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Description of the Major NH Lakes / Quick Real Estate Buyers Reference 

Description of the Major NH Lakes / Quick Real Estate Buyers Reference 

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in NH. You will find peaceful coves, open water, sailboat racing and fast cigarette boats. The shoreline is dotted with hundreds of large contemporary homes.  Noble Adirondacks are neighbors to rustic seasonal cottages. Activities and attractions are concentrated in the Gilford, Laconia and Wolfeboro areas.  You can live and shop by boat all summer. 

Lake Winnisquam is just over 4000 acres and approximately 10 miles long. The southern end of the lake is dotted with modest homes and seasonal cottages. As you head past the sandbar to the north the lake widens and you will find a mix of luxury homes on the eastern shoreline and year-round homes to seasonal properties on the western shore. The northern end of the lake leads into a no-wake zone and a perfect place to relax. The same attractions found in the Winnipesaukee area are easily accessible from Winnisquam.

Squam Lake is NH's second largest lake with just over 6700 acres.  Unlike Winnipesaukee, Squam is much less developed, with vintage lake homes more popular.  The decor is simple, but quality is evident.  There are less electronics and you will feel like you have stepped back in time when you tour the area. You are not going to find any box stores or even a Dunkin’ Donut shop around the lake. Yes, you will find new lakefront retreats but as you cruise the shoreline most of the homes are set back into the woods and are not visible from the water.  It is not unusual to find large tracts of shorefront land as privacy is a premium attraction to Squam Lake owners. You almost feel like you are one of the first settlers to see the wooded shoreline when boating around the lake 

Newfound Lake is also just over 4000 acres. This lake has pristine water quality and clarity. Clear and deep!  To the south you find small-town living in Bristol, as you head north you find rural Alexandria, Bridgewater and Hebron. The lake is dotted with cottages, condos and luxury homes along with rustic turn of the century estates.  A major ski resort is just a short drive and Plymouth a college town is just north of the lake.  

Sunapee Lake is over 4000 acres.  You will find many turn of the century estates along the shoreline along with condos and luxury Adirondacks. The lake is very popular for boaters and has a Star Class sailing fleet.  A major ski resort, Mt. Sunapee, is minutes from the lake.  Towns around the lake include Newbury, Sunapee, and New London- a trendy college town. There is a  Dunkin’ Donuts but other than that most stores are local merchants. 

Ossipee Lake is over 3000 acres. This lake has some of the best views of all the NH lakes.  Views around the lake take in Mount Washington and Mt. Chocorua. The lake consists of 4 bays and the main lake, they all connect.  Homes around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos to contemporary homes. If you are looking for a sandy beach home, this could be your go to lake.  You will find numerous attractions including major ski resorts and golf minutes from the lake. 

Lake Wentworth is also over 3000 acres. This lake is located in trendy Wolfeboro the Oldest Summer Resort in the US. This lake is similar to Squam. Around the lake you find vintage cottages, beautiful homes and condos. The wooded shoreline gives you the feel you are one of the first visitors to the lake.  Golf, skiing and attractions are all a short drive away.  Boat House on Squam Lake

This blog focuses on the larger NH waterbodies but you might be surprised to hear that we have over 200 lakes and ponds in the Central NH area of all price points and we sell on all of them!  If your interest is a home on one of our larger water bodies that’s great but if you are looking for a quieter, smaller lake we are well versed in all NH lakes in our area.    Contact us and we can assist you in your search. www.nhlakesrealty.com

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NH Real Estate -Active - Active With Contract - Pending - Confused

Active - Active With Contract - Pending - Confused? 

NH Lake Homes for Sale  - Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate 

Question:  I keep seeing some listings online that say Active with Contract or Pending.  What does this mean?  Is it available or not?

When you are searching for a home online you may notice some homes say “Active” while others say “Active with Contract” or “Pending”. What is the difference?

Active – Home is actively available on the market and does not currently have a contract on it. The seller in this case may have received offers but they have not been accepted.  Don’t linger go see a listing that is active before it goes active with contract or pending. 

Active with Contract  – There is an accepted contract on the property and that may have contingencies. The contingencies may include financing or inspections. With a short summer lake home selling season sellers may want to continue showing their home in case one of the contingencies falls through and the buyer is forced to back out. A buyer if interested in a home that is active with contract may want to put in a back-up offer in hopes they can move into the #1 position if the home becomes available.  

Pending – This means the home is under contract and the seller is not currently seeking to continue marketing the home. Most contingencies have been removed once a listing goes pending. 

New Hampshire has hundreds of quality lakes to choose from. Many focus on real estate on our larger lake such as Winnipesaukee. Many others would prefer to own a home on one of the quieter lakes such as Waukewan or Merrymeeting.  Contact us and we can assist you in your search. www.nhlakesrealty.com

 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Popular Communities around the Lake 

Winnipesaukee is over 44,000 acres of motor boating and sailing excitement to total relaxation. One way to enhance your leisure time is purchasing a home in one of the many communities around the lake.  www.nhlakesrealty.com 

The most popular communities include a few gated lake neighborhoods. Bald Peak is located in Tuftonboro has a great golf course and a variety of luxury homes.  Meredith Bay one of the newest trendy developments located just north of Weirs Beach. Grouse Point in Meredith offers homes and condos with an exclusive fitness center. Most of the homes in these developments have spectacular views of the lake.  Southdown has a lot to offer at multiple price points. With 19 villages some offering pools or tennis courts. Southdown has a sandy beach, boat docks, tennis courts, basketball, volley and very popular rack boat storage.  Long Bay is part of Southdown. Long Bay is single-family homes with 2 beautiful beaches, tennis courts and pool. Kayak storage is offered at the water's edge at all the communities and a golf cart is a must for transportation around the manicured gated grounds.  

Other communities I would recommend are Governors Island, Broadview, Samoset, Patrician Shores, Far Echo, Jonathans Landing, Lands End, Balmoral, Crosswinds and Suissivale.  All these communities have boating opportunities and great beaches.  Winnipesaukee Condos and homes for sale - condo picture

Each community has different rules for property maintenance and some will shovel right to your door in the winter months so you can get to the ski slopes or out on the snowmobile trails. 

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Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Profile of Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee Profile - Alton - Center Harbor - Gilford - Meredith - Moultonborough - Tuftonboro - Wolfeboro -  NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the New Hampshire, located in Belknap and Carroll County, aka The Lakes Region. Winnipesaukee is 44,500 acres with a maximum depth of 180 feet. There are 264 named islands, Long Island is the largest bridged island and second largest is 704 acre Bear Island is only accessible by boat.  You can leave your car in the garage for the whole summer, you can shop, get groceries, go to the movies all by boat. Hospitals are located in Laconia, Franklin, Plymouth and Wolfeboro. 

As you cruise 72 miles around the lake you will find all the amenities you can imagine.  Golf courses, hiking trails, marinas, concert venues, theater, boardwalks, ski resorts. Summer activities will include, fishing derbies, scenic trips on the Mt Washington cruise ship. Craft fairs, in water boat shows, modern boats to steam powered vessels.  Annual seasonal events are Pond Hockey, Bike Week along with bike racing to marathons. Don’t forget snowmobiling.  Lake Winnipesaukee Real Estate - Winnipesaukee Home

Homes around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos, luxury Adirondacks to vintage year round lake homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Lake Winona Profile - Center Harbor - New Hampton NH - NH Lake homes for sale

Lake Winona Profile - Center Harbor, New Hampton, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Lake Winona has a maximum depth of 47 feet and an average depth of 17 feet.  The water is crystal clear with a mesotrophic rating.  The lake is well known for rainbow trout fishing in the summer and winter ice fishing. Motorboating is allowed but no jet skis. Kayaking is very popular, you can kayak from Winona to Waukewan thru the snake river. 

The lake is just a short drive from Exit 23, Ashland or Meredith. Shopping, attractions and restaurant are all minutes away. 

Hiking trails are located minutes from the lake and golf and ski areas are just a short ride away.  NH Lake Homes for Sale - lake winona

Homes are around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, to year-round homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Stinson Lake Profile - Rumney NH

Stinson Lake Profile - Rumney, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Stinson Lake is located in the White Mountain National Forest. With an elevation of 1332 feet, this glacial lake is 342 acres with a maximum depth of 77 feet and an average depth of 35 feet.  The water is crystal clear with an oligotrophic rating ( best ).  The lake offer brook trout, rainbows and lake trout fishing. 

Stinson is the only lake in the White Mountain Nation Forest that allows motor boating. Hiking trails are located minutes from the lake and golf and ski areas are just a short ride away.  Stinson Lake Road from Plymouth is open year-round and there is a seasonal road coming from Exit 28 on 93. 

The lake is remote but only 10 minutes to shopping, restaurants and attractions in Plymouth and Campton. Plymouth is a college town offering trendy shops to box stores. I have lived in NH my whole life. The grandkids visited last weekend, we took them to Squam Lakes Science Center in Holderness and my first visit to the Polar Caves in Rumney, fun times.  Winter activities include some of the best snowmobiling in the area along with ice skating and cross country skiing. NH Lake homes for sale on Stinson Lake

Homes are around the lake vary from seasonal cottages, condos to year-round luxury homes. If this lake is of interest contact us for more information. 

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Loon Lake Profile - Freedom NH

Loon Lake Profile - Freedom, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Loon Lake in Freedom NH is 188 acres with an average depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of 54 feet. The lake is oligotrophic water quality ( best ) with brook trout, rainbows and smallmouth bass. If you are looking for a quiet lake, the whole lake is a no-wake zone. 

The town of Freedom is a low tax town located about 40 minutes south of major ski areas in the Mount Washington Valley. Groceries and restaurants are just a short drive away.  You will also find hiking trails and golf courses close by. 

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Sunset Lake Lake Profile - Located in Alton and Gilmanton NH

Sunset Lake Profile - Alton, Gilmanton, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Sunset Lake ( AKA Places Lake )  is located 10 minutes from Alton Bay. The lake is 253 acres with an average depth of 18 feet and a maximum depth of 78 feet. The water in this oligotrophic lake is crystal clear with a rocky to sandy shoreline. This lake is a hidden gem, homes seldom come on the market and if they do they sell quickly. To access the lake you have a steep ascent from Alton Bay with spectacular views of Winnipesaukee on the way to the lake.  

With no public access, you will not find the lake crowded with boaters and the shoreline is dotted with cottages and a few year-round homes. The scouts have a summer camp in the Gilmanton end of the lake. 

Groceries and restaurants are just a short drive into Alton. The most popular hiking trail in NH is Mount Major is 15 minutes away and Gunstock and Wolfeboro are just a 30-minute drive. You will find all the attractions Winnispeaukee has to offer at your doorstep.  

 

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Wicwas Lake Profile - Meredith NH

Wicwas Lake Profile - Meredith, NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Wicwas Lake is 350 acres with an average depth of 13 feet and a maximum depth of 35 feet. This warm water lake has some of the best bass fishing in the state.  The boat launch is located off Chemung Rd and jet skis are not allowed.  There are three private islands with a large section of the southeastern shoreline wooded and marsh with no homes.  Much of the eastern shoreline is in conservation.  With the irregular shape and islands, it is a great lake for kayaking and canoeing.  Homes around the lake vary from the turn of the century cottages to year-round homes.  Wicwas Lake homes for Sale

In 15 minutes you can be in downtown Meredith and in 35 minutes skiing at Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged.  You will find restaurants, hiking trails, golf and attractions minutes in any direction.  

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Little Squam Lake Profile - Located in Holderness and Ashland NH

 

Little Squam  Lake Profile - Holderness - Ashland  NH 

Lakefront Monday highlights different lakes in New Hampshire. This page is sponsored by Lady of the Lake Realty in Meredith NH. If you want information on a lake e-mail us for lake profile You can view other available lake listings on our website. www.nhlakesrealty.com 

Little Squam is 408 acres with a maximum depth of 60 feet.  Ashland and Holderness are the towns surrounding the lake. Both towns have full-service marinas and docks available for sale or rent. 

The shoreline is dotted with commercial interests on Route 3 side with cottages, condos and homes tucked in on the north, south and eastern shoreline. Ashland's town beach is on the south end of the lake. You cross the covered bridge to find the parking and beach. 

When my grandkids come up we hike Rattlesnake Mountain off Rt 113 and then head over to Squam Lakes Science Center where you will find local animals in a natural setting.  

In 15 minutes you can be in downtown Meredith or Plymouth and in 30 minutes skiing at Loon, Waterville, Cannon or Ragged.  You will find restaurants, hiking trails, golf and attractions minutes in any direction.  Boat rentals are available along Rt 3 along with scenic cruise opportunities.  

 

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