About New Hampshire

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New Hampshire

New Hampshire is in the New England region and borders Canada. The state was named after the southern English county of Hampshire. New Hampshire ranks 44th in land area, 46th in total area of the 50 states, and 42nd in population.

It became the first post-colonial sovereign nation in the Americas when it broke off from Great Britain in January 1776, and was one of the original thirteen states that founded the United States of America six months later. In June 1788, it became the ninth state to ratify the United States Constitution, bringing that document into effect. New Hampshire was the first U.S. state to have its own state constitution.
It is known internationally for the New Hampshire primary, the first primary in the U.S. presidential election cycle. It has no general sales tax, nor is personal income (other than interest and dividends) taxed at either the state or local level.
Its license plates carry the state motto: "Live Free or Die". The state's nickname, "The Granite State", refers to its geology and its tradition of self-sufficiency.
New Hampshire's major recreational attractions include skiing, snowmobiling and other winter sports, hiking and mountaineering, observing the fall foliage, summer cottages along many lakes and the seacoast. The White Mountain National Forest links the Vermont and Maine portions of the Appalachian Trail.

New Hampshire has approximately 24,000 horses.

  New Hampshire in Numbers:
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img Horse Population : Approximately 24,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Capital : Concord
img Population : 1,309,940
img Land area : 8,968 sq. miles
img Counties: 10
img Highest Point : Mt Washington:  6,288 feet
img Lowest Point : Atlantic Coast: sea level
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Manchester: 109,691
  • Nashua: 87,321
  • Concord: 42,336
  • Rochester: 30,004
  • Dover: 28,486
  • Keene: 22,778
  • Portsmouth: 20,674
  • Laconia: 17,060
  • Claremont: 13: 388
  • Lebanon: 12,606
 
$258,000
AFFORDABLE HORSE PROPERTY WITH IN - LAW ONLY 25 MINUTES FROM CONCORD, NH

Salisbury, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Well maintained home features large living room with pellet stove and access to large deck overlooking the pastures. Renovated kitchen, first floor bedroom with walk in closet. Second floor features an in-law with kitchen with potential for additional finished space and private entrance. Also on second floor is an additional bedroom. Finished walk out basement has 3/4 bath and sliders to deck with hot tub. The barn was built in 2010 equipped with 3 stalls plus a tack room. Only 30 minutes to Concord. This is an affordable horse property.

Robin Dennis, RE/MAX CONNECTION

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2552 SQ FT
 
$274,900
Completely rehabbed home finished on almost 6 acres of level land for horses

Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Amazing home close to route 93 rebuilt from the studs out. Brand new kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, bathrooms, flooring, walls, electric, plumbing, windows, insulation, siding, roof, composite decks, lighting, dimmers, faucets, cap and flashing on chimney, steel entry doors, water heater. Yes all NEW! Huge room heated above the garage. Shed was even redone. Huge 2 car garage. All of this on almost 6 acres of flat, private and partially cleared and hydro seeded land. This is a perfect location near the lakes, mountains, highways and outlets. Lots of room for your family to live and enjoy year round.

Brenda Brophy, REMAX insight

5.72 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3370 SQ FT
 
$449,000
Lovely Horse Property on Connecticut River

Columbia, Coos County, New Hampshire


Such a beautiful country setting on 3 lots comprising 32+ acres! This property offers a lovingly cared for home, a 3000+ square foot building for your business, a 24x36 horse barn, pastures, fields, & frontage on both the Connecticut River and Cone Brook. The home has a newer kitchen with tile floors & a deck off the back, a separate laundry room, full bathroom, living room, den, 3 bedrooms, a full basement, & a farmer's porch. The horse barn is less than 5 years old & offers 3 stalls with automatic water, tack room, & a loft which holds 600 bales of hay. The building which used to house a machine shop is any entrepreneurs dream! This would make a great place to have a kayak/canoe business or a campground with the frontage on the Connecticut River. You could even convert it into another barn if needed. The possibilities are endless, especially with the exposure on Route 3. After a busy day at work, amble down to one of the many fields or relax by the river with your favorite book, a beverage, & your toes in the water. This is a true gem!!!

Kim Tracy, RE/MAX Northern Edge Realty

32.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1203 SQ FT
 
$3,900,000
Dream Equestrian Estate

Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire


This exclusive estate embodies the equestrian lifestyle! Luxury Equestrian Estate for the discerning buyer! Fresh Creek Farm sits on approximately 20 acres on the rolling banks of the Cocheco river and Fresh Creek. A boat dock with quick Atlantic ocean access may be installed. The farm includes a large state of the art architecturally designed Horse barn with all the bells and whistles. An indoor insulated arena with GGT footing is newly constructed. A separate large utility barn with 4 bays will provide storage for all your equipment needs. The property includes a separate water-front home lot which is currently used as Paddock space. The property will retain its value as it is situated in a neighborhood of high end homes and the land has development potential. Dover is conveniently located one hour north of Boston and 10 minutes from Pease International Tradeport and 15 minutes form historic downtown Portsmouth, NH and the Atlantic Ocean. Skiing is conveniently located 1 hour away.

Timothy Gorman

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT
 
$760,000
Equestrian Estate in Northern New Hampshire

Milan, Coos County, New Hampshire


Gentlemans Farm? Country Inn? Private Estate? D.) All of the above! This gorgeous property set in the valley of the Mahoosuc Range is comprised of 3 parcels spread among 77+/- acres with turnkey money making opportunity. The 6 bedroom lodge, currently operating as the Mahoosuc Inn, offers cozy quarters, a great room with field stone fireplace, commercial kitchen and plentiful views from every window. An expansive deck with hot tub provides privacy and relaxation while overlooking the pasture. The 3 story barn houses 3 loft apartments, 85 seat function hall with full service liquor license, 9 stalls with tack room and turn out to the 16 acres of fenced pasture, plus a dressage arena and 7km of eventing trails. The 65 acre woodlot has a pond tucked away among the trails and is permitted for 14 yurt sites with gorgeous views of the Mahoosuc Range and providing direct access to NH's Corridor 19 snowmobile trail. The grounds also include a 32.84 kw ac solar system power plant and a biomass pellet boiler system, 1/4 acre of organic garden space, 50+/- apple trees and a small green house enabling the property to remain as carbon neutral as possible and enhancing the Great North Woods experience.. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! The property comes turn key to continue running as-is, if you choose, plus the addition of North Woods Rafting, a successful and seasoned white water rafting operation with repeat clientele. This is what all those Hallmark movies are about. Come take a look.

Sara Maffei, Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

77.39 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$440,000
Horse Farm Potential with 16 Acres of Fields and Woods

Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire


Location, Location! 16 Acres of Beautiful and Private Farm Land. Great Mix of Fields and Woods. Large Victorian Home with 4500 Sq. Ft of Living Space. 14 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, Barn, Woodworking Shop and a Separate 2 Bedroom Apartment with a 2 Car Garage. The Home has many updates but boasts the charm of an era gone by. Beautiful wood floors, wonderful library, a first floor master suite with his and hers baths and cedar closets, front parlor and so much more. The large eat in kitchen has an antique wood stove and a large antique cook stove. Both of these have been totally redone and are absolutely beautiful. The 2nd level has 3 Large Bedrooms, a Full Bath, Large Laundry Room with space for Crafting or Sewing, and a Great Game Room/ Trophy Room. Whole house generator and security system. So much to see and so many uses for this glorious piece of history.

Jaynee Middlemiss, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

16.22 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,495,000
A Magical 31+ Acre Setting Near Squam Lake in New Hampshire!

Sandwich, Carroll County, New Hampshire


This exclusive property is truly a slice of heaven! A magical 31+ acre setting near Squam Lake, surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, in the picturesque Town of Sandwich. Bordered by a scenic fishing river with vistas, including the Sandwich Range, Whiteface Mountain, Flat Mountain, and other towering peaks. An old fashioned swimming hole along the Cold River, and the Town Beach on Squam Lake are minutes away. This authentic, 1700’s center chimney cape has been totally reconstructed and merged with a smaller cape and historic post and beam barn/garage. The sunlit home features a multitude of windows overlooking acres of fields and mountain views. Gorgeous walkways, flower and vegetable gardens, and granite patios frame this serene property. Come stargaze, the peacefulness of this property will amaze you! Watch a stunning aerial tour of this property (MLS#4509188) at www.rocherealty.com

Roche Realty Group, Inc., Roche Realty Group, Inc.

31.26 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3218 SQ FT
 
$245,000
SOLD! A buildable lot & 3 bedroom house & in - ground pool on a dead - end road

Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


SOLD! A horse property with a buildable lot attached! 1991 built Barn with wood burning fireplace, Four horse stalls with individual door to the pasture & a loft and workshop area. Fenced-in large pasture. Brook runs alongside both lot. Main house has a Large Wrap around deck steps down to an In-ground Pool. Mudroom entryway, 20x30 fire placed family room with a fireplace. Living room with slider to deck overlooking the in-ground pool. Bathroom has 3/4 bath & a soaking tub. Walk-out basement with plenty of storage & workshop space and possible finished basement space. Both building freshly painted and ready! Class 6 road, Raymond Sportsmans Club at the end of the road, they maintain and plow the Branch Road. Beautiful, Peaceful, long country road with limited traffic that will be perfect for a horse ride. Raise live stocks or build a family compound. Enjoy the serenity of the area.

Haeyoon Jacobus, Keller Williams

2.75 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1932 SQ FT
 
$899,500
Merry Meadow Farm! Where the horses are as important as the owners.

Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


WELCOME TO MERRY MEADOW FARM!! This is the farm where the horses are as important as the owners. The barns and paddocks, which are in excellent condition, are perfect for a horse breeder, trainer or back yard rider. The barn has 10 box stalls and leads directly into a covered walkway to the indoor 65x112 arena. There are 3 turnout paddocks for rotational grazing. Parcel totals 49 acres, 25 of which are open land, including a 13 acre field for the farm’s own hay. Many implements come with the farm. Miles and miles of trails are accessible right out your back door. The 8 room home is spacious, warm and inviting, a place you will want to stay forever. The great room expands high in the air with many windows for natural light. The stone fireplace is perfect for the cooler nights. 3 bedrooms, all with their own baths, den/1st floor bedroom with own bath, high end kitchen for the discerning cook, walk-in pantry for the extra gadgets - only some of the wonderful qualities of this home. Horse lovers, don't miss this one! Ideal rural location in town of Westmoreland in southwestern NH, less than 15 minutes to Interstate 91. The local elementary school is 6 miles away, hospitals in Brattleboro and Keene are easily accessible, and there is a - MLS # 4511153. $899,500.

Antonia Andreoli, GallowayReal Estate LLC

49.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2850 SQ FT
 
$799,900
Elegant Antique Home with extra barn and extensive paddocks

Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


This one of a kind elegant antique home in a beautiful location on a street lined with ancient maple trees has it all. The picturesque grounds, circular driveway and carport give this property an unparalleled majestic look. The main home has 6,242 sq. ft. GLA with large beautiful rooms, high ceilings, hardwood, two staircases, master suite, four working fireplaces in-law and guest quarters on the third floor w/full bath. Kitchen has walk in cooler, island,peninsula and large fireplace. Additional apartment with 3/4 bath bedroom and loft. Main barn has 10 stalls, sprinkler system and explosion proof lighting. Second barn has a 6 cyl. propane generator/pump system for waterfall into the fish pond. Four large paddocks with hydrants, multiple woodstoves, smoke house, 20x45 Gunite pool and spa, sauna w/tanning lamps as well as a greenhouse, heated two car garage w/finished room above. Bring your horse or perfect for bed and breakfast, or wedding venue. Endless possibilities with this one! Priced below assessment and appraisal.

Michael Fecteau, Keller Williams Coastal Realty

13.83 ACRES
10 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6242 SQ FT

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