Spotlight City: We love Londonderry, NH homes, and you should, too
It is known for its apple orchards, an excellent school system, and proactive residents who are committed to preserving thousands of acres of open space and encouraging land use practices that promote a healthy suburban lifestyle. A bustling town just outside of New Hampshire’s largest city, Londonderry is a picturesque community right in the heart of what makes living in the Granite State so desirable. Still on the (quaint white picket) fence? Here are a few reasons (and some local lore) for why we love Londonderry, NH homes and the people who live in them.
- The town was settled in 1718 by Scots-Irish settlers, many who hailed from Londonderry in Northern Ireland. In 1722, the New Hampshire town was chartered and officially given the name "Londonderry.”
- The first American potato was grown in Londonderry in 1719.
- com calls Londonderry home of the No. 2 best suburb to buy a house and the second-best public school in NH.
- Londonderry was ranked No. 2 in the list of safest places to live in New Hampshire by com.
- The family-friendly town is rated one of the best cities for young families in New Hampshire by Nerd Wallet because of its above-average percentage of households with children younger than 18.
- Londonderry’s median age is 41, median household income is $92,164, with 67% of residents college educated, and an unemployment rate of four percent.
You might be surprised to learn many well-known companies have headquarters or a significant footprint in Londonderry. Stonyfield Farm and Blue Seal Feeds are there; Coca-Cola’s major northern New England bottling facility is in the northern part of town; and Mack’s Apples, a family orchard and working farm, is a local treasure no matter which way you slice it. Along with favorite national brands, Londonderry may also be home to your new favorite microbrew – the town has several breweries and even a meadery – perfect for celebratory cheers after you find your new Londonderry, NH home.
The housing scoop
Market trends show Londonderry’s average price per square foot over the past six months increased $48 (35%) and the median sales price over that same period rose from $286,700 to $325,000. Homes for sale in Londonderry are on the market for 87 days on average and buyers can expect to pay 98% of the seller’s asking price. With a good mixture of new construction and historic renovations, there’s something for every preference and price point.
The area is also seeing impressive growth, attracting nationally-renowned technology companies and homes for the workers who follow. A new, walkable downtown area with retail, housing, and office space is under development, slated to open in the next few years, adding another dimension to this already-walkable town.
Find your Londonderry NH home for sale today
We are such fans of Londonderry that we listed it on our own roster of best places to live in New Hampshire because of its location, growth trajectory, school system, and family-friendly amenities. Browse Londonderry NH homes for sale on verani.com/nh-real-estate/londonderry.
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