Incorporated as a Town in 1754 and later as a City in 1893 this historic city has grown to over 11,000 residents spread across 10 square miles of land and water. The Salmon Falls River, once an integral part of the mill district, now serves as the picturesque backdrop for the revitalized mills which now house both commercial and residential tenants.
Somersworth is a small city providing all the advantages of a small town combined with all of the amenities of a big city.
The public school system is comprised of the High School and Career Technical Center, a robust middle school and three elementary schools. Idlehurst Elementary, the newest school in the City, is the “greenest” School in the State of NH, boasting state of the art facilities. The high school Career Technical Center breaks ground on a major renovation project in the spring of 2016. Along with engineering, culinary, biotech, the building trades and more the renovated center will begin offering medical studies and the arts in the Fall of 2016. New Hampshire students average 24.2 on the ACT test (U.S. average is 20.9) and our students scored an average 1567 on the SAT’s (U.S. average is 1498). Source: The College Board 2013.
New Hampshire is highly regarded for our quality of health care services. From general practitioners to specialists, Somersworth residents can find just about every service they need along Route 108 our “medical mile.” Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Frisbie Memorial Hospital are located within minutes of the City. The renowned Boston medical community is also easily accessible.
The State is ranked #7 for the health of our citizens by America’s Health Rankings. The results covered everything from dental visits to heart attacks to immunizations. New Hampshire’s State Health System ranked #2 by the Commonwealth Fund. Their data set assesses states’ performance on health care for indicators of access, quality, costs, health, and equity outcomes.
Golf enthusiasts will not be disappointed with our award winning golf course and event center. The Oaks is tucked away from the bustle of the City yet still easily accessible. Searching for a place to take fitness classes, swim laps or lift weights? The Works, an 80,000 square foot family-friendly fitness center has something for all ages and needs. Just looking for a place to have a picnic or take your kids to play? Visit the Noble Pines Park or any of our other parks to spend some quality time with friends, family or a good book. Fishing, boating and plenty of fresh air can be found at both Willand Pond and Mast Point Dam. Several City parks also recently benefitted from significant improvements through a public-private partnership.
The City is more than just shopping and recreation. Community is at the heart of what makes Somersworth a place that residents are proud to call home. Families can get to know their neighbors at one of the many school events, cultural celebrations or simply at the neighborhood park. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with everything from local government to annual festivals to historic preservation.
Somersworth is located within a short drive of the White Mountains, crystal clear lakes, 18 miles of seashore and the city of Boston.
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) -48 Miles / 1 hr. drive
Portland International Jetport (PWM) – 43 Miles / 1 hr. drive
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) – 69 Miles / 1 ½ hr. drive
Skyhaven Airport (DAW) -4 Miles / www.skyhavennh.com
Pease International Airport (PSM) -15 Miles / 30 minutes
Manchester, NH- 47 Miles
Portland, ME – 49 Miles
Boston, MA – 70 Miles
New York City, NY – 284 Miles
Montreal, Quebec – 278 Miles
For the NH Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau Statistics click Community Profile .