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Overview of Northfield

Northfield, NH is situated in the southern region of the state in Merrimack County. The city has a population of approximately 5,100, according to City-Data. It is conveniently located near the intersection of Interstates 93 and 89. People looking for Northfield apartments for rent will find a tight-knit town in a bustling county.

Living in Northfield

Northfield was first settled in the early 1700s. Legend has it that it received its name because the first settlers were from the "north fields" of Canterbury. Early commerce included agriculture and mills along the Winnipesaukee and Merrimack rivers. These mills led the way for larger ones, and residents utilized waterpower to create more industry. By the 20th century, Northfield, like many other New England towns, saw a decline in industry and has found new ways to prosper.

Today, people with apartments in Northfield find jobs in common industries such as construction, metal, and public administration. They also find employment in nearby cities and their average commute time is 25 minutes. Residents are served by the Northfield Police Department, which communicates often with the community and welcomes residents to help through a police volunteer program. Northfield residents have close proximity to several institutes of higher education, including NHTI-Concord's Community College and Plymouth State University. They also have access to Hall Memorial Library.

Northfield Attractions and Special Events

The Highway Department maintains five parks for Northfield residents' enjoyment. They offer locations for picnic areas, a summer concert series, sports complexes, and wildlife watching. Northfield residents of all ages can enjoy activities around the county, including art galleries, outdoor activities, historic places, and winery tours. Merrimack County offers the Kaleidoscope Children's Museum, Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire International Speedway, and several golf courses.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Northfield, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

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