Dover, New Hampshire Education and City Information

Information About Dover, New Hampshire

Dover, New Hampshire, is situated between the Bellamy and Cochecho rivers, about ten miles from the Atlantic Coast and about an hour from Boston. Dover had a population of 30,665, based on 2014 U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Dover enjoys a 4-season climate, with around sixteen inches of snowfall per month in winter, but with temperature highs of around 80 degrees in summer. This, plus its location near the coast, provides residents with many opportunities for outdoor activities, such as swimming, fishing and sailing in the summer and snow sports in the winter. Dover also has an active historical society, museums and is surrounded by trails along historic rail lines.

Dover Educational Opportunities

The University of New Hampshire is located around 15 minutes from Dover in Durham, NH. Ranked among the nation's 50 best public schools by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, this 4-year public school is home to more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Those seeking a 4-year private institution might opt to drive 45 minutes northeast to Biddeford, ME, where the University of New England is located. Great Bay Community College is a 2-year college option in Portsmouth, about 10 miles away.

Dover Economy

Dover boasts a number of major companies, including Heidelberg Web Systems, a manufacturer of printing machinery and systems; Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and ElectroCraft, a manufacturer of electric motors. Dover also shares in the employment opportunities of the nearby Portsmouth shipyard, which repairs submarines. The City of Dover is another major employer.

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