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
 
$339,900
Lovely Ranch on over 5 Acres in Chichester

Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Whoa! Nellie! This is the perfect property for you. Lovely one-level ranch home with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths to relax in after a day working outside. This property has so many possibilities! There is a 50x60 indoor arena with electricity where you can work your horses, dogs, sheep, or even store your vehicles; any antique car lovers out there? There is a barn with electricity, frost-free water, and stall for horses that can easily be converted for horses, pigs, even cows. There are several pastures perfect for grazing or exercising, even dog training, herding, and agility. And a soft-sided storage barn for your RV or hay bails. And when the day is over, you can relax in your screened-in sun room, which overlooks the backyard acreage. There's even a 26x26 garage with tons of storage above, a full basement, and a brand-new whole-house automatic generator. This property is one of a kind!

Angela Sullivan , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

5.06 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1358 SQ FT
 
$799,900
Acreage for your dream horse farm

Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Sweeping 110+ acres for the dreamer to start their horse property. Many acres cleared, some still raw. Has man made pond that was used for family swimming and also has frontage on another body of water (unknown name)

Suzie Mills , Keller Williams Coastal Lakes and Mountain

110.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2332 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Graceful Antique on 11 Gorgeous Acres with a Barn

New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


This amazing property is an antique lover's dream or a horse enthusiasts fantasy! This stunning four-chimney brick Federal 3-bedroom, 3-1/2 bath home is beautifully sited in historic New Ipswich. The property has an amazing barn and over 11 acres of almost all pasture. Sugar maples line the driveway and the perennial gardens all around the home are amazing. Inside, the main home has many original features, and one of the windows even has some French poetry from well over a century ago etched in the glass. The first floor has an office/bedroom with a 3/4 bath, a living room, and a front to back sitting room with the original fireplace. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a 3/4 bath, and 2 more bedrooms share a full bath, and the third floor has great storage. The ell houses a formal dining room with a fireplace, and the bright open kitchen has maple cabinetry and a great center island with a stainless steel gas range. Enjoy quiet days watching the hummingbirds from the gorgeous screened porch, looking out over the established plantings. The multi-level barn can be configured however you want it to be, and has more than enough to park three cars on the lowest level. It is in great shape and has been largely rebuilt to stand the test of time. All of the systems have been updated, the majority of the roofing is new within the past two years, and the Buderus Burner is only 5 years old. If you have always dreamed of a classic New England antique on stunning grounds, this is it.

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

11.06 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2936 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Horse Property with Two Living Spaces, Two Barns and a 70 x 70 Riding Ring!

Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Custom light-filled home and private grounds make this home a true retreat, yet it's close to great amenities, only 10 minutes to Route 101, Milford! Over 2000 sq ft of this home is completely new, built from the ground up in 2008. The other 1800 sq ft is totally updated with new insulation, all new/updated electrical, and new heating systems done between 2007-2012. There is beautiful hardwood flooring throughout much of the home with quality carpeting in the other areas. The portico has custom corbels, and enters into a tiled entryway to an open-concept full kitchen/dining/living area including a first floor half bath. There are stainless steel appliances (most are less then 3 years old!) and beautiful glass pane cabinets. Upstairs there is a bedroom with a walk in closet plus two additional rooms and a full bath with laundry. Expand your living space with the section currently being used as an in-law that includes a first-floor bedroom, a fireplaced living room, den, first floor 1/2 bath, and a "butler's kitchen" updated in 2013. The second floor has two more bedrooms, an office space, a full bath, and a huge laundry room. The five-plus stall barn features a heated tackroom with a cathedral ceiling and hardwood flooring. The barn has running water, ample electricity with lighting to the arena, paddocks, and walkway lighting that's on a timer. The 12x12 stalls are made from heart of maple and the aisle is fully finished. All the windows in the stalls are barred but are also fully operational allowing a nice breeze on warm nights. It has smaller stalls and extra storage space in the shed off the side and there are multiple fenced paddocks/pasture space. The 70' x 70' sand fenced riding ring was professionally installed 5 years ago. The top pasture also has a carriage barn that can be used for more storage or as a run- in area/second barn. This is a very special and unique property and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Plan on spending some time here!

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

3.33 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3839 SQ FT
 
$499,900
Antique Farmhouse in Horse Friendly Temple NH

Temple, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


This iconic antique Colonial Farmhouse sits just on the edge of the bucolic village of Temple. With four bedrooms and 3.5 baths, the utmost care has been taken to address every detail -- when antique features were missing, the owners sought them out and installed them. The kitchen has been updated but maintains all kinds of charm, from the huge double apron sink to the custom cabinetry with granite countertops and more than ample storage. The floors are wood, the dining area can hold a large table, and two sitting rooms on the front of the house allow for casual and formal living. There are four bedrooms upstairs including the spacious master with a newly renovated bath which includes a claw foot soaking tub and a shower, plus four closets, one of which is a walk-in cedar closet. The other three bedrooms share two more full baths. The laundry is on the second floor as well, but there is also laundry in the basement for "horse laundry." The wraparound porch and deck, plus two stories of screened porches and a patio also allow for all kinds of outdoor living space! Currently a horse property, the attached post-and-beam barn has multiple stalls with a hay loft above and more stalls below, and room to park a vehicle or two if you see fit. There is fenced pasture, plus a run-in, and an invisible dog fence. You'll love the mudroom between the barn and the house with a full sink and more storage than you could ever want!

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

4.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3535 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Contemporary Home on 20 Acres with 11 Stall Barn and a Mountain View!

Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


Majestically sited with a gorgeous view of Mount Monadnock, this contemporary four bedroom, 3.5 bath home is flooded with natural light, and you can sit and watch your horses in the pasture! Just four miles out of downtown Dublin, you'll enjoy this private oasis which has hardwood floors throughout (except for kitchen and baths), and has a wonderful flow from room to room. There is a formal living room as well as a huge family room, and the eat-in kitchen has a great center island and tons of storage. The first floor master needs no furniture beyond a bed, as the massive walk-in bath/closet has TONS of storage, as well as a smaller room for a nursery or home office. There is another bedroom with a half bath, and a formal dining room or office rounding out the first floor, along with a mudroom and laundry room. The daylight walk-out lower level is flooded with light and has two more good sized bedrooms, each with a full bath. Set on over 20 acres with an 11-stall barn and some fenced pasture, bring your horses or other livestock and start your farm! Even closer than downtown Dublin (where the Dublin General Store has the best sandwiches going), is the Dublin Lake Golf Club and Dublin Lake, a pristine cold water lake. A little updating here and there would go a long way. This one is a gem.

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

20.68 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4450 SQ FT
 
$1,900,000
Sunninghill Farm, an Historic Equestrian Estate in Southern New Hampshire

Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


MAKE A REASONABLE OFFER!!! TWO HOMES & CARETAKER'S COTTAGE. Located in the rural community of Lyndeborough, just a quick drive to southern New Hampshire’s east-west Route 101, Sunninghill Farm is an oasis in a hectic world. An equestrian and family compound surrounds the original 1764 saltbox colonial homestead that its 18th century builders expertly perched on a high point of the land. Not only was maximum solar gain necessary for warmth, the long, wide and distant views served to a means to monitor surrounding activities. Everything had a purpose then as it does now. The farm was rediscovered, brought back to vibrant life and recreated where needed by its present owner. Reminiscent of Sturbridge Village, a genuine passion for New England’s early architecture is evident everywhere yet every necessity we demand is found here, generally going completely unnoticed. From the ground up, both historic and replicated buildings sit on concrete foundations with stone facing added, designed to hide this modern and critical structural upgrade. Mechanical and electrical systems to include a standby generator, and water and septic systems are all under 10 years old. The same quality details follow through to the attached barns and impressive 100’ x 200’ indoor arena. ​The location of the farm, in sought-after southern New Hampshire, makes it an easy drive from Boston (1.5 hrs), Hartford (2.25 hrs) and a 4 hour excursion from NYC. Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a 45 minute drive.

Shirley Sullivan , Farms & Barns RE, LLC

275.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$499,999
Tuftonboro Post and Beam with 12.46 acres zoned agricultural for horse / livestock

Tuftonboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire


Beautiful Post and Beam farm house on 12 plus acres of level land with both wood lot and pasture. This property is located in the center of Tuftonboro and built in 1997 with large open concept living room/dining/ kitchen with a center stone fireplace( Heat & Glow), cathedral ceilings and glass across the back that opens to a mahogany covered porch. First floor master bedroom w/bath and walk-in closet and cedar closet plus with its own walkout deck. There are three upper level bedrooms & full bath plus loft that completes the 2nd floor. The property is suited for both horse or gentleman's farm. With both stone and invisible fencing. Two small barns currently exist. Call for an appointment and preview this beautiful warm and quality built home.

Randy Parker , Maxfield Real Estate

12.46 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2920 SQ FT
 
$920,000
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. Commute south to work by I91 or Amtrak (less than 15 mins from house). The local elementary school is 6 miles away, hospitals in Brattleboro and Keene are easily accessible. MLS # 4511153. $899,500.

Antonia Andreoli , GallowayReal Estate LLC

49.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2850 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Duplex Farm on 11+ acres

Raymond, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Southeastern NH, located between Manchester and the Seacoast. This duplex farm in Raymond, NH is close to Pawtuckaway State Park and has plenty of dirt road trails nearby. It's 3 miles to Route 101 for easy commute to Route 93 or 95. Within easy driving distance to the mountains or seacoast.

Ellen Merry , Ellen Merry Real Estate

11.52 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT

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