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. For the NH Economic & Labor Market Information Bureau Statistics, click Community Profile.
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 one of the “greenest” schools in the State of NH, boasting state of the art facilities. The High School Career Technical Center offers students a state of the art media school, engineering, culinary, biotech, the building trades, medical studies, the arts, internships and more. 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.
Somersworth offers numerous recreational opportunities. 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. The Works Family Health and Fitness Center is an 80,000 square foot facility that has something for all interests and ages. Visit Noble Pines Park to take the kids to the playground or splash pad or 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. Somersworth City parks are beautiful and easily accessable to the whole family.
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, restaurants or simply at the neighborhood park. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with everything from local government to annual festivals and historic preservation efforts.
Somersworth is located within a short drive of the White Mountains, ski resorts, crystal clear lakes, 18 miles of seacoast beaches and the City of Boston.
- NH Route 16
- NH Route 108
- NH Route 9
- Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) – 69 Miles (1 ½ hr. drive)
- Portland International Jetport (PWM) – 43 Miles (1 hr. drive)
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) - 48 Miles (1 hr. drive)
- Pease International Airport (PSM) - 15 Miles (30 min. drive)
- Skyhaven Airport (DAW) - 4 Miles (5 min. drive)
- Manchester, NH - 47 Miles
- Portland, ME - 49 Miles
- Boston, MA - 70 Miles
- New York City, NY - 284 Miles
- Montreal, Quebec - 278 Miles