Sullivan County New Hampshire

Sullivan County, New Hampshire, is one of ten counties in the state and is located on its western edge.  The county is home to just over 40,000 people and is best described as mostly undeveloped land interspersed with quaint New England towns containing 1000-2000 residents each.  The exception to this is the city of Claremont which itself contains over 25% of the entire county’s population.

Sullivan County, New Hampshire, like nearly all other counties with this moniker, was named in honor of the American Revolutionary War hero, Brigadier General John Sullivan (1740-1795).  Before becoming a war hero, John Sullivan practiced law in Portsmouth and Durham, NH and was designated a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774.  After the war, he was appointed as the state’s Attorney General and was elected as President of New Hampshire (now more humbly referred to as “Governor”) three times.  Sullivan was also appointed as a federal judge by George Washington himself – a post he held until his death.

Sullivan County was created on July 5, 1827.  Land from Cheshire County was used to bring Sullivan County into existence and Newport, NH, was picked to be the county seat.  Sullivan County consists of 528 square miles and includes fourteen sprawling towns and just one city.  The towns within Sullivan County are Acworth, Charlestown, Cornish, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, Langdon, Lempster, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, Unity, Washington.  

By far, the biggest attraction in all of Sullivan County has to be Lake Sunapee.  Sullivan shares the lake with Merrimack County to the east, but the town of Sunapee itself, as well as the looming Mount Sunapee, both lie within Sullivan County.  Lake Sunapee not only attracts visitors from throughout the state, but also draws crowds from the remaining New England states, other east coast states, and even as far away as Canada.  Lake Sunapee offers all kinds of water-borne activities, organized events (boating, fishing, etc.) and several beaches on which to soak up the warm New Hampshire sunshine.  The lake also boasts three lighthouses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The lake itself has 6.5 square miles of open water and nearly 70 miles of shoreline when you include the many small inlets, waterways and islands.  You can find larger lakes in New Hampshire, but none more beautiful than Lake Sunapee.

Sullivan County shows off New Hampshire’s stunning natural beauty everywhere you turn.  Thick forests, rolling hills, picturesque mountain scenery, pristine rivers and lakes – what’s not to love?  If you’re considering a move to New Hampshire, you might think about Sullivan County.  A great escape from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind, Sullivan County often has dozens of homes for sale on the NH real estate market, but in these quiet little towns, they tend to sell quickly.  If you really want “an in”, you need someone in your corner, someone looking out for you.  In the real estate market of the Granite State, that someone should be Jim Miller of Bean Group.  Jim is a buyer agent, someone who works hard for you, specifically to find you exactly the home you want in exactly the community you seek.  Jim understands the ins and outs of the often volatile real estate market and will put his expertise to work for you.  Call him right now at (603) 801-3987 – it just might be the best call you’ll ever make.

Sullivan County New Listings for Sale

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90 Emily Ln, Sunapee

$869,000

90 Emily Ln, Sunapee

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,793 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990770
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699 Rte 120, Cornish

$850,000

699 Rte 120, Cornish

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,576 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990753
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110 Laurel St, Newport

$750,000

110 Laurel St, Newport

0 Beds 0 Baths 2,591 SqFt Multi-Family MLS® # 4990421
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10 Spring Valley Dr, Grantham

$699,000

10 Spring Valley Dr, Grantham

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,972 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990488
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25 Foisy Hill Rd, Claremont

$540,000

25 Foisy Hill Rd, Claremont

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,672 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4991197
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332 Ball Park Rd, Goshen

$519,000

332 Ball Park Rd, Goshen

3 Beds 1 Bath 2,398 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4991199
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23 Knoll St, Newport

$490,000

23 Knoll St, Newport

3 Beds 2 Baths 4,013 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990357
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25 Summit Dr, Grantham

$437,025

25 Summit Dr, Grantham

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,586 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4991096
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14 Hartford St, Claremont

$299,900

14 Hartford St, Claremont

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,560 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990538
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Greenwood Ln, Sunapee

$279,900

Greenwood Ln, Sunapee

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990990
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565 Hanover St, Claremont

$255,000

565 Hanover St, Claremont

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,051 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990848
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39 Syndicate St, Newport

$239,000

39 Syndicate St, Newport

2 Beds 2 Baths 945 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4991007
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189 Main St, Claremont

$170,000

189 Main St, Claremont

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,177 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4991214
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59 Windy Acres Park, Charlestown

$159,000

59 Windy Acres Park, Charlestown

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,560 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990694
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Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

$127,000

Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990563
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Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

$127,000

Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990561
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Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

$124,000

Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990562
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Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

$123,000

Old Georges Mill Rd, Sunapee

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990564
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297 Chestnut St, Claremont

$69,900

297 Chestnut St, Claremont

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4991208
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Airpark Dr, Grantham

$57,000

Airpark Dr, Grantham

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # 4990734
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40 Grandview St, Claremont

$42,500

40 Grandview St, Claremont

7 Beds 1 Bath 2,836 SqFt Residential MLS® # 4990960


Cities and Towns of Sullivan County

Acworth

Charlestown

Claremont

Cornish

Croydon

Eastman

Goshen

Grantham

Langdon

Lempster

Newport

Plainfield

Springfield

Sunapee

Unity

Washington

Counties of New Hampshire

Belknap

Carroll

Cheshire

Coos

Grafton

Hillsborough

Merrimack

Rockingham

Strafford

Sullivan