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Our Communities

SAU 15 is made up of the communities of Auburn, Candia and Hooksett.

The Town of Auburn provides a perfect setting that mixes rural living with the serene beauty of nature. In July 2010, WMUR ranked Auburn number one of New Hampshire’s Most Beautiful Towns.

Located only twelve miles east of Manchester NH, Auburn is in close proximity to North-South and East-West corridors (NH Rtes. 93 and 101). Auburn has a total area of 28.7 square miles. Massabesic Lake, located in the western part of Auburn and the eastern part of Manchester, is the largest body of water in Auburn and serves as the city water supply for Manchester.

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,951 people, 1,765 households, and 1,446 families residing in the town.


The town of Candia is located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Candia has a beautiful rural setting and a long agricultural history.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.6 square miles. Candia is bordered by Deerfield to the north, Hooksett to the west, Auburn and Chester to the south, and Raymond to the east.

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,909 people, 1,450 households, and 1,112 families residing in the town.


The town is located between Manchester, the state’s largest city, and Concord, the state capital. A prominent landmark is Robie’s Country Store, a National Historic Landmark and a frequent stop for presidential candidates during the New Hampshire primary.

The total land area of the town is 36.3 square miles. Its close proximity to Interstates 93, 293, and 101 make it an ideal location for commuters.

Hooksett has seen increased growth in residential and industrial construction in recent years and has attracted many new businesses and retailers to the community.

As of the census of 2010, there were 13,451 people, 4,926 households, and 3,533 families residing in the town.