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Alton is located at the southern most tip of Lake Winnipesaukee – the southern gateway to the Lakes Region and Lake Winnipesaukee. It is only 90 miles and 1 3/4 hours from Boston The town population in 2009 was 5,116. On the quieter side of the lake is Wolfeboro to the east. Gilford and Laconia are on the west side and New Durham to the south where Merrymeeting is located.
Mount Major and it’s hiking trails offer extensive views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains Belknap Range. It is a favorite day hike for locals and vacationers. Many islands on Lake Winnipesaukee exist within the town’s boundaries including Rattlesnake Island, Barndoor Island and Sleeper Island. Within Alton, there are other smaller ponds including Hills Pond, Sunset Lake, Half Moon Lake and the Merrymeeting River.
Alton Tax Rate (2017): $12.86
Ashland is a small rural community in the geographical center of the State of New Hampshire. With a quaint downtown offering a variety of shopping from groceries, hardware, lumber, local artisans, florists, restaurants, lodging and more, you are able to find everything you need right in Ashland. Located between the Lakes and Mountain Region of the state, Ashland is a gateway to the Squam Lakes.
Ashland Tax Rate (2017): $24.90
Bridgewater is a small community located in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Its residents and property owners value the rural qualities of the town and the region. They like the small town atmosphere. It is safe and friendly, and is a good place to raise a family or to retire. They value the forests, pastoral open spaces, and water bodies as locations for outdoor recreation, and for the scenic beauty they provide.
Bridgewater borders the eastern shores of Newfound Lake including the properties located on Whittemore Point. Newfound Lake is the fifth largest lake in New Hampshire and is well know for it’s superior water quality.
Bridgewater Tax Rate (2017): $9.62
Bristol, New Hampshire, incorporated in 1819, is a beautiful New England town that encompasses the lower two thirds of Newfound Lake, the fifth largest lake in the State. Located just twenty five miles northwest of Concord, New Hampshire’s capital, Bristol offers all the benefits of small town living, while remaining close to major recreational attractions and business centers. The Town of Bristol has a year round population of approximately 3,300 and a seasonal summer population of approximately 6,500 inhabitants.
Bristol’s true gem is Newfound Lake but also located in this small town is Profile Falls, a waterfall and popular watering hole located on the eastern side of Route 3A.
Bristol Tax Rate (2017): $22.13
Center Harbor, New Hampshire, is situated between Lake Winnipesaukeeand Squam Lake. It’s name is derived from dual sources: its location – centered between Moultonborough and Meredith harbors on Lake Winnipesaukeeand from the Senter family – owners of vast area properties. Center Harbor is one of the major ports for Lake Winnipesaukee’s largest boat, the MS Mount Washington.
Center Harbor contains water frontage on (3) major area lakes: Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake (includes Center Harbor Neck, High Haith and Dog Cove) and also on Lake Waukewan (north end) nearby to Meredith.
Center Harbor Tax Rate (2017): $13.88
With its eastern boundary running along the Maine border, Freedom is a little town surrounding a small village, well off the beaten path. Freedom encompasses the eastern shoreline of Ossipee Lake including Broad Bay, Leavitt Bay, Berry Bay and the Danforth Ponds. It is located to the east of the nearby Towns of Ossipee, Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro. Madison is located to the north of Freedom. Town population was 1,431 in 2005.
If you are considering real estate in the Freedom area, we also recommend looking into the nearby towns of Ossipee, Effingham and Madison
Freedom Tax Rate (2017): $12.96
Gilford is located on the western shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s premium waterfronts overlook “The Broads” on Lake Winnipesaukee including the premium homes located on Governors Island. In the winter, Gunstock Ski Area is a favorite for local skiers and their families.
Gilford Tax Rate (2017): $17.26
Hebron is a historic and quintessential New Hampshire village that lies on the north end of Newfound Lake. Hebron enjoys one of the lowest tax rates in the Lakes Region.
Hebron Tax Rate (2017): $8.94
Holderness is a small rural town nestled between the foothills of the White Mountains and the shores of the Squam Lakes. Visitors and residents are drawn to the town for it’s natural beauty of the lakes and mountains which provides a high quality of living with a step away from the busy world. The village of Holderness is located between Little Squam and Squam Lake (aka Big Squam).
Holderness Tax Rate (2017): $14.18
Laconia is the only “city” in the Lakes Region. Besides the downtown area, other parts of Laconia include Weirs Beach, Lakeport, Paugus Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and the eastern shores of Lake Winnisquam. Major annual events include Laconia Motorcycle Week in June and the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby in February. It has a population of 15,951 in the 2010 census.
Laconia Tax Rate (2017): $21.03
Meredith, New Hampshire is located in the heart of New Hampshire’sLakes Regionbetween Lake Winnipesaukee and New England’s majestic White Mountains.
A tourist favorite for generations, Meredith is nestled among New Hampshire’s largest lakes, Meredith enjoys extensive water frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee, Lake Winnisquam, and Lake Waukewan, Lake Winona, Wicwas Lake and Pemigewasset Lake. Meredith itself surrounds the pristine protected bay in the northwest end of Lake Winnipesaukee. Meredith’s quaint Main Street features traditional white clapboard buildings with a unique variety of distinctive shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants overlooking the lake
Meredith Tax Rate (2017): $15.23
Moultonborough contains the largest amount of waterfront shoreline and waterfront properties of all the towns on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest lake. Moultonborough Neck forms a 6 mile long peninsula with hundreds of waterfront and non-waterfront properties for all buyer’s tastes. A bridge connects to Long Island, Lake Winnipesaukee’s largest island.
Moultonborough has a very low tax rate which is one of the lowest in the whole State of New Hampshire. Potential buyers quickly discover that Moultonborough offers a quality “less busy” setting on the lake setting coupled with notable annual property tax savings.
Moultonborough also contains water frontage on Squam Lake and Lake Kanasatka. The water access communities of Suissevale, Balmoral occupy part of the northeast shore of Moultonborough Bay. There are also numerous other water access communities with exceptional connections to Lake Winnipesaukee. The breath-taking Ossipee Mountains offer exceptional hiking trails and is home to historic mountainside “Castle In The Clouds” estate which overlooks all of the Lakes Region.
Moultonborough Tax Rate (2017): $8.22
New Durham may best be known for the beautiful and pristine waters of Merrymeeting Lake. Other ponds include Chalk Pond, Marchs Pond and Shaws Pond. Much of the land space in New Durham is still open and avails many recreational opportunities to the community residents such as snowmobiling, hiking and more. The natural splendor of the mountains and lakes attracts many visitors and seasonal residents. Current population is just a bit under 2,500 and growing, but still has a good hometown atmosphere.
New Durham Tax Rate (2017): $23.02
Ossipee is considered to be the gateway into the Mt. Washington Valley and the beautiful Ossipee Mountain range. Many come to the area to enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, water skiing in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter. North Conway is a short drive north to great winter skiing and shopping outlets. Ossipee is made up of the smaller villages of Center Ossipee, West Ossipee and Ossipee.
The Ossipee Lake area is a very popular vacation destination for vacation properties, camps, condos and lake houses that hug along the western shores of Ossipee Lake. The town is a geologists dream, with portions of the volcanic “ring dike” from the Ossipee Mountains still visible.
Ossipee Tax Rate (2017): $21.35
Sanbornton embodies all that one expects to find in an old New England town. This is coupled with waterfront properties on the west side of Lake Winnisquam.
Sanbornton Tax Rate (2017): $23.63
Sandwich has retained the look and feel of a classic New England village with it’s white houses and rural character. It is nestled between the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Sandwich encompasses the northern portion of Squam Lake. The town population in 2009 exceeded 1,300. Sandwich is a friendly town that has welcomed change, but kept its secret charm and friendliness.
Sandwich is designated as an historic town, and surrounded by rolling hills and small valleys, hiking trails, potholes swimming location and some extraordinary views. Known for it’s reputation for fine crafts, Sandwich is home to many talented artisans, who create their original works in their home workshops. Hosting many annual festivals including the famous Sandwich Fair, this quiet town offers residents and visitors a quality of living that brings you back to another time. Sandwich offers something for everyone all year long.
Sandwich Tax Rate (2017): $14.42
Web site: town.sandwich.nh.us
Tamworth is a picturesque town offering dramatic mountain views from many locations. It’s majestic backdrop of Mount Chocorua is the site for the most photographed mountain in America, Chocorua Lake and White Lake are the notable water bodies in Tamworth. Because of its charming rural character and proximity to the White Mountain National Forest, Tamworth provides many opportunities for both summer (hiking, canoeing, fishing and camping) and in the winter (cross country skiing and snowmobiling).
Located in Carroll County between the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire, Tamworth is comprised of the five villages of Tamworth, Chocorua, Whittier, South Tamworth and Wonalancet. Each has a unique character. Town population is approximately 2,549 people.
Tamworth is home to the oldest repertory theater in the United States, the Barnstormers, which boasts an eclectic summer program of plays and musicals and hosts many of programs sponsored by the Arts Council of Tamworthfrom Fall to Spring. A favorite venue for residents and visitors alike is the Remick Country Doctor and Farm Museum,
Tamworth Tax Rate (2017): $22.70
Tuftonboro is classic rural town situated on and near the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. It includes the villages of Center Tuftonboro, Melvin Village and Mirror Lake. Tuftonboro is known for it’s unique combination of open stone filled fields complimented by traditional New Hampshire forests with tall White Pines and Hardwood trees. Tuftonboro’s population in 2009 was 2,443 residents. Nearby Wolfeboro offers a full compliment of shopping, is home to the new Huggins Hospital and a full compliment of professional services.
Tuftonboro (like Moultonborough) has a very low tax rate which is one of the lowest in the whole State of New Hampshire. Potential buyers quickly discover that Tuftonboro offers a quality rural setting on and around the lake setting coupled with notable annual property tax savings. Besides having extensive hi-end water frontage onLake Winnipesaukee, it also contains Lower Beech Pond and Dan Hole Pond.
The breath-taking Ossipee Mountains offer exceptional hiking trails close to the historic mountainside “Castle In The Clouds” estate which overlooks all of the Lakes Region.
Tuftonboro Tax Rate (2017): $10.77
Wolfeboro is situated in the heart of the Lakes Region on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The quintessential New England community is best known as the “Oldest Summer Resort in America”. It’s untouched small town character and quaint shops makes it a popular vacationing destination as well as a retirement destination for people from all over the U.S.
Wolfeboro is a retirement destination for people from all over the U.S. In addition to all the four season activities, Wolfeboro is the home to the new Huggins Hospital and wide range of professional services. There pervasive spirit of volunteerism and a relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the year there is a full schedule of cultural events including live summer concerts from the Cate Park bandstand by the lake. Great Waters Music Festival (on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee) attracts top national music talents all summer long. Summer crafts fairs are a regular event that exhibit the region’s craftsmen and their quality products. Wolfeboro’s official population is 6,602 residents which more than doubles in the summer.
Wolfeboro Tax Rate (2017): $14.98
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