Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC-
- Crime & SafetyC+
- Good for FamiliesC+
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Derry is a suburb of Boston with a population of 33,515. Derry is in Rockingham County. Living in Derry offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Derry there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Derry and residents tend to lean liberal.
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Working in Derry
I would love to tell everyone how amazing Derry is but then everyone would want to live here! So I won't tell you all the great points (I'm limited in characters anyway) but I will tell you the most important (imho)! We have an exceptional setup when it comes to emergency services. Our fire department is well-recognized for various achievements and is constantly striving to become even better through education, training and various national distinctions. Our police department does a great job of protecting the town including our very own Pinkerton Academy which has a multi building setup that rivals many colleges. We have the small town feel, big city services and close proximity to malls, airports, and leisure opportunities like the White Mountains.
I've lived in Derry for several years and have nothing bad to say about this town. There is everything you could want in a town, including a movie theater and close access to the highways so you can quickly go north to visit the White Mountains! Something I would like to see changed it the number of chain restaurants. We do have some small mom and pop businesses but it would be nice to support more small-town families rather than chain restaurants.
For nearly 300 years we have been a town and a community. During those years, hundreds of thousands of hard working men and women have called Derry home. We have also been home to many remarkable men and women who have gained national reputation. Among those that have not been previously mentioned are: Mary Lyon, a pioneer in the education of women; Robert Frost, America’s favorite poet; Buddy Stewart, a pioneer of jazz; Robert Rogers, a military innovator; Alan B. Shepard, America’s first man in space; George “Lefty’ Tyler, the star pitcher with the “Miracle Braves” of 1916; Samantha Brown, the star of many travel television shows; and Trish Dunn-Luoma, a multi-medal winning Olympian.