Newton, New Hampshire
If you’re looking for a classic New England-style town, look no further than Newton, New Hampshire. Newton is located in the southeastern corner of Rockingham County, bordering Amesbury and Haverhill, Massachusetts to its south. A town with little industry or commercial business, Newton is regarded as a bedroom community for residents working in Massachusetts but wanting to live in the Granite State.
Newton, NH was originally a part of neighboring South Hampton. Some residents at the time resented having to travel upwards of 14 miles in order to go to church. These residents petitioned to become their own town and in 1749 then-Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth granted this petition and named the new town “Newtown” since, evidently, that’s just what it was. In 1846 the state legislature voted to reduce the name to Newton. Due to lack of reliable waterpower, Newton remained an agricultural community for most of its existence. Eventually the farms died away and Newton slowly became the bedroom community we know it as today.
Newton’s location gives its residents quick and easy access to the New Hampshire seacoast and all its entertainment venues. Newton is also very close to Route 125 which lends to fast travel in either a northerly or southerly direction. This means that the north country of New Hampshire, including the lakes region and the White Mountain National Forest, is only a short, one-hour drive north and trips into Massachusetts are even closer. Newton offers many hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing trails as well as a municipal park with tennis courts, basketball and a small skate park for roller blading and skateboarding. Newton also has a public beach on Country Pond and several streams and rivers in which to fish or canoe. The town sponsors several youth groups including the Boy Scouts of America and organized soccer and basketball teams. Newton is also home to the Country Pond Fish & Game Club.
Newton, NH is a part of School Administrative Unit #17, the Sanborn Regional School District out of Kingston. Newton maintains the Memorial Elementary School for students in grades one through five but sends students in grades six through eight to the Sanborn Regional Middle School (located in Newton) and its high school student attend the brand-new Sanborn Regional High School in neighboring Kingston, NH. With its small student population, Newton has no current plans to build their own middle or high school.
Newton is a great place to raise a family. Sanborn Regional is one of the area’s best school systems and the thickly wooded forests and winding backroads of Newton itself can be intoxicating to the senses. If you’d like more information about Newton, NH or any other of the pristine towns that the wonderful state of New Hampshire has to offer, please call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987 right now and see what you’ve been missing. At RE/MAX Country Properties, we’re ready to help you find the perfect place in which to raise your family or perhaps retire in. Call us today and we’ll get things moving. There’s no better time than now.
Memorial Elementary School (1-5)
Sanborn Regional Middle School (6-8)
Sanborn Regional High School (9-12)
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