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Welcome to Derry

Sprawling properties among a stunning New England backdrop
Nestled in the scenic Merrimack Valley, Derry boasts a rich history and a thriving community. With a population of just over 33,000, residents enjoy a close-knit community with plenty of local events and festivals. Derry is also conveniently located near major cities like Boston and Manchester, making it an ideal location for commuters.

Derry’s history is embedded in the town, and each street has its own significant historic charm. The downtown area features well-preserved historic brick buildings, adding a unique charm. There are also many Colonial-style homes with intricate details and charming features like wrap-around porches and quaint shutters. The town has also seen an increase in modern architecture, with new developments popping up that offer contemporary living spaces.

Many local events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Derryfest and the annual holiday parade, bring people together and create a strong sense of camaraderie. The town is home to excellent schools, beautiful parks, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. From hiking and biking to fishing and skiing, there's something for everyone here.

What to Love

  • Easy access to Manchester and Boston
  • Endless outdoor activities and community events
  • Home to top schools like Pinkerton Academy

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Derry is characterized by a strong sense of community, a love for the outdoors, and a commitment to education. Neighbors often come together for block parties, cookouts, and other social events. The town also hosts many local events and festivals, such as the annual Derryfest, which brings people together to celebrate the community.

Derry's proximity to natural beauty and major cities like Manchester and Boston is another significant factor contributing to an unbeatable local lifestyle. Residents have access to various parks, nature reserves, and outdoor recreational areas. The commute to Manchester is about 15 minutes, and a trip to Boston is under an hour, providing locals with big-city perks in a small-town community.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Among this town's many hidden shopping treasures is The Nest Vintage & Home. This stunning boutique offers a wide array of vintage finds, ranging from clothing to home decor. The Nest prides itself on its collection of timeless, high-quality pieces perfect for the fashionably conscious shopper. Another store that stands out in the area is REVIVED Furniture and Home Decor. Here, shoppers can find one-of-a-kind pieces that have been restored and reimagined, giving homes a touch of character and personality. Pieces range from vintage couches to repurposed storage units, and each one has been carefully curated to fit the store's rustic chic aesthetic.

Derry boasts a unique culinary scene with various options to cater to every palate. One of the town's most popular dining destinations is Amphora, an upscale Mediterranean restaurant that offers an array of delectable dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients. For those looking for hearty Italian fare, Rig A Tony's is a local staple with a reputation for their delicious pasta dishes and classic pizzas. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options to accommodate all dietary preferences. Whether you're in the mood for an elegant evening out or a cozy dinner with friends, Derry has plenty of restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

Things to Do

Tupelo Music Hall is the perfect destination for music lovers. It regularly hosts some of the most talented musicians nationwide while serving crave-worthy food and drinks. The LaBelle Winery Derry Event Center is another local favorite for special events, gatherings, and local wine. The winery offers a range of activities, including tastings, tours, cooking classes, and paint nights. Visitors can enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery while sipping on exquisite wine and indulging in farm-to-table snacks.

Every September, the town celebrates Derryfest, a weekend-long festival of music, local food vendors, and community events. Another popular attraction is the Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site, where visitors can explore the poet's former home and learn about his life and work.


The town of Derry has various public and private educational opportunities. Some excellent options include:


Overview for Derry, NH

23,571 people live in Derry, where the median age is 38.4 and the average individual income is $38,013. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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38.4 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Derry, NH

Derry has 9,378 households, with an average household size of 2.49. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Derry do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 23,571 people call Derry home. The population density is 1,470.96 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Derry, NH

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