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

Alton NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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Photo of Listing #4909105

86 Smith Point Rd, Alton

$3,200,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,943 Sf

MLS® # 4909105

Laurie Howe Lamacchia Realty, Inc. 978-250-1900 info@lamacchiarealty.com
Photo of Listing #4917817
New Listing

90 Minge Cove Rd, Alton

$2,795,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,896 Sf

MLS® # 4917817

Thomas Drouin Roche Realty Group 603-279-7046 cday@rocherealty.com
Photo of Listing #4890340

21 Silver Cascade Way, Alton

$2,695,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,078 Sf

MLS® # 4890340

Steven Gray RE/MAX Shoreline 603-431-1111 mailroom@nhshoreline.com
Photo of Listing #4910655

70 East Side Dr, Alton

$1,300,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,980 Sf

MLS® # 4910655

Brie Stephens Compass New England, LLC 603-403-5944 jeff.smith@compass.com
Photo of Listing #4910014

185 Alton Mountain Rd, Alton

$995,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,908 Sf

MLS® # 4910014

Aimee Wiker BHHS Verani Belmont 603-527-1111 jon.delmar@verani.com
Photo of Listing #4852429

19 Depot St, Alton

$990,000 - 6 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,993 Sf

MLS® # 4852429

Robert Casoni Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty 603-610-8500 klrw463@kw.com
Photo of Listing #4892108

32 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

$985,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,392 Sf

MLS® # 4892108

Amanda Connelly RE/MAX 360 By The Lake - Alton 603-875-4900 inquiries@bythelakenh.com
Photo of Listing #4909150

633 East Side Dr, Alton

$875,999 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,400 Sf

MLS® # 4909150

Aaron Dore Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty 603-610-8500 klrw463@kw.com
Photo of Listing #4903577

27 Georges Rd, Alton

$850,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,176 Sf

MLS® # 4903577

David Countway Maxfield Real Estate/ Alton 603-875-3128 terrysmall@maxfieldrealestate.com
Photo of Listing #4902487

224 Sleepers Island, Alton

$778,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,056 Sf

MLS® # 4902487

Jen Mccullough Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro 603-569-3128 maxfield@maxfieldrealestate.com
Photo of Listing #4917816
New Listing

49 Dobbins Way, Alton

$739,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,900 Sf

MLS® # 4917816

Amber Ewald-mckay Keller Williams Coastal Realty 603-610-8500 klrw463@kw.com
Photo of Listing #4917855
New Listing

28 Old Wolfeboro Rd, Alton

$699,900 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,818 Sf

MLS® # 4917855

Michael Rudolph RE/MAX Shoreline 603-431-1111 mailroom@nhshoreline.com
Photo of Listing #4912700

264 Sleeper Island, Alton

$675,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,344 Sf

MLS® # 4912700

Rachel Xavier KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith 603-569-4663 agentservices@kwclm.com
Photo of Listing #4916947
New Listing

18 Kent Locke Cir, Alton

$649,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,152 Sf

MLS® # 4916947

Kelly Tibbs RE/MAX 360 By The Lake - Alton 603-875-4900 inquiries@bythelakenh.com
Photo of Listing #4905420

L36 Water Rd, Alton

$649,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,596 Sf

MLS® # 4905420

Tami Mousseau BHHS Verani Concord 603-224-0700 kathy.lee@verani.com
Photo of Listing #4917383
New Listing

275 Frank C Gilman Hwy, Alton

$619,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,151 Sf

MLS® # 4917383

Joe Collins Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty 603-610-8500 klrw463@kw.com
Photo of Listing #4917774
New Listing

25 Perkins Rd, Alton

$575,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,346 Sf

MLS® # 4917774

Cami Navoy KW Lakes and Mountains Realty/Meredith 603-569-4663 agentservices@kwclm.com
Photo of Listing #4915855

101 Hayes Rd, Alton

$549,000 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,265 Sf

MLS® # 4915855

Bianca Contreras Dippold & Dennehy Real Estate Group 603-333-0070 dippoldanddennehy@gmail.com
Photo of Listing #4916585

164 Rattlesnake Island, Alton

$530,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 927 Sf

MLS® # 4916585

Jen Mccullough Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro 603-569-3128 maxfield@maxfieldrealestate.com
Photo of Listing #4882706

Lot28-1 Avery Hill Rd, Alton

$505,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,500 Sf

MLS® # 4882706

Heather Mann Dippold & Dennehy Real Estate Group 603-333-0070 dippoldanddennehy@gmail.com
Photo of Listing #4888421

119 Lockes Corner Rd, Alton

$495,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,990 Sf

MLS® # 4888421

Regina Galasso Keller Williams Lake& Mountains Realty/ Gilford 603-293-7227 agentservices@kwclm.com
Photo of Listing #4905666

4 Franklin Way, Alton

$479,999 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,920 Sf

MLS® # 4905666

Aaron Dore Keller Williams Lakes & Mountains Realty 603-610-8500 klrw463@kw.com
Photo of Listing #4914889

25 Old Wolfeboro Rd, Alton

$475,000 - 4 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,952 Sf

MLS® # 4914889

Rick Schwartz Maxfield Real Estate/Wolfeboro 603-569-3128 maxfield@maxfieldrealestate.com
Photo of Listing #4916028

142 New Durham Rd, Alton

$439,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,693 Sf

MLS® # 4916028

Johnna Brown Regarding Real Estate LLC 603-488-1779 rrush1631@comcast.net
Photo of Listing #4911513

449 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

$395,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Bath, 1,120 Sf

MLS® # 4911513

Jennifer Azzara Maxfield Real Estate/ Alton 603-875-3128 terrysmall@maxfieldrealestate.com

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Listing information last updated on June 29th, 2022 at 9:52am EDT.