There’s a small New Hampshire town situated between Concord and Manchester that you might not have considered but is worth a look when you’re deciding where to live. If you’re interested in having easy access to what the state’s largest city and its capital have to offer, while enjoying small town suburban life, Hooksett might be the place you choose to make your home. With a population of about 13,400 people — which includes 3,500 families, according to the most recent census — Hooksett is an attractive option for a variety of reasons.
With just two elementary schools and a middle school, Hooksett sends its students to high school in other towns. That means parents have choices when deciding where their children go to school. Manchester, Bow, Londonderry and Derry public high schools all accept students from Hooksett. In fact, Pinkerton Academy in Derry is a private school and the largest independent school in the United States. It’s become a milestone for eighth graders to visit schools they want to attend and find the right fit for their high school experience. We’ve talked before about the benefits of living in a town with a lower tax rate when you have the option of regional school districts.
The Hooksett Youth Athletic Association provides recreational and more competitive travel team sports. Kids of all ages can participate in soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, lacrosse and other sports.
One of the town’s most popular annual events is Hooksett Old Home Day. Held every September, the celebration brings residents together for food, music, activities, entertainment, contests, and more. It’s a true New England tradition that neighbors and friends enjoy year after year.
If Hooksett’s name sounds familiar to anyone outside of southern New Hampshire, it could be because of a well-known landmark, Robie’s Country Store. For decades, the store on the Merrimack River has been a popular (some might say, mandatory) presidential campaign stop for decades. Candidates running for the nation’s highest office understand that the road to the White House runs through New Hampshire, and Hooksett, for their speeches, handshakes, and old-fashioned politicking.
Even with its close proximity to the more urban cities of Manchester and Concord, Hooksett offers its own grocery stores, retail shopping, movie theaters and restaurants. And when you feel like heading out of town, the highways heading north, south, or to the seacoast are conveniently located just minutes from wherever you are.
Is Hooksett right for you and your family? Check out our homes featured in Hooksett’s Brookview Community. We have several designs and floor plans to choose from, and some are move-in ready right now!