Getting to Know Londonderry, New Hampshire

Southern New Hampshire is growing more and more popular with couples and families looking to relocate to the Granite State. That’s because we have it all in New Hampshire: easy access to the seacoast, lakes, mountains, and urban culture. There are a number of small towns and communities to choose from when you’re looking for a place to call home in New Hampshire. Here are just a few of the reasons why Londonderry is a great place to live.

Situated right over Manchester’s city line, to the southeast, Londonderry offers the suburban feel you might be seeking, but there also are several rural areas of town that can provide even more privacy without being too far from all of the conveniences of modern living. Londonderry has a population of about 26,000, attracting professionals and families, while retirees choose to stay put when they stop working full-time. 

How do folks in Londonderry spend their time? The choices seem endless.

The Londonderry Rail Trail is growing in popularity as more sections are refurbished and completed. The six-and-a-half miles of paved path within the town limits are part of the larger Granite State Rail Trail, and link directly to the Manchester and Derry parts of the trail. The trail offers residents a beautiful, picturesque way to enjoy the outdoors while biking, walking, and running.

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For more organized recreation opportunities, Londonderry hosts robust athletic programs for both youth and adults. Golfers will enjoy playing on Londonderry Country Club’s public 18-hole course.

Londonderry is home to several farms and orchards for seasonal and holiday fun. Mack’s Apples is the largest in town. They welcome thousands of visitors every year to their farm stand and acres of U-pick trees. Elwood Orchards entertains visitors every fall with a corn maze and hay rides. The farm stand is open with fresh fruit and vegetables for sale. Fruit picking at Sunnycrest Farm will keep you stocked with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and apples all summer and fall.

Education is a priority for many families, and Londonderry’s schools provide quality education to more than 4,000 students from preschool through grade 12. There are four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The Londonderry Lancer marching band has been recognized internationally and participated in several national events. Shopping for all occasions and running day-to-day errands is easy in Londonderry. From familiar stores where you love to find bargains to local boutiques for unique finds, to grocery stores, banks, hair salons, dry cleaners, and other necessary services – they are all minutes away from home.

There is no shortage of spots to eat a delicious meal without leaving town. Start with breakfast at Red Arrow Diner, Janie’s Uncommon Cafe, or The Bacon Barn. Locals love The Coach Stop for its classic American menu, and Asahi for sushi and other Asian fare. For relaxing with friends, head to Stumble Inn Bar and Grill603 Brewery and Beer Hall is the place to go for local craft beer. Prefer meads? Then you’ll want to visit Moonlight Meadery, which makes a diverse range of flavors of so-called honey wine. You also will find some of your favorite national chains in Londonderry.

Several of southern New Hampshire’s major health care providers have facilities in Londonderry, which ensure you and your family receive high-quality medical care, whether you need immediate attention for an injury or sudden illness or regular physicals.

All of these advantages, plus Londonderry’s easy north-south access to Interstate 93 and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Londonderry just might have everything you’re looking for. If you’re seeking out a home here, consider new construction. LaMontagne Builders is currently building new homes in Londonderry! Tour our Hardy & Bancroft community and set up a meeting to discuss the exciting options that can bring you home to Londonderry.