Rye, New Hampshire is a wonderful community that combines small town charm with natural beauty to create an exceptional lifestyle. The seacoast community is home to just over 5,000 residents that take great pride in their town. Rye offers an interesting mix of homes large and small with private yards and tall trees, but the spectacular oceanfront is never more than a few minutes away.
Rye has an outstanding school system and a strong community spirit. It is a town where residents support their Little League team, play an active role in recreational activities from scouts to the garden club and gather together for the annual Fourth-of-July Frog Jumping contest.
Rye is blessed with some of the most beautiful state parks in the New England. Summer is a time when kids play in the rolling surf and build castles in the soft sands of Jenness Beach and Wallis Sands Beach. Runners, walkers and bikers enjoy the beach and winding oceanfront roads year-round. The beaches in Rye have some of the best surfing on the Seacoast. Rye Harbor State Park has an amazing picnic area above the rocky coastline with glorious views and Rye is also home to the dynamic Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park. Odiorne Point, located on the site of one of New Hampshire's earliest settlements, is the largest undeveloped stretch of shore on New Hampshire's coast. It is a natural paradise featuring walking trails, bike trails, sheltered tidal pools, and a jetty out to Little Harbor, four centuries of local history and an impressive year-round discovery center and educational facility.
While Rye takes great pride in its past, it also welcomes the future with new homes and new faces. It is town where new residents are welcomed by their neighbors.
The attractive architecture ranges from traditional New England beach homes with weathered shingles, to stately colonials in impeccable new verdant neighborhoods and magnificent oceanfront estates.
Charming Rye has a very laid back small town feel, yet every convenience of contemporary lifestyle is nearby including shopping and restaurants featuring some of the best seafood in the world.
Within Rye, the Rye Beach neighborhood is a unique community-within-a-community. During Victorian times this neighborhood was home to many wealthy summer residents that built stately homes and a remarkable golf course and country club, just a block from the pristine beaches. Today most of these grand homes remain and the whole village has kept that dignified feel of an era gone-by.
Rye Beach village is a wonderful place to stroll, bike or run along the winding oceanfront road or cool shady side streets where ancient trees form immense natural canopies. Sea Road, South Road and Central Road form a verdant triangle of spectacular homes and all roads lead to the magnificent oceanfront.
The Abenaqui Country Club and Golf Club offers a private facility rich in tradition and unsurpassed elegance. Located in the heart of the attractive village, the emerald green golf course is surrounded by the elegant Victorian summer cottages and noble homes. The landscape conjures up images of a slower time when powerful people sought out this remarkable community to rest, relax and enjoy life and the splendid natural beauty of this seacoast community. Rye Beach with the salty sea crashing against the rocky coast, the smooth sandy beaches, the shady country lanes, gorgeous golf course and renowned architecture is recognized as a one of the most attractive neighborhoods in New England.
While it has a distinctly different feel, the Rye Beach district remains part of the overall community, and the community as whole takes great pride in their shared history and natural resources.
Rye is conveniently located only an about an hour from Boston, forty five minutes to Manchester, NH and just minutes from the culture and urban delights of downtown Portsmouth, NH.