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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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Exeter is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 14,921. Exeter is in Rockingham County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Exeter offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Exeter and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Exeter are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,199
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Exeter Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    39.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    692.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Exeter

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,766
National
$55,322
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Exeter is quaint town about an hour outside of Boston. Nestled along the banks of the Exeter River, this quiet town boasts the New England charm that visitors long for. From its beautiful colonial-style homes, to the unique eateries downtown there truly is something for everyone here. Not to mention it's an incredibly dog friendly community! Come browse the local shops on Water Street, or take a stroll through the heart of campus at Phillips Exeter Academy. You won't be disappointed by the beauty that Exeter, New Hampshire has to offer.
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Growing up in Exeter, I am a bit biased. I, however, think Exeter is a wonderful town! Exeter is a beautiful area, with many different scenic places to visit. It has a lovely downtown, with many different local shops and restaurants. The town has a few local events each year like the Alien festival and our American Independence Day festival held on July 13th. If you want to go to the beach it's only about 10 minutes away. Exeter High School provided me with a solid education and Phillips Exeter High School is one of the most prestigious high schools in the country. I would say any family would enjoy living in Exeter!
Exeter is a great city to live in. There are a lot of restaurants and shops. Phillips Academy adds to the flavor and diversity of the area. Downtown is a safe place for older children to hang out and meet friends. There are many businesses in and around the Exeter area which provides many employment opportunities. The people are friendly and helpful. The public school system is rated very highly and provides many opportunities for the children. Exeter is not the most affordable area, however. Taxes are high and many of the homes are priced higher than other areas. The school system does make up for that though.