Windham, New Hampshire
Conveniently located just ten minutes east of Nashua, Windham, New Hampshire sits very close to the second largest city in the Granite State, but still maintains its quiet country appeal. With easy access to Routes 93 and 101, Boston is a mere forty minutes to the south, the seacoast lies less than an hour east and recreation at New Hampshire's largest lake, Winnipesaukee, less than an hour to the north. Windham's small town charm has attracted many new residents of late, increasing the town's population by more than four hundred percent over the past forty years, taking the town from a small village of 3000 in 1970 to today's population of almost 13,000 people. An affluent community, Windham, New Hampshire is situated in the southwest corner of Rockingham County and offers residents an easy commute to Manchester, Nashua and Massachusetts.
The town of Windham originated in an area known as Nutfield which included modern-day Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire. First settled by Scottish immigrants in 1719, the town was finally chartered and incorporated by then-governor Benning Wentworth who, it is believed, named the town for a close family friend, Sir Charles Wyndham, Second Earl of Ergemont. Primarily a farming community until World War II, Windham has opened its doors to commercial business and industry, albeit in controlled numbers. This, coupled with the town's master plan for future growth, ensures Windham residents that the town is ready for the future while remembering its past.
A more convenient location there couldn't be. Windham, New Hampshire is perfectly located for quick and easy access onto and off from the major highways leading anywhere you might want to go. Route 28 in neighboring Salem provides most any shopping experience you could desire including all the chain stores, restaurants and the Rockingham Mall. Well-known Canobie Lake Amusement Park is ten minutes from the center of Windham and horseracing is a scant twenty. If the outdoors is your thing, Windham offers municipal parks, tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, fishing and boating and several golf courses. There are youth activities available for children including soccer, basketball, baseball and hockey. Windham is also home to its own fine restaurants as well as museums, and theaters. There's something for everyone in Windham.
Windham, New Hampshire is part of SAU #28 and operates its own schools from elementary to middle school. Windham's high school students are currently tuitioned at Salem High School. Windham's elementary schools include Golden Brook School, up to the second grade level, Windham Center School, grades three through five, and Windham Middle School for grades six through eight. The new Windham High School is under construction and should be opening its doors for all classes starting in September of 2009.
The bustling, growing town of Windham, New Hampshire is waiting for you. If Windham or any other southern New Hampshire town sounds interesting to you, please call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987 for up-to-date MLS listings. Come on home to the Granite State - let Jim Miller and Bean Group show you the way.
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