New Hampshire, USA

by: Iyna Bort Caruso

New Hampshire has a small coastline, big mountains and history at every turn.

It is a state for skiers, maple sappers, leaf peepers and peak baggers--that’s the name given to those who aim to climb all 48 of its peaks. Some of the largest ski mountains on the East Coast are here in the White Mountain range. Mount Washington, at 6,288 feet high, is the tallest peak in the northeastern U.S. On a clear day one can see into Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York and Canada.

In the state’s Upper Valley, Lebanon made it to the top of Livability.com’s 2015 Best Towns in America rankings, up from the number three spot the year before. A few short miles north along the Connecticut River is a former Best Town honoree, Hanover. Home to the Ivy League school Dartmouth College, Hanover has a New England cosmopolitan vibe and an incredible offering of outdoor activities. The Appalachian Trail runs down Main Street.

Come presidential election season, this small New England state has a huge impact on the political scene for being the first to hold primary elections. New Hampshire has always had a special place in history. Hancock, for instance, is a town named after local landowner John Hancock who went on to the sign the Declaration of Independence. Nearly every building on Main Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

New Hampshire’s slice of the Atlantic is the smallest ocean coastline in the U.S., just 18 miles long. Seasonal mansions and grand oceanfront estates grace the beach communities of Rye and North Hampton as well as offshore islands. The seacoast’s largest city is Portsmouth, home to some of the state’s oldest residences. This harbor town was born out of a shipbuilding heritage that dates back to the 17th century. 

The state’s Lake Region is one of covered bridges, golf courses and music festivals.  Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest of the region’s 273 lakes and ponds with a 200+ mile shoreline. Just north, pretty Squam Lake is more widely known as “On Golden Pond,” the setting of the 1981 film.

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Local contact

Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

17 1/2 Lebanon Street
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755 United States  

+1 603.643.6070


Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

166 South River Road
Bedford, New Hampshire 03110 United States  

+1 603.413.7600


Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

3 Main Street, PO Box 1158
Meredith, New Hampshire 03253 United States  

+1 603.677.7012


Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

259 Main Street, PO Box 97
New London, New Hampshire 03257 United States  

+1 603.526.4050


Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

8 Glen Road, Box 34
West Lebanon, New Hampshire 03784 United States  

+1 603.298.5155


Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty

21 Central Avenue, PO Box 1481
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire 03894 United States  

+1 603.941.1000


Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty

566 Washington Road
Rye, New Hampshire 03870 United States  

+1 603.964.8028


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