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 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  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

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New Price Below Assessment! Longview Is Aptly N...

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$19,800,000

  • 12 Beds
  • 26.0 Baths
  • 63,079 SqFt
  • 16.56 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

New Price Below Assessment! Longview Is Aptly Named For Its Views Down The Length Of Lake Winnipesaukee. This World Class Property Nicely Sited At The Tip Of Clay Point In Alton, Is Comprised Of Three Lots Totaling 16.56+/- Acres With 1,594 Feet Of Water Frontage. Built Between 2000-2004, The Pro...

Located On The Tip Of Clay Point With 733 Feet ...

Photo of Listing #4489261

$9,900,000

  • 7 Beds
  • 16.0 Baths
  • 38,196 SqFt
  • 9.48 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Located On The Tip Of Clay Point With 733 Feet Of Premium Shoreline, This Stunning 9.48+/- Acre Estate In Alton Offers Outstanding Lake And Mountain Views Combined With Luxurious Living Space To Create The Ultimate Private Retreat, Just Six Miles From Wolfeboro. The Gated Entry And Long Winding D...

This Exquisite Waterfront Estate On Lake Winnip...

Photo of Listing #4489264

$9,900,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 10.0 Baths
  • 17,228 SqFt
  • 7.08 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

This Exquisite Waterfront Estate On Lake Winnipesaukee In Alton Is An Incredible Combination Of Location, Site Quality And Amenities Including Waterfront Features That Simply Could Not Be Reproduced Today. Located On The Eastern Shore Of Clay Point, The Property Features 861 Feet Of Lakefront And...

One Of The Last Unspoiled 19th Century Lake Win...

Photo of Listing #4453028

$4,500,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,718 SqFt
  • 5.87 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

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. This Remarkable Parcel Of Land Has 5.87+/- Level Acres W/ 641 On The Lake Including A Sandy Walk-in Beach, Large Permanent Do...

This Luxury Waterfront Estate Offers The Ultima...

Photo of Listing #4619588

$3,795,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 5,357 SqFt
  • 2.18 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

This Luxury Waterfront Estate Offers The Ultimate In Lakefront Living. With Almost 300' Of Prime, Private Frontage And Crystal Clear Water, This 4 Br/7 Ba, 5357 Square Foot Home Boasts Wide-open Views Of The Broads And Islands. The Entire Property Has Been Renovated From The Inside Out. A Compreh...

Pristine Lakefront Home Located In The Cedar Co...

Photo of Listing #4627311

$3,200,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 5,232 SqFt
  • 1.20 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Cedar Cove  

Pristine Lakefront Home Located In The Cedar Cove Community On Lake Winnipesaukee. Over 5,000 Square Feet Of Exquisite Top Of The Line Finishes. The Property Is Situated On A Level Lot Facing Southwest With Views Of Lake Winnipesaukee From Every Room. The Kitchen Is An Entertainers Dream With Ful...

Lake Winnipesaukee Masterpiece, A Gorgeous Lake...

Photo of Listing #4481491

$2,650,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 9.0 Baths
  • 6,041 SqFt
  • 6.96 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Masterpiece, A Gorgeous Lakefront Setting With Amazing Views, Offers The Very Best In Waterfront Living. Adirondack Style; P&b Great Room With Stone Fireplace, Soaring Wood Ceilings & Knotty Wide Hw Floors; Woodworking Prevails Thru The Home In Various Styles And Patterns. Wit...

Priceless Views Across The Broads To The Ossipe...

Photo of Listing #4515649

$2,499,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 5,408 SqFt
  • 2.90 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Priceless Views Across The Broads To The Ossipee Mtns, 2.9 Acres With Lush Landscaping, A Sandy Beach And Deep Water Covered Docking With 261 Of Crystal Clear Frontage. Take In The Sunrise Or Summer Sunsets From The Grand Open Mahogany Porch Or The Screened In Space. Design Meets Function In This...

On Top Of The World Is How You Feel In This Spe...

Photo of Listing #4466356

$2,299,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 5,910 SqFt
  • 2.59 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

The Timbers  

On Top Of The World Is How You Feel In This Spectacular Adirondack Styled Contemporary Lakehouse! Extremely Well Appointed W/exceptional Materials Throughout & A Great Floor Plan. Open Living Spaces & A Great Flow From The Custom Cherry Kitchen That Is Really Gorgeous & Functional, To The Great R...

Lake Winnipesaukee Craftsman Style Home With Dr...

Photo of Listing #4602392

$1,749,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 5,300 SqFt
  • 0.52 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Lake Winnipesaukee Craftsman Style Home With Drop Dead Gorgeous Views!!! Covered Dock With Breakwater, Granite Steps, Walkways & Patios, Paved Driveway, Garden Shed, 2 Parking Areas & End Of The Road Location On Black Point. Interior Wood Details Show The Fine Quality Of Materials Used From The ...

Outstanding Benson Timber Frame Lakeside Home W...

Photo of Listing #4621045

$1,725,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 7,012 SqFt
  • 0.74 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Lakeside at Winnipesaukee  

Outstanding Benson Timber Frame Lakeside Home With An Impressive 7,000+ Square Ft. Of Living Space On 3 Levels And Situated On A Beautifully Landscaped, Irrigated Lot With 120 Ft. Of Prime Lake Winnipesaukee Frontage Boasting Lovely Views Of The Varney Islands And Mountains Beyond. Designed To Ac...

Prime Location At "lakeside At Winnipesaukee" I...

Photo of Listing #4626223

$1,690,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 4,008 SqFt
  • 0.82 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Lakeside at Winnipesaukee  

Prime Location At "lakeside At Winnipesaukee" In East Alton. Original Owners Chose What They Considered The Best Lot When This Desirable Waterfront Community Was First Established. Protected From "the Broads" With Spectacular Views And Clear, Deep Water, This Fabulous Property Is Level And Landsc...

Pristine Contemporary Home Perched On Top Of 15...

Photo of Listing #4619974

$1,499,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,003 SqFt
  • 15.50 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Pristine Contemporary Home Perched On Top Of 15.5 Acres Of Complete Privacy. Awe Inspiring Views Of Lake Winnipesaukee And Surrounding Mountain Ranges Are Not To Be Missed! This View Includes The Entrance To Alton Bay, Wolfeboro Bay, Belknap And Ossipee Mountains And Has Extended Views For Miles...

Heaven On Lake Winnipesaukee! An Absolutely Cha...

Photo of Listing #4620595

$1,499,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 5,598 SqFt
  • 0.96 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Clay Point  

Heaven On Lake Winnipesaukee! An Absolutely Charming Cape-style Waterfront Home That Opens To A Large Family Lake House With Outstanding West-facing Lake And Mountain Views, Lingering Sunsets, Breakwater Dock, Perched Beach And Crystal Clear Deep Water. This Stunning Home Boasts Two Luxurious Mas...

"on The Rocks" Is An Indoor/outdoor Waterfront ...

Photo of Listing #4603032

$1,450,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,114 SqFt
  • 1.50 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

"on The Rocks" Is An Indoor/outdoor Waterfront Estate Offering Magnificent Panoramic Views Of Lake Winnipesaukee From Wolfeboro Bay To Alton Bay. Positioned Perfectly In A Sun Soaked Part Of The Lake, This Home Is Exclusive And Tranquil. Stay Year-round And Enjoy All Four Seasons From This Pictur...

Through The Eyes Of An Eagle These Are The View...

Photo of Listing #4628709

$1,249,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,568 SqFt
  • 2.35 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

The Timbers  

Through The Eyes Of An Eagle These Are The Views That Expand Over Lake Winnipesaukee And The Mountain Ranges Beyond. Built At 625' Elevation This Custom Contemporary Home Has Awe Inspiring Views From Every Room. Perched Atop Timber Ridge, The Sunrise Reaches Across The 60' Deck And Into This Open...

Wow! A Winni Waterfront With A Lot To Offer - N...

Photo of Listing #4223948

$1,099,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,520 SqFt
  • 0.75 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Wow! A Winni Waterfront With A Lot To Offer - New Home Built In 2008; With 140 Ft Of Owned Frontage; 80 Ft Of Private Sandy Beach; 20 X 36 Boathouse With Sun Deck On Top; With Its Own Tram To Take You From The House To The Sun Deck; Western Exposure; Sunsets; Views Of Mt Major All On 3/4 Acre. Ch...

Looking For A Beautiful Place To Watch The Suns...

Photo of Listing #4602548

$999,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,588 SqFt
  • 0.21 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Looking For A Beautiful Place To Watch The Sunset Over Lake Winnipesaukee Then This Contemporary Is It. This Low Maintenance Year Round Home Is Complete With Cedar Impressions And Trex Decking On The Outside And All The Upgrades You Are Looking For On The Inside. Start The Tour On The Main Level ...

Yr Round Or Vacation Retreat In An Area Of Comp...

Photo of Listing #4416967

$949,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,614 SqFt
  • 1.13 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Places Point  

Yr Round Or Vacation Retreat In An Area Of Comparable Wf Homes. Exquisite Adirondack Style W/355' Of Waterfront On A Point Of Land Between Hills Pond & Sunset Lake. Panoramic Mountain Views & The Serenity Of This Special Place Makes It Hard To Leave. Just 5 Miles To Winnipesaukee Public Boat Laun...

Simply A Wow! Long Views Down The Lake With Ama...

Photo of Listing #4480250

$895,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 1,721 SqFt
  • 0.50 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Simply A Wow! Long Views Down The Lake With Amazing Sunsets. Private Level Lot With U-shaped 30 Foot Covered Dock And Beautiful Lighting. Breakwater, Sandy Beach, Tasteful Landscaping. This True Log Home Is Well Maintained, Move In Condition And A Wonderful Deck To Enjoy The Outdoors. Fireplace I...

You Will Just Love This Immaculate Vintage/cott...

Photo of Listing #4625688

$875,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,078 SqFt
  • 0.48 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

You Will Just Love This Immaculate Vintage/cottage Style Winnipesaukee Year-round Lakehouse Sitting At The Water's Edge. 4,000 Lb Boat Lift, 2 Jet Ski Lifts, And A Swim Raft Are Included. Cottage Was Built In 1900 And Was Meticulously Renovated In 2009. Lots Of Natural Light And Beautiful Bead ...

Lake Winnipesaukee-big Views From This Comforta...

Photo of Listing #4628537

$749,900

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,600 SqFt
  • 0.63 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Lake Winnipesaukee-big Views From This Comfortable & Recently Updated Gambrel Wf Home. Sits Very Close To Water With A U-shaped Dock, Fabulous Sunny Wraparound Deck, Fireplace In Lr, Family Room, New Wood Floors, Granite Counters W/breakfast Bar & Ss Appliances. The Detached Garage Was Cleverly C...

Modern Contemporary Architecture On 6.3 Acres! ...

Photo of Listing #4628847

$735,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 6,204 SqFt
  • 6.30 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Modern Contemporary Architecture On 6.3 Acres! This 14 Room Winnipesaukee Access Home Has 6,204 Sq Ft Of Finished Living Area On 3 Levels With A Direct Entry Attached 2-car Garage. From The Front Hall Walk Into The Great Room With Its Field Stone Fireplace And The 2-story Vaulted Ceiling. The No...

Price Reduced Again-now $660,000. Big Views Fro...

Photo of Listing #4447492

$660,000

  • 2 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,100 SqFt
  • 0.19 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Price Reduced Again-now $660,000. Big Views From This Year Round Waterfront Cottage On Lake Winnipesaukee, There Is A Walk-in Sandy Beach With Privacy Fence, U-shaped Dock, Concrete Driveway, Stone Walkways, Side Patio & Storage Shed. This 2 Story Home Has Just Been Updated & Insulated, New Firep...

Price Reduction-nature Lovers Paradise; Yr Roun...

Photo of Listing #4377917

$649,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,074 SqFt
  • 1.19 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Place's Pond  

Price Reduction-nature Lovers Paradise; Yr Round Family Home Or 4 Season Vacation Retreat. Gorgeous Custom Built Adirondack Style Home Sits On 1.19 Ac. With 237'of Wf On Tranquil Hills Pond. The Panoramic Mtn. Views & Serenity Of This Special Place Makes It Hard To Leave! Just 5 Miles To Winnipes...

 

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