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What State is the best Four Season Vacation & Retirement home Destination?


Most people would like a retirement or vacation home on the ocean that is close to major ski areas. Typically the ocean salt and snow don't mix well, from ocean shoreline to skiing the car ride can turn into hours. The alternative is a lake where you can sail, water-ski and fish in the summer and also use your vacation/retirement home as a ski or snowmobile house in the winter.


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Right on the water with 25 acres & 30 minutes to Loon or Waterville


There are  literally thousands of beautiful lakes in the United States only a few states give you the opportunity for 4 seasons of activity.  Nevada, California, Washington are destinations that may work for you and your family but either you have limited lakes to choose from or  travel time can be prohibitive. Travel time from the lake home in California  to the ski areas may reach upwards to 4-5 hours. New Hampshire's Lakes Region on the other hand is where the lakes meet the mountains. We have over 250 lakes to choose from all just a short ride to a major ski area.

New Hampshire Lakes Region is just being discovered by executives on the West Coast. New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts residents have been enjoying NH close proximity to lakes and mountains since the turn of the century.

NH is just plain friendly, we don't even have a sales or income tax.

Commuting  to the Lakes Region - NYC 5 hours - Boston 2 hours - Hartford 3 hours - Manchester 1 hour, with major airports in Boston and Manchester NH.

Once you're at your lake home, Lakes house travel time to  a major ski resort is typically less than 45 minutes and often 15 minutes or less.  Pricing for a year round home on one of the smaller 500-1000 acre lakes runs $399,000 to $695,000. Homes on the larger lakes start at $700,000 and top out at $10 million for luxury 22,000 square foot  home just minutes to Gunstock Ski Area.

NH boasts over 250 crystal clear lakes in the Lakes Region alone, some of the major lakes include; ( Ossipee 3091 acres- Winnipesaukee 44,585 acres- Squam 6764 acres - Newfound 4105 acres - Sunapee 4090 acres - Winnisquam 4264 acres - Wentworth 3017 acres )    ( Merrymeeting - Bow - Silver - Waukewan all 1000 acres - Great East Lake 1706 acres )


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Luxury 22,000 Sq ft home on Lake Winnipesaukee 15 minutes to Skiing


Major Ski Areas Include: Sunapee - Loon - Cannon - Waterville - Ragged - Bretton Woods - Attitash - Cranmore - Wildcat and in the spring hike an ski Tuckerman's Ravine on Mount Washington.

NH is just plain friendly, we don't even have a sales or income tax. For additional information on NH Lake Homes call 1-888-737-5550, e-mail at  or visit our website to view  lake homes in New Hampshire at or

Contact Paula Hinckley or Carl Sack for NH Lakes Region Real Estate today!  #nhlakesrealty

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