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...

Photo of Listing #4489119

$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...

Price Reduced For Summer Sale! Lake Winnipesauk...

Photo of Listing #4481491

$2,595,000

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

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Price Reduced For Summer Sale! 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 V...

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

Photo of Listing #4638757

$2,499,999

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,936 SqFt
  • 6.69 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

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. The Possibilities Are Endless. Also In...

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...

Come Home To This Beautiful, Sprawling 12 Room ...

Photo of Listing #4638194

$2,299,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 3,421 SqFt
  • 1.46 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Come Home To This Beautiful, Sprawling 12 Room Contemporary Home On The Shore Of Lake Winnipesaukee. Reached By A Winding Drive Through The Woods, It Feels Private As Soon As You Turn Off The Main Road. The Gorgeous Entry Sets The Stage For The Rest Of The Home: Gleaming Wood Floors, Massive Ston...

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...

To Be Built Adirondack Lakehouse By One Of The ...

Photo of Listing #4633977

$1,695,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 4,340 SqFt
  • 0.60 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

To Be Built Adirondack Lakehouse By One Of The Premier Lakes Region Builders; C & A Exquisite Homes. Location Is Perfect For Year Round Living On A Paved Road With Easy Access From Main Road & Minutes To Alton Bay & Gunstock Ski Area. Easy Commute To The Seacoast & Concord. In A Great Neighborhoo...

Major Price Reduction For Summer Sale-lake Winn...

Photo of Listing #4602392

$1,649,000

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

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Major Price Reduction For Summer Sale-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 Fi...

Walk The Boardwalks And Natural Pathways Throug...

Photo of Listing #4641820

$1,625,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,194 SqFt
  • 1.84 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

Lakeside  

Walk The Boardwalks And Natural Pathways Through Lush Trees, Ferns And "secret Gardens' Over Wood Bridges To Your Own Separate Peninsula Revealing 2 Sandy Beaches And Log Pathways, 100s Of Feet Of Shoreline, It Is Mother Nature's Living Sanctuary Teaming With Native Birds And Butterflies. Exquisi...

Pristine Contemporary Home Perched On Top Of 15...

Photo of Listing #4619974

$1,399,000

  • 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...

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

Photo of Listing #4603032

$1,375,000

  • 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...

Here Is Your Dream Get Away. Own This Custom La...

Photo of Listing #4647048

$1,297,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 6,136 SqFt
  • 0.31 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Here Is Your Dream Get Away. Own This Custom Lakefront Compound On Alton Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, Nh. Two Spacious Four Level Units And A Two Bedroom Cottage Are All Just Steps Away To The Dock And Beach. Each Level Is Complimented By Its Exquisite Choices Of Finish And Design And Attention To D...

Take In Expansive Views From Your 210 Feet Of L...

Photo of Listing #4645750

$1,295,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,027 SqFt
  • 0.65 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

Take In Expansive Views From Your 210 Feet Of Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront. Whether It Is Sitting In An Adirondack Chair On The Sandy Perched Beach Or From The Edge Of The Dock, This Property Is For Sale For The First Time In 50 Years! Nicknamed Buttonwood, This All Season Lakehouse Will Become ...

Here's A Beautiful Contemporary Home With Awe I...

Photo of Listing #4628709

$1,249,000

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

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

The Timbers  

Here's A Beautiful Contemporary Home With Awe Inspiring Views From Every Room. Through The Eyes Of An Eagle These Are The Views You'll See That Expand Over Lake Winnipesaukee And The Mountain Ranges Beyond All The Way To The Ossipee Range In Moultonborough. Perched Atop Timber Ridge, The Sunrise ...

A Rare Offering On Big Barndoor Island! One Of...

Photo of Listing #4644832

$1,200,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,302 SqFt
  • 2.17 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

A Rare Offering On Big Barndoor Island! One Of The Original Homes Built On The Island With Two Lots Of Record And 200' Of Sandy Waterfront. Large U- Shape Dock With Docking For Four Boats. Hand Built Stone Wall With Steps Into The Water Make For Easy Swimming Access. The Shore Is Loaded With ...

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...

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

Photo of Listing #4644177

$995,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 1,934 SqFt
  • 0.66 Acres

Residential

Alton, New Hampshire

 

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 Docking System Located Over The Water Itself...

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...

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

Photo of Listing #4602548

$912,400

  • 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 ...

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...

 

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