Peterborough

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1 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Peterborough is a town that was granted in 1737 by the state of Massachusetts and inhabited permanently in 1749. It had gone through a number of attacks during the Indian and French War. By 1759, fifty families occupied the area. On January 17, 1760, the town was named after Lt. Peter Prescott and was incorporated by Gov. Benning Wentworth. Lt. Prescott was a well-known land speculator from Concord, Massachusetts.

The Nubanusit Brook and Contoocook River provided several watermill sites, and the town had become a thriving mill town. The early cotton factory was built in 1810, and by the year 1859, a woolen mill and four more cotton factories were established when the populace grew to 2,222. Some more industries emerged, including a carriage factory, shoe and boot factory, paper mills, gristmills, sawmills, truss maker and supporters, basket manufacturer, and machine shop.

Area and Climate

Peterborough is located in Hillsborough County in New Hampshire and is drained by Contoocook River and Nubanusit Brook. Its highest point is the South Pack Monadnock Mountain that lies in Miller State Park.

The town is home to numerous outdoor enthusiasts because of its winding streams, fish-filled ponds, abundant woodlands, and marvelous mountains. Whether it’s skiing, hiking, golfing, hunting, biking, fishing, and swimming, you will find it right here in Peterborough. The Granite State’s lakes region and the White Mountains are in close proximity to the area. The seacoast of New Hampshire is pretty over 1 hour east, whereas Boston, MA is located southeast, around the same distance. Furthermore, Peterborough is close to Keene, a college town, and Nashua, which is New Hampshire’s most crowded city. Everything you need when you are here is simply within your reach.

The town gets 47” of rain every year, which is higher than the US average of 37. It gets 81” of snowfall annually, which is also higher than the average city in the US that gets 25” each year. Typically, the town has 197 sunny days throughout the year. July gets the highest temperature, about 80 degrees, while the lowest temperature (12 degrees) occurs in January.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate median value of a condo or house in the year 2000 was $120,600 and $218,743 in 2011.

2011’s mean price for all home units is $253,954, $162,093 for townhomes and other attached homes, $256,217 for detached units, $260,233 for 2-unit structures, and $309,588 for 3- to 4-unit structures.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 is 118.8, which is higher than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The town of Peterborough boasts of numerous dining places and shops, with its combination of gorgeously landscaped rivers and parks and well-maintained early architecture. It was featured in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and is famous for its educational and cultural events.

From Grove Street to School Street, go along the sidewalk, and you will see the Depot Square that offers a number of unique specialty stores. Head to south Route 101, and there you will see another shop that you should not miss: the Twin Elm Antiques. Of course, you are sure to come across this beautiful white farmhouse that you did not imagine you ought to have, and the minute you see it, you will suddenly realize that you do.

For your lunch, you can head to Union Street for Nature’s Green Grocer that offers organic café and a mouth-watering sandwich. The café and the market both have locally well-known soups, as well as a variety of gluten-free and dairy-free offerings. Located at the Main Street are Harlow’s and Aesop’s Tables that dwells on the Toadstool bookshop corner. After that, you can go to Twelve Pine for a home-made gelato or return to the Grove Street for a bunch of chocolates you just won’t get enough of. Ava Marie Chocolates not only has premium chocolates, but also has ice creams. The place has seats outdoor and indoor for their guests’ comfort.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Sking Nearby
  • Walking
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Great Dining
  • Gift Shops
  • Sking Nearby
  • Walking
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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