About Hampton

HAMPTON is a beautiful beachside resort town that's a hot vacation spot for thousands of people every year. Visitors literally come from all over the globe to enjoy the sun and sand of Hampton Beach. The town itself is basically split into two sections, the town proper and the coastline, separated by marshland but connected with several bridged roads. The coastal area is lined with cottages, hotels, marinas, sandy beaches, restaurants, bars, video arcades and retail outlets selling swimsuits, surfboards and sunglasses. "Cruising the boulevard" is a popular pastime for teens during the hot summer months, lending to a constant stream of vehicles winding around Route 1A.


Hampton's 16,000 residents enjoy the tourism their town brings in and know also how to avoid the traffic it generates by using side streets and back roads. Hampton has several large businesses in town, the largest of which have nothing to do with the seaside aspects of the town. These include auto parts manufacturing, software companies, communications, machining, medical devices and more. In Hampton there's always something to do, even if you don't like the beach. Fine dining, theaters, museums, shopping it's all here in Hampton. There's easy access to I-95 meaning points north and south are easily reached. The same goes for east/west travel with Route 101 leading from the beach all the way to Manchester. Beach or no beach, Hampton is a great place to live.


Hampton is a part of School Administrative Unit #21 along with Hampton Falls, Seabrook and North Hampton. Hampton operates its own schools for preschool children up to grade eight and Hampton's high school age children attend Winnacunnet High School, part of the Winnacunnet Cooperative.

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