By the Numbers
While Kearsarge's housing challenges are not unique to New Hampshire or neighboring states, Kearsarge communities are uniquely positioned to benefit from creating more affordable housing options for existing and future residents.
Rental availability in the Kearsarge area has declined in the last decade.
Houses have become more expensive in the last decade.
In the Kearsarge area, there is a rental vacancy rate of only 2%. Low vacancy rate makes finding a home challenging for new and existing renters to find suitable housing for their family's needs. Experts say a healthy rental vacancy rate is 4-5%.
The cost of houses has also steadily increased in the Kearsarge area, making it more challenging for first time home-buyers or families looking to move.