Thornton, New Hampshire, is a hidden gem in the heart of the White Mountains, offering a serene and picturesque setting for homeowners. Known for its stunning natural beauty and peaceful rural charm, Thornton is an ideal location for those seeking a tranquil lifestyle amidst the splendors of nature. The real estate landscape here features a diverse range of properties, from rustic log cabins and cozy cottages to modern homes with expansive views of rolling hills and pristine forests. Residents of Thornton enjoy a close-knit community vibe, with easy access to outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing, and kayaking. The town's proximity to larger areas like Plymouth and the Franconia Notch State Park means convenient access to amenities without sacrificing the quietude of rural living. Whether you're searching for a year-round residence or a seasonal retreat, Thornton, NH, offers a unique opportunity to embrace a life of tranquility and adventure in one of New England's most beautiful landscapes.

Town of Thornton, NH Website

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Overview for Thornton, NH

2,704 people live in Thornton, where the median age is 45.3 and the average individual income is $37,745. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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45.3 years

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Around Thornton, NH

There's plenty to do around Thornton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Crucial 10 Craft Cider, Dam Brewhouse, and J L Sullivans Irish Pub and Restaurant.

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Dining 2.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.17 miles 22 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 3.47 miles 45 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.85 miles 161 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining 3.76 miles 26 reviews 4/5 stars
Dining 4.46 miles 1 review 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Thornton, NH

Thornton has 1,060 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Thornton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,704 people call Thornton home. The population density is 53.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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56.03 / 43.97%

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Schools in Thornton, NH

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The following schools are within or nearby Thornton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Thornton Central School
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