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
 
$389,900
Belknap Farm - Rolling pasture, mountain view

Brookfield, Carroll County, New Hampshire


Belknap Farm is an 1833 Cape beautifully restored and updated offering long pastoral views to the South over a private pond to the Moose Mountains beyond. Known locally for its sizeable 3 story bank barn - 35 x 105 feet, with silo, horse stalls, cattle stalls with stanchions and other animal pen areas plus a large refrigerated chamber. The original hay rake is still operational on the ridge beam. No chemicals have been used on this property, only organic materials.

Steve Patriquin , Maxfield Real Estate

9.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2070 SQ FT
 
$288,000
25 Private Acres, with Open Fields, and Mountain Views

Grafton, Grafton County, New Hampshire


Enjoy this cozy 2-bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath Appalachian style log home.This home has exposed wooden beams throughout and a second bedroom upstairs. It is situated on 25 acres and surrounded by open fields and distant mountains. Built in 1995, this unique property, nestled in the hills of Grafton, provides plenty of privacy. A 32 x 40' barn is a perfect size for a workshop and hobbies or it could easily be converted for livestock.There are three additional outbuildings for your gardening and storage needs. Lots of pasture area to graze horses or livestock. Relax on the 4 season porch and enjoy the open space and visiting wildlife year round.Come and tour this private and peaceful location in Grafton just 6 miles east of Canaan NH. A backup 14K generator stands ready to provide uninterrupted power in stormy weather.There is also a 14'x28' concrete pad with full hookups for a mobile home or tiny house.Don't miss this great opportunity to make this location your new home. To lower taxes, some acreage is in current use. Sale contingent on seller securing suitable housing.

Yarrow Farnworth , Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC

25.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1368 SQ FT
 
$499,000
72 Acres * Private Road * 4 Stall Horse Barn * Trails

Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire


Outstanding property on 72 acres, minutes to Lebanon, Dartmouth College and Kimball Union Academy! Private road leading to a beautiful 3 bedroom home with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and natural light. Views, gardens, extensive stone walls and a pond with fountain and fire pit to pass the evenings. Barn has 4 large stalls, a wash room, heated tack room, and 1200 bale capacity. Lush pasture includes level area specific for large round pen, 2 stall run in with connected supply shed and several hill side acres for grazing. Garage is a large mechanics garage with storage above and attached apartment. Garage and apartment have it's own private septic and drilled well separate from the home. ***Easy 45 minute commute to Green Mountain Horse Association in Woodstock VT***

Yarrow Farnworth , Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC

72.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2128 SQ FT
 
$798,500
First time on the market atop Crafts Hill. Best kept secret location!!

Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire


BEST KEPT SECRET LOCATION! Residing at the top of Crafts Hill overlooking the historic confluence of Old West Lebanon and White River Jct, sits this beautifully reconstructed contemporary ranch with over 5000 square feet of living space! Privacy and views of the mountains, yet minutes to the metropolis of the Upper Valley Business District and Dartmouth College/Medical Center. Multi Use Boston Lot Recreation Trails abutting the property. Sauna, hot tub and In-ground solar/propane heated pool. Articulate craftsmanship in master suit bathrooms displaying custom tile and stone work. Large open great room flows beautifully out to the patio with retractable awning, and a regular heard of deer to sit and watch. State of the art theater room just off the wet bar for movie night and entertaining. Park your cars in the heated, over-sized, attached garage. Post and Beam barn, with heat, electric and water that will accommodate three large stalls. Plenty of open pasture to be fenced.

Yarrow Farnworth , Vanessa Stone Real Estate, LLC

27.59 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5010 SQ FT
 
$398,000
Expansive and picturesques 12+ /- acres, Close to Keene, NH with Room to Roam

Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


CLOSE TO KEENE WITH ROOM TO ROAM! Expansive and picturesque 12+ acre (3 lots) Marlborough, NH property overlooking your private pond less than a mile into town and 5 miles to Historic Downtown Keene. Rolling hill front lawns with lovely, level 2 acre grass lot just behind the house perfect for pasture, paddock or to create your own riding rink. Venture onto your adjacent 5 acre wooded property to blaze trail and continue on well-maintained hoof happy dirt road to Stone Pond for a leisurely stroll. Expand on the small barn or custom build a new barn to suit your equine needs. Property features 3br/2ba 1887 sqft. home, beautiful lawns & fertile acreage including a 5+ acre wooded lot suitable for building. Keep the acreage for your own private estate or sell the building lot for additional income. Property features western sunset screen porch views, 2 car attached garage with storage, new roof, hardwood floors, great room with fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, 1st floor master and laundry, living/dining room, office/study and small barn & shed. Enjoy all the beauty and privacy with the added convenience to town library, school, shops, Route 101 to Dublin, Peterborough and Keene or Route 124 to Jaffrey and Mt. Monadnock state parks. Town public beach at Stone Pond just 2 miles up the road for refreshing family enjoyment. Serenity, beauty and convenience merge at 4 Colonial Rd., Marlborough...come see for yourself!

Lisa Egan Cook , Ray Egan Realty

12.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1886 SQ FT
 
$795,000
IMMACULATE TURNKEY EQUESTRIAN FACILITY

Fremont, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


IMMACULATE TURN KEY EQUESTRIAN FACILITY located on 19.5 acres in a prime location for many of the local top horse show locations including UNH, NHHJA, Oakrise, Senator Bell, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Myopia, Groton House, Fieldstone… the list goes on! Bonus feature of the Rockingham Recreational Trail abutting the back of the property! This facility was built extremely thoughtfully with efficiency and ease at the top of mind. The 100’x120’ Center Hill Barn features ten rubber matted stalls (sand flooring underneath) all with individual walkout paddocks, 14’ wide rubber matted aisle, a 66’x120’ indoor riding arena with natural light and clay/sand footing. FIVE frost-free hydrants with hot water option, hot/cold wash stall and sink, heated barn office with cathedral ceilings, kitchenette & half-bath, and storage for 700+ bales of hay in the loft. This is one of the cleanest and easily maintained facilities you will find! The custom built 3BR/2.5BA Colonial home, surrounded by landscaped gardens, is paired with an oversize attached garage big enough for two dually trucks, stainless appliances, granite, and tile throughout. Master bedroom suite with a whirlpool tub and shower. Formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, back deck overlooking your pastures and frontage on the Exeter River… Stop dreaming and come make this beautiful property yours!

Ashleigh Rolfson , Keller Williams Coastal Lakes & Mountains Realty

19.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3024 SQ FT
 
$900,000
Gorgeous Estate With Horse Property Potential

New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Spacious, light filled Contemporary Cape thoughtfully sited on 4+ acres. Built with uncompromising standards of quality and attention to every detail. Soaring two level entry, a custom kitchen with breakfast nook, island and walk in pantry, formal and casual dining, living room with fireplace, large, light filled, vaulted family room with office loft space above. Front to back first floor owner's suite includes his and hers walk in dressing rooms, a steam shower and separate laundry in the master bath. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms, the main laundry room, office/craft space and sitting area. Finished, daylight basement with storage, utility access and fitness center. The home has been impeccably maintained. Direct entry garage with rear storage. Beautifully tended stone walls and landscaping grace the irrigated grounds. Spend summer days next to the fully fenced in-ground pool and pool house. Detached parking barn has 3 tall overhead doors for additional equipment, 50 amp RV hookup and a finished rec space above that could be converted to caretakers quarters. The quiet country gravel road is lightly traveled and town maintained. Pastoral location offers convenient commuting to greater Boston and Manchester. 21+ acres also available for purchase for an additional $200,000. Seize the opportunity to own the view and protect your privacy.

Melissa Thayer , Thayer Realty New England

4.12 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4520 SQ FT
 
$324,900
Luxury Horse Farm Estate

Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire


IMPROVED PRICE!!! Motivated Seller - A true Horse Farm masterpiece, you will find this grand cape style home perched high on a scenic road surrounded by spectacular mountain views. Outside features a magical experience with pastures of rolling hills for HORSES or any farm life to enjoy, horse trails, adorable BARN with hayloft, and even a small pond. There is also potential of a sub-division. To have the opportunity to raise your family and horses on this stunning country setting farm would truly be a blessing.

Buddy Howe , Coldwell Banker Lifestyles

11.89 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3197 SQ FT
 
$749,000
New Hampshire Estate " Willey Brook Farm" 18 sprawling acres

Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire


Low Tax New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee Location.... The Wiley Brook Farm sits proudly at the top of a hill and will take you back to another time! Restored circa 1768 farmhouse features over 4,500 square feet of finished living space, exposed beams, wood floors, 2 fireplaces, 2 sun porches, built in's, 2 drilled wells, a total of 7 garage bays with 9' doors on 3 bays, a combination of open mature landscaped areas, gardens, vineyard, stone walls and trails and over 18 acres of privacy. Modern conveniences like security system, generator hook ups, paved driveway and located on a paved town maintained road. Perfect property for those seeking horses and/or farm animals or auto/boat enthusiasts. Located just 10 minutes to downtown Wolfeboro for shopping, hospital, Abenaukee Ski Area, restaurants and several large natural spring fed lakes. Owner is licensed NH Real Estate Agent.

Lisa Williams , Wolfeboro Bay Real Estate, LLC

15.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT
 
$899,000
10 acres w/ 1800's fully redone Farmhouse / barn, abutting 800 acres conservation

Meredith, Belknap County, New Hampshire


This property is a Classic 1755 home totally remodeled and has a 2BR guest house/rental ($1000-$1200/mth income), 3 stall Barn and tack room, with hay storage, and paddock off barn, plus 6 acre field for grazing, Add'l 5 Car Garage, Tractor Carport, Outbldg2nd Barn for Hay storage, Run in Shed, Inground Heated Salt Water Pool & Jacuzzi on the 10+ acre premises. Property abuts 800 acres of town conservation land and trails. Babbling brook on property, as well as pond. Wildlife abounds.

Evan Greenwald Owner

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT

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