Orford, New Hampshire

Orford, New Hampshire is a town of opportunity.  Located on the Vermont/New Hampshire border, and placed directly to the east of the Connecticut River, this town gives new meaning to the word tranquil.  Surrounded to the west and east by mountains, this valley town is an excellent place for the hiker, bicyclist, skier, or any outdoor lover in general.  About a 45 minute drive away from Manchester, this town is accessible to all of the resources needed for everyday life.  Whether it be heart pounding excitement, or peace and serenity, Orford has it all.

The town of Orford, New Hampshire was chartered in 1761 to a man named Jonathan Moulton, and his family.  The name Orford is derived from Governor Benning Wentworth, who named the town after Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, who was also once the first Prime Minister of England.  One of Orford's first settlers was a man called General Israel Morey, whose son Samuel was an inventor, who wished to find a way to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen.  He used this knowledge to create the first steamboat, and tested it in the waters of the Connecticut River in Orford.

Orford, New Hampshire, has a bountiful supply of fun and enjoyable activities for people to take part in.  Whether it’s the active theatrical community in town, or a fun filled day of mountaineering, Orford has plenty to choose from.  Orford offers many benefits to the residents living there, such as indoor swimming pools, waterfront recreational areas, movie theaters, hiking trails, and many more enjoyable activities.  For people who enjoy spending time out in nature, there are several areas designated for hunting and fishing, as well as trails in the woods for those who want to go out and just spend time appreciating nature.

Orford is part of the New Hampshire School Administrative Unit #78.  This SAU educates the children of Fairlee, West Fairlee, and Vershire, Vermont, as well as the children from Orford, New Hampshire.  Children in grades kindergarten through 5th grade are tuitioned at Westshire Elementary School, children grades 6 through 12 are taught at the Rivendell Academy in Orford, New Hampshire.

Orford, New Hampshire is an excellent place to call home.  A friendly atmosphere and a beautiful landscape make Orford what has come to be - one of the most beautiful New Hampshire communities to live in.  Homes sell fast in this part of New Hampshire, which is why you need a determined and reliable buyer's agent on your side to help get the job done.  Jim Miller of Bean Group, will guide you through the process of buying a piece of real estate, and help you every step of the way until you're moved into your new home.  Call Jim today at (603) 801-3987.

Westshire Elementary School (k-5)
(802) 333-4668

Rivendell Academy (6-12)
(603) 353-4321

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