About the town of Epping, NH

Amy Houston

The growing community of Epping is located in the Seacoast region of NH just about 15 minutes from the ocean and 30 minutes north of the Massachusett border in Rockingham County.  Epping includes the crossroads of Route 101 and Calef Highway (Route 125).  This location is very convenient for driving to Hampton Beach in 15-20 minutes, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in about 25 minutes, Boston in just a little over one hour, and Alton Bay, the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee, in an hour.  Great skiing is as close as a 50-minute drive.  Around town from Spring through Fall, you might see people fishing along the edge of the Lamprey River from West Epping to downtown.  In the spring many from the community will line up along the river to watch the Epping Canoe Race.  Both I-95 and I-93 are about 15-20 minutes away.  Epping may not be the infamous “Center of the Universe” but it can boast location, location, location for commuters and anyone that wants to explore the region.  Epping was incorporated as a separate town in 1741 and has a population of about 7,045 (2018). Being the home of three NH governors there is some rich history in Epping NH.  See the Community Profile for more statistics and details. 

SAU 14 School District

Epping High School Cheering on the Blue Devils

Middle School

Elementary School

Epping Town Hall  

Department of Motor Vehicles 

Harvey-Mitchell Library

Epping is the home of two race tracks

Star Speedway - Short Track Racing

New England Dragway - NHRA New England Nationals, Swap Meet/Flea Market, and much more.

For race enthusiasts, there is another track just 10-15 minutes North on Route 125 in Lee, NH, the Lee Speedway.

Performing Arts

Epping Community Theater

Commercial and Retail

Walmart Super Center includes Service Credit Union, nail and hair salons as well as Subway inside.

The Brickyard Square, at exit 7 off Route 101 south on Route 125 offers O’neil Cinemas, Market Basket, Marshalls, Ulta, Michaels, The Paper Store, Famous Footwear, and Old Navy (Coming in April 2021), and so much more.


The Dollar Tree

The Zoo Health Club


Clear Choice MD

Core Physicians and Core Pediatrics



Dunkins (2)

Aroma Joe

Epping Area Restaurants Applebees Boone’s Thai Kitchen Burger King Cinco’s Cantina Debernardos Epping House of Pizza Kume Steak House Lucky Fortune McDonald’s Orient Pearl Popovers on The Square Railpenny Tavern Ryans Place Subway Taco Bell Telly’s Restaurant & Pizzeria The Beach Plum The Community Oven The Haven (seasonal) The Holy Grail Wendy’s Wrap City

Close by you will also find some great restaurants like Brew coffee shop and Goody Coles Smokehouse and Catering just a little further down the road South from Epping on Route 125. Pop on Route 101 going West to exit 5 you will find  Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery, Cork N Keg Grill, Pizza By George, Gordos Burritos, and much more all just a few minutes away in Raymond.

As an Epping resident since 1999, I have seen this town develop and flourish. This community has so much to offer new residents looking to move to Southern New Hampshire.

It would be my pleasure to show you some great houses in the area. Please send me an email, text, or give me a call.

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