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Dover

A riverside community awash in timeless New England character

  • Suburban
  • Riverside
  • Active
  • Scenic
  • Historic
  • Charming

Located between Portsmouth and Rochester, Dover is a historic city with a rich past spanning almost four centuries. Dover, also known as the Garrison City, sits in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, touting a thriving downtown area along the banks of the Cocheco River. In the downtown area, residents enjoy a broad selection of cafes, shops, taverns, and other small businesses housed in beautifully preserved historic buildings.

Outside of downtown, Dover adopts a more suburban character, with tranquil neighborhoods covering most of the landscape. The Dover Transportation Center is a stop on Amtrak’s Downeaster line, offering rail service to Boston and Portland. The University of New Hampshire is just outside of town in neighboring Durham, making Dover a great option for students, faculty, and staff members.

Rent Trends

As of August 2018, the average apartment rent in Dover, NH is $972 for a studio, $942 for one bedroom, $1,206 for two bedrooms, and $1,243 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Dover has increased by 2.5% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 553 $972
1 BR 625 $942
2 BR 884 $1,206
3 BR 1,182 $1,243

Ratings

55 Walk Score® Somewhat Walkable

Top 10 Apartments in Dover

  1. Windshire Gardens, 2 Bed, $1,350 - 1,450
  2. Winchester Arms, Studio - 2 Bed, $700 - 895
  3. Princeton Dover Apartments, 1-2 Bed, $1,369 - 2,800
  4. Tara Meadows, Studio - 2 Bed, $880 - 1,410
  5. Village at Clark Brook Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $1,000 - 1,600
  6. Sawyer Mill Apartments, Studio - 2 Bed, $650 - 1,400
  7. Granite Village, Studio - 2 Bed, $670 - 1,040
  8. Redden Gardens Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $1,100 - 1,375
  9. White Cliffs at Dover, 1-2 Bed, $790 - 870
  10. Westgate Village, 1-2 Bed, $725 - 828

Living in Dover

  • Restaurants

    Perhaps you don't think "five-star cuisine" when you think of Dover. If so, get ready for a surprise! Dover has some amazing restaurants, ranging from seafood to pizza. Once you've discovered the perfect Dover rental, stop by Newick's Lobster House and enjoy dining by the water. Other great locations include Saigon Tokyo, Christopher's Third Street Grille, Harvey's Bakery and Coffee Shop, and La Festa Brick and Brew Pizzeria.

  • History

    Dover was the original settlement in New Hampshire, way back in 1623. It is the nation's 7th oldest community, and the cobblestone streets and historic architecture reflect that. Some notable historic locations throughout Dover include Dame Tibbetts Tavern (built in 1730), Hilton Par (the site of Dover's very first settlement in 1623), and Friends Meeting House (built in 1768).

  • Transportation

    Amtrak's Downeaster line stretches 145 miles. It begins at North Station in Boston, Massachusetts and extends all the way north to Brunswick, Maine. There are 10 stops along this route, with Dover being one -- catch the train at the Dover Transportation Center. The train's next stop after the Transportation Center is the Durham-UNH station, located on the University of New Hampshire campus. This makes Dover rentals ideal for students and faculty -- just look for an apartment close to the Transportation Center -- it is located at 33 Chestnut Street.

  • Cost

    While the cost of renting an apartment has increased in Dover, you can still find great deals! Studios are available from just under $1,000, with larger two- and three-bedroom apartments reaching $1,600 or more.

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