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
 
$269,500
Why pay board, build your dream barn or run in and bring horses home!

Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


You will enjoy the beautiful country roads which lead you to this secluded cape on 10.42 acres. Enter the paved driveway to find yourself gazing at the eye-catching landscape, which includes a few fascinating antiques strategically placed around the yard. The farmers porch will lead you to the main entryway to find an open dining and kitchen, large living room with slider to the large deck, which overlooks the refreshing in ground pool and charming buildings on each side. After meandering down in the full basement, you will love the full bathroom before making your way upstairs to find 3 bedrooms and plenty of storage space across the hall behind gorgeous wooden doors. Other features include two detached garages, sheds and plenty of parking for your friends and family if you decide to host a cookout, family gathering or a large get together. If you want privacy and convenience this is the place, less than 10 minutes to I89, 25 minutes to Concord and 1.5 hours to Boston. What are you waiting for come build your barn and live the dream!

Kristin Dunklee , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

10.42 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1749 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
 
$699,000
92 Acres overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee with 2 Barns and a pond!

Laconia, Belknap County, New Hampshire


Lake Winnipesaukee location. .. Beautiful home in picturesque setting has 92 acres of privacy and lots of room to roam. Perfect for many uses, auto/boat enthusiast, farm animals, gardens, snowmobiles, ATV's & more. .. Features panoramic lake and mountain views, rolling fields and pastures with private pond, huge horse barn and 6 stall pole barn. This high quality 4 bedroom colonial home is built to last and ready to enjoy for years to come! Home features 3 finished levels of luxury living space, 2 fireplaces, french doors to large outdoor patio, wood and tile floors, lower level is 3 garage bays and unfinished basement w/ quality Buderus Heating and Hot water system. Minutes to Laconia Airport, shopping, restaurants and Lake Winnipesaukee. Perfect year round retreat in the heart of the Lakes Region or fun 2nd home for privacy seekers with lots of toys and/or animals. Must see to appreciate.

Lisa Williams , Wolfeboro Bay Real Estate, LLC

92.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3764 SQ FT
 
$1,800,000
WILD ORCHARD: Restored post revolution NH farmhouse, stone walls, 57 acres

Deerfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


This federal period, twin chimney farmhouse graces 57 acres of meadow and woodland. Situated in historic Deerfield, in idyllic New Hampshire, on a designated scenic country road, it currently houses three residences: a 5 bedroom guest house, owner's 5 room apartment, studio apartment. Plus there is a working cordwainer's shop. Two state parks are within half an hour, Pawtuckaway and Bear Brook State Parks. You will find riding trails at Pawtuckaway, and more at Bear Brook State Park which spans 10,000 acres. Plus Candia Road and Peterson Road are great horse riding trails too. One hour from the mountains, the beach, and Boston. An easy commute to Manchester, Concord, & Durham. A scant mile off of NH Route 107, the property features a classic farmhouse sitting amidst serene natural beauty. About ten acres of meadow land surrounds the buildings. The remainder is woodland, with more than half a mile of road frontage on two roads. One drilled well and one dug well. Updates include new boiler, two new oil tanks, renovated kitchens, granite countertops, new roofing, updated windows in shop and studio apartment. Rock wall landscaping, labyrinth, flower gardens, and a small park newly planted with peach, maple trees and hydrangeas…. Plenty of space remains to build a modern horse barn and even an indoor arena. This property is a rare find, one that has not changed hands in over fifty years. Property may be purchased on 20 acres for $1.4 million. Or 57 acres for $1.8 million.

Bonnie Winona MacKinnon , WINONA Properties LLC

57.00 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
9 BATHROOMS
5500 SQ FT
 
$329,000
Abutting the Cardigan Mountain State Forest, 35 Acre Farm

Orange, Grafton County, New Hampshire


Pasture and Privacy on quiet dirt roads leading to endless trails and riding. Perfect for the Endurance or Competitive Trail Rider, as the terrain is hilly making for great conditioning.

Vanessa Stone , Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC

35.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3036 SQ FT
 
$699,999
Danville, NH - 9 Year Old Contemporary Cape Overlooking Pastures and Pond

Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Shows Like New 9 year old Contemporary Cape featuring open concept main level with floor to ceiling field stone fireplace, Vaulted ceiling, glass windows across the back of the home overlooking pasture and pond. Hardwood Floors on main level and carpet in bedrooms. First floor Master Bedroom and office. Balcony overlooking the main floor. Very private setting at end of cul-de-sac. Attached 2 car garage and 1 car under. Detached 5 bay garage/barn for animals or equipment. Plenty of room on the lower level to be finished off with lots of windows. Another master suite with full bath above the 2 car garage. This is a very special property. Immediate Occupancy.

Carol Linehan , Coco, Early & Associates

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3016 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Lovely Antique Farmhouse and Barn along the Lamprey River

Lee, Strafford County, New Hampshire


Exciting opportunity for those of you who love history, agriculture, farmland, gardens, and animals! This unique property consists of a 3000+ 3-bed, 3-bath farmhouse containing a studio apartment. You'll find this well-loved home known as "Glidden House" circa 1830 recorded in the NH State Register of Historic Places. Loaded w/ charm and views of Wadleigh Falls from the eat-in kitchen & adjoining deck. The current owners of 40+ years know it as "Island Falls Farm." The homestead is situated on the larger section of 11.3 acres w/ all but 2.29 acres in a conservation easement. An additional private 5.85 acre wooded island in current use is located right across the Lamprey River- running along the two sections of the property. There is an antique two-story barn w/a cupola- complete w/ horse stalls & hay loft, pastures and fields The Lamprey River runs along the two sections of the property. With its natural setting close to commuting routes, beaches and mountains, this special property is perfect for kids of all ages. Let your imagination soar! Ideally located close to UNH in the sought after Oyster River school district, 203 Wadleigh Falls Road is ready for the next owner to appreciate all it has to offer. Quick close possible. Call for a private showing today!

Luanne Burtt , Better Homes & Gardens Masiello Group

17.15 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3168 SQ FT
 
$595,000
Horse & family paradise

Epping, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Everything you could want for a private residence or horse business- all in a super location. Beautiful brick home, 3-4 bedrooms. two barns with brick flooring and Dutch doors. Large indoor, large outdoor. 11 spacious grass turnouts. All fenced. Private landscaped backyard with heated in ground diving pool . All close to shopping, schools, dirt roads and riding trails. 10 minutes to rt 101; 15 min to UNH Durham . In between 2 nice neighborhoods 25 min to beach.

LeeAnn Delmonte

11.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$599,750
Horses Welcome for country living just 5 minutes from downtown Dover, NH

Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire


Horses Welcome! Great place to build a barn or horse stalls to enjoy country living 5 minutes from downtown Dover and 20 minutes from Portsmouth! Custom built colonial in a great location! Close to everything including the highway yet a world away! Situated on 3.5 acres with a nice level field in a 3 house subdivision. The home has radiant heat through out and even the driveway and walkways are heated on demand so you don’t have to shovel. House has a 2 car garage, with 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. 2 Laundry locations, on the second floor as well as the basement. Guest suite with full bath on 3rd floor or it could be used as a 4th bedroom, office space or a man/woman cave!! Crown molding throughout the first floor with Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Gorgeous cherry kitchen with high end granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Home is extremely well kept and the pride of ownership shows throughout. The back deck is 12x27 of maintenance free decking along with a private patio complete with a hot tub and a fire pit for those cool crisp fall nights. You can be in this beautiful home just in time for the holidays. Nice open concept ideal for entertaining!

James Wolcott , Wolcott Properties

3.52 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3300 SQ FT
 
$369,900
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

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