Swanzey, New Hampshire

Swanzey, New Hampshire, is a quiet little bedroom community located in the southwestern corner of the state.  With a population of about 7500 people, Swanzey is hardly one of the tiny little hamlets that dot this region of the state, yet it still manages to hold onto it’s small town New England charm and sense of traditional country values.  Breathtaking scenery is everywhere you look in this town situated in the rolling hills and lush wooded landscapes of the Granite State.  When just looking out your back door gives you a sense of tranquility and peace, you know you’ve found your home – and it’s here in Swanzey.

Swanzey, NH, started its life in 1734 as one of the seven fort towns established by the Massachusetts governor Jonathan Belcher as a line of defense against the Native Americans in the area.  Known locally as “Lower Ashuelot”, the land was granted to Captain Nathaniel Hammond and Ephraim Jones. In 1753 residents petitioned for their town to be re-granted under authority of the New Hampshire government and was chartered as “Swanzey” at the suggestion of Governor Brenton of Rhode Island.  Governor Brenton owned land in Swansea, Massachusetts and felt the name was better than “Lower Ashuelot”.

Little waterpower forced Swanzey to develop into an agricultural community and one of hunters, trappers and traders.  The much larger town of Keene was growing to the north of Swanzey leading many residents to move to that larger, more modern town and keeping Swanzey’s population relatively low.  Most of the farms have since petered out or been sold for residential development.  Swanzey is basically a bedroom community now and though it does have several larger businesses within its confines, over 80% of the town’s working population commutes to other towns for employment.  Keeping business to a minimum is important in keeping Swanzey the quiet little peaceful town that it is.

With Keene just to the north, there is little need for Swanzey residents to travel long distances.  Keene has all the fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues anyone could want, but if traveling to a larger city is necessary, Manchester, the Granite State’s largest city, isn’t more than an hour or so to the east.  The Massachusetts border is just one town away to the south and Vermont is just one town to the west, so travel to either of these states is quick and easy. 

Swanzey offers the outdoor enthusiast many opportunities for enjoying the fresh air and getting some exercise, from hiking and biking to swimming and horseback riding.  The kids will be kept busy with extracurricular activities such as organized baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockey youth events.  Swanzey is a member of SAU #38 and a member of the Monadnock Regional School District, along with Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Richmond, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry, and Troy.  Kindergarten and elementary school-age children are educated at Cutler Elementary and Mt. Caesar Elementary while the remainder of students attend the Monadnock Regional Middle and High Schools, both located in Swanzey.

Swanzey is a great town in which to retire or raise a family surrounded by people who share your traditional New England values.  There are homes for sale in Swanzey right now – your first step in purchasing one is to call Jim miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  Jim knows southern NH like few others and loves to help people into the home of their dreams.  Call Jim today and find out why New Hampshire is the most popular state in New England.

Mt. Caesar Elementary School (k-3)
(603) 352-4797

Cutler Elementary School (4-6)
(603) 352-3383

Monadnock Regional Middle School (7-8)
(603) 352-6575

Monadnock Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 352-6575

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

All Listings Under $100,000 $100,000 - $200,000
$200,000 - $300,000 $300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000
$600,000 - $700,000 $800,000 - $900,000 Over $1,000,000

All Property Types in Swanzey from $50,000 to $5,000,000

30 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #4746521

626 W Swanzey Rd, Swanzey


MLS® # 4746521

Photo of Listing #2801364

244 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey

$1,250,000 - 25 Acres

MLS® # 2801364

Photo of Listing #4658903

41 West Shore Rd, Swanzey

$1,249,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,444 Sf

MLS® # 4658903

Photo of Listing #4804973

208 East Shore Rd, Swanzey

$895,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,782 Sf

MLS® # 4804973

Photo of Listing #4784986

147 Winch Hill Rd, Swanzey

$699,900 - 3 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,559 Sf

MLS® # 4784986

Photo of Listing #4769887

93 Monadnock Hwy, Swanzey


MLS® # 4769887

Photo of Listing #4770755

348 Matthews Rd, Swanzey


MLS® # 4770755

Photo of Listing #4793800

93 Mt. Huggins Dr, Swanzey

$459,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,163 Sf

MLS® # 4793800

Photo of Listing #4720139

150 S. Winchester St, Swanzey

$350,000 - 3,656 Sf

MLS® # 4720139

Photo of Listing #4796242

10 Hwy, Swanzey


MLS® # 4796242

Photo of Listing #4805761

19 Taft Rd, Swanzey

$269,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,342 Sf

MLS® # 4805761

Photo of Listing #4777949

1b Bridle Ln, Swanzey

$269,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,734 Sf

MLS® # 4777949

Photo of Listing #4777943

1a Bridle Ln, Swanzey

$269,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,734 Sf

MLS® # 4777943

Photo of Listing #4803319

45 Cobble Hill Rd, Swanzey

$239,500 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,374 Sf

MLS® # 4803319

Photo of Listing #4765725

141 Cobble Hill Rd, Swanzey

$229,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,500 Sf

MLS® # 4765725

Photo of Listing #4742729

235 Old Richmond Rd, Swanzey

$220,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,876 Sf

MLS® # 4742729

Photo of Listing #4653936

Cobble Hill Rd, Swanzey

$190,000 - 20 Acres

MLS® # 4653936

Photo of Listing #4806164

3 Cherry Tree Ln, Swanzey

$165,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 748 Sf

MLS® # 4806164

Photo of Listing #4806165

4 Cherry Tree Ln, Swanzey

$160,000 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 748 Sf

MLS® # 4806165

Photo of Listing #4806158

2 Cherry Tree Ln, Swanzey

$160,000 - 1 Beds, 1 Baths, 748 Sf

MLS® # 4806158

Photo of Listing #4714830

21 Sylvan Way, Swanzey

$150,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,388 Sf

MLS® # 4714830

Photo of Listing #4807176
New Listing

813 West Swanzey Rd, Swanzey

$139,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,073 Sf

MLS® # 4807176

Photo of Listing #4748119

Eaton Rd, Swanzey

$129,000 - 23 Acres

MLS® # 4748119

Photo of Listing #4799278

South Winchester St, Swanzey

$119,000 - 1 Acres

MLS® # 4799278

Photo of Listing #4785148

Winch Hill Rd, Swanzey

$110,000 - 6 Acres

MLS® # 4785148

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Listing information last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 6:21am EDT.