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About Peterborough, New Hampshire

Since it’s incorporation in 1760, Peterborough has been a busy commercial center with many industries as well as a cultural hub for artists and writers alike. Although not known for certain, this town was probably named from Charles Mordaunt, third Earl of Peterborough. Other possibilities include it having been named Peter's Borough for Peter Prescott, clerk of the Masonian Proprietors, or for St. Petersburg in Russia.

Peterborough was among the soldier's towns named during the term of Governor Jonathan Belcher when New Hampshire was still a province of Massachusetts. Peterborough is also home to the Peterborough Basket Company, which opened in 1854 and is one of the oldest basket manufacturers in the country.

Peterborough is home to the MacDowell Colony, a retreat for writers, artists, and composers. Guests have included Edward Arlington Robinson, Leonard Bernstein, and Thornton Wilder, whose play "Our Town" was inspired by Peterborough and it has since been associated with that idealistic community. Peterborough remains the busy commercial center it has always been and it continues to serve surrounding communities for shopping, recreation and activities.

In recent years, Peterborough has seen a rise in new construction throughout the town, however it maintains its unique charm throughout downtown and surrounding areas. Many styles of architecture can be found in Peterborough, from typical “New Englander” and 1800s and early 1900s Victorians to elegant brick colonials and stunning Victorian estates.

Peterborough Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 36 homes for sale in Peterborough, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
75% Single Family, 17% Land/lot, 6% Rental and 3% Multi Family.

75% Single Family
17% Land/lot
2% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 36
Average Home Size 2,045 ft² / 190 m²
Price Range ($39,900 - $1,800,000)

Weather in Peterborough

The average high temperatures in Peterborough range from 31 in January to 80 in July

Average home income in Peterborough

The average household income of a Peterborough resident is $97,874 with an average home value of $258,617

Population of Peterborough

Peterborough has 7,116 residents.

Home ownership in Peterborough

The average level of home ownership in Peterborough is 66%.

Education breakdown of Peterborough

Education levels of residents of Peterborough include: highschool 18%, associate 6%, bachelor 29%, graduate 25%.

Households in Peterborough

Peterborough has 3,018 homes, built on average 55 years ago.

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You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 36 homes for sale in Peterborough. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot, Rental and Multi Family. The average list price of these property results is 279,792. Prices are listed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Peterborough please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 36 homes for sale in Peterborough, NH are represented by 2 member brokerages serving the Peterborough area. Member brokerages representing the 36 homes include The Petersons, Inc. Country Real Estate and Bean Group.