There are many reasons to live in New Hampshire

2019-11-08-winnipesaukee

It is said that the three most important words in real estate are “location, location, location.” If you don’t own a home in New Hampshire already it may interest you to know what locals already do: the Granite State is a gem of a location, location, location.

Do you like the ocean? New Hampshire offers eighteen miles of Atlantic coastline to explore. While you’re in New Hampshire’s Seacoast area you can enjoy Hampton Beach, which was rated among the top three cleanest beaches in the United States, and top ten values for resorts in America.

For those of us who aren’t feeling swimsuit ready (or who’ve seen Jaws one too many times to go in the water), the resort area offers a boardwalk, food, arcades, shops, and the Casino Ballroom, a seasonal live music and comedy venue located on the boardwalk.

A breathtaking hour-long drive inland through rolling hills, farmland, quaint towns rich with Colonial history, and large expanses of wilderness (New Hampshire is the second most forested state in the nation) brings you to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, which features Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire’s largest and most popular lake.

Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

When you include the lake’s more than 250 islands, Winnipesaukee boasts 288 miles of shoreline (for context, Lake Tahoe, only has 72 miles of shoreline), and the “big lake” is surrounded by mountains and another 262 lakes, rivers and ponds. Need a break from the water? There’s plenty to do. For example, the Lakes Region’s Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford has been named one of the nation’s top-ten concert venues by USA Today.

If you can tear yourself away from the Lakes Region, another scenic hour of driving brings you to the White Mountains.

Along the way from Seacoast to mountains you may just pass by or even through one or more of New Hampshire’s 54 covered bridges (only about 750 remain in the United States). You might also pass the Flume Gorge, one of New Hampshire’s most spectacular natural wonders. This granite gorge spans 800 feet at the base of Mount Liberty and is delineated by soaring walls of Conway granite that rise to heights of 70 to 90 feet.

With 48 mountains with peaks higher than 4,000 feet, New Hampshire is arguably the best place to hike in New England. You can access the Appalachian Trail (which runs from Maine to Georgia) here, and the “Live Free or Die” State’s Mount Monadock has been ranked the most-hiked mountain in the western hemisphere.

New Hampshire is also home to the tallest mountain in the northeast, Mount Washington, which boasts a towering peak of 6,288 feet, and hundred-mile views reaching into three American states and Canada. Visitors can drive to the top or take a three mile long Cog Railway that ascends the mountain’s western slope.

Photo by local photographer, Robert J. Kozlow

New Hampshire’s breathtaking natural beauty is magnified by four distinct seasons. For example, Fall in New Hampshire, which attracts tourists from all over the world, pretty much ruins the autumn experience just about anywhere else. Even the New Hampshire Spring is a riot of colors that surpass many other states’ Fall colors!

And there’s plentiful recreation in New Hampshire, including biking, bird watching, boating, camping, climbing, fishing, golfing, hiking and hunting. The state is a Northeastern paradise for skiers, snowboarders, and especially for snowmobilers (the snowmobile was invented in Ossipee, NH), who can explore hundreds of miles of trails (bring your passport, in case you accidentally end up in neighboring Canada!).

Tilton, NH
Tilton, NH

For those of us who consider shopping a sport, even that is better in New Hampshire. Because there’s no sales tax (there’s no state income tax, either), people from throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine other parts of New England make shopping pilgrimages to New Hampshire.

What’s more, New Hampshire has been recognized for a low poverty rate, low unemployment, low crime, and a high quality of life and livability, according to many reviews over the years.

There are many reasons to live in New Hampshire. These are just a few. Give me a call if you’d like to own a home in this beautiful location, where you can be renewed by the glory of mountains, forests, ocean shore, lakes, rivers and ponds, and enjoy history, nostalgia and quaint New England charm, all just a few hours away from the big city experience in Boston.

Brent Metzger is a Realtor® with Roche Realty Group. He may be reached at (603) 229-8322 or brent@rocherealty.com. For tools to help you learn more about New Hampshire’s real estate market, visit www.RocheRealty.com.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on google
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
The Opera House in Laconia NH

The Vision behind the “Opera House” Renovation: Revitalization of the Lakeport Area

There is a lot of excitement brewing in the Lakeport area! Previously shuttered for decades, …

Read More →

Roche Realty Group Sells Trustworthy Hardware Building

Laconia – Tom Drouin of Roche Realty Group represented both the Seller and the Buyer of …

Read More →
Highland Ridge

Strong Demand at Highland Ridge With 20 Home Sales.

Sales of newly constructed homes throughout the Lakes Region have been very brisk the past …

Read More →
Hikers overlooking the lake in New Hampshire, voted "Best State to Live in America" in 2020.

New Hampshire Leads the Pack Again!

New Hampshire Leads the Pack Again! A recent article on moneywise by Esther Trattner showed …

Read More →

Hot Markets Around Lake Tahoe and Lake Winnipesaukee

I was reading a recent article on CNBC by Robert Frank the other day where …

Read More →
NH River Kayaking

Rolling down the river

A month and a half ago, we had a fun kayaking trip down the Merrimac …

Read More →

Historic Landmark is a Focal Point of Windward Harbor on Lake Winnipesaukee

Visitors to Lake Winnipesaukee have long recognized the special qualities of Windward Harbor. Its deep …

Read More →
South Down Shores on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

How Did South Down Shores and Long Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee Get Started?

When construction started in 1981, Laconia’s South Down Farm offered an ideal picturesque setting for …

Read More →
Balmoral on Lake Winnipesaukee

Four Season Living at Balmoral on Lake Winnipesaukee

There are so many water-access communities in the Lakes Region that provide great memories. Let’s …

Read More →

An Overview of Governor’s Island on Lake Winnipesaukee

Find Governor’s Island Homes for Sale The Lakes Region is known for its abundance of …

Read More →
Suissevale on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Suissevale: A Desirable Community on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough

When you navigate the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, there’s 71 square miles of water and 274 …

Read More →
Gunstock Acres in Gilford, NH

Gunstock Acres in Gilford: A Popular Water Access Community

Find homes for sale in Gunstock Acres We have so many interesting communities in the …

Read More →
The docks at South Down Shores in Laconia

The Impact of Second Homes in the Lakes Region

As I drive around the Lakes Region during this period of social distancing, I’ve been …

Read More →
At the top of Piper Mountain, New Hampshire

Hiking in New Hampshire

Hiking is an excellent (and free!) way to stay in shape, and the awesome feeling …

Read More →
Wolfeboro NH

Thankful to be Living in New Hampshire During This Difficult Period

All of us in the Lakes Region have seen a tremendous impact to our lifestyles …

Read More →

How we are embracing technology to continue to serve our clients and customers during this COVID-19 outbreak

The fast-spreading Coronavirus has created an enormous impact on all of us. Draconian measures to …

Read More →
Roche Realty Group Meredith Office

Roche Realty Group Reports Sales of $130.4 Million for 2019

Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc with offices in Meredith and Laconia, has …

Read More →
Kevin Shaw Realtor

Kevin Shaw of Roche Realty Group, Inc. Produces $36.6 Million in Sales for 2019

Laconia, NH – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group with offices in Meredith and Laconia, …

Read More →
Warming feet by a fire at home

Home and Holiday

If you think about it, many classic Christmas songs (and movies) are centered on the …

Read More →
Thanksgiving for NH

Thanksgiving for New Hampshire

We have so many reasons to be thankful to live in New Hampshire. I have …

Read More →

There are many reasons to live in New Hampshire

It is said that the three most important words in real estate are “location, location, …

Read More →

2019 Parade of Homes to be held October 12-14

Get inspired this weekend with the latest in building trends and innovations! The 2019 Parade …

Read More →
White Oak Motel and Lakefront Cottages Sold

White Oak Motel and Lakefront Cottages Sold

Holderness– The White Oak Motel and Lakefront Cottages located on White Oak Pond has recently …

Read More →

Lakes Region real estate activity for the first 8 months has been strong

Article by Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group.    Real Estate activity for the …

Read More →

Historic Homes: Buy with Your Head as Well as Your Heart

Historic Homes: Buy with Your Head as Well as Your Heart I’d like to recommend …

Read More →
Northeast Storage has purchased a commercial building located at 57 Reservoir Road.

Northeast Storage purchases unique Reservoir Road building in Meredith

MEREDITH — Northeast Storage has purchased a commercial building located at 57 Reservoir Road. Tom …

Read More →
111 Church Street, Laconia

Former Lakes Region mental health building listed and sold by Roche Realty Group

LACONIA — Rick Hagan of Roche Realty Group in Meredith, NH represented the seller, Lakes …

Read More →

Live where others dream of vacationing

https://youtu.be/7G5Z4QRBzzc Weirs Beach is a recreation destination with something for everyone, including beautiful lake and …

Read More →
Gilford, NH landmark former restaurant sold

Former well-known restaurant in Gilford recently sold

Gilford, NH – A local Gilford landmark built in 1975 and operated as a restaurant …

Read More →
Lakes Region NH

Tips for buying a home in the Lakes Region

New Hampshire’s Lakes Region is an amazing place to own a home, whether it’s your …

Read More →
South Down Shores, a gated community on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Kevin Shaw of Roche Realty Group Inc. Produces Over $20 Million in Sales For 1st Half of 2019

Laconia- Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group Inc with offices in Meredith and Laconia, …

Read More →

Lakes Region full throttle during Motorcycle Week

You can already feel the area rumbling with visitors and activity this week as the …

Read More →

Is home ownership right for you?

There are advantages to both buying and renting, depending on your current lifestyle and financial …

Read More →

New Hampshire Ranked #2 Best State in the USA for 2019

The good news is out! New Hampshire as a state performed exceptionally well in a …

Read More →
explore nh lakes

Winnipesaukee Waterfront Sales Activity Spring 2019

The weather is getting warmer, the “Big Lake” is thawing out and the real estate …

Read More →
searching for homes on the internet

The homebuyer’s online search is like online dating

Searching for homes online can be a lot like trying to find love through online …

Read More →

The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved for Your Home Mortgage

If you want to be an attractive buyer in a competitive housing market, you’ll definitely …

Read More →
Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, NH

Moultonborough homes sold at highest prices, fastest pace ever

It’s a historical time to sell a single-family home in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Data suggest …

Read More →
For sale by owner sign next to a house

For Sale By Owner? The facts about risk and reward

If you’re trying the “For Sale By Owner” (also known as FSBO/fizbo) approach to selling …

Read More →

What to do if your listing expires

Expired listings are a frustrating reality in real estate. If you want to change the …

Read More →
Meredith, New Hampshire

Window of opportunity open for Meredith home sellers

If you own a single family home in Meredith and have been waiting for a …

Read More →
Gilford, NH

It’s an unrivaled time to sell your single family home in Gilford

If you own a single-family home in Gilford, it’s an unequalled time to sell. It’s …

Read More →

Why it’s a great time to sell your home in Laconia

If you own a single-family home or condominium in Laconia, it might be a great …

Read More →
Own a piece of the playground!

Recess is better when you own a piece of the playground

When I was a kid my favorite part of the school day was recess, that …

Read More →
Hourglass and home

Has your home been on the market for too long?

Once there was a man who loved traveling, but he had been around the world …

Read More →
letting go

Letting go can show more strength than hanging on

One day a philosophy professor walked into her classroom while holding a drinking glass filled …

Read More →
New home first time homebuyers

You Always Remember the First

There’s just something special, nostalgic and memorable about the first, whether it’s a first kiss, …

Read More →
CEO

Sell Your Home Like A Boss

Some home sellers act as though their job is finished the moment they engage the …

Read More →
Real Estate Closing issues

Closing Crashers

You know the scene. It’s been in dozens of movies. The bride and groom hold …

Read More →
Roche Realty Group Meredith Office

Roche Realty Group Inc. Reports Sales of $121.6 Million for 2018

Meredith NH – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group, Inc. with offices in Meredith …

Read More →

Leave a Comment