NH, one of the first four townships to appear in New Hampshire. In 1741, Epping petitioned for and was granted its own charter and was incorporated later that same year. Epping was the last town incorporated by a Massachusetts governor before the province of New Hampshire became independent of that state. It is believed that Epping was named after the Epping Forest, a large tract of land used for hunting by British nobles. Epping was primarily a farming community but was also known for the fine clay bricks produced by its brickyard.
Today Epping is a center of retail sales for itself and the surrounding communities. Within just the past few years Epping has seen the development of a new Lowes Home Improvement Center, a Super Wal-Mart, several restaurants, a Walgreen pharmacy and many other smaller stores. Epping has all your fast food needs covered with a McDonalds, a Burger King, a Wendy’s, Quizno Subs, a Subway Sub Shop and several pizza parlors. For entertainment, Epping offers Star Speedway, (a NASCAR sanctioned oval racetrack), the New England Dragway (a quarter-mile dragstrip) or, for a more highbrow experience, the Leddy Center for the Performing Arts. An abandoned railroad bed runs through Epping giving hikers, bikers and anyone who enjoys a walk through untouched woodlands on an enjoyable, relatively flat trail that leads west to Manchester or east toward the seacoast. This is a very versatile town a variety of options at every turn. Epping, New Hampshire: small-town character with a big-city draw.
Epping, NH is part of School Administrative Unit #14 and operates the Epping Elementary School, the Epping Middle School as well as the Epping High School. Several surrounding towns, those with very low student populations, tuition their high school students in Epping.
Does Epping sound like the right town for you and your family? Epping has a lot to offer everyone, from the growing family to the recently retired. If you’d like more information about Epping or any other southern NH town, please call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987 right now. Our NH MLS listings are as current as they come and we’d love to extol the virtues of living in our wonderful state. Call today and be living here sooner than you might think.
Epping Elementary School (1-5)
Epping Middle School (6-8)
Epping High School (9-12)