Somersworth New Hampshire Real Estate and Relocation Tour
Somersworth, New Hampshire is located in the scenic seacoast region of the state. The town was first settled before 1700 as a parish of Dover and was called Sligo after the Irish county which was home to an early colonial governor. In 1729, the parish of Summersworth was organized separately, and in 1754 the community was incorporated under its present name by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. Situated at the 100-foot drop of the Salmon Falls River, Somersworth emerged as a prosperous mill town by the early decades of the 19th century. The community grew rapidly throughout the next several decades, with a significant influx of new residents arriving to work in the mills from Ireland and Quebec. While the region's textile economy declined after the Great Depression, the latter half of the 20th century brought a population boom throughout the southern New Hampshire region as the expansion of the highways brought thousands of young families from Boston and other major cities.
Centrally located just a short trip from New Hampshire's numerous attractions- the Atlantic Ocean coast, the snowy peaks of the White Mountains, and the scenic expanse of the Lakes Region - Somersworth offers a bounty of historic and natural scenery, excellent schools, and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation and leisure.
It all adds up to a quality of life that has gained national recognition. For many years, the community has been part of a region (the Portsmouth-Rochester Metro Region), that Money Magazine has ranked among the "Most Livable Cities in the US".
Visit Somersworth New Hampshire real estate to search the MLS, and obtain relocation, school and town information. Register to receive foreclosed property listings at Somersworth bank owned homes for sale.
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