- Population: 11,051
- Income: Median household income is $70,402
- Government: Five Selecmen - Town Manager - Town Meeting
- Taxes: $22.87: 2013
- Shopping: Major shopping with a supermarket and cinema.
- Recreation: There is a full range of recreational activities and an active recreation commission. The Elmer G Raymond Memorial Park consists of over 200 acres. There is also the Pelham Veteran's Memorial Park, Muldoon Park, Golden Brook Park and the Peabody Town Forest.
- Hospitals: Lowell, Methuen, Nashua
- Approximate Travel Distances: Boston 35; Worcester 40; Mountains 110; Seacoast 40; Lakes Region 45; Nashua 10.
- Schools: New elementary school, Pelham Memorial School, and Pelham High School. In addition there is St. Patrick's School.
- Places of Worship: Pelham Baptist Church, First Congregational, New England Pentecostal, and St. Patrick's Catholic.
Pelham is an attractive community featuring quiet streets and subdivisions with a typical New England flavor. The town has seen many changes and has become more progressive as more new-comers move here. One reason for Pelham's popularity is this town's great location right on the Massachusetts’s border. It has an ideal location for commuting to Nashua, Boston, Route 3, I-93 and Route 128.
Pelham celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 1996. Community spirit is strong here and the annual Old Home Days event attracts thousands of people in September. Residents can become involved with many local community groups including the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Masonic Temple, St Patrick's Woman's Guild, Friends of the Library, and many more.
One of the areas were Pelham's new progressive attitude is evident is in education. The town has recently built a state of the art elementary school for local students and a major new renovation and addition to Pelham High school is underway. These improvements to the school system to make the community more appealing to potential home-buyers.
Route 38 is the major shopping are is town with a wide variety of shopping available. There is a Hannaford super market and a number of national drug chains, banks and other retail establishments. For great fun there is "Chunky's" cinema and pub where you can watch you favorite movie while enjoying the 1950's atmosphere and great food.
There is a wide variety of home styles available in town. There is older more affordable homes and then there is also a large number of upscale new homes being built in the many subdivisions that dot the countryside. Pelham's rolling hills provide for some spectacular local scenery. You'll never grow tired of driving along the scenic roads.
Waterfront living can be found along the shores of Little Island Pond.
Overall. Pelham is a quiet New England town with a great location and a very special place to call home.
- Town of Pelham Web Site
- Pelham NH School Distirct
- Chunky's Pub and Cinema
- Little Island Pond Association
- Little Island Pond Depth Map