Mason, New Hampshire

Small in size, big on charm, Mason, New Hampshire is a city-dweller's paradise come to life.  With less than 1400 residents, this tiny community has plenty of space still available for people who want some elbow room between themselves and their neighbors.  Tucked between the small towns of Brookline to the east and Greenville to the west, this quiet, southern New Hampshire town has a quaint country air to it that is all but lost in today's fast-paced society.  Spacious properties with beautiful homes hidden away from the hurry-up world lend to the attraction of this desirable community.

Originally referred to as "Number One" in a sequence of New Hampshire/Massachusetts border towns, the towns charter was granted in 1749. Needing to decide on a name, the townsfolk wanted to name the town "Sharon", but in 1768 Governor John Wentworth changed the name to Mason in honor of Captain John Mason, the man who held the original New Hampshire land grant given by King Charles the First.  One well-known resident of Mason, New Hampshire was Samuel Wilson, the man whose face is generally regarded to be the one that inspired the patriotic "Uncle Sam" character from the famous "I Want YOU" war posters.  His historic home still stands in Mason and has been lovingly restored.

With many streams, ponds and rivers in the area, fishing is very popular is Mason.  Hiking trails through thick forests lead to some of the finest scenic vistas south of the White Mountains.  With Nashua only 25 minutes away, Mason is close to commerce and industry but still distant enough to remain serene and undeveloped imparting upon Mason residents a feeling of seclusion and security while being close to city convenience.

Mason does not have enough students to support its own school system and is a part of the Mascenic Regional School District, SAU #63 along with New Ipswich and Greenville, New Hampshire.  Mason does operate the Mason Elementary School which only had a total enrollment of 81 students in 2004.  Mason students in grades six through eight attend Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich and high school students attend Mascenic Regional High School, also located in New Ipswich.  Due to its small population and slow growth rate, Mason is not in any rush to change their current school system.

If peace and quiet is what you've been searching for, the southern New Hampshire town of Mason is just what the doctor ordered.  For information about MLS listings in Mason or any other New Hampshire town, just call Jim Miller Bean Group (603) 801-3987.  We've done all the hard work for you!

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