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
 
$425,000
Fairmont Farm & Forest

Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


A classic New England farm featuring an 1894 colonial home, a two-story barn and other outbuildings sitting at the foot of Towne Hill, a prominent knoll with four fields surrounded by over 200 acres of conserved forest. The location is waiting for the next stewards seeking the outdoor, farming lifestyle in a scenic country setting. Fairmont Farm & Forest in Rindge, New Hampshire sits on a prominent knoll amid a rolling landscape of forests, fields, small lakes and villages that characterize this area known as the Monadnock Region. The house is an 1894 Colonial that has been modified during the current ownership (since 1968) to include a two-story addition on the west side; an office/study on the east side; and a two-story greenhouse was added to the front of the house. A deck and a screen porch were also added to the north side facing the fields. These additions have enhanced the living space while still being compatible with the historic charm of an antique home. The 15-room house has approximately 4,767 ft2 of living space including 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom. The parcel has approximately 1,760 of frontage on Thomas Road, a paved, town-maintained road with utilities that commences off Route 202 just a few miles to the east. With the exception of a 15-acre "exclusion area" around the house, barn and outbuildings, the remaining acreage is under a conservation easement with the Monadnock Conservancy. The property is less than two miles from the Massachusetts border; about 75 miles from Boston, MA; 48 miles from Manchester, NH and 92 miles from Hartford, CT. Locally, the property is only 21 miles from Keene and 12 miles from Peterborough, with a small but eclectic downtown of shops and eateries.

Patrick Hackley , Fountains Land

316.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4767 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Equestrian Property with Development Oppertunties

Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


You won't want to miss the opportunity to be the new home owners of this amazing equestrian property. With direct access to Rockingham Recreational Trail stretching from Manchester to Newfields you can enjoy year round riding right from your back yard! With just over 12.5 level acres with open fields, paddocks and an Olympic sized outdoor riding arena, you will fall in love! The views from your back deck overlooking your above ground pool and exceptional property are breathtaking anytime of year! With a barn that comfortably accommodates up to 6 horses and 300 bails of hay in the loft. When entering the property you will immediately feel at home in the warm and inviting interior. With a wonderfully open Dining and Living space perfectly complimented by the wood stove and brick arch way. This leads you into your light, bright and spacious Kitchen/Dining area. For the chefs out there you will love this Kitchen will ample counter area and 6 burner gas stove. You will also find a bedroom and full bath on the first floor. All this toped off by the homes Master Bedroom Suite with lofted bedroom area, fireplace, skylights, direct deck access and a view that you will love to wake up to every morning! The master bath is straight out of a spa magazine! All of this is rounded off with the homes 3 car garage and full walk out lower level to use your imagination with. There is nothing you won't love about this property and there isn't another like it!

Deanna Paddock , Keller Williams Realty

12.54 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2468 SQ FT
 
$359,900
Horse Property with open meadow and views

Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire


Amazing country property, with a solid one level home complete with finished basement. An incredible 2 story 1872 Sq foot horse barn and smaller 784 Sq ft barn. Beautiful open meadow for pastures or equestrian work- out areas. Views of Mount Ascutney

Jan Ranney , Coldwell Banker Homes Unlimited

16.90 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4598 SQ FT
 
$998,000
Wonderful Privacy on 19 acres, abuts golf course w/ 3300 sf renovated home

East Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Privacy abounds at this spacious Tudor-style colonial, set on 18,9 subdividable acres, which has recently enjoyed a major high end renovation. This property was once an active horse farm. The post and beam 30x60 barn is included for those who will find great use of it. Situated at the end of a private cul de sac, enjoy all this privacy on your own ranch. The 3300sf home offers the highest of finishes, amazing top notch chef's kitchen (Wolf range), heated and very private sunporch, plus a separate 3 season porch. The expansive formal Living Room offers a classic room for entertaining, with its impressive woodburning fireplace. A less formal Family Room with wood stove and stone hearth overlooks the kitchen and provides a perfect place to blend food with family. The 2nd floor provides 3 spacious bedrooms plus an amazing Master Suite with dual walk in closets, a dressing room and a jaw dropping en suite bath with soaker tub and separate tile shower and double vanities. This property offers all needed to create that family compound you've dreamed of.

Brian Rogers , REMAX Shoreline

18.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3300 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Winding Brook Farm

Derry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


NEW PRICE!!! Winding Brook Farm is located in a densely populated area of southern New Hampshire - the perfect location for the serious equestrian entrepreneur to teach, train and continue the excellent business of boarding. The facility is always bustling and activities such as clinics and camps are limited only by your imagination. The property consists of 50 acres with the backland still wooded and a utility easement allowing for good off-farm trail riding. The location is great and within 10 minutes of I-93. The connected buildings making up the facility consists of two mirror-image barns and a bright and inviting indoor arena - a pleasant place to ride and train year-round as the natural light is amazing. The outdoor arena sits behind the complex and gets great use 3 seasons of the year. Sitting at one of the highest points on the land, there's always a breeze and the view over the farm and abutting hayfields fills the senses. The entire exterior of all of these buildings is metal, including the roofs and with the last of the construction finished in 2007, you'll enjoy many, many years of low maintenance here. ​ The turnout is great here as there are several post & rail paddocks, including a stallion paddock for everyday use. The large pastures are wrapped in electric tape for ease of configuration and rotation. Boarders and their horses are happy here! As you approach the farm, a farm manager's house, built in the 1940's, sits along the road. Adjacent to it is an older stall barn that has had the second floor loft "finished" for a variety of uses. Stalls are still intact on the main level and there is water & power. Presently this barn is being used for storage. On the other side of the driveway is the original barn, needing work, but it has 7 stalls if one needs overflow space. These two buildings, each with water and electricity, add the possibility of 17 more stalls! Show stalls? Quarantine? A well organized equestrian could have a lucrative business here!!

Shirley Sullivan , Farms & Barns RE, LLC-NH Horse Farm Realtors!

50.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1837 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Windy Hill Farm with 243 Acres - Both Fields and Forest

Bath, Grafton County, New Hampshire


243 +- acres with 'History Filled' Farmhouse and Stately, Post and Beam Barn known as Windy Hill Farm. A working farm until the 1970's, this special place was alive with milking cows, chickens and its own little creamery. Detached barn has plenty of room for hay bales with lower level access for farm equipment storage. In the heart of the pastoral community of Bath, NH. Glorious fields and woods protected by conservation easement with 107 acres left unencumbered for the possibility of another building site. So much open and peaceful space with fields that are still mowed today. Over 2 miles of road frontage for easy access to the various land parcels. Look out over your own 'kingdom' with turkey and moose sightings a common occurrence ; drink in the colorful sunsets as the days end as the sun sets into your own woodland. Antique farmhouse greets you with an enclosed porch allowing for covered access into the heart of the home, the kitchen and dining areas. Covered porch also gives you access to the 'Summer Kitchen' and attached garage and barn space. First floor has laundry and full bath with bedroom (or parlor) and living room. Second floor houses the additional three bedrooms. This property is in need of new stewards to dream anew. Bring your imagination, plans and ingenuity to breathe new life into this phenomenal homestead.

Heidi Boedecker , Coldwell Banker LinWood Real Estate

243.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1880 SQ FT
 
$749,000
Turnkey Equestrian Facility with great trail access

Allenstown, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Calling all Trail Riders!! This turnkey Equestrian facility is ready to go for any and all riding disciplines. For the trail rider- direct access to Bear Brook State Park -10,000+ acres and over 60 miles of trails just waiting to be explored. A 60x120 indoor arena and large outdoor arena for any riding endeavor in any weather. The equine facilities are efficiently designed with two barns, heated tack and feed rooms, and 22-12x12 matted stalls. The c. 1800, 3200 s/f home has all of the charm of yesteryear but with a more modern floor plan and the updates we require today. It’s all set on 17.5 acres with fenced paddocks and a pretty private pond. In a great location, centrally located to Concord or Manchester.

Deborah Phillips , Farms and Barns RE LLC

17.57 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3240 SQ FT
 
$749,900
115 Acres of Unlimited Possibilities

Northwood, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


This is a wonderful parcel of land with so much potential. There is over 20+/- acres of fields, about 15+/- acres of active hay fields, plus another 8+/- acres of field on the road which has a pond. Approximately 90+/- acres of woods with existing snowmobile trails. If it's privacy you're looking for this is the perfect place to build yet you are only minutes to the main roads. Northwood is conveniently located half way between the Capitol and Seacoast. Only 1 hour outside Boston,

Judi Anthony , Welcome Home Realty

115.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$319,900

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Stunning Horse Property in quiet NH Country setting

Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


This sturdy Post & Beam Contemporary Rustic design, super energy efficient, w/its passive solar orientation, offers peace & tranquility in a charming country setting, yet is w/in easy drive of all amenities, incl. hghwys N & S, shops, librairies, major cities & airports. There are four bedrooms & two baths, a light, bright & airy open plan LR, Dining & Kitchen area in the stunning, fully-finished walk-out LL. The home is set atop a grassy knoll, w/seasonal views of the Lyndeborough Mountain Range, a pasture field, a grassy path to ponds & lawns (ice skating & sledding in the winter!), a spacious 3 - 4 stall barn w/ garage, wired & plumbed, w/hay loft above as well as room for future expansion, that opens a one end on to the sweeping driveway, at the other to the fields & paths. There is a roomy, open in-home office space that could also be a FR or Den, easily accessible from the Front Entrance (great if working from home!), a wood-burning stove in the LL for an alternate heat source, a sparkling new Kitchen w/granite counter tops, SS appliances, subway backsplash, & durable LVT flooring. There is gleaming slate in the LL bthrm, white oak in the LR/DR, polished cork in the Front Hall, & clerestory lights bringing daylight into the upper storey. The woodwork is painstakingly hand chamfered, eased-edge thru'out, the whole professionally updated w/finest craftsmanship. This is an immaculate property in great condition, just waiting to welcome you home! http://susanrobinson.cbintouch.com/listing/mlsid/167/propertyid/4717265/

Susan Robinson , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

3.90 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2700 SQ FT
 
$429,000
1760's Colonial on 6 acre lot in Mont Vernon with barn

Mont Vernon, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Live in Historic Mont Vernon in this 1760's Colonial located on a rare 6 acre lot. Many original features including 6 fireplaces and exposed beams keeping it's authentic appeal. Meanwhile, there is an updated heating system and updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops to keep this home up with the times. Newer constructed barn for equipment or animals of your own. Truly a farm to table home. Or sit and enjoy the beautiful views from your front porch.

Patrick Houghton , Houghton Properties, LLC

6.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3718 SQ FT

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