Chester Real Estate

From Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire, 1875:
"Chester is considered one of the old towns of the state. In 1719, about eighty persons, chiefly from Portsmouth and Hampton, formed an association, for the purpose of securing a tract of land in the "Chesnut Country" (so called) and stationed three men upon this tract, to hold possession until they should procure a lawful title. After considerable difficulty they obtained a grant of land, ten miles [16 km] square. Immediately the settlement was commenced by several persons from Rye and Hampton, among whom were Samuel Ingalls, Jonathan Goodhue, Jacob Sargent, Ebenezer Dearborn, Robert Smith, E. Colby and S. Robie, who contributed largely to the permanent success of the enterprise. On the 8th of May, 1722 the township which had hitherto been called Cheshire, was incorporated under its present name, and comprising an area of over 120 square miles.
Chester once included Candia, set off in 1763. It may have been the first of the settlement grants by Massachusetts selected for expansion of growing populations in the seacoast. The name may be derived from Chester, the county town of the county of Cheshire in England. Earl of Chester is a title held by the Prince of Wales.
In 1822, a portion of Hooksett was taken from Chester. In 1845, the portion of the town known as Long Meadows was incorporated under the name of Auburn.
Here is the town website:

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Chester - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Chester: $725,900 / County Avg $818,900


Avg Taxes in Chester: $6,900 / County Avg $8,200


Avg Sq. Ft. in Chester: 2,367 / County Avg 2,312


Avg Price per/sqft in Chester:$307 / County Avg $354


Avg Walkscore in Chester: 6 / County Avg 25


Avg Year Built in Chester: 1987 / County Avg 1975


Avg Days on Website in Chester: 45 / County Avg 66

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