The city of Dover has a rich and colorful history. In the
1700’s it thrived as a successful shipbuilding industry.
In the 19th century it flourished as the nation's leading manufacturer of cotton goods. With the development of a brick industry, it spanned decades of successful mill operations through the middle of the 20th century. Dover's renaissance as a thriving, competitive community continues today.

The quality of life in Dover is unmatched. Dover boasts an exceptional school system, outstanding parks and recreation services, as well as premier medical facilities. The downtown area reflects the city's mill heritage, with the Cochecho River gracing the banks of the downtown.

Dover's response to the challenge of changing economic times is evident along Central Avenue, the city's primary north/south connector. Trees line the downtown sidewalks
and arch over renovated store fronts. Workers, shoppers
and visitors can be seen bustling in and about the entire beautiful downtown area.

Dover is nestled between the mountains and the ocean.
It is next door to the University of New Hampshire and
Pease International Tradeport. The city is a short drive
to the Port of New Hampshire, the state's only deep water port, scene to industrial barges escorted by tugs, importing and exporting goods to and from the Granite State.
Dover is a quick commute to the metropolitan area
of Boston, and less than an hour's drive to Boston's Logan International Airport. In addition, there is easy access to rail and highway transportation routes.