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Bentley By The Sea

86 Lafayette Rd
Route 1
North Hampton, NH 03862
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The Seacoast Area of New Hampshire

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The Seacoast Area of New Hampshire encompasses the coastal towns of Portsmouth, Rye, New Castle, North Hampton, Hampton, and Hampton Falls, as well as the adjacent inland towns. Conveniently located midway between Boston, Massachusetts,  to the south and Portland, Maine to the north, it is an area rich with history, spectacular scenery, and culture. 


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Through the diligent efforts of local planning boards, the area retains its rural atmosphere, while boasting a thriving commercial base. The New Hampshire Seacoast is served by four airports: Logan Airport at Boston, MA (1 hour south); Manchester Airport, (40 minutes west); Portland, ME (1 hour north); and our newest airport at Pease, Portsmouth.

Major roadways include Route 95, Route 1, and Route 101, which has recently been upgraded to a four lane thoroughfare, rendering easier access to the inland towns of Epping, Kingston, Brentwood and Manchester.   Routes 4 and 16 connect the area with the spectacular scenery of the New Hampshire White Mountains, known for its year-round outdoor activities (hiking, water sports, skiing). The White Mountains are perhaps best-known for the glorious array of foliage in the fall. 

The Seacoast Area is noted for its excellent schools, and high academic standards in both public and private schools. It is home to the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, and to the University of New Hampshire in Durham, best known perhaps for its excellent Whittemore School of Business & Economics, and for the College of Life Sciences & Agriculture.

Culturally, Portsmouth boasts a host of theatres, some small and intimate, others capable of hosting spectacular shows; the campus of the University of New Hampshire has several theatres, and is renowned  for its series of concerts; and if you feel a little more adventurous, Boston, with its variety of theatres and concert halls is only one hour away. Throughout the Seacoast Area, a host of restaurants abound, many of which serve the seafood for which the area is so well known, while others are famed for their international flavors.

Tax Rates & Ratios

Last Updated: February 10th, 2017

2016 or Current
Town/Area Contact Rate Ratio
Exeter 773-6108 26.06 *95.9%
Greenland 431-7111 16.65 88.5%
Hampton Town 926-6769 16.08 est 98%
Hampton Beach Precinct 926-6769 16.82 est 98%
Hampton Exempt Promo 926-6769 16.15 est 98%
Hampton Falls 926-4618 ext. 4 21.50 96.1%
New Castle 431-6710 Ext. 11 *6.40 *
Newington 436-7640 9.15 89.7%
North Hampton Town 964-6029 17.79 91.1%
Little Boar's Head 964-6029 17.94 91.1%
Portsmouth 610-7244 17.04 92.5%
Rye Town 964-8562    
Jenness Beach 964-8562 10.97 86.6%
Rye Beach 964-8562 11.95 86.6%
Rye Water District 964-8562 11.25 86.6%
Stratham 772-4741 20.40 95.2%
  • Rate is per $1,000
  • * Unable to reach the Tax Collector, waiting for their reply.
  • -This data was confirmed by telephone with the Tax Collector of each town on the date listed above.
  • -Subject to errors, omissions, change or withdrawl without notice.
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