Spotlight City: Why We Love New Castle, NH Homes

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New Castle, New Hampshire is arguably the Granite State’s quintessential summer spot. Located entirely on islands, this beautiful ocean side town is rapidly growing in popularity. New Castle is nestled at the mouth of the Piscataqua River and is surrounded by stunning scenery and historic attractions. Founded in 1623, New Castle covers approximately 500 acres, just about .8 square miles, and has a population of just a little over 1,000 residents. Although the summer months bring a lot of outdoor activity, time spent in the sun, and a bustling main land, there are many things to do in New Castle, NH in every season. Located minutes from the popular town of Portsmouth, NH, just south of Kittery, Maine and a short drive from New England’s largest metropolitan city of Boston, MA; New Castle, NH have the best of all worlds.


Although homes in New Castle, NH are surrounded by ocean, you can still enjoy the great outdoors during the off-season. A popular spot for locals is Great Island Common, a scenic and dog friendly place to visit in the colder months. Consisting of 32 acres of land, it includes a sandy beach, rocky shoreline, popular fishing spots, and picnicking areas. A perfect spot to bring the dogs for a fun afternoon walk while enjoying the picturesque sweeping views. Great Island Common also offers options for the history buff that lies in all of us - with two lighthouses, Whaleback and Portsmouth Harbor Light, you can view these stunning structures that have been a part of the town since the early 1800s. From the lighthouses, you can easily make your way to one of the three forts that reside nearby. Fort Constitution, Fort McClary, and Fort Foster all have riveting and historical pasts with many stories to be discovered.


When the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, New Castle, NH comes alive with activity, tourists, and a lively downtown. You can find residents and tourists alike enjoying the beautiful beaches that surround the island town. Water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and water skiing are all very popular to this area. After a long day of fun in the sun, New Castle foodies will enjoy the delicious offerings of the numerous restaurants, which are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste.


Fast Facts:   

  • New Castle was originally called Great Island but later changed in 1693 to New Castle after the fort located there.
  • Until 1719 New Castle had Rye (then called Sandy Beach) included in their city limits.
  • Fort Constitution, formally Fort William and Mary, was the site of one of the first acts of the American Revolution.
  • New Castle, NH was home to the first major outbreak of apparent witchcraft in America.


New Castle, NH Housing Scoop

Homes in New Castle, NH are some of the most desirable in the area, with an array of different styles and designs there is truly something for everyone. With the town's rich history, it’s easy to find homes dating back centuries. With the intricate detailing and craftsmanship of that time the homes are a dream for buyers. If you desire more new construction and modern homes, don’t worry, New Castle has homes for sale that fit that bill as well. With modern updates, clean lines and minimalistic designs you can put your own stamp on your home.


If you’re searching for your perfect home in New Hampshire’s seacoast area call us today, your trusted and knowledgeable Verani agents. You can also search real estate in New Castle NH online, with listings updated every 15 minutes!

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