Holderness, New Hampshire

Set in the northwestern part of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire lies Holderness.  Perfectly situated right next to Squam Lake, the state’s second-largest body of water, Holderness is a vacation dream for any family.  Not only is this out-of-the-way little town a great vacation spot, it is also a great place to call home.  With a refreshing breeze off the water and a cool place to swim in the hot summer, this is the ideal home for any New Hampshire resident, just ask the other 2,100 people that live here in this tranquil wonderland.  Holderness is also less than an hour’s drive away from New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest and all that it holds.

Holderness was given its name in 1751, after Robert Darcy, who was England’s Fourth Earl of Holderness, and was the United States Ambassador to Venice and a minister under King George III.  He became close friends with Governor Benning Wentworth (Wentworth is the man who funded the projects for both New Hampshire towns Lyman and Monroe) and together they founded the town of Holderness.

Holderness is a great town for any outdoorsman.  Whether you’re interested in trout fishing or hunting several types of game, there are vast amounts of woods and water for you to explore.  During the winter there are many cross country skiing trails open, as well as many snowmobiling trails and downhill skiing trails available.  There are a wide variety of other pastimes in town including tennis courts and swimming pools, as well as ice skating rinks and roller skating rinks – enough to do for anyone looking to find their inner child again or just entertaining the children they have in their own family.  For the golf enthusiast, there are several golf and country clubs in and around Holderness to choose from, all with their own amazing features.   The waterfront property in Holderness is always beautiful and most homes located here sell quickly.

Holderness belongs to New Hampshire SAU #48, which also encompasses the education of children from the towns of Ashland, Campton, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, and Wentworth.  Holderness has it’s own school for those children who are in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, the Holderness Central School, but the remaining students are sent off to Plymouth Regional High School for grades 9 through 12.  Aside from actual education, the children of Holderness have access to an amazing number of extracurricular activities from sports to clubs outside of school.  The Boy and Girl Scouts of America have branches into Holderness, as well as having youth baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and hockey available.

Holderness is a must-see for any potential homebuyer in New Hampshire.  Houses sell quickly in this town, so you had better find a reliable real estate agent like Jim Miller of Bean Group.  Jim is helpful and trustworthy and will find you the perfect piece of property that you’ve always wanted.  Call him right now at (603) 801-3987 and gets things moving.

Holderness Central School (k-8)
(603) 536-2538

Plymouth Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 536-1444

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