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
 
$399,000
Gracefully Updated Antique with Level Land

Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


A bucolic setting is just the beginning for this beautiful, antique four-bedroom Farmhouse. Surrounded by Nature Conservancy land and abutting the 228 acre Casalis State Forest, this home was originally built in 1780 but has an effective age of 2003. It is a haven for wildlife, and it's pretty nice for people too! Enter the spacious eat-in kitchen directly from the two-car garage and enjoy the view to the pond and barn while you have your breakfast, or step directly out to the deck for an evening barbeque. The dining room has a comforting woodstove for intimate dinners, or invite the whole family to a room big enough for a table for eight. The front-to-back living room also has a wood stove, dramatic exposed beams, and direct access to the screened-in porch. There are two bedrooms on the first floor with a full bath (with a clawfoot tub), if you prefer single-level living, or choose a master on the second floor, where there are two more bedrooms and another full bath, plus an extra room for an office or playroom. Enjoy the seasonal mountain views from the second floor too! Built-ins and closets everywhere make for plenty of storage. There are two FHA Thermopride heating systems, central A/C, an alarm system, a sprinkler system and a whole house generator. Set back from the road with a paved circular driveway, beautiful stone walls, plenty of level land, and just minutes from downtown Peterborough, this property is a place where your dreams will come true.

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

4.15 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3292 SQ FT
 
$465,000
Antique Farmhouse in Horse Friendly Temple NH

Temple, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


It's all here - the quintessential New England Farmhouse with all the antique charm and the right modern amenities. Meticulously restored and thoughtfully updated, there are so many unique features in this grand beauty gracefully perched on a gentle hill just outside the bucolic village of Temple, with a wraparound porch over looking the pond and fenced pasture. The kitchen includes a huge double apron sink, custom cabinetry with granite countertops and ample storage. There is room for a very large dining table and lovely built ins to display your favorite things, and your choice of two sitting rooms on the front of the house. The first floor also has an office and a mudroom to die for, with direct entry from the three story post and beam barn. Enjoy the screened porch, and the outdoor shower on the patio. Upstairs there is the original master suite with a full bath, two more bedrooms that share another full bath, a laundry room, and finally, the newly updated master suite with four closets and a clawfoot tub under the windows overlooking the back yard. Oh, and a sleeping porch for summer nights. The three level barn has two stalls and a paddock on the ground level, parking for two vehicles head to head, a workshop plus tack rooms on the main level, and a hayloft with an insulated "office" on the 2nd level. Whether you have horses or want them, this is a turnkey horse property. You really need to see it to appreciate the attention to detail, plan on spending some time here.

Matthew Cabana , Bean Group

4.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3535 SQ FT
 
$2,200,000
Senator Bell Farm 120 acre equestrian estate with hunter jumper faciities/

Chester, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Introducing the historic Senator Bell Farm, a 120-acre, turn-key equestrian hunter/jumper, boarding, training and show facility located in the picturesque town of Chester NH. The Bell family settled in this area in the 1700s, becoming a prominent influence in the state of NH and beyond, producing a US Senator, a NH Senator and 3 NH Governors. US Sen. Samuel Bell purchased the farm in 1813 and retired here twenty years later. It continues today as a prestigious equestrian community and a significant part of Chester’s history. Included on the farm is a lovely, updated, 4-bedroom residence (c.1880) with an attached, 2-story in-law apartment, fenced yard and in-ground pool. The farm operation offers 40 stalls throughout 4 barns, a 70’x160’ indoor arena, 3 large turnout fields, 11 individual paddocks with wood fencing, 3 large outdoor riding/show rings, show-quality jumps and a large open meadow with a pond and miles of trails for hacking. For the outdoor enthusiast, the farm is a beautiful setting for activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and swimming. Further, there is a barn apartment for a manager, a many areas for events and two large, metal equipment buildings (2500 sf each). The farm hosts NSHA Pleasure show series and their own Hunter show series. Whether you choose to continue the facility as a business, or steward your own gentleman’s farm, Senator Bell Farm will indeed fulfill your dreams. Paradise found!

Andrea Swanson , Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty

120.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3905 SQ FT
 
$399,000
BEAUTIFUL FARM OR HORSE PROPERTY ON 28 ACRES - NORTHFIELD, NH

Northfield, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Picturesque 3BR Historic Cape located on 28+ acres with views of the distant White Mountain range. Property has been approved as a Farm, USDA#601 or would be a perfect horse property with open pasture land and rolling fields for grazing. You will be charmed by the airy spacious Kitchen, cozy gas fired stove in the Den, formal Living Room with built-ins, and convenient first floor Bedroom with updated bath. The upstairs has been completely renovated with two sizable bedrooms and full bathroom. This home features C/A, natural gas heat, hardwood flooring, newer furnace and water heater. The land has been subdivided and two septic designs are complete. Just minutes to Rt 93, this is a perfect location near the lakes, mountains, highways and outlets.

Susan Perkins , BHHS Verani Realty

28.65 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2001 SQ FT
 
$950,000
Long Run Farm - 100 Acres w / 60 in Hay / Pasture - 10 Minutes to NH's Capital City!

Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire


Enjoy a delightful property just minutes from our state capital. 100+ Acres wrapped in a wooded border with about 60 acres planted to pasture grass and hay. Upscale and spacious cape w/stunning 19th century reproduction interior. Impeccably brought up to date w/3.5 new marble & tile baths, granite-capped kitchen, s/s appliances including Sub-Zero fridge, warming oven, etc., new Marvin windows, attached heated 3 car garage. Privacy, substantial frontage on Whittier Pond, and excellent outbuildings to include a 36' x 36' 4 stall horse barn and 40' x 60' heated workshop. Set well back from the road and very private. This one is special and is worth your consideration.

Shirley Sullivan , Farms & Barns RE, LLC

100.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2880 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Horse Property for sale with Newer Amish low profile barn

Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Welcome to Woodledge Farm. Peaceful 24 county acres with long road frontage ensuring privacy. A small private pond welcomes relaxing summer evenings. Property is a mixture of woodlands and pasture with plenty of room to expand. Many trails throughout the property and many more abound in the area with access to both Winn and Pinnacle Mountains.

Maryann Shepard , LIG Properties LLc

24.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1888 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
 
$600,000
Horse property for sale with gorgeous custom home.

Mason, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


This gorgeous one of a kind custom brick home was built for an executive with a level of quality rarely seen. With five bedrooms and six bathrooms on four levels of living space, there is plenty of room both inside and out. The kitchen has updated lighting, granite counter tops, a chef's double oven and plenty of cabinet space. Huge wrap around four season sun room, formal dining room, library, home office, three beautiful fireplaces, impressive crown moldings and inlaid floors. On the third floor there is potential for a in-law suite with a complete kitchen. Outside boasts twelve acres of open space with a detached barn/garage and a very large 40 X 80 outbuilding. Great for many hobbies and projects including horses, farming,woodworking or mechanical. Relaxing brick patio, multiple ponds on the property and access to trails. This property has it all!!

Joe Theriault , Remax Properties

12.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Beautiful Weare NH Private Cape Perfect for Your Extended Family!!!

Weare, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Looking for a home the WHOLE family will enjoy? Custom Private Cape set on Gorgeous 2.7 Acre lot Boasts of Incredible Amenities! Newer and Upgraded CHERRY Kitchen with custom center island- Quartz Counter tops- Superior Appliances- All CUSTOM Baths- So many gorgeous rooms including soaring Cathedral Ceilings in Family room- 4 Season porch with gas stove over looks deck/yard- 1st floor addition IN-LAW quarters bedroom/sitting room with ramp access- 3 nice sized bedrooms on second floor with private master bath- All updated systems including generator ready... Lots of new fresh interior painting- Home Warranty & More! Immediate occupancy is possible!

Kim Spanos , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2.71 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3322 SQ FT
 
$409,900
Village Horse property in quiet Southern NH Town

Lyndeborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


MLS # 4670623 Two homes for the price of one!! It's a farmhouse with an accessory apartment and it's a horse property with three plus VERY usable acres. This home seems MUCH newer than its age. With hardwood and tile, granite in the kitchens, you feel like you are in a new construction (and you actually are in half of it that was completely rebuilt from the ground up less than ten years ago). The open-concept full kitchen/dining/living area includes stainless steel appliances (most are less than 3 years old!) and beautiful glass pane cabinets plus a 1st floor half bath. The upstairs has a bedroom with a walk in closet plus two more rooms & a full bath with laundry. Expand your living space with the section currently being used as an in-law (both sides are around 2000 SQ ft) that includes a first-floor bedroom, a fireplaced living room, den, first floor 1/2 bath, & a "butler's pantry" updated in 2013. The second floor has 2 more bedrooms, an office space, a full bath, and a laundry room, and walk in attic. The five-plus stall barn features a heated tackroom, running water, ample electricity with lighting to the arena and walkway lighting on a timer. The 12x12 stalls are made from heart of maple. Two small ponds on the property, a sizable shed/run-in to complement the barn and direct access to many riding trails (class VI roads) nearby. You'll also find a 70' x 70' sand fenced riding ring that was professionally installed 5 years ago, along with multiple fenced paddocks and pastures.

WIlliam Goddard , Coldwell Banker RB Amherst

3.33 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3839 SQ FT

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