Located under 20 minutes southwest of Portsmouth, NH, Stratham is on target to become an extended “suburb” of Portsmouth as Portsmouth continues to expand in the near future. There are roughly 7300 residents, primarily 37% of Stratham’s population consists of families, and 35% of people that live there are between 45 and 65 years old. Bordered to the west by the Squamscott River (a tributary of the Piscataqua River), Stratham is a great option of young families, offering larger square footage at a lower price than Portsmouth. Stratham consists of a growing number of upscale communities, some of which border the river. The school system is growing, and at the high school level, students attend Exeter High School, a reputable neighboring school district.

Walking, Biking & Driving

Predominately a driving town, with walking & biking opportunities at Stratham Hill Park & Gordon Barker Town Forest. Right off I-95, it is a great option for commuting to nearby cities for work, as well as frequenting Portsmouth & Southern Maine in just under 20 minutes.

The Scene

Stratham offers the suburban lifestyle, with access to nearby attractions, beaches, & entertainment that the Seacoast has to offer. The Stratham Fair is held annually in the summer at Stratham Hill Park. The Lindt-Sprungli Factory & Timberland headquarters are located here. Local businesses and restaurants include the Sweet Dreams Bakery, Eastern Burger Company, Just the Wright Place for Ice-cream, Blueberry Bay Farm, and the New Hampshire SPCA.


Settled in 1631, Stratham was the 6th colony to be incorporated. It draws its name from Wriothesley Russell, who was Baron Howland of Streatham.