There’s a densely forested hillside just a stone’s throw from downtown Hanover. Massive oaks, pines, ferns and boulders call it home. You can call it home, too.

  • Heat included in rent
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
  • Convenient location close to town, schools, and employment
  • Beautiful wooded location
  • Hanover/Dresden school district
  • Onsite school bus stop
  • Pets allowed
  • Ample parking included
  • Open floor plan with plenty of natural light
  • Wired for cable and internet service
  • Save on electric bills – energy-saving appliances & lighting
  • Washer/Dryer hook-ups (stackable)
  • Professional on-site management & 24 hour maintenance
  • Snow plowing and landscaping included in rent
  • Trash disposal and recycling included in rent
  • Green Built Homes
  • Affordable housing for eligible households

Contact Us

Gile Hill Rental & Management Office
2 Gile Drive, Hanover, NH 03755
Tel: 603-676-7721

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Reasonable accommodations and free language assistance available. Preferences apply. For assistance, please call:603-676-7721 | Relay 711 or email us.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Live close to downtown and the enjoy the good things in life. Connect with friends, go for coffee and shopping, enjoy great restaurants and take in the music and art at Dartmouth College. Offering convenience and proximity, Gile Hill is also your sanctuary.

Forested drives and walkways welcome you home. Nature, work, and recreation are all nearby. Go hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or simply take a beautiful walk in your own wooded backyard. Gile Hill is also close to world-class skiing, backcountry hiking, kayaking, canoeing, mountain and rock climbing and more.

Moments from your door is the Indian Ridge Trail, an easy hike with a scenic overlook of Dartmouth and the Connecticut River Valley. This connects to the Boston Lot Lake Mountain Bike Trail, a mix of single-track, double-track and fire road trails. The Appalachian Trail runs 13.9 miles in Hanover and it’s just about 1.5 miles from Gile Hill. Paddling, fishing, and swimming opportunities abound in the area. You can even rent canoes and kayaks from the Ledyard Canoe Club. Alpine Skiing Resorts close to Gile Hill include: Whaleback (8 mi),  Suicide Six (25 mi), Sunapee (30 mi), and Killington (39 mi).

Affordable Housing | Eligibility

Maximum Household Income Limits

Gile Hill has 61 affordable housing units that meet the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority’s affordability definition with modest rents available to qualified households.

There are 15 market-rate two-bedroom apartments. Contact us to inquire. 

Affordable units are restricted to those households earning up to 50% or 60% of Area Median Income for Grafton County, depending on the unit.*

Persons in
Up to 60% Up to 50%
1 $37,260 $31,050
2 $42,540 $35,450
3 $47,880 $39,900
4 $53,160 $44,300
5 $57,420 $47,850
6 $61,680 $51,400

Monthly Rents—Affordable Units

1 Bedroom: $605
2 Bedroom: $727 – $887
3 Bedroom: $839 – $1023

*All household income must be included: wages, social security, child support, etc. Calculating income is not entirely straightforward. If you are interested in an affordable rental and have income of approximately the allowable amount, please contact us to determine eligibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am interested in an apartment at Gile, how should I proceed?
Please contact us to request a Rental Application, and then complete and return the application to Gile Hill. You will see that the application is very thorough. We are more than happy answer any questions or to walk you through the application step-by-step.

What requirements are there for renting an apartment?
Your credit history, rental history and criminal history will be assessed. Sixty-one apartments have special rents and are only available to those who meet HUD’s income and asset restrictions. There are also market-rate apartments which are not subject to income restrictions. Please contact us for more information.

Am I eligible for one of the special low-rent apartments?
Asset and income limitations do apply. You can check eligibility above. Students with a working, income-eligible partner, or who have children, are eligible to apply for the restricted income apartments.

How much time does it take to be approved for an apartment?
It depends on how complete your paperwork is and how quickly we are able to check your references and verify your employment.

What is included in the rent?
Rent includes heat, hot water, and two parking spaces. Each apartment has its own electric meter.

What is the arrangement for cable and Internet?
Each apartment has a cable outlet in the living room and bedrooms allowing tenants to subscribe to television and high speed Internet service.

Is a security deposit required?
Yes. A security deposit in the amount of one month’s rent will be required to reserve an apartment once you have been approved and a unit offer is made to you. The first month’s rent is due at lease signing.

Are pets welcome?
Yes! A household may have up to two cats or dogs which must be spayed and/or neutered; or two caged small mammals, and a reasonable number of birds and fish. You must obtain prior written permission from management to have any pet or pets, and you must sign a new pet rider each year and comply with the Gile Hill Pet Policy.

What are the parking arrangements?
The development has 250 parking spaces for its 120 homes.

Do I get my mail at my apartment?
Mail will be delivered to boxes at a central location.

shipprorWhat are the public transportation options for Gile Hill?
Advance Transit stops at the entrance to Gile Hill, and a well maintained path leads from Gile Hill to the Buck Road bus stop.

Are there amenities for children at Gile Hill?
Gile Hill is a family friendly community! There are several natural playground areas on the property, and our sidewalks and paths connect to an extensive trail network in the surrounding forests. The school bus stops at a central location in the Gile Hill neighborhood.

Can I have a washer and dryer?
Yes, there are stackable washer/dryer hook-ups in every apartment (no side-by-side).

Can I have an air conditioner?
Air conditioning will not be provided. Ceiling fans may be installed upon management’s approval. 

What appliances are included?
Each apartment is equipped with new energy-efficient refrigerators and stoves.

What services can I expect as a resident at Gile Hill?
A property manager and maintenance supervisor will be on-site. Resident service programs are available through our partnership with Twin Pines Housing Trust. These include life skills classes, such as: finance, cooking/nutrition, child care, elder care and others.

Green Built Homes

Green buildings ensure maximum energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality, and sustainable construction.

What is a Gile Hill Green Built Home?
Gile Hill is one of the first LEED for Homes registered communities in New Hampshire. Our homes will be environmentally superior to conventional construction in three major ways:

1. Gile Hill homes will operate much more efficiently, saving energy and water costs. The homes will be built both to LEED for Homes and Energy Star standards, and employ a range of strategies to reduce homeowner costs:

  • Ultra High-Efficiency Integrated Heat and On-Demand Hot Water
  • Rigorous Air Sealing Details and EnergyStar Ventilation Fans
  • High Insulation Levels (R-21 Wall Insulation and R-49 Attic Insulation)
  • Low-E Argon Windows (20% more efficient than EnergyStar requirements)
  • Water Conserving Plumbing Fixtures
  • Casement windows on two walls of the primary living areas and master bedroom to enhance passive cooling.1
  • EnergyStar Light Fixtures throughout the home
  • EnergyStar Appliance

Third-party energy modeling for Gile Hill has projected that the homes will use approximately 40% less energy than conventional construction (Home Energy Rating System Index of 60).”2

2. Homes will employ healthier materials + ventilation to improve indoor air quality.
The EPA has found that “for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.”3  Gile Hill homes will use the following products and strategies to optimize indoor air quality:

  • Installation of Armstrong kitchen and bathroom cabinets certified by the Kitchen Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Stewardship Program and other green interior finishes.
  • Very Low or Zero-VOC Paints and Coatings to minimize indoor toxins.
  • Green Label certified carpets to ensure they are among the lowest emitting carpet, adhesive and cushion products on the market.
  • Range hoods that vent odors and gas fumes out of the homes.

Thorough post-construction cleaning to remove dust, followed by continuous ventilation for one week to flush the home before occupancy.

3. The environmental footprint of Gile Hill homes has been minimized by carefully sourcing materials, reusing or recycling construction waste + other strategies.  Examples of this include:

  • Nearly all of the naturally stained white pine wood siding for Gile Hill comes from trees harvested from the site at the start of construction that were milled and treated locally.
  • The project will feature green flooring products including local Vermont slate, sustainable bamboo, and Green Label certified carpet.
  • The stone used to build the Gile Hill roads and sub-foundations is being manufactured on-site by crushing the ledge removed during construction.
  • The site’s stormwater will be treated using created wetlands populated by native plants as opposed to the use of conventional treatment and detention ponds.
  • Many of the green features will be independently verified during construction by independent environmental consulting firms VEIC and CSG as part of the LEED for Homes certification process.

1. A few homes, due to location, will have fewer windows.
2. Energy modeling projections are estimates, not guarantees of actual operating results.
3. “The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality,” US EPA,, 8/27/07 update.

Gile Hill is designed to meet stringent green building standards as certified by third-party inspections.

  • LEED for Homes Certification.  LEED for Homes is the industry standard green home rating system for assuring homes are designed and built to be energy and resource efficient and healthy for occupants. The program was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is intended for high-performance residential construction under four stories. LEED certification ensures that the home you are purchasing was built to the highest standards and will operate efficiently as designed.  Gile Hill is currently registered for LEED for Homes certification.

  • EnergyStar Homes Certification.  EnergyStar qualified homes are independently verified to meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  By choosing a home which has received the EnergyStar label, you will have an increasingly valued feature offering an advantage over conventional homes when the time comes to sell.
  • EnergyStar Indoor Air Package.   The EnergyStar Indoor Air Package is a new specification developed by the EPA to address the indoor environment component of green building. It assures that homes are built to resist excess moisture which encourages mold and mildew, to minimize “off gassing” from paints, adhesives and other building products, and to ensure that proper ventilation maintains healthy indoor air quality over time.
  • EnergyStar Advance Lighting Package.   The EnergyStar Advanced Lighting Package is a new designation used to identify homes equipped with a comprehensive set of EnergyStar qualified light fixtures.  It requires that new homes contain a minimum of 60% EnergyStar qualified hard-wired fixtures and 100% EnergyStar qualified ceiling fans where installed. EnergyStar qualified lighting uses about 75% less energy than standard models and meet strict EPA guidelines for quality, producing warm, long-lasting light without slow starts or annoying flicker or hum.
  • EnergyStar Appliances.  Every appliance has two price tags: what you pay to take it home and what you pay for the energy and water it uses. EnergyStar qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10–50% less energy and water than standard models. EnergyStar qualified refrigerator models use at least 15% less energy than required by current federal standards and 40% less energy than the conventional models sold in 2001. EnergyStar qualified dishwashers use at least 41 percent less energy than the federal minimum standard for energy consumption.  An EnergyStar qualified clothes washer can save $550 in operating costs over its lifetime compared to a regular clothes washer.