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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,107
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Exeter Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    48
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    27
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    96
    500
  • Theft
    547
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,433
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Exeter is a very small town, but holds great historical significance, as it was once the capital of NH. This gives all the residents great pride in knowing their small town is very important to the history of our country. Exeter is also home to the esteemed Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the most prestigious schools in the world. All of this, combined with a friendly close knit small town ecosystem makes Exeter the perfect place to live!
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As a student of the local public high school, when I am not busy with academics or extracurriculars, it is not uncommon to find my friends and I wandering around downtown Exeter, browsing the boutiques or hitting up Stillwells for the best ice cream on the Seacoast. The atmosphere of the town is very welcoming, with Exeter becoming the "hub" for many other local rural towns as there are numerous restaurants and venues for a night out. Philips Exeter Academy, a world renowned private high school, gives off a scholarly and vibe of excellence as you walk through downtown and through the beautiful campus. With historical significance and a lively townspeople, there is always something happening in Exeter, whether it is the annual UFO Festival, or a Kripsy Kreme Fundraiser run by the local high school. Exeter is full of happy people who love and share a sense of camaraderie for their town and the essence of New England.
Exeter was not originally my home town but over the years it has gone above and beyond to fill that position in my life. With a historic and beautiful downtown and a fantastic school system, anyone would be lucky to get to live here. Exeter is also home to the second best private high school in the country, Phillips Exeter Academy, so the streets are always lively with kids, parents, pets, etc. First and foremost, Exeter is a family town.