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 Home Listings for Sale

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86 Smith Point Rd, Alton

$3,299,000

↓ $201,000

86 Smith Point Rd, Alton

3 Beds 4 Baths 3,725 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4994167
134 Black Point Rd, Alton

$3,297,000

↓ $152,000

134 Black Point Rd, Alton

3 Beds 5 Baths 5,716 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4972116
118 Anthony Ave, Alton

$2,495,000

↓ $200,000

118 Anthony Ave, Alton

4 Beds 5 Baths 4,170 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4982426
97 East Side Dr, Alton

$2,400,000

↓ $100,000

97 East Side Dr, Alton

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,153 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990588
153 Trask Side Rd, Alton

$2,350,000

153 Trask Side Rd, Alton

2 Beds 4 Baths 3,086 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998432
435 Avery Hill Rd, Alton

$1,550,000

435 Avery Hill Rd, Alton

3 Beds 6 Baths 4,158 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4997084
5 Georges Rd, Alton

$1,299,000

↓ $100,000

5 Georges Rd, Alton

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,574 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4993612
5 Loon Cove Rd, Alton

$999,000

↓ $153,000

5 Loon Cove Rd, Alton

2 Beds 1 Bath 652 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5001097
New
16 Coast Ln, Alton

$894,500

↑ $45,000

16 Coast Ln, Alton

2 Beds 1 Bath 600 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5003694
115 Mount Major Hwy, Alton

$849,000

↓ $50,000

115 Mount Major Hwy, Alton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,840 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998291
48 Sawmill Brook Rd, Alton

$649,900

48 Sawmill Brook Rd, Alton

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,056 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4976889
74 Jesus Valley Rd, Alton

$595,000

74 Jesus Valley Rd, Alton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,736 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4996754
Stockbridge Corner Rd, Alton

$550,000

Stockbridge Corner Rd, Alton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,652 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5001999
100 Frank C. Gilman Hwy, Alton

$524,900

100 Frank C. Gilman Hwy, Alton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,974 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5001716
New
58 Old Wolfeboro Rd, Alton

$519,000

58 Old Wolfeboro Rd, Alton

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,619 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5004734
107 Lily Pond Rd, Alton

$499,900

107 Lily Pond Rd, Alton

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,514 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5003177
8 Beach St, Alton

$499,000

8 Beach St, Alton

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,140 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5002768
53 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

$499,000

↓ $90,900

53 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

3 Beds 5 Baths 2,152 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4998579
New
93 Lily Pond Rd, Alton

$479,900

93 Lily Pond Rd, Alton

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,761 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5003854
4 Barr Rd, Alton

$469,000

↓ $10,000

4 Barr Rd, Alton

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,700 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4997176
New
449 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

$449,000

449 Suncook Valley Rd, Alton

2 Beds 1 Bath 1,120 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5004146
902 Rattlesnake Island, Alton

$438,000

902 Rattlesnake Island, Alton

1 Bed 1 Bath 502 SqFt Residential MLS® # 5001410
26 Scott Dr, Alton

$320,000

26 Scott Dr, Alton

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,650 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4996920

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