A walkable classic college town with rural surroundings.

Welcome to Hanover

A walkable classic college town with rural surroundings

Hanover, New Hampshire is a hip college town that is as rural as it is busy and bustling. Hanover has a rich history, having been incorporated in 1761, and shows progress towards the future. It is home to the private Ivy League university, Dartmouth College.
Hanover is in the beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley. It is a highly desired neighborhood, and many folks are migrating to Hanover. The Upper Connecticut River divides Vermont and New Hampshire, serving as their border. As for the climate in Hanover, the town rarely experiences temperatures below -9°F or above 88°F.

What to Love


  • Walkable
  • Rural and desired neighborhood
  • Pleasant seasonal climate changes
  • Hip and bustling college town
  • Dartmouth College, an Ivy League university
  • A variety of public transportation options, including Advance Transit, Connecticut River Transit, Inc., Dartmouth Coach, and NH Bureau of Rail and Transit
  • A variety of entertaining activities available, both indoors and outdoors

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Hanover can best be described as a hip college town, which is expected when a major university such as Dartmouth College is in the heart of Hanover. A younger crowd exists around the university, while a laid-back and settled-down crowd is in the rural residential areas, making Hanover an incredibly desirable neighborhood to live in.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You’ll be happy to hear that Hanover has a wonderful array of options for dining, entertainment, and shopping options.
If you’re feeling hungry, you can’t leave the town of Hanover without visiting one of their two most famous restaurants, Jesse’s Steakhouse and Molly’s Restaurant. Jesse’s Steakhouse has a lively tavern and serves house-aged steaks, Sequoia bread, and tender prime rib. Molly’s Restaurant is a classic college bar with casual pub fare and decorated with Ivy League memorabilia and pictures of local sports. You can’t go wrong at either location. They have been staples of Hanover culture since the 1970s, a favorite of transient students and locals alike. 
Also, in Hanover is Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery. They serve modern food in a casual, diner-inspired restaurant. Lou’s is another Hanover classic, serving customers that keep coming back since 1947 for their classic breakfast and lunch options. It’s also a local favorite for frozen custard milkshakes, floats, and sundaes.
Regarding entertainment, Dartmouth College Sporting Events are always a great choice either for groups of adults-only or those looking for family-friendly fun. Alternatively, the Storrs Pond Recreation Area, minutes away from Hanover, has woodlands to explore. They have a 13-acre pond, two beaches, a heated pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, and covered pavilion areas.
Hanover has something for the shopping enthusiast in all of us. One notable shop is Simon Pearce, a store selling student and alumni mementos, handcrafted glass and pottery, lighting, tableware, and home decor.

Things to Do

An event Hanover residents look forward to every year is The Prouty. The Prouty is a family-friendly fundraiser combining a variety of sports and activities, such as cycling, walking, and golf, for a great cause. When you participate in The Prouty, you make a difference by raising funds for research and support for patients and their families at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
At the annual Muster Day celebration, Hanover residents honor veterans. Luckily, there’s always a Dartmouth Coach ready to pick you up or drop you off at your destination or home. When you need a weekend getaway, the Hanover Inn is a historic, boutique hotel.


The Hanover Public School District serves the community of Hanover.
  • Dartmouth College, [Private] [Ivy League Research University, ninth-oldest institution in the United States]



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