Alton, New Hampshire

Alton, New Hampshire, is a bustling community of about 5300 people located in southern Belknap County.  Set on the southern shores of Lake Winnepesaukee, the state’s largest lake, Alton and the village around Alton Bay attracts vacationers from all over New England as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even from our neighbor to the north, Canada.  Alton is a great starting point to any New Hampshire excursion and a great place to return to after a long day of experiencing all New Hampshire has to offer.

Alton was settled in the mid-1770’s, long after New Hampshire became its own province.  Founded by a group of citizens from Roxbury, Massachusetts, the name of “Roxbury” was offered but refused since there were already two other “Roxburys” in New England at the time.  The residents then named their town New Durham Gore because of the numerous rocky areas, or “gores” in the higher elevations.  The town was later renamed, in 1796, for a prominent family from Roxbury named Alton.

The first people in town were farmers who tilled the rocky soils of the highlands, which were less likely to succumb to frost than the low-lying areas.  Soon, though, merchants moved into the lower regions of the town and by 1840 the busy little village of Alton was up and running at full speed.  Seven years later, the railway came to town and businesses really started blooming. 

With additional commerce came tourism – it didn’t take long for word to spread about the beauty of Lake Winnepesaukee and the surrounding area.  Soon people were filling the trains in an attempt to view this undisturbed wilderness and swim in a lake of which they could barely see the other shore.  Campgrounds and hotels sprung up throughout Alton and tourism soon overwhelmed the area.  The Mount Washington, Lake Winnepesaukee’s first steam-powered ship, was launched in 1872 giving tourist a yet-unseen view of the lake, the mountains and the wildlife that abounded.  That ship burned in 1939, but a replacement was soon found and tours continue today.  The railroad stopped visiting Alton in 1935, but with the advent of the auto, tourism in Alton is as strong today as it ever was.  The train station still exists, but is used now as a community center for Alton residents.

Alton is a horseshoe-shaped town with Lake Winnepesaukee filling in the “U” to create the five-mile long Alton Bay.  Alton Bay is the tourism center of Alton, with many restaurants, video arcades, ice cream shops, gift shops, miniature golf, a marina and much, much more.  It’s easy to spend a weekend enjoying the sights and sounds of Alton Bay – which is why it’s such a popular vacation destination.  For those who live in Alton, it’s just another charming part of their already wonderful community.

Alton is a member of School Administrative Unit #72 which operates the Alton Central School, educating Alton children from preschool age through the eighth grade.  High school-age children attend the Prospect Mountain High School, also in Alton, which is run in cooperation with neighboring Barnstead, NH.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful location here in New Hampshire to settle down and raise a family.  Retirees will love Alton for its seclusion and friendly environment – Alton has something for everyone.  If you’re considering a move to New Hampshire, your first stop should be with Jim Miller of Bean Group.  Call Jim at (603) 801-3987 to find out what homes are available, what each NH community is like, what the market is doing – anything he can do to make your home-buying experience less stressful, just ask.  That’s why he’s here, that’s what he does.  Call today – New Hampshire homes move quickly!

Alton Central School (p/k-8)
(603) 875-7500

Prospect Mountain High School (9-12)
(603) 875-3800

Current Alton New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Alton NH Single Family Homes for Sale

38 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2

Drive Through Gates To This Striking Estate Hom...

Photo of Listing #4777931

$3,995,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 4.76 Acres
  • 11,834 ft²

Residential

96 Hopewell Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4777931

Drive Through Gates To This Striking Estate Home With Over 360 Feet Waterfront And A Beautiful, Natural Sandy Beach. With Over 4 Acres Of Privacy The Home Includes Nearly 12,000 Sf Of Luxury Living And An Enormous Three-story Barn For Storing Cars And Boat...

Please See New Video - Now Priced Below Assesse...

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$3,900,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 5.87 Acres
  • 2,718 ft²

Residential

378 Route 11d, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4453028

Please See New Video - Now Priced Below Assessed Value! One Of The Last Unspoiled 19th Century Lake Winnipesaukee Great Camps, Originally The Summer Home Of The Lepage Family Of Lepage Glue And Later Owned By The Lipton Family. Main House Thoroughly Restore...

Welcome To Cedar Cove, Possibly The Number One ...

Photo of Listing #4753174

$2,495,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.9 Acres
  • 3,410 ft²

Residential

15 Campfire Cir, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4753174

Welcome To Cedar Cove, Possibly The Number One Waterfront Association On Lake Winnipesaukee. This Home Was Built By Cargill/blake In 2001 And Features A Beautiful Open Floor Plan. The Kitchen/dining/living Room All Open To Each Other With The Waterside Fea...

Stunning Waterfront Home With Spectacular Views...

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$2,399,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 0.86 Acres
  • 5,492 ft²

Residential

262 Damon Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4754848

Stunning Waterfront Home With Spectacular Views Of Several Mountain Ranges And Gorgeous Sunsets. This Home Has It All! Six Bedrooms, Newly Renovated Kitchen With Island That Opens To Dining And Living Rooms, Which Has A Stone Fireplace, Wet Bar, Cathedral C...

Paradise Awaits! A Rare Opportunity To Own A Tr...

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$1,492,700 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.84 Acres
  • 4,194 ft²

Residential

20 Pipers Point Ln, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4729334

Paradise Awaits! A Rare Opportunity To Own A Truly Unique And Special Lake Winnipesaukee Property Boasting A Tranquil And Naturalized Landscape That Is Unlike Any Other. Enjoy Privacy And A Slice Of Heaven With Over 400 Feet Of Shore Frontage And 3 Secluded...

Come See What You Like The Most; A Gorgeous New...

Photo of Listing #4755728

$1,395,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 107 Acres
  • 3,316 ft²

Residential

550 Muchado Hill Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4755728

Come See What You Like The Most; A Gorgeous New Contemporary 3-plus Bedroom Home With A Separate Barn, 107 Acres On Top Of Mount Joy Or The Views That Take You To Miles And Miles Of Mountain And Western Sunset Views. Don't Forget, Fields Of Blueberries, Act...

The Ultimate Million Dollar View From This Lake...

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$1,299,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.51 Acres
  • 1,800 ft²

Residential

104 Railroad Ave, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4680152

The Ultimate Million Dollar View From This Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront. Cute Easy Maintence Year Round Camp In An Excellent Location, Close To Everything. West Alton Has Low Taxes But Is 10-15 Minutes To Gunstock Ski Area, Shopping, Movie Theater, Bank...

Winnipesaukee 3-bedroom, 3-bath Contemporary Wi...

Photo of Listing #4768668

$1,149,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 3,876 ft²

Residential

60 East Side Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4768668

Winnipesaukee 3-bedroom, 3-bath Contemporary With A Boat House & Docks On Alton Bay. This 3,800 Sq Ft Quality Home Was Built By Whitcher Builders In 2005. Enjoy 180 Degree Year-round Lake Views With Surrounding Hills & Mountains As A Backdrop. This Home Fea...

Imagine Listening To Birds Chirping While Swayi...

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$990,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.17 Acres
  • 2,302 ft²

Residential

216 Big Barndoor Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4762270

Imagine Listening To Birds Chirping While Swaying In A Hammock On Your New Hampshire Island Oasis On The Shores Of Lake Winnipesaukee! Just 2 Hours North Of Boston, Big Barndoor Island Awaits. As Seen In The Film, “on Golden Pond,” This Sought-after Island ...

The Million Dollar Lake And Mountain View Is No...

REDUCED 28% Photo of Listing #4763489

$985,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 52.49 Acres
  • 3,967 ft²

Residential

242 Alton Mountain Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4763489

The Million Dollar Lake And Mountain View Is Now Less Than A Million Dollars! Imagine Some Of The Most Spectacular Views In The Lakes Region! Look Out And See The Readily Recognizable Treasures That Envelop Lake Winnipesaukee. Mount Major To The West, Barnd...

This Winnipesaukee Waterfront Has So Much To Of...

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$899,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.5 Acres
  • 2,268 ft²

Residential

9 Spokies Way, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4770931

This Winnipesaukee Waterfront Has So Much To Offer. Sitting On 1.5 Acres, This Property Has Been A Gathering Place For Generations. The 1990 Main House Consists Of 3 Bedrooms And Two Full Baths, An Attached 2 Car Garage And A 3 Season Porch/mud Room Leadin...

Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton Bay Nh. This Year Ro...

Photo of Listing #4768730

$899,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 1,812 ft²

Residential

203 Trask Side Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4768730

Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton Bay Nh. This Year Round Home, Located On A Town Maintained Quiet Road, Has Unobstructed Views Across The Lake And Mountains From The Minute You Walk Into The House. Attractive Floor Plan Which Lends Itself To Be Perfect For Entert...

This Is The Property You Have Been Waiting For ...

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$899,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 2.09 Acres
  • 1,432 ft²

Residential

6 Big Barndoor Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4747623

This Is The Property You Have Been Waiting For On The Most Desirable Side Of Big Barndoor Island! A Western Exposure Provides The Most Scenic Views Of The Belknap Mts. & The Broads. This Exposure Also Provides A Full Day Of Sun And The Most Spectacular Suns...

Beautifully Appointed, Nearly New, 4 Bedroom, 4...

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$625,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 27.43 Acres
  • 2,400 ft²

Residential

11 Swan Lake Trl, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4773194

Beautifully Appointed, Nearly New, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Colonial With 2 Car Attached Garage With Bonus Room Above Complete With Pool Table, Nicely Situated On A Large 27.43 Acre Lot. New Lawns Both Front And Back Makes For A Beautiful Setting. Many Trails To...

Opportunity On Big Barndoor Island - 3br/2ba S...

Photo of Listing #4775537

$598,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.12 Acres
  • 1,206 ft²

Residential

322 Big Barndoor Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4775537

Opportunity On Big Barndoor Island - 3br/2ba Summer Home With 140' Of Sandy Waterfront And A Picture Perfect Beach On Lake Winnipesaukee! Protected From The Northwest Winds, This Property Has Everything You Could Want In An Island Escape. Open Concept Kit...

Spacious And Low Maintenance Single Story Livin...

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$580,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5.56 Acres
  • 6,600 ft²

Residential

1319 Mount Major Hwy, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4759443

Spacious And Low Maintenance Single Story Living At Its Finest!!! Custom Built In 2005, This Picturesque Oversized Ranch Is Nestled On A Private 5.5 Acres In The Desirable Town Of Alton Nh. Throughout The Property You Will Find That All Rooms Are Filled Wi...

This Is A Rare Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Ho...

Photo of Listing #4775094

$575,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.48 Acres
  • 1,074 ft²

Residential

85 Rollins Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4775094

This Is A Rare Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home With Private Sandy Beach In Quiet Glidden Cove. This Quintessential Lakefront Cottage Has Undergone Many Recent Cosmetic Updates Including Flooring, Kitchen Cabinets And Appliances.brand New State Approved S...

Attention Contractors & Investors! Two Commerci...

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$559,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4.5 Acres
  • 2,695 ft²

Residential

73 Reed Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4711517

Attention Contractors & Investors! Two Commercial Grade Garages Along With A Well Maintained Oversize Ranch That Includes An In-law Suite. The Garages Are Approximately 48' X 30' And 60' X 40'. Both Garages Have Electricity, Water, Oil Heat And A Backup Gen...

Deep, Clear Water With A Sandy Swimming Area An...

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$524,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.85 Acres
  • 990 ft²

Residential

938 Rattlesnake Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4766265

Deep, Clear Water With A Sandy Swimming Area And Expansive 180 Degree Views Of The Mountains And Lake Winnipesaukee Are The Signature Of This Well Built Rattlesnake Island Home. Enjoy The Amazing Sunrises And Sunsets From The Deck Or The Dock. Rebuilt In 19...

If A Large Home, In Near Perfect Condition, Wi...

Photo of Listing #4773837

$499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.69 Acres
  • 4,366 ft²

Residential

10 Arianna Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4773837

If A Large Home, In Near Perfect Condition, With The Most Beautiful Landscaping Throughout The Very Private Property, In The Low Tax Rate Town Of Alton Is What You're Looking For...look No Further!!! This Home Needs Nothing And Has Been Pre-inspected. Fir...

Views, Views, Views, Views. There Are Views Ev...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #4766865

$484,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.29 Acres
  • 1,848 ft²

Residential

205 Alton Mountain Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4766865

Views, Views, Views, Views. There Are Views Everywhere In This Custom Built One Owner Home Right In Alton Bay. From The Outside To The Inside To The Downstairs To The Upstairs To The Pool To The Driveway This Home Was Designed To Offer Lake View Living At...

New Construction! This Is The Last Home Of Phas...

Photo of Listing #4778402

$449,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.1 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Residential

17 Dobbins Way, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4778402

New Construction! This Is The Last Home Of Phase 1 Of The Dobbins Brook Subdivision. With Phase 2 Starting Soon There Is Still Time To Pick Your Colors In This Home! Premium Craftsman Style 3br, 3 Bath Home In Quiet Wooded Subdivision. Inviting Front Entry...

Adorable 3bed, 1bath Year Round Home With Views...

Photo of Listing #4767692

$425,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.42 Acres
  • 932 ft²

Residential

27 Torelli Ter, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4767692

Adorable 3bed, 1bath Year Round Home With Views Of Alton Bay. Home Comes With Four Seasonal Cottages That Can Be Rented Out Or Make A Family Compound In The Summer Months. Home & Cottages Come Fully Furnished And Ready To Go! Walking Distance To Nearby Beac...

Come And Enjoy This Well Kept, Open Concept Col...

Photo of Listing #4779784

$354,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 2,336 ft²

Residential

315 Muchado Hill Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4779784

Come And Enjoy This Well Kept, Open Concept Colonial In Low Tax Alton. This Home Features A Bright And Open Kitchen With Granite Counter Tops, Double Oven, And Multi Level Bar. The Living Room Features Hardwood Flooring And Cathedral Ceilings. There Is ...

Exciting Affordable Access To Lake Winnipesauke...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4758140

$350,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.36 Acres
  • 1,450 ft²

Residential

513 East Side Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4758140

Exciting Affordable Access To Lake Winnipesaukee! Located In Sought After Peggy's Cove Estates, With Soft Sand Beach And Dock. Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Vaulted Ceiling, Pine Interior, Newer Multi-level Deck. Garage Underneath With Work Bench Are...

 

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