Conway, New Hampshire
One of the most popular towns in the whole of New Hampshire must be Conway, which lies smack-dap in the bosom of the White Mountain National Forest. A tourist destination like no other in the northern region of the state, Conway attracts visitors from hundreds of miles around to witness some of the most stunning beauty the state has to offer. Camping, sightseeing and skiing are only the tip of the entertainment iceberg that is Conway.
Originally settled by Europeans in 1764, Governor Benning Wentworth chartered five-dozen men in 1765 to establish the town of Conway, so-named for Henry Seymour Conway, an early English supporter of the colonies and eventually, Secretary of State. The area was once the home of the Pequawket Indians whose numbers likely dwindled due to smallpox epidemics brought over from the old county.
Within ten years of establishing Conway, the town had two schoolhouses, one of them located in North Conway. By 1849, however, the sprawling town had 20 school districts. Fishing, hunting and farming were the main means of support until, in 1871, the railroad came to town, bringing with it the grand industry of tourism. For years artists had been painting the picturesque White Mountains and now, with a brief train ride, nearly everyone could see them firsthand. This allowed Conway to open inns and taverns and helped grow the tourism trade in the White Mountains. The very first ski trail in New Hampshire opened on Mount Cranmore in 1936 – ski lessons began three years later. The wonderful addition of the Kancamagus Highway (named for an Indian chief) opened in 1959 and connected Conway to Lincoln, 25 miles west. The highest-paved-through-road in New Hampshire at 2850 feet above sea level, it is traveled by hundreds of thousands of tourists each year and is hailed as one of the most scenic routes east of the Mississippi. Today visitors enjoy not only the sights and sounds of the Kancamagus, but also indulge in skiing, hiking, camping, and simply viewing Conway’s amazing natural formations, such as Echo Lake and Cathedral Ledge.
Conway is a modern town of nearly 10,000 year-round residents. Nearly 75% of all Conway residents work within town lines providing the workforce needed to support its main industry of tourism. This tourism feeds the other businesses in town, such as restaurants, shopping plazas, ski and snowmobile rentals and family attractions like mini golf, go carts, arcades and more. The town’s location is its bread and butter and the scenery is awe-inspiring everywhere you turn. It’s no wonder many of the European leaders of 19th and 20th centuries demanded paintings of the White Mountains be hung in their homes.
Conway is a member of SAU #9 and educates all its own students within the town’s confines. Several neighboring towns tuition their students at Conway schools due to low student populations in their own respective towns. Currently, Conway is home to three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.
There are homes for sale in Conway, NH. Beautiful homes with beautiful views in a beautiful town. If you’d like to become a part of this incredible community tucked away in the mountains of New Hampshire, your first step should be to call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987. Jim wants to help you into the home of your dreams, whether it’s in the White Mountains, the NH Seacoast or anywhere in between. Jim is here to look out for your best interests and find you the home you’ve always wanted. Call him today and start living the New Hampshire dream.
John Fuller Elementary (k-6)
Pine Tree Elementary (k-6)
Conway Elementary (k-6)
Kennett Middle School (7-8)
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