With approximately 3500 residents, Greenland is geographically situated in the middle of the Seacoast, bordered by Newington, Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Stratham & Great Bay. It has seen an uptick in residential and commercial real estate in recent years due to its proximity to surrounding Seacoast towns, as wells as it being between Boston & Portland or the White Mountains. Students attend Greenland Central School for elementary and middle school, and Portsmouth High School for high school. Overall, it has a small town feel, with a few active farms as well.

Walking, Biking & Driving

Being primarily a rural area, a car is necessary. Route 33, 151 and I-95 run through Greenland. If you’re familiar with the town, a bike ride, walk or run would be a wonderful leisurely way to enjoy Greenland’s natural beauty.

The Scene

This town could be considered a suburb of any of the towns surrounding it. It is easy to navigate and offers privacy and quiet. Breakfast Hill Golf Club, Great Bay Discovery Center, The Country View Restaurant & Pub are all local destinations. It also is home to a small business area that includes Target & Lowe’s.


Greenland was founded in 1638 as part of Portsmouth. It is one of the earliest settlements in New Hampshire. Captain Francis Champernowne moved to the area in 1640 and named his farm Greenland. It became a separate town in 1706.