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

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80 Properties Found. Page 1 of 4

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

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #4453028

$4,150,000 Active

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

Residential

378 Route 11d, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4453028

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...

6.69 Acres, 260 Ft. Of Water Front And 18 Of 22...

Photo of Listing #4639690

$2,499,999 Active

  • 6.69 Acres

Commercial

16 Interlaken Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4639690

6.69 Acres, 260 Ft. Of Water Front And 18 Of 22 Docks You Would Own With Your Home W/260ft. Of Waterfront On Lake Winnipesaukee. It Comes W/2 Homes, A Garage And A Camp. A New 10-bedroom Septic And Well /in 2012. This A Strong Investment Opportunity That A...

Beautiful Home With Marina In Glidden Cove On L...

Photo of Listing #4638757

$2,499,999 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 6.69 Acres
  • 2,936 ft²

Residential

16 Interlaken Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4638757

Beautiful Home With Marina In Glidden Cove On Lake Winnipesaukee. This Opportunity Does Not Come Along Often! This Is A Beautiful Home Along With A Rental Home And 2 Additional Buildings That Can Be Finished To Possibly Be A Club House Or Some Great Storage...

Lake Winnipesaukee Masterpiece, A Gorgeous Lake...

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4481491

$2,495,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 6.96 Acres
  • 6,041 ft²

Residential

200 Woodlands Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4481491

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 & Wide Heart Pine Hw Floors; Woodworking Prevails Thru ...

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

Photo of Listing #4466356

$2,299,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2.59 Acres
  • 5,910 ft²

Residential

82 Timber Ridge Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4466356

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 Real...

Currently Under Construction With Completion Da...

Photo of Listing #4633977

$1,695,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.6 Acres
  • 4,340 ft²

Residential

118 11d Rte, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4633977

Currently Under Construction With Completion Date Summer 2018; Plan Ahead For Future Fun & Vacations On The Lake! Adirondack Lakehouse By One Of The Premier Lakes Region Builders; C & A Exquisite Homes. Location Is Perfect For Year Round Living On A Paved R...

Priced Way Below Recent Appraisal. Inside Is An...

Photo of Listing #4641820

$1,625,000 Active

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

Residential

20 Pipers Point Ln, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4641820

Priced Way Below Recent Appraisal. Inside Is An Exquisite Chef’s Kitchen Blends Artistry And Function With Granite Tops, Custom Maple Cabinets, Imported Italian Marble Accents, Imported German Porcelain Sink, Downdraft Gas Cook Top With Convection Oven. All...

Being Offered For The First Time In Nearly 30 Y...

Photo of Listing #4666907

$1,100,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.5 Acres
  • 2,702 ft²

Residential

1 Garden Park Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4666907

Being Offered For The First Time In Nearly 30 Years, This Special Year Around Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Home Has So Much To Offer. 100’ Of Crystal Clear Waterfront With A Gradual Sandy Beach, Breakwater, Northern Exposure Providing Nearly All Day Sun An...

This Lovely, Gracious, Turn-key Condition Home ...

Photo of Listing #4650672

$999,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.75 Acres
  • 2,520 ft²

Residential

3 Shields, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4650672

This Lovely, Gracious, Turn-key Condition Home Has A Desirable Westerly Exposure With Beautiful Sunsets And Picturesque Views. The Open Concept Great Room Has A Fireplace And Opens To A Waterside Deck Which Overlooks Your Private Beach, Dock And Boathouse....

'like Sitting On The Edge Of Heaven'; The Only ...

Photo of Listing #4665258

$949,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 15.5 Acres
  • 3,949 ft²

Residential

302 Roberts Cove Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4665258

'like Sitting On The Edge Of Heaven'; The Only Appropriate Way To Try To Describe The Indescribable Views From This Magnificent Property. The Owners Built Where Contractors Said It Was 'impossible' To Do So, And The Result Was Glorious. The Remarkable Setti...

10.4 Acres On Rt 28 Commercial /residentially Z...

Photo of Listing #4655595

$900,000 Active

  • 10.4 Acres

Commercial

19 Depot Hwy, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4655595

10.4 Acres On Rt 28 Commercial /residentially Zoned. Has 2 Family Farm Houe And Large 40 X 70, 3 Story Barn. This Unique Property Has Great Potential For Commercial Use, Subdivision, Residential And Is Just A Minute From Alton Traffic Circle North, On The L...

Residential / Commercial 10.4 Acre Restored 188...

Photo of Listing #4655427

$900,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 10.4 Acres
  • 3,993 ft²

Residential

19 Depot Street, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4655427

Residential / Commercial 10.4 Acre Restored 1887 Two Family Farm House With 40 X 70 Barn, Three Stories With Basement; Ideal For Storage Or Many Uses . Large Prime Commercial Road Frontage On Rt 28 Provides For Potential Development. This Unique Property Is...

Lake Winnipesaukee Year Round Home Has Spectacu...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #4653798

$799,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.65 Acres
  • 1,900 ft²

Residential

2 Bickford Ln, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4653798

Lake Winnipesaukee Year Round Home Has Spectacular Lake And Mountain Views From Nearly Every Room And Offers Amazing Sunsets! Main Level Features Open Concept Living Area With Wood Floors, Beautiful Floor To Ceiling Fireplace, Cathedral Beamed Ceilings, Sli...

Operational Gravel Pit With Many Contracts In P...

Photo of Listing #4329085

$795,000 Active

  • 98.04 Acres

Land

Lot 72 Suncook Valley Rd., Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4329085

Operational Gravel Pit With Many Contracts In Place. This Pit Has Been Operating Full Time For Over Five Years. Still Plenty Of Ledge Left, Ready For Excavation. If A Pond Was In Place One Would Have Close To A Million Yards Remaining. If No Pond Then Aprox...

Operational Gravel Pit With Many Contracts In P...

Photo of Listing #4329087

$795,000 Active

Commercial

Lot 72 Suncook Valley Rd., Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4329087

Operational Gravel Pit With Many Contracts In Place. This Pit Has Been Operating Full Time For Over Five Years. Still Plenty Of Ledge Left, Ready For Excavation. If A Pond Was In Place One Would Have Close To A Million Yards Remaining. If No Pond Then Aprox...

Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage In Protec...

Photo of Listing #4645739

$635,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.19 Acres
  • 1,100 ft²

Residential

11 Farmington Road, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4645739

Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Cottage In Protected "loon Cove" With Spectacular Views From Nearly Every Room. 77' Of Water Frontage Featuring A U-shaped Dock Plus A Sandy Beach With A Gradual Water Depth Ideal For People Of All Ages. Charming Circa 1900 C...

The Possibilities Are Endless. Over 7,000 Feet ...

Photo of Listing #4512272

$400,000 Active

  • 49.31 Acres

Land

Lot 45 Henry Wilson A.k.a Route 11 Hwy, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4512272

The Possibilities Are Endless. Over 7,000 Feet Of River Frontage On Merrymeeting River Offering Tranquility And Privacy Yet Close To All Lakes Region Amenities. With 19 Acres Of White Pines, 11 Acres Of Hard Wood And 9 Acres Of Open Land That Is A Reclaimed...

The Possibilities Are Endless. Over 7,000 Feet ...

Photo of Listing #4639403

$400,000 Active

  • 49.31 Acres

Commercial

Lot 45 Henry Wilson Hwy, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4639403

The Possibilities Are Endless. Over 7,000 Feet Of River Frontage On Merrymeeting River Offering Tranquility And Privacy Yet Close To All Lakes Region Amenities. With 19 Acres Of White Pines, 11 Acres Of Hard Wood And 9 Acres Of Open Land That Is A Reclaimed...

Alton Bay, Nh - Looking For A Quiet Summer Retr...

Photo of Listing #4659375

$385,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 826 ft²

Residential

20 Rollins Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4659375

Alton Bay, Nh - Looking For A Quiet Summer Retreat With Access To The Big Lake? Then Look No Further. This Charming W. Alton Lake View Cottage Has It All. Peaceful Mill Cove Is Quiet Enough To Enjoy Without The "big Boat" Traffic, Yet Gives You Access To Al...

Great New Price! Calling All Skiers And Snowm...

REDUCED 1% Photo of Listing #4659343

$364,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.55 Acres
  • 2,620 ft²

Residential

43 Reed Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4659343

Great New Price! Calling All Skiers And Snowmobilers!! Wow!!! Gorgeous Custom Built Log Home. Spectacular View Of Gunstock Mountain. Surprisingly Great Location - Only 35 Minutes To Concord! Minutes To Shopping. Huge Deck Spans Nearly The Length Of T...

This Tastefully Renovated Year Round Home Is Pr...

Photo of Listing #4665457

$360,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.82 Acres
  • 1,898 ft²

Residential

99 Riverlake St, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4665457

This Tastefully Renovated Year Round Home Is Privately Located At End Of The Street...... Nature Lovers Will Love This Peaceful Setting With 260' On The Merrymeeting River With Dock And Direct Access To Lake Winnipesaukee. Nearby Hiking Trails And Conservat...

Prime Location On Route 28 In Low-tax Alton Off...

Photo of Listing #4656669

$349,900 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 2,240 ft²

Residential

915 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4656669

Prime Location On Route 28 In Low-tax Alton Offers Many Possibilities. Formerly Bauman's Store, This Building Has Been Made Into A 2 Bed 2 Bath Residence, But There Are Possibilities For Bringing It Back As A Commercial Enterprise. Much Of The Original Stor...

Investor Or Buyer To Finish Project, Seller Is ...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #4643193

$335,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2.31 Acres

Residential

35 Macduffy Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4643193

Investor Or Buyer To Finish Project, Seller Is Selling As Is. Spacious 2,656 Sq Ft 3 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car Garage, Slider To Deck New Construction Home In The Lakes Region Near Lake Winnipesaukee. Master Ensuite On Main Level, Grand Cathedral Living Room With ...

Turnkey Restaurant In The Heart Of Alton Bay! T...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #4640820

$330,000 Active

  • 0.3 Acres

Commercial

6 East Side Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4640820

Turnkey Restaurant In The Heart Of Alton Bay! The Dockside Is Located Across The Street From Lake Winnipesaukee, Offers Seating For 80 On The Inside With An Additional 10 Seats On The Porch Outside. A Great Location At The Busy Corner Of Rte 11 And 28a. New...

New Construction Colonial To Be Built According...

Photo of Listing #4671489

$329,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.13 Acres
  • 1,872 ft²

Residential

Lot 9 Rand Hill Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4671489

New Construction Colonial To Be Built According To Plans And Specs For 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath With Attached 2 Car Garage; Energy Efficient Design In Area Of Lakewood Estates, Offers Rural Country Living, Access To Lake Winnipesaukee And Lake Amenities. Buyer...

 

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