Hancock, New Hampshire

Deep in the southern New Hampshire woods lies the tiny burg of Hancock, NH.  With residents numbering around 1800, this little town may be small in population, but it is very big on charm and rich in New England history.  Now a bedroom community for Manchester and Keene commuters, Hancock has a style and a feel all its own and prides itself on being a safe town with strong family values – the ideal place to raise your children.

Hancock was once a part of neighboring Peterborough.  Disgruntled residents decided to split off from the town and form their own community.  They named their village Hancock in honor of founding father John Hancock and the town was incorporated in 1779.  Settlers began hunting and fishing the area and eventually cleared out the heavily wooded forests for growing crops and raising livestock.  The thick woods became farmland and, along with several mills powered by small local streams, managed to maintain the community for over a hundred years until the topsoil was depleted and the advent of the automobile allowed residents to work outside of Hancock.

Walking down the main street of Hancock, NH is like walking through the past.  Most of the buildings in the town’s center are the original ones built in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.  Many are still being used for businesses or residences and all are listed with the National Registry of Historical Places.  And while Hancock doesn’t have the shopping malls and busy streets of the city, there is still plenty to do.  Crotched Mountain Ski Area is just a stone’s throw away in neighboring Bennington, NH, there are countless streams and ponds for fishing, swimming, boating and ice skating, miles upon miles of hiking, bicycling and snowmobile trails and still plenty of woods for hunting.  The lakes region and the White Mountains lie to the north while the always exciting New Hampshire seacoast lies an hour or so due east.  The nearby cities of Keene, Manchester and Nashua can supply Hancock residents with any amenity the large city has to offer.  When you live in Hancock, you’re far enough from the bright city lights that sleep comes easy, but not too far that you can’t reach the city inside twenty minutes.

Hancock, NH shares its membership in the SAU#1 Contoocook Valley Cooperative with Antrim, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Peterborough, Sharon and Temple.   Hancock has its own elementary school, teaching resident children from kindergarten through the fourth grade.  Hancock students in grades five through eight go to the Great Brook Middle School in Antrim and grades nine through twelve attend Contoocook Valley Regional Regional High School in Peterborough.

Hancock is just one of the many small-town jewels in New Hampshire’s crown of quality living.  If you’d like to be a part of the New Hampshire experience, the first step is to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  All the latest MLS are at your fingertips and we’re happy to answer any question you might have about our wonderful state and the near perfect towns we live in.  Call today!

Hancock Elementary School (k-4)
(603) 525-3303

Great Brook Middle School (5-8)
(603) 588-6630

Contoocook Valley Regional Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 924-3869


Current Hancock New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Hancock NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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Hancock NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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88 High St, Hancock

$1,295,000 - 7 Beds, 6 Baths, 5,550 Sf

MLS® # 4737308

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85 Depot Rd, Hancock

$1,250,000 - 5 Beds, 5 Baths, 5,258 Sf

MLS® # 4806294

Photo of Listing #4798255

30 Ledge Rd, Hancock

$899,900 - 5 Beds, 6 Baths, 7,635 Sf

MLS® # 4798255

Photo of Listing #4791098

250 Antrim Rd, Hancock

$749,500 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,708 Sf

MLS® # 4791098

Photo of Listing #4807812

53 Middle Rd, Hancock

$535,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,731 Sf

MLS® # 4807812

Photo of Listing #4814072
New Listing

2 Mill Rd, Hancock

$429,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,003 Sf

MLS® # 4814072

Photo of Listing #4789965

Moose Brook Ln, Hancock

$419,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,836 Sf

MLS® # 4789965

Photo of Listing #4790013

00 Moose Brook Ln, Hancock

$374,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,056 Sf

MLS® # 4790013

Photo of Listing #4814336
New Listing

42 Duncan Rd, Hancock

$339,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,725 Sf

MLS® # 4814336

Photo of Listing #4812288

3 Mill Rd, Hancock

$229,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,031 Sf

MLS® # 4812288

Photo of Listing #4814803
New Listing

240 Stoddard Rd, Hancock

$179,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 912 Sf

MLS® # 4814803

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Listing information last updated on July 6th, 2020 at 1:37pm EDT.