Rye New Hampshire Real Estate
WELCOME to Rye New Hampshire!! Rye is a pretty little town right on the coastline of New Hampshire. Our coast is only about 16 miles long, from the Massachusetts border to the Maine border. And Rye is one of our four NH towns right on the ocean! Of the 16 mile long coastline we have, Rye covers 8 of those miles.
Rye was first settled in 1623, and was actually the first settlement in the state. Rye was named for the small borough of Rye on the English Channel. The current population is about 6,000 residents, with the average age of Rye residents being in their late 40's.
Although New England, including New Hampshire, has mostly rocky coastlines, Rye has some beautiful sandy beaches - Wallis Sands and Jenness Beach are 2 of them.
Ordiorne State Park in Rye is on 137 acres of protected protected coastline. Because it's protected, the vegetation and scenery there has remained virtually unchanged for the last 300 years or so. A Scottish fisherman landed at Ordiorne Point back in 1623, and created the first permanent settlement in NH. Fort Dearborn was built on this point by the military to protect Portsmouth Harbor from attacks during World War II.
Programs are offered at Ordiorne State Park by the Audubon Society and by the University of New Hampshire that have special interest to botanists and those studying marine life. They have a great Science Center at Ordiorne Park with all kinds of exhibits having to do with life in the area-people, animals, vegetation, ocean life, etc. This is a beautiful park, and during the spring, summer, and fall, you'll find all kinds of gathering going on - weddings, family reunions, etc.
Rye New Hampshire real estate is on the more expensive side in the coastals areas of New Hampshire. There are presently 63 homes for sale in Rye, with the prices ranging from $295,000 to $7,850,000. There have been 28 homes sold in Rye over the last 5 months, and those ranged from $306,900 to $2,475,000. Average days on the market is running about 150 days, and sellers on average have been getting 94% of their last asking price. The average selling price in Rye is $785,000.
This is a sampling of some of the homes currently for sale in Rye, NH.
If you're ever in NH, and especially in the Seacoast NH areas, a ride through Rye is a very pleasant way to spend some time. It's a beautiful little coastal town, full of scenic roads and gorgeous homes. And it's the next town over from Portsmouth NH!!
Ann Cummings, New Hampshire & Maine Broker
RE/MAX Coast to Coast
888-349-5678 x 3839
Servicing the Coastal Areas of NH & Southern Maine