Relocation Resources

Thinking about working at UNH and relocating to the NH Seacoast?

The University of New Hampshire, an ideal place to advance your career, is recognized among public universities for high-quality academics.  Just 20 minutes from the Maine and New Hampshire Seacoast, we are also just an hour's travel time to and from Boston and the White Mountains.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 13,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students.

As a modern land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university, UNH has a threefold mission: to teach, to conduct research and to provide public service to the State of New Hampshire and its citizens.

This page offers information about living, working, and playing in Durham and surrounding areas.

Area Transportation


Below is a listing of local seacoast NH transportation resources:


C&J Bus Service

Coast Transit Information

Downeaster Train Service

Enterprise Rent A Car


NH Rideshare

Wildcat Transit Information


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Arts & Entertainment


Following is a link to a listing of NH museums as well as websites for some of New England's best theaters and perfoming arts centers:

Garrison Players Arts Center

Johnson Theater/Paul Creative Arts Center

Leddy Center for the Performing Arts

NH Museums

Player's Ring

Pontine Theater

Portsmouth Music Hall

Rochester Opera House

Seacoast Repertory Theatre

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The following is a list of local banks, some of which may offer discounts for UNH employees:

Bank of America

Citizens Bank

NH Federal Credit Union

People's United Bank

Service Credit Union

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Community Information

Below are some helpful links for local community business and government information:

Durham Livability

NH Chamber Directory

Town of Durham, NH

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Featured Attractions 

Here are some helpful links that will lead you to some of the amazing destinations within a 3 hour car ride from the university:


Boston, MA

Mt. Washington Valley Area

NH Official Site of Travel and Tourism

NH State Parks

North Conway Area Guide

Portland, ME

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Below are some important local healthcare resources:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospitals

Exeter Hospital

Healthy UNH

NH Allied Health Professionals

NH Dental Society

NH Directory of Gyms

NH Health System

NH Hospitals

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

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Click on the links below to find current real estate listings for NH, UNH housing options and lodging for a short visit:

Forest Park Apartments

Local Bed and Breakfast Options

NH Real Estate Listings

Trulia - for Rent in Durham

Zillow - Town of Durham Real Estate

Zumper - Free map-based search for home & apartment rentals, with real-time updates. Also available on iOS & Android.

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Local Media


Here are some links to local New Hampshire television and radio stations as well as seacoast newspapers:

Foster's Daily Democrat

New Hampshire Gazette

NH Public Television

NH Radio Station Guide

Seacoast Online


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Local Recreation


Below is a small sampling of local outdoor recreation options in the immediate seacoast area:

Adam's Point

Bellamy River Wildlife Sanctuary

Doe Farm

Exeter Town Forest

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge

NH Outdoor Recreation

NH Biking Information

Odiorne Point State Park

Pawtuckaway State Park

UNH Woodlands and Natural Areas

Wagon Hill Farm

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The following is a list of the local public school districts as well as private schools in the area:


Dover School District

Exeter School District

Newmarket School District

Portsmouth School District

Rochester District

Somersworth District

Oyster River Cooperative School District (Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH)


Berwick Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

St. Mary Academy

St. Thomas Aquinas High School

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