Canaan, New Hampshire

Located a few miles west of New Hampshire’s central Lakes Region lies Canaan, NH, a small town of less than 3700 residents.  Canaan sits about 15 miles east of Vermont in Mascoma Valley surrounded by rolling foothills and, in the distance, the majestic peaks of the White Mountains.  Scenic and refreshing at every turn, Canaan, NH, is one of the state’s most beautiful communities.

Canaan was first chartered in 1761 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth twenty years after New Hampshire became its own state.  Many of the first grantees failed to become permanent settlers, so the land was re-granted eight years later in 1769.  The town is thought to have taken its name from settlers who had come from Canaan, Connecticut, but may have simply been named after the biblical city of the same name.  The town would be officially incorporated in 1770 by then-Governor John Wentworth.

The Mascoma Valley, in which Canaan resides, is a fertile one and farms soon appeared all over Canaan.  By 1847 the railroad had made it to Canaan, bringing with it trade and even tourism – word of the stunning New Hampshire countryside spread quickly.  Though its history was tumultuous at times, Canaan showed its true colors when it became a stop on the Underground Railroad in the mid 1860’s.

Today Canaan is a quiet, out-of-the-way bedroom community that still retains its stunning views and natural beauty.  Canaan has little commercial or industrial business in town, preferring instead to stay residential in nature.  The nearest large town would be Lebanon, NH, only about 12 miles away near the Vermont border.  Canaan itself offers plenty to do, particularly if you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors.  Hiking, boating and fishing are probably the most popular pastimes in the area.  Lake Winnipesaukee resides about 40 miles east, while the White Mountains, easily seen from Canaan, can be reached inside a half hour.

Canaan, NH, is a part of SAU #62 and a member of the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, which includes the nearby towns of Enfield, Dorchester, Grafton and Orange.  Canaan students from kindergarten age through the fourth grade are educated at the Canaan Elementary School, from the fifth grade through the eighth grade at the Indian River School, while the remaining students attend the Mascoma Valley Regional High School.  All three schools are located in Canaan.

There’s no doubt that Canaan is a great town in which to live.  Homes available here move quickly, so it’s important to have someone on your side that understands the real estate market in New Hampshire.  That person is Jim Miller of Bean Group.  Call Jim right now at (603) 801-3987.  Jim is experienced, knowledgeable and wants to help you into the perfect home in the perfect community.  Call today to see just how easy it can be to become a part of the growing New Hampshire family.

Canaan Elementary School (k-4)
(603) 523-4312

Indian River School (5-8)
(603) 632-4357

Mascoma Valley Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 632-4308

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

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All Property Types in Canaan from $50,000 to $5,000,000

42 Properties Found. Page 1 of 2.
Photo of Listing #4784116

303 West Farms Rd, Canaan

$699,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,065 Sf

MLS® # 4784116

Photo of Listing #4759017

Lot #4 Peninsula Rd, Canaan

$695,000 - 13 Acres

MLS® # 4759017

Photo of Listing #4759041

Lot #5 Forest Rd, Canaan

$595,000 - 12 Acres

MLS® # 4759041

Photo of Listing #4759045

Lot #7 Forest Rd, Canaan

$550,000 - 6 Acres

MLS® # 4759045

Photo of Listing #4780856

55 Cove Rd, Canaan

$529,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,854 Sf

MLS® # 4780856

Photo of Listing #4781675

532 Canaan St, Canaan

$399,999 - 9 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,119 Sf

MLS® # 4781675

Photo of Listing #4800324
New Listing

142 Wescott Rd, Canaan

$399,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,064 Sf

MLS® # 4800324

Photo of Listing #4767565

Lot #3 Peninsula Rd, Canaan

$395,000 - 12 Acres

MLS® # 4767565

Photo of Listing #4795672

42 Eringlen Way, Canaan

$379,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,792 Sf

MLS® # 4795672

Photo of Listing #4773812

1155 Goose Pond Rd, Canaan

$299,900 - 1 Acres

MLS® # 4773812

Photo of Listing #4738107

599 Goose Pond Rd, Canaan

$299,900 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,043 Sf

MLS® # 4738107

Photo of Listing #4800567
New Listing

501 West Farms Rd, Canaan

$298,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,911 Sf

MLS® # 4800567

Photo of Listing #4767563

Lot #2 Peninsula Rd, Canaan

$295,000 - 12 Acres

MLS® # 4767563

Photo of Listing #4800584
New Listing

12 Codfish Hill Rd, Canaan

$269,900 - 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,886 Sf

MLS® # 4800584

Photo of Listing #4796606

242 Sands O' Time Rd, Canaan

$259,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,600 Sf

MLS® # 4796606

Photo of Listing #4782260

22/24 Reagan Rd, Canaan

$249,000 - 6 Beds, 2 Baths, 3,300 Sf

MLS® # 4782260

Photo of Listing #4800606
New Listing

126 Tuttle Hill Rd, Canaan

$229,500 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,764 Sf

MLS® # 4800606

Photo of Listing #4793417

Berry Way, Canaan

$218,500 - 1 Acres

MLS® # 4793417

Photo of Listing #4791827

16 Hill Ct, Canaan

$199,900 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,259 Sf

MLS® # 4791827

Photo of Listing #4790094

1367 Us Route 4, Canaan

$188,500 - 2 Beds, 1 Baths, 960 Sf

MLS® # 4790094

Photo of Listing #4798902

25-27 School St, Canaan

$179,000 - 1,957 Sf

MLS® # 4798902

Photo of Listing #4792440

1378 Us Route 4, Canaan

$175,000

MLS® # 4792440

Photo of Listing #4792325

1378 Us Route 4, Canaan

$175,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,565 Sf

MLS® # 4792325

Photo of Listing #4793513

6 First St, Canaan

$172,000 - 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,568 Sf

MLS® # 4793513

Photo of Listing #4794484

107 Blain Rd, Canaan

$168,000 - 4 Beds, 1 Baths, 1,978 Sf

MLS® # 4794484

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Listing information last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 12:07pm EDT.