Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families

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Greenland is a beautiful town on the Seacoast of New Hampshire with a population of 3,866. In Rockingham County, adjacent to Portsmouth, it has easy access to I-95 and is ranked as one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Greenland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. The highly rated public schools draw many families to this great town.

Why Moms Love Greenland

Niche, a national website that researches everything from the best schools to greatest places to work, ranks Greenland the number one town in Rockingham County NH to raise a family. 

Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families
Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families
Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families
Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families

Top 2 and bottom right photos courtesy of @taylorlwalter
Bottom left photo courtesy of @mvarney05

Greenland feels very suburban, and yet you are just minutes from Portsmouth so you can enjoy all of the restaurants, shopping, theater and amenities a larger town has to offer.

Also, you have easy access (literally a few minutes) to I-95 to get to Boston or Portland, Maine in about one hour. That’s why I LOVE IT!!! You get to live and raise your family in a beautiful, safe and small community environment, but you can easily access all that the larger cities have to offer!

Playgrounds, Parks & Attractions

Greenland has MULTIPLE and REALLY GREAT Sport facilities for your kids…and you!

For such a small town you have so many recreation choices. The Greenland Recreation Department is wonderful, offering great youth sports programs throughout the year. There are several excellent fields, tennis courts and gyms around town — many surrounding towns even utilize our great facilities. 

One of the most outstanding parts of living in Greenland is being close to the Great Bay Discovery Center. It’s a great place to take kids for a hike and even works well as toddler-friendly nature walk

Child walks along boardwalk near Great Bay
Great Bay Discovery Center, Pic courtesy of @FreelanceAdventurer

Childcare & Schools

Greenland Central School is a highly-rated public school located in Greenland. It has 394 students in grades K-8 with a student to teacher ratio of 13:1. It is a beloved local school, and feeds into Portsmouth High School (which is about 10 minutes away in the next town over). 

Weeks library, slated to get a significant expansion soon, is adjacent to the parking lot of Greenland Central School. This beloved library offers free after school programs for students. Walking to the library from school is both easy and safe — it’s a tremendous resource for youth living in Greenland. There are also numerous programs for residents to enjoy, particularly parents of small children

While there are no preschools in Greenland, there are several to choose from in the surrounding towns, quite nearby. 

Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families
Photo courtesy of Weeks Library

Shops & Restaurants

While Greenland is close to larger towns like Portsmouth with lots of hubbub, there are actually quite a few really good restaurants in Greenland itself. There is The Country View Restaurant, Nik & Charlie’s Pizzeria, Greenland Famous Roast Beef & Seafood and Me & Ollie’s. Additionally, there is no membership required to enjoy a fantastic meal at the two local country clubs’ restaurants (Grill 28 at Pease and The Grille at Portsmouth Country Club). There’s also a Starbucks in Target nearby!


We couldn’t talk about Greenland without mentioning the gorgeous Golf Clubs! With all the open space, gorgeous courses at Portsmouth Country Club and Breakfast Hill Golf Club have time to shine.  

Rolling Green Nursery boasts a winter farmers market several times a year and is also a great place to shop for springtime plants. 

If you’re looking to shop local and feed your family really well, Great Bay Farm sells locally raised beef and dairy products nearby. 

Greenland also boasts a great library (pictured above) and proximity to Pease Airport (and location of C&J Bus Lines, an easy bus to take to Logan Airport or downtown Boston). 

For that small town feel, the Annual Greenland Craft Fair & Pie Sale is one of the largest and longest running Fairs in the Seacoast. It boasts over 500 pies and artisan crafts for sale each November.

Greenland has so much to offer!

Greenland Neighborhood Guide for Families

Roxanne Barnes
Verani Realty
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
111 Maplewood Avenue
Portsmouth NH 03801
Office: 603.431.8977 ext. 5705
Cell: 603.502.5788
Facebook: Roxanne Barnes Real Estate Professional
Twitter: @VeraniRealty
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Roxanne Barnes has always had a passion for Real Estate and Investing. She acquired her first Real Estate License while attending Brigham Young University in Utah. Later, she went on to get her MBA at BYU, all while buying and renovating real estate. Roxanne loves flipping both residential and commercial properties! She even did it way before the onslaught of HGTV shows (which she loves to watch). 

Roxanne lived all over the country, 13 states in 11 years, throughout her first marriage. During time, she obtained her Real Estate License in 8 different states: Utah, Nevada, Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Texas and now New Hampshire. So if you are transferring to Greenland from another area, she knows what you need to know before you even know what to ask! She’s been there. 

During her time in Dallas, Roxanne owned and was CEO of a very successful Mergers and Acquisition Company for over 20 years. She sold her company a few years ago and moved back to her favorite place in the world: the North East, where she was born and raised. Her expertise and passion for real estate lead her right back to what she’s always loved: helping people find their dream home in this beautiful area!

Roxanne recently got married, hooray! She married a wonderful man who happens to be a doctor in the area. She’s delighted to know numerous physicians in the area and can help you find the right doctors. Reach out anytime, she’s excited to share more about Greenland with you!

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