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Approximately 32,000 residents enjoy a community rich in history.

Welcome to Dover

An eclectic and historic town filled with natural resources.
Nestled between the White Mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, you'll find the charming town of Dover, New Hampshire. Dover's approximately 32,000 residents enjoy a community rich in history.
The weather in Dover lends itself to four distinct seasons. The winters get a bit snowy and chilly, with temperatures occasionally dipping below 20 degrees. The pleasant summers don't get uncomfortably hot and give way to glorious autumn colors.
In the 1700s, Dover's seaport location made it one of the top towns for shipbuilding. In the 19th century, they led the nation in manufacturing cotton goods. Dover also played a big part in developing the brick industry.

What to Love

  • Parks and nature
  • History
  • High caliber schools
  • Bustling downtown with lots to do
  • Fantastic location

Local Lifestyle

Dover provides its citizens with the advantages of a bustling city combined with the comforts of small-town living. The residents also enjoy access to excellent healthcare, educational facilities, and plenty of restaurants and entertainment. Add to that the abundance of green and blue spaces, and you can see how Dover offers a very comfortable and healthy lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

You could spend days in downtown Dover and never get hungry or bored. You'll find The Sassy Biscuit right in the heart of downtown. Dubbed a Bruncherie, the establishment run by wife and husband team Jilan Hall-Johnson and DeMarco Johnson specializes in delectable brunches with regional cuisine. They also cater and do events. If you love British pubs and soccer, you must head to June Cork Pub. They serve all the favorites you would expect from a British pub while they stream soccer from around the globe. Make sure to get there in plenty of time to watch the big game; the line forms early. The Fat Dog Kitchen would love to see you if you're looking for funky comfort food. Their mission to serve the best comfort food while making everyone feel welcome seems to work. Stop in for one of their breakfast specialties or a gourmet burger for lunch.
You'll find plenty of nearby shopping in Dover for your everyday needs. But if you want a truly unique shopping experience, you must visit Tender Crop Farms. The name doesn't begin to describe it. They have locally and organically produced meat, poultry, and produce. They also offer a large selection of prepared foods and a gift shop where you will find something different for everyone on your list. You also protect the environment and support the local economy when you shop there. House and Home offers accessories for your home and unique gifts, all curated by the owner, Christi. Whether you're furnishing your home in Dover or want to bring back something memorable from vacation, you'll find it at House and Home.

Things to Do

Dover has entertainment for everyone, whether you want to enjoy nature, listen to music, immerse yourself in the arts, or indulge in your favorite libation. Dover offers many green spaces, but for a very satisfying experience, head to the Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll find 26 acres of protected marshland, birds, and other wildlife species at this nature preserve.
If you're looking to showcase your artistic talents or observe the offering of others, head to The Strand in Dover. If you've got kids with you, a trip to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire will keep them entertained for hours.
The Thirsty Moose offers more grownup fun with over 70 beers on tap and live music. And, if you're looking to focus on tasting beer, check out Garrison City Beerworks. This microbrewery offers half and full pours of a never-ending and evolving selection of beers. They also house a street taco kitchen on the premises.
If you want to spend your leisure time getting healthy and feeling more relaxed, Bending Bodhi Yoga in Downtown Dover welcomes you. They offer classes and workshops for beginners and advanced students in Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative Yoga.


New Hampshire takes pride in their highly-rated public schools. The tri-state Seacoast region also offers excellent private education options. 


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Overview for Dover, NH

32,599 people live in Dover, where the median age is 36.2 and the average individual income is $47,343. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Dover, NH

There's plenty to do around Dover, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Spot, The Olde Craft Bakery, and Downtown Discount Beverage.

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Dining 4.27 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.63 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.79 miles 10 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 2.65 miles 12 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 4.64 miles 40 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Schools in Dover, NH

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The following schools are within or nearby Dover. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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