Finding Apartments for Rent in Derry, NH
If you’re looking to move to southern New Hampshire, an apartment in Derry could be a great home base for you. Derry is conveniently located an hour from everything you could want; the nightlife of Boston, the beaches of the seacoast and the vacationland of the White Mountains.
Derry is fortunate to have Interstate Route 93 running through its western border and this makes it an ideal place for commuters needing to get down to Boston or the 128 technology area. An apartment in Derry is convenient enough to the city yet lets you live in a nice, typical New England town.
Top Neighborhoods in Derry, NH
Derry is a pretty big town by land area at almost 37 square miles, but most of the apartment complexes in Derry are located near downtown or the highway. Of course, there are also plenty of in-home apartment rentals.
- Downtown Derry: New Hampshire Route 28B, a spur of Route 28, is Main Street in Derry. Downtown is pretty much from this road over to the main Route 28 and is bisected by New Hampshire 102. This is where the majority of Derry’s citizens live and a good place to look for apartment rentals in Derry.
- West Derry: West of Route 28, up to I93 is West Derry. Here you will find a range of apartments from in-home rentals to condos to apartment complexes. Of course the draw to this area is the proximity to I93.
Cultural Attractions in Derry, NH
One of Derry’s claims to fame is that the American poet Robert Frost lived here and worked a poultry farm, before he was famous. Frost has written that his time in Derry was instrumental in honing his craft and in allowing him to produce much of his early work. He never achieved fame while in Derry and left for England where he had almost immediate success. Much of his early work was in fact written on the farm in Derry.
Today, the farm where Frost wrote is a National Historic Landmark and a New Hampshire State Park. The Robert Frost Farm is a cultural attraction in Derry, attracting writers and poets from all over the world for lectures and readings. There are tours of the farm from spring through fall.
Another attraction in Derry that has made a name for itself in recent years is the Stockbridge Theater. The theater is located at Pinkerton Academy, which is itself a landmark. Pinkerton has been the local high school since 1815 and is now a regional school. The theater puts on professional productions and is a great local night out.
Sports in Derry, NH
Derry is an active community and the Derry Parks and Recreation plays a role in giving the citizens plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. In both summer and winter there are numerous ways to get your exercise at one of the many town parks and playgrounds. There are tennis courts, ball fields, hiking and biking trails and even a sledding hill. The youngsters have a skate park of their own and even the furry friends have their own dog park.
There are two main bodies of water in the town, Beaver Lake and Hood’s Pond. Both offer residents a way to cool off on those hot August days. The Parks and Recreation department runs a concession stand at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake and also offers paddle boats and kayaks for rent by the hour. The town offers swimming lessons for kids at Hood’s Pond and both places are great for kayaking, fishing and swimming. Residents can buy beach passes at the town hall.
Dining in Derry, NH
There are plenty of dining options in Derry, whether you want Chinese, Greek, American or pizza. Most of the restaurants are located on Route 28, also known as Rockingham Road. If you are looking for standard American fare there is Applebee’s, T-Bones and the 99 which is a regional favorite. Locals swear by the Greek food at Amphora. This restaurant is pretty new but has shot to the top of the favorites list wherever you turn. No matter where your Derry apartment is located, good food won’t be hard to find.
Weather in Derry, NH
There’s no doubt that you’ll have to like winter to live in an apartment in Derry. Some winters are snowier and colder than others, but you can be assured that January and February will be mostly frigid. When you are so close to the White Mountains though, you might actually look forward to winter, winter sports and cozy nights by the fire. The hottest summer days may top out in the 90’s but never for long. Generally, the warmest month of July will have you in the 80’s with good temps at night for sleeping.View Apartments in Derry, New Hampshire
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