Tilton, New Hampshire

Small in size, but large in stature: that describes the industrious little town of Tilton, New Hampshire.  With a population of less than 3700 residents, Tilton is not the most populous community in the state, but it is one of the busiest in the southern part of the Lakes Region.  Tilton offers a multitude of shopping choices, entertainment venues and employment opportunities which all give residents a sense of security and peace of mind knowing that all their needs can be met within town lines.

The area of land that would eventually become Tilton was first a southern part of Sanbornton known as Sanbornton Bridge or Bridge Village.  Settled long before becoming its own town, Sanbornton Bridge was home to Nathaniel Tilton, a resident who created an iron foundry and later the region’s first hotel, the Dexter House.  In 1869, when Sanbornton Bridge separated from Sanbornton, the town was named Tilton, in Nathaniel’s honor.  Nathaniel’s grandson, Charles, owned several mills in Tilton and donated several statues to the town, many of which are still standing today.  The most prominent of these, the 50-foot-tall Memorial Arch, resides atop a hill not in Tilton, but in neighboring Northfield, across the river.  Clearly visible from Tilton’s town center, it stands as a constant reminder of the town’s past.

A very active town, Tilton offers local residents and those of the surrounding communities a great deal of convenience in the many stores that reside within the town.  Living in Tilton means you don’t have to drive far for weekly groceries or any other shopping needs.  Tilton is home to a Wal-Mart, a Lowe’s, a Home Depot, a BJ’s Superstore, a Shaw’s and even a Tanger Factory Outlet.  Several fast food restaurants as well as fine dining establishments reside in Tilton as well as entertainment possibilities including golf and Tilton’s own cinema.

Many residents work within town lines, virtually eliminating the need for travel outside of Tilton itself.  But if they choose to visit some of the sights and sounds of the New Hampshire countryside, Granite State attractions are not far away.  Lake Winnipesaukee is just minutes from Tilton, while the entire White Mountain National Forest lies only about 30 miles north.  Tilton is also a stop for the Hobo Railroad, an hours-long scenic train ride through the natural beauty of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

Tilton is a part of School Administrative Unit #59, and is a member of Winnisquam Regional School District, along with Sanbornton and Northfield.  Tilton sends its elementary school-age children to the Union Sanborn School in Northfield, while all students from the three towns attend the Winnisquam Regional Middle School and the Winnisquam Regional High School, both located in Tilton.

Convenient and modern, yet stunning in its beauty, Tilton is a wonderful town in which to raise a family.  If you’re considering buying a home in NH, you need someone who you can trust, someone who knows the state and the market.  Don’t go it alone – call Jim Miller Bean Group at (603) 801-3987.  Jim has all your best interests at heart and is eager to help you into the home of your dreams.  Call today before your perfect home is snatched up by someone else!

Union Sanborn School (k-2)
(603) 286-4332 

Winnisquam Regional Middle School (6-8)
(603) 286-7143 

Winnisquam Regional High School (9-12)
(603) 286-4531

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