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
 
$899,000
Appleton Manor in Southern New Hampshire

New Ipswich, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Be the envy of your friends in this head-turning country manor in southern NH. Sophisticated in style, rich in history and sited on 13 village acres, visitors are amazed at the architecture of the house and barns and surprised by the expanse of land in an in-town setting, totally hidden from public view. Enjoy fields, a brook-fed pond, meadow teeming with wildlife, unique natural features and refreshing inground pool. The residence has upgraded systems and is in beautiful condition. As a private residence it offers many possibilities - there are stables for the equestrian, garages for the classic car collector, space for a professional office, or perhaps an antique shop or art gallery. Bring your passion and live life in style.

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

13.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
5612 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Advent Hill Horse Farm with Indoor Arena

Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Privacy, views and an awesome setup! With the facility in like-new condition and good trails on and off the property, Advent Hill Farm is a fabulous southern New Hampshire facility! The house could accommodate guests or a barn manager. Selling a quality horse? Invite the potential buyer to spend the weekend. Hosting a clinic? Perhaps a friend or two could stay over. A 20KW standby generator will keep the farm running smoothly in the event of a power outage. This farm is surrounded by other horse owners, large and small, in a quaint New Hampshire town.

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

105.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4008 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
 
$321,000
HOME, POND, LAWN, PASTURE, WOODS - That's a HIGH FIVE with new low price!

Marlborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire


FALL into this estate sale property newly priced below town's "Assessed Market Value." CLOSE TO KEENE, NH WITH ROOM TO ROAM! Price invites you to update and enjoy this beautiful property and enjoy the benefits of 10+ acres in current use for low tax assessments. 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
 
$899,000
contemporary home in a country setting

Pelham, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Enjoy the best of both worlds, a contemporary home in a country setting. Have coffee on your front porch while watching your animals in the paddocks! When you enter the foyer of this unique home you will be dazzled by the wall of windows and high ceilings in the family room. From there enter into the chefs kitchen, complete with Thermador Gas Oven and Range, a wall oven with rotisserie and bread warmer, microwave and sub zero refrigerator and wine cooler. All this with a breakfast nook and a breakfast bar! First floor master suite with gas fireplace and ample closets and master bath. You will be surprised by the private first floor guest suite. Upstairs includes two additional bedrooms and baths and a bonus room with space for a wet bar. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout, and double garages with space for 4 vehicles. All this on 3.4 acres of land with 2 enclosed turnout areas for animals could be yours, don't miss out! Permit in place for new barn to be built. The possibilities are endless.

Rachel Amato , Russell Realty

3.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4563 SQ FT
 
$1,629,000
New England Horse Farm on an Elegant Country Estate with Long Views

Gilford, Belknap County, New Hampshire


This elegant country estate with nearly 16 private acres has picturesque long views. It is surrounded by lush lawns and pastures. A barn with four stalls plus a pony stall has a caretaker’s two-bedroom apartment above plus storage for farm equipment. A second barn was designed for 20 annual events, if desired, which have been permitted by the town of Gilford. The beautifully maintained and updated home is gracious and inviting with spacious rooms that take advantage of the lovely views. The main level includes a heated sunroom, a private office with bath, a large game room with access to the sweeping rear deck, a large gathering room with fireplace and three walls of glass, a formal dining room with fireplace and a beautifully appointed country kitchen with a sunny breakfast area. Two stairways lead to the second level with a large master suite encompassing private bath, dressing room and double walk-in closets. There are three additional bedrooms, a nursery and a bunkroom on the second level. The location is private yet convenient. It is a rare and beautiful estate home. Adjacent 37.5 acre land lot is also available for purchase.

Susan Bradley , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

15.38 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5340 SQ FT
 
$469,000
7 STALL BARN, 47 ACRES & FARMHOUSE!

Newport, Sullivan County, New Hampshire


If your dream is to live in down-to-earth simplicity in an antique farmhouse on 47 acres, then this is a must-see. Privately located on a dead end road with a picturesque setting of perennial gardens, shade and apple trees, a swim pond, plus acres of fields and woods and gorgeous mountain views - including views of Mt. Sunapee. The huge barn includes 7 stalls, a tack room, hay storage, and multiple bays for vehicle and other storage. Trail riding, hiking, snowmobiling are right out your front door! Gorgeous sunrises, stargazing at night, bird watching, rocking on the porch. Seldom do you come across a home that immediately slows your heart rate, lets you take deep breaths, and evokes a deep sense of peacefulness

Donna Forest , Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Milestone Team

47.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2689 SQ FT
 
$1,125,000
Kindred Spirit Farm, So NH - Indoor Arena, Privacy, Exceptional Location

Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire


Welcome Spring in this lovely 4BR/2.5BA country home for the entire family to enjoy and an equestrian’s dream wrapped into one. Getting the entire household to agree on where to live can be a real challenge! Shopping for a home where hobbyists, horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking peace and quiet will all be happy can seem like a quest for the impossible. Kindred Spirit Farm will fill the bill as it offers great spaces and more. Set back from a gorgeous country road dotted with old farms and country manors, the site assures privacy and takes advantage of distant views over 100’s of protected acres. With an attractive floor plan, it was designed for entertaining and for those who enjoy the peacefulness of unfiltered nature. The rear of the house is south facing, flooding the house with sunlight from the walkout basement to the 2nd floor MBR suite. Perks include central AC, alarm system, standby generator, and gas FP. A huge deck opens into the family room & kitchen and offers al fresco dining off the formal dining room in warmer months. For the horse lover, the barn and indoor arena complex encompass everything the serious rider could want. The facility is wrapped in vinyl siding with vinyl clad windows keeping maintenance to a minimum. Fencing is vinyl post & rail and there is a Nelson automatic waterer in the pasture for year-round use. Bring in a few boarders to offset costs and to share your passion with as this facility would be a great place to train year round with friends, share an instructor’s services or a clinician's tips for your chosen discipline, and then hit the miles of trails on the abutting conserved land to the rear. Heated tack/viewing room and, to take the chill off, radiant heat in aisles. Highly-rated Souhegan schools.

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

22.76 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4064 SQ FT
 
$559,000
Equestrian estate with beautiful 8 stall barn located just over the NH border!!

Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire


Welcome to a horse lover's paradise! This beautiful move-in ready 2800 s.f. contemporary garrison may be just what your looking for. This lovely newly renovated home features many attractive and practical features. The large inviting cook friendly kitchen boasts granite counter tops and ample upscale cabinetry for your storage needs. Also on the 1st floor is a large living room with a cathedral ceiling with fireplaces, a formal living room and dining room and a tiled half bath. The 1st floor had hardwood throughout. All the rooms have been freshly painted on all three of the levels. The master bedroom has two large closets and an en suite bath. This room and all the bedrooms have new carpeting including the spacious 3rd floor family room. The exterior of the house has all new energy saving windows and a large deck for entertaining. This property includes a custom built 2160 s.f. barn with newly renovated stalls, a tack room, and a huge walk up loft. The barn has hot and cold running water with all the necessary grooming amenities, The outdoor riding arena has a fenced in paddock and plenty of room for expansion within this sprawling 5.65 acre property. Come take a look!

Anne Metthe , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4960 SQ FT
 
$424,900
Horse Property for Sale with gorgeous views!

New Durham, Strafford County, New Hampshire


Barn Built in 1986 52X36 With Center Section Concrete Floor and Sheet-rocked interior with sink and hot water. There are 3 horse stalls. Hay Storage 12X24 concrete floor ducted w/ 2X4 poly and particle board. Holds 360 Square Bales of Hay. Tackroom 6X12 sheet-rocked and carpeted

Madeline Cambo , Coldwell Banker Peggy Carter Team

1.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2350 SQ FT

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