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

67 Properties Found. Page 1 of 3

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

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$19,800,000 Active

  • 12 Beds
  • 26 Baths
  • 16.56 Acres
  • 63,079 ft²

Residential

142 144 Hopewell Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4489119

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 Fr...

This Exquisite Waterfront Estate On Lake Winnip...

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$9,900,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 10 Baths
  • 7.08 Acres
  • 17,228 ft²

Residential

142 Hopewell Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4489264

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 Pro...

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

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$9,900,000 Active

  • 7 Beds
  • 16 Baths
  • 9.48 Acres
  • 38,196 ft²

Residential

144 Hopewell Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4489261

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 Wolfe...

This Finely Crafted Builder’s Home Has All The ...

Photo of Listing #4700998

$2,950,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1.34 Acres
  • 6,696 ft²

Residential

102 Timber Ridge Road, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4700998

This Finely Crafted Builder’s Home Has All The Best Of Bells And Whistles. It Also Has The Nicest, Superbly Landscaped Lot In The Timbers With Sunset Views, 200’ Of Frontage, And A Boat House. While This Amazing Adirondack Home Has Nearly 6,700 Square Feet ...

Lake Winnipesaukee Masterpiece, A Gorgeous Lake...

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$2,450,000 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 ...

Brand New State-of-the-art Lakehouse Offers Pan...

Photo of Listing #4699173

$2,250,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.65 Acres
  • 4,058 ft²

Residential

245 Black Point Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4699173

Brand New State-of-the-art Lakehouse Offers Panoramic Lake And Mountain Views With Sunny Western Exposure. Turn-key Home Features The Latest And Greatest High Tech And Energy Efficient Featurs, 1st Floor Luxury Master Suite With Giant Doorless Tile Shower,...

The Ultimate Million Dollar View From This Lake...

Photo of Listing #4680152

$1,495,000 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...

A Wonderful Opportunity Awaits In Alton On The ...

Photo of Listing #4698482

$1,450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.46 Acres
  • 2,586 ft²

Residential

241 Trask Side Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4698482

A Wonderful Opportunity Awaits In Alton On The Shores Of Winnipesaukee With Western Exposure And Mt Major Views. This Lovely Contemporary Style Home With A Level Waterfront Yard And 3 Levels Of Finished Space In The House Feels Warm And Inviting, And Spacio...

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

Photo of Listing #4691727

$1,195,000 Active

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

Residential

6 Big Barndoor Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4691727

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. And The Broads Of Lake Winnipesaukee. This Exposure Also Provides A Full Day Of Sun And ...

Fantastic Waterfront Double Lot On Big Barndoor...

Photo of Listing #4701759

$1,189,000 Active

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

Residential

216 Big Barndoor Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4701759

Fantastic Waterfront Double Lot On Big Barndoor Island With U Shaped Dock And 200 Feet Of Frontage! A Five Minute Boat Ride From The Wolfeboro Town Docks But Located In Lower Tax Alton This Property Can Sleep Up To 18 People And Fits 4 Boats. The 948 Sq Fo...

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

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #4666907

$1,075,000 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...

Perched High Above Alton Bay On Lake Winnipesau...

Photo of Listing #4702788

$999,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 11 Acres
  • 4,369 ft²

Residential

141 Lakewood Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4702788

Perched High Above Alton Bay On Lake Winnipesaukee, This Contemporary Home Offers Not Only Beautiful Views But Also Luxurious Surroundings And Quality Craftmanship. The Panoramic Views Can Be Seen From Every Window. This 4 Bedroom Home Features Abundant Nat...

This Winnipesaukee Lake Home Has Been Owned And...

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$999,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.65 Acres
  • 2,027 ft²

Residential

102 Roger St, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4680715

This Winnipesaukee Lake Home Has Been Owned And Enjoyed By The Same Family Since 1967. I Guess That Really Speaks To How Special This Place Is…they Lovingly Call It Buttonwood. The Small Original Home Was Enlarged And Remodeled In 1991 Modernizing It With A...

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....

You Feel Like You're On The Bow Of A Ship When ...

Photo of Listing #4644177

$995,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.66 Acres
  • 1,934 ft²

Residential

57 Indian Shore Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4644177

You Feel Like You're On The Bow Of A Ship When Sitting In The Living Room Of This Lovely Waterfront Property With Its Spectacular Open Lake Views! And, If That's Not Good Enough You Can Always Go Out To The Deck Which Was Built Over The Incredible Boat Dock...

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

REDUCED 4% Photo of Listing #4688888

$949,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres
  • 4,028 ft²

Residential

9 Georges Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4688888

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 I...

Windsong Is A Once In A Lifetime Property That ...

Photo of Listing #4694562

$930,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 56 Acres
  • 4,272 ft²

Residential

118 Anthony Ave, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4694562

Windsong Is A Once In A Lifetime Property That You Have To Visit To Truly Appreciate. You Will Be Captivated By The Breathtaking Panoramic Views That Encompass All Of Lake Winnipesaukee From Wofeboro To Meredith With The White Mountains Spread Across The Di...

Say Hello To One Of The Most Adorable Cottages ...

Photo of Listing #4692563

$789,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.48 Acres
  • 964 ft²

Residential

8 Loveren Ln, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4692563

Say Hello To One Of The Most Adorable Cottages Located In A Prime Location On The Big Lake! Not Many Of These Beauties Left....in Fact, This Fabulous Lakefront Home Sits On Almost A Half Acre And Is Located Just A Few Steps From The Water. Inside You Will ...

Stunning Lake And Mountain Views! This Gorgeous...

Photo of Listing #4704855

$700,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 6.29 Acres
  • 4,196 ft²

Residential

172 Alton Mountain Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4704855

Stunning Lake And Mountain Views! This Gorgeous Log Home With Exposed Beams, Newer Hickory Wood Flooring And Natural Wood Throughout Is Within Minutes Of All Lake Winniepesaukee Has To Offer! Incredible Lake And Mountain Views From Nearly Every Room And Thr...

Fantastic Lake Winnipesaukee Opportunity! Owne...

Photo of Listing #4704544

$675,000 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.1 Acres
  • 1,345 ft²

Residential

14 East Side Dr, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4704544

Fantastic Lake Winnipesaukee Opportunity! Owned By The Same Family For Generations And Being Offered For Sale For The First Time. Two Residential Units And A U-shaped Permanent Deep Water Covered Dock With A Huge Deck On Top. Information On Spec Sheet Ref...

A Unique Property On One Of The Best Known Isla...

Photo of Listing #4682310

$650,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 945 ft²

Residential

460 Rattlesnake Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4682310

A Unique Property On One Of The Best Known Islands On Lake Winnipesaukee. Rattlesnake Island Is The Home Of This Private Lindal Cedar Chalet With Three Bedrooms, A Full Bath, Spacious Living Room, Galley Kitchen And Dining Area. There Is A Floor To Ceili...

Breathtaking Sunsets And Incredible Views Acros...

REDUCED 5% Photo of Listing #4680806

$619,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.18 Acres
  • 1,216 ft²

Residential

23 Georges Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4680806

Breathtaking Sunsets And Incredible Views Across Alton Bay To Mt. Major With 100 Feet Of Crystal Clear Water, Sandy Bottom And Docking For Up To 4 Watercrafts Are Among The Best Reasons To Visit This Very Special 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Year Round Lake Winnipesau...

Exceptional Property With Expansive Lake And Mo...

Photo of Listing #4702992

$595,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.81 Acres
  • 872 ft²

Residential

886 Rattlesnake Island, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4702992

Exceptional Property With Expansive Lake And Mountain Views! This Tastefully Furnished Three Bedroom Home Is Turnkey And Ready For You To Start Enjoying Your Summer On Lake Winnipesaukee Now. The 34’ U-shape Dock Has A Boat Lift With A Three Season Canopy ...

Cedar Cove Classic Cape Has It All! This Immacu...

REDUCED 3% Photo of Listing #4676195

$575,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.23 Acres
  • 3,211 ft²

Residential

22 Campfire Cir, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4676195

Cedar Cove Classic Cape Has It All! This Immaculate And Meticulously Maintained Four Bedroom, Three Bath Home With Water Access To Winnipesaukee Enjoys Over 300 Fabulous Feet Of Sugar Sand Beach, Day Docks, Mooring By Seniority, Tennis Courts And Lush, Land...

This Is Your Chance To Own An Affordable Home O...

Photo of Listing #4688907

$549,900 Active

  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 1,136 ft²

Residential

25 Georges Rd, Alton, New Hampshire

MLS® #4688907

This Is Your Chance To Own An Affordable Home On Lake Winnipesaukee. There Is A Large Deck To Enjoy The Views And Incredible Sunsets Over Mount Major. At The Waterfront Is A Crib Dock With Room For Boats And Other Water Toys And A Storage Closet For All You...

 

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