Hampton, NH 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Hampton is a small town located on the southern coast of New Hampshire. The town is appealing to retirees who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle. Hampton's coastal location allows residents to enjoy beautiful ocean views and beach activities without the hassle of travel. Hampton's combination of small town atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and easy access to recreation and healthcare make it a great place to retire.

Hampton is a small town located on the southern coast of New Hampshire. The town is appealing to retirees who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle. Hampton's coastal location allows residents to enjoy beautiful ocean views and beach activities without the hassle of travel. Hampton's combination of small town atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and easy access to recreation and healthcare make it a great place to retire.

Affordability and Cost of Living

The cost of living in Hampton, NH, is almost 20 percent higher than the national average, but lower than many other parts of New England. The main factors contributing to the cost of living in Hampton are housing and utility costs. Groceries and transportation are around average although average healthcare costs are lower than most of the country. Housing costs in Hampton are high, with the median home price being around $531,100. However, this is still lower than many other parts of New England, such as Boston or coastal areas of Maine.

 New Hampshire does not have a broad-based income tax or sales tax but property taxes, which is the primary funding source for the state, are high. Other smaller taxes include a 5 percent tax on interest and dividends and a restaurant/hotel tax of 5 percent.

Climate and Geography

Hampton's coastal location moderates its weather, especially during the summer. In general summer temperatures in Hampton are in the low 70 to mid 80 degree range with high humidity. The sea breezes can cool temperatures slightly but may also bring increased humidity. Winter is cold with average high temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Because of its coastal location Hampton receives less snow than towns further inland but it still averages about 51 inches per year. 

Hampton is part of the larger Seacoast region of New Hampshire, which is known for its rocky coastline, sandy beaches, wetlands, and rivers. The Hampton River flows through the town and is important for the tidal ecosystem as well as being a popular recreational spot for fishing and kayaking. 

Recreation and Entertainment

Hampton is a beautiful beach town with a large variety of activities and recreational options. 

One of the most popular recreational activities in Hampton is golfing. The area boasts several world-class courses such as Sagamore Golf Club which offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Another great option for avid golfers is Breakfast Hill Golf Club where you can enjoy an 18-hole course surrounded by lush greenery.

For those who prefer more active pursuits, there are plenty of walking, hiking, and biking trails throughout Hampton. Most trails offer scenic routes along the coastline or through wooded areas like Tuck Field Trailhead Park or North Beach State Park. Hampton has some fantastic parks and gardens including Fuller Gardens which features over 1,700 rose bushes. Odiorne Point State Park is the home of the Seacoast Science Center, perfect for families looking to learn about marine life while enjoying nature walks together.

If museums are more your thing, then check out Lane Memorial Library Museum featuring local history exhibits from colonial times up until present day. Tuck Museum of Hampton History Complex features exhibits and artifacts from the town's founding and its role in the American Revolution.

One of the fall highlights in Hampton is the annual Seafood Festival held every September. The festival showcases fresh seafood dishes prepared by local chefs alongside live music performances all weekend long. 

Music lovers will appreciate seeing shows at Casino Ballroom where legends such as Janis Joplin once performed, the ballroom still hosts top acts today. For a more intimate setting, check out the Hampton Beach Casino complex’s Club Casino which offers live music performances year-round.

Shopping is also abundant in this area with plenty of local boutiques and antique shops lining Hampton Beach's boardwalk. Hampton's weekly farmers market offers locally grown produce & handmade crafts during the summer months. There is also an outlet mall nearby at Kittery where you can find great deals on name-brand clothing & accessories.

Fishing and whale watching are also popular in Hampton. Hampton Harbor is home to many types of whales and several companies offer whale watching boat tours. Hampton has great fishing spots, both on the beach and on the nearby rivers and lakes.

Health and Wellness

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is located only ten minutes away from downtown Hampton and ensures residents have access to quality healthcare services. 

There are many events and places that help retirees maintain optimal health and wellness. Hampton has several yoga studios, fitness classes, and a meditation center with classes. Nature walks along the beach or any of the parks help active adults stay physically fit and are a great way to relieve stress. The Hampton Beach Wellness Festival takes place every year and features workshops, classes, and demonstrations related to health and wellness.

Planning Your Visit to Hampton Retirement Communities

Day One

Morning: Start your day with breakfast at The Airfield Cafe located right on the runway of Hampton Airfield.

Afternoon: Visit Hampton Beach State Park for a relaxing afternoon by the ocean and exploring the Hampton Beach boardwalk shops.

Evening: Head over to CR's Restaurant offering seafood and American cuisine.

Day Two

Morning/Afternoon: Meet up with your local 55Places partner agent mid-morning or early afternoon to visit local 55+ communities. Be sure to ask questions about amenities and features of the communities when you speak with your agent and community staff. Visit the Tuck Museum Complex to learn about local history followed by lunch at the Galley Hatch.

Evening: For dinner this evening we recommend the Beach Plum, a local favorite for seafood, lobster rolls, and homemade ice cream.

Transportation Options to Hampton

Hampton's location on the southern coast of New Hampshire is easily reachable by car or plane. If you are driving, Hampton is located about an hour north of Boston, Massachusetts and about an hour south of Portland, Maine. The town is easily accessible via Interstate 95, which runs through the center of town. If you are flying, the closest major airport to Hampton is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), which is located about 40 minutes west of Hampton. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is another option, located about an hour south of Hampton. From either airport, you can rent a car, take a taxi, or use a ride-sharing service to get to Hampton.


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Hampton Meadows

Hampton Meadows

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  • Mid $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 116 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2002
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