Exeter Real Estate

Exeter is a known for being one of the friendliest and most walkable small towns in New Hampshire. The main street is lined with boutique shops, independent bookstores, galleries, and restaurants. Step back in time by staying in a historic colonial inn and enjoy dinner on the Squamscott River – an important point throughout colonial history.

In winter, the town looks picturesque with frosting-covered rooftops and trees and has recreation areas for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, and snowman making competitions. Once the weather warms up, there’s plenty of trails to explore with a mountain bike or with your two feet. Since the small town is on a river, there are also countless boating and water-type activities to enjoy.

The Dolloff Name goes back to my grandfather 9 generations ago, Christian Dolloff, who arrived in Exeter in 1638.

The area was once the domain of the Squamscott Native Americans, a sub-tribe of the Pennacook nation, which fished at the falls where the Exeter River becomes the tidal Squamscott, the site around which the future town of Exeter would grow. On April 3, 1638, the Reverend John Wheelwright and others purchased the land from Wehanownowit, the sagamore. Wheelwright had been exiled by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a puritan theocracy, for sharing the dissident religious views of his sister-in-law, Anne Hutchinson. The minister took with him about 175 individuals to found the town he named after Exeter in Devon, England. Local government was linked with Massachusetts until New Hampshire became a separate colony in 1679, but counties weren't introduced until 1769.

One of the four original townships in the province, Exeter originally included Newmarket, Newfields, Brentwood, Epping and Fremont. On July 4, 1639, 35 freemen of Exeter signed the Exeter Combination, a document written by Reverend Wheelwright to establish their own government. The settlers hunted, planted and fished. Others tended cattle and swine, or made shakes and barrel staves.

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Exeter - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Exeter: $521,800 / County Avg $818,900


Avg Taxes in Exeter: $8,300 / County Avg $8,200


Avg Sq. Ft. in Exeter: 2,125 / County Avg 2,312


Avg Price per/sqft in Exeter:$246 / County Avg $354


Avg Walkscore in Exeter: 34 / County Avg 25


Avg Year Built in Exeter: 1968 / County Avg 1975


Avg Days on Website in Exeter: 75 / County Avg 66

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