Living Rural In New Hampshire

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Living Rural in New Hampshire

We can all agree that life can get busy with the hustle and bustle of everyday work, home, and family. With more people trying to escape the daily rush of life, it’s no wonder rural living is becoming a more popular option for potential home buyers. Rural areas or the countryside typically have a low population density and small settlements located outside towns and cities - whatever is not urban is considered rural. Rural living is a very quiet way of life, with homes and businesses spaced out geographically. Luckily, when looking for rural New Hampshire real estate, it can be found in abundance. With so many nestled in the hills and the mountains of New Hampshire, if you don’t know what you’re looking for you may miss them! We’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite places that offer rural real estate for sale. Keep on reading!


  1. Marlow, New Hampshire: Situated in Cheshire County, Marlow, NH is home to just under 800 residents and sprawled over 26 square miles. Incorporated in 1761, Marlow, NH provides a lot of unique history an undisturbed agricultural community. Marlow, NH offers a picturesque village center including a classic white church, Odd Fellows Hall, Town Hall, and a beautiful lily pond in the middle.
  2. Goshen, New Hampshire: Part of Sullivan County, Goshen, NH is a great spot to search for rural NH real estate. Covering over 22 square miles, Goshen, NH is home just over 800 residents. Goshen, NH was originally settled as part of Sunapee, NH in 1768, but in 1791 it was incorporated as its own separate town. This stunning town is a quintessential New England town, sitting at the foothills of Mount Sunapee, offering stunning views in every season. Goshen is comprised of Mill Village and Goshen Four Corners.
  3. Lyme, New Hampshire: Home to a little over 1,600 residents, Lyme is a rural New Hampshire town situated along the Connecticut River in Grafton County. Spanning over 54 square miles, Lyme, NH offers the Chaffee Natural Conservation Area and is also a pass through point of the Appalachian Trail. Once home to the Abenaki Native Americans, settlers didn’t arrive until the 1760s. Incorporated in 1761, Lyme offers a lot of early American history. Surrounded by homes and public buildings dating back from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. 
  4. Easton, New Hampshire: Our most rural New Hampshire town on the list goes to Easton, NH. Home to under 300 residents in Grafton County, Easton spans over 31 square miles giving its residents plenty of room to sprawl out. Residing just west of the North Peak of Kinsman Mountain and lying fully within the Connecticut River watershed, Easton, NH offers a lot of beautiful scenery out your front door.
  5. Stark, New Hampshire: Last on our rural New Hampshire list is Stark, NH, arguably one of the historically rich towns in the state. Home to 500 residents, Stark, NH lies within Coos County along the Upper Ammonoosuc River and has a total area of 60 square miles. Incorporated in 1795 and named after General John Stark who wrote the words that became the state’s motto, “Live Free or Die.” In 1944 the town was converted to form Camp Stark, a POW camp during World War II. Hosting about 250 German POW who performed manual labor in the nearby forests, supplying wood for the paper mills in Berlin, NH. The camp eventually closed in 1946.

New Hampshire offers a lot of rural real estate for sale in a variety of locations throughout the state. We only named a few of our favorites, however the state is littered with small, quiet towns to enjoy. If you’re thinking about making the move and want to discuss the different areas and communities throughout New Hampshire, contact Verani Realty today! We’re happy to help you find the right home, in the right location at the right price. You can start your New Hampshire real estate search by visiting

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