Tom Murphy was named New Hampshire’s Principal of the Year. Murphy is the principal at Windham High School and received the award from the New Hampshire Association of School Principals
Windham at a Glance
- Population: Nearing 15,000+/-
- Government: Five Selectmen; Town Manager.
- Tax Rate: $23.60 per thousand. 2013
- Income: Median Family Income is $94,794
- Shopping: Major shopping in Salem-Rockingham Mall; Londonderry.
- Restaurants: The Common Man; The Windham Restaurant; Lobster Tail: Gourmet Grille.
- Worship: Windham Presbyterian; St. Matthews, Catholic; Windham Bible Chapel; Church of the Nazarene.
- Resale Homes: $150,000 - Over $1,000,000
- New Homes: $380,000 - $950,000
- Approximate Travel Distances: Boston - 35 Miles; 128 - 20 miles; Nashua - 10 Miles; Manchester Airport - 15 Miles; Seacoast - 35 Miles; Mountains - 110 miles.
Discover all of the wonderful advantages that the town of Windham has to offer. Get to know this sought after community in southern New Hampshire, and you'll come to savor our wooded countryside, lakes and ponds, and scenic vistas. Windham offers a lifestyle that is both gracious and relaxed.
Just over the Massachusetts border, Windham offers one of the best locations for commuting, with easy access to interstate 93, and Boston; route 128, and both Nashua and Manchester, New Hampshire; and all the cultural, entertainment, educational and employment opportunities that metropolitan Boston has to offer.
In under an hour you can be in town to enjoy as dinner in the North End, a Red Sox game or a new play. The seacoast is also under an hour away. You'll come to enjoy the beautiful shoreline and beaches of New Hampshire and southern Maine. And if you're lucky, you'll happen upon a place like "Chauncey Creek" were you can enjoy a bottle of wine and a lobster in the rough overlooking the water. The mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont are under two hours away. Here you can enjoy some of the best skiing and most beautiful scenery in the east.
And when you return home to Windham you'll enjoy your distinctive home in one of our beautiful neighborhoods. Contact our office and you'll find a sales professional who is familiar with Windham's neighborhoods and will help you find the one that is right for you.
Windham is an affluent community which has maintained its rural character by encouraging high quality development. The population of Windham is approaching 15,000 people. The United States census has just released reports showing that Windham residents have among the highest median household income in the state of New Hampshire at $94,794. Windham is part of Rockingham County which is the wealthiest county in New Hampshire and which has the highest median family income of any county in either New Hampshire or Massachusetts.
The people of Windham have worked hard to retain the natural beauty that is found around this town. They have made a commitment to maintain open space and natural areas for future generations. In the early 1980's, Windham acquired Foster's Pond Natural Area. This 163 acre tract of land features walking trails that wind along a tranquil pond which is surrounded by dense woodlands. In the later 1980's, "Dear Leap" was purchased. This 54 acre site features walking trails that meander among massive rock out-croppings which eventually lead to a precipitous rock ledge overlooking Moeckel Pond. The Andrew Town Forest borders Beaver Brook in West Windham and the Verrette Conservation Area allows for canoe access to Canobie Lake. In 2003, the town acquired over 80 acres of land to near it's southeast lands quadrant for preservation as open space. The town has an ongoing system of using current use taxes to acquire new open space for the benefit of the residents in town. Windham is also in the process of preserving it's historic resources. Searles School and Chapel, is a building of important architectural significance that has just undergone restoration. The gorgeous building is available for social and cultural events. The conservation commission has published "Walking in Windham" as a guidebook to Windham's open lands and trails.
Education is a major priority for residents of Windham. Parents are involved and want the best education possible for their children. The schools are well funded and a new high school and kindergarten classrooms have recently been built. National test scores consistently show a high level of achievement for Windham students. Golden Brook School houses grades 1-2. Center School houses grades 3-5 and Windham Middle School houses grades 6-8.
Windham High School is a state of the art facility that has a gorgeous hilltop setting offering commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Commissioner of Education Virginia M. barry, PH.D., announced that Bethany Bernasconi, a science teacher a the high school is the 2012 New Hampshire teacher of the year. The high school is committed to integrated technology and has a one to one Macbook program where each student receives their own lap top. Governor John Lynch of New Hampshire will speaker at the first commencement of the high school in June of 2012. You can download a high school profile here and a Windham High School Student Handbook here. Find information on sports and the Windham Jaguars here.
Windham's natural beauty is enhanced by the many lakes and ponds located within its borders. Cobbett's Pond is a beautiful spring fed lake that is approximately two miles long. Neighborhoods are accessed by quaint, narrow roads winding their way to the shore. Elegant year round residences sit side by side with more modest seasonal and year round homes. This diversity adds the eclectic mix around the lake which makes it a unique and wonderful place to live. Whether you're taking a cocktail cruise at sunset, fishing early in the morning as the mist rises off the water, skimming across the waves on water-skis or just watching the peaceful flight of the Great Blue Heron, there is a certain enjoyment that just can't be found elsewhere.
Canobie Lake is located in both Windham and Salem. There are beautiful subdivisions with dramatic custom homes and estates lining the shores. "Stone Arch" is a massive stone arch the fronts on the lake that was built by the famed castle builder, Edward Searles. Other lakes in Windham include Rock Pond and Shadow Lake. The Windham Town Beach is located on Cobbett's Pond and there is both a boat ramp and canoe launching area available to Windham residents on Canobie Lake.
Windham's new town center is rising on a hill overlooking the historic meeting-house, the Presbyterian Church and the former stone library. The town purchased thirty acres here for its new town center in the early 1990's. The new Nesmith Library, police station and fire station have been built. Small scale shops and businesses are also clustered in this area along Rt. 111. The Strawberry Festival and Book fair is held in this location every June and is one of the largest community events in town and is the major fund-raising effort of the "Friends of the Library."
Windham offers a large range of recreational opportunities for all ages. Griffin Park is a state of the art sports complex with new baseball fields, soccer fields, walking paths and with other recreational amenities. There are other ball fields and tennis courts located through out town. There are well organized youth leagues including Youth Footbal Wolverines, Windham Warriors Your Lacrosse, The Windham Soccer Association League, Windham Baseball Softball League, Windham Basketball Club as well as other leagues. The a playground located at Griffin Park and Windham Wonderland on Ministerial Road.
The town beach is the center of summer activities. Open to all Windham residents, the town offers swimming lessons here in July. The Windham Senior Citizens are an active group in town. The Windham senior center has just been expanded to meet the growing list of activities offered there.
The Windham Rail Trail is a very special recreational amenity on the town of Windham. This 4.2 mile long, paved biking and walking trail follows the old Boston and Maine rail line. The trail has been recently extended and paved all of the way to downtown Derry. The trail runs along the natural beauty of woodlands, rock ledges, ponds and wetlands all with an abundance of wildlife. The Rail Trail runs between the neighborhoods of Spruce Pond Estates, Mitchell Pond Estates and Castle Reach. A new connection ramp is being built off of the Spruce Pond neighborhood which will provide easy access to the trail for nearby home-owners. The old Boston and Main station house has been renovated and adding historic character to the area. After you walk or bike-ride enjoy a wonderful breakfast or lunch at "The Kitchen." Check out the Rail Trail today!
Windham offers many opportunities for home ownership. Many desirable neighborhoods with spacious lots and distinctive homes are located throughout town. There are many new home subdivisions and we represent several of the local builders. There are very unique properties with stunning custom designs and unsurpassed settings. There is also the option of waterfront living. Upscale condominium communities and active adult (over 55 years old) communities are also available in town.
Resale homes generally start at about $175,000 and run to well over a million dollars. New homes start at about $400,000. Condominiums run between $150,000 and $325,000. Call our office and you'll find a sales professional who is familiar with all of the new home options available in Windham who will listen the type of home and neighborhood you're looking for and help you find a fit that is right for you.
WHAT IS WINDHAM GIS?
WIndham GIS is a great information site maintained by the Windham NH Assessors office. Using a map based, owner or address search, you can find detailed infomation about every property in town. You can print yourself a PDF property card on a home you may be interested in. You can view the tax map of parcels, which can show the lot and what is nearby. There are aerial view layers, wetland layers and flood zone layers. It is a great resource for home-buyers looking for information.
State of New Hampshire: WIndham Income, Population, Schools
- Welcome to the Town of Windham
- Windham GIS-Parcel Maps and Assessment Cards
- Windham Zoning and Planning
- Nesmith Library Web Site
- Welcome to the Windham, New Hampshire School District
- Windham Presbyterian Church Web Site
- St. Matthews Catholic Church
- Windham Bible Chapel Web Site
- Heritage Baptist Church
- Crossing Life Church
- Youth Storm
- Boy Scout Troop 266
- Home Page of Boy Scout Troup 263
- New-Comers Club
- Windham Baseball Softball League - News
- Windham Soccer Association - News
- Windham Youth Lacrosse - News
- Mens Summer Basketball
- The Windham Community Band
- Windham Actors Guild
Dining and Functions
- The Common Man Restaurant
- The Windham Restaurant
- Searles Castle at Windham
- Windham Junction
- Lobster Tail - Restaurant and Fish Market
- J Michaels Family SportsPub
- Mary-Ann's Diner
- Searles School & Chapel
Things to do - Recreation
- Johnson's Farm - Windham
- The Windham Rail Trail - 4.2 Mile Walking and Biking Trail Through Scenic Area
- Park Place Lanes
- The ICENTER of Salem New Hampshire
- Windham Country Club
- Apple Acres Welcome
- Welcome to Shaw's Supermarkets
- Village bean fine coffees | windham, nh
- The Stove Shoppe
- Lucia's Bodega
- Klemm's Bakery
- Bella Vino
- Prime Butcher
Day Spas Yoga
- Bella Viaggio Salon & Day Spa
- Welcome to Bien Soigné - Windham New Hampshire's Premier Total Body Salon
- Welcome to Yoga Sanctuary - Windham NH