Barnstead, New Hampshire

Barnstead, New Hampshire, is located in southern Belknap County in the state’s Lakes Region, just south of Lake Winnepesaukee.  Barnstead has a population of about 4700 people, mostly blue-collar workers who commute to the surrounding communities for work.  This gives Barnstead a “bedroom community” status, a term that most residents approve.  More people, plus less business, usually equals peace and quiet in a fresh country setting – and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Barnstead.

The town was settled in 1727 as one way to deal with the ever-expanding seacoast area.  Most of the new residents hailed from either Barnstable, on Cape Cod, or Hempstead, on Long Island.  The town was named for both these locations with residents of the community settling on Barnstead as opposed to “Hempstable”.  The center of town lied directly on a route that ran from Portsmouth to Wolfeboro, called the Province Road.  Residents of Barnstead dubbed the part that ran through the center of their town as “Barnstead Parade”, a name by which it’s still known today.

Barnstable is a sportsman’s paradise, with lakes, ponds and rivers everywhere you turn.  Hunting and fishing are very popular activities in this area, as are swimming, motor boating, water sports, sun bathing, canoeing, kayaking and much, much more.  In the winter months, Lake Winnepesaukee and several other lakes and ponds hold ice fishing tournaments that draw crowds of young and old alike for miles around.  Other winter activities include ice skating, snowmobiling, skiing (both downhill and cross-country) and, for the more adventurous, ice climbing and mountain snow hikes.  The natural beauty that surrounds Barnstead is breathtaking regardless of the season, much like all the other areas in the Granite State.

Barnstead residents are like a large family that looks out for each of its members.  If you buy a home is Barnstead, you can expect to get a couple of friends in the deal – they come as part of a package.  This kind of friendliness seems strange to people who haven’t experienced New Hampshire’s wonderful people, but it’s all a part of this caring state and the attitude of it’s citizens.  Warm and friendly, quick with a wave and a smile, Barnstead residents make our entire state proud.

A member of School Administrative Unit #51, Barnstead educates all its students from preschool through the eighth grade at the Barnstead Elementary School.  Students of high school age attend the Prospect Mountain High School in neighboring Alton.  Resident children have organized baseball, soccer and basketball to keep them busy, as well as a 4H club and Scouts of America, both Boy and Girl.  Busy hands make for happy children – and parents.

Barnstead might sound like a fable, but it’s very real.  Beautiful homes are for sale in Barnstead, but you’ll have to act fast – like all New Hampshire homes for sale, they sell quickly.  To find the perfect NH home for you, call Jim Miller of Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  Jim wants to help you become a New Hampshire resident and no one will do it with more of your wants and needs at heart.  Jim is here for you and you alone.  Call him today and start living the NH lifestyle!

Barnstead Elementary School (p/k-8)
(603) 269-5161

Prospect Mountain High School (9-12)
(603) 875-3800

Current Barnstead New Hampshire Real Estate MLS Listings for Single Family Homes

Barnstead NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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Barnstead NH Single Family Homes for Sale

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Photo of Listing #4777177

74 Bartlett Rd, Barnstead

$795,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,677 Sf

MLS® # 4777177

Photo of Listing #4793921

265 Narrows Rd, Barnstead

$625,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,384 Sf

MLS® # 4793921

Photo of Listing #4778057

31 Fire Lane 11, Barnstead

$599,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,948 Sf

MLS® # 4778057

Photo of Listing #4791024

154 South Shore Dr, Barnstead

$399,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,788 Sf

MLS® # 4791024

Photo of Listing #4759109

74 Parade Rd, Barnstead

$269,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,488 Sf

MLS® # 4759109

Photo of Listing #4788353

Map 22-lot 20 Hemlock Rd, Barnstead

$259,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,448 Sf

MLS® # 4788353

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Map 22-lot 21 Hemlock Rd, Barnstead

$259,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,448 Sf

MLS® # 4788348

Photo of Listing #4791473

56-1 Colbath Rd, Barnstead

$254,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,144 Sf

MLS® # 4791473

Photo of Listing #4794719
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487 Shackford Corner Rd, Barnstead

$249,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,352 Sf

MLS® # 4794719

Photo of Listing #4780699

94 Georgetown Dr, Barnstead

$244,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,304 Sf

MLS® # 4780699

Photo of Listing #4794985
New Listing

47 Rogers Rd, Barnstead

$225,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,728 Sf

MLS® # 4794985

Photo of Listing #4795131
New Listing

15 Pinepark Dr, Barnstead

$219,900 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,040 Sf

MLS® # 4795131

Photo of Listing #4795008
New Listing

181 Varney Rd, Barnstead

$200,000 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,188 Sf

MLS® # 4795008

Photo of Listing #4772021

114 Beaver Ridge Rd, Barnstead

$178,000 - 2 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,739 Sf

MLS® # 4772021

Photo of Listing #4788633

20 Circle Dr, Barnstead

$155,000 - 3 Beds, 1 Baths, 960 Sf

MLS® # 4788633

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Listing information last updated on February 25th, 2020 at 11:37pm EST.