Squam Lake Real Estate Review

Squam Lake Real Estate Review

Squam Lake Real Estate Review

Much of the shoreline is protected from development

Squam Lake, NH's second largest lake.. Squam lake was originally called Keeseenunknipee, which meant "the goose lake in the highlands". The lake then took on the name Casumpa and then Asquam and finally Squam.

Squam Lake, NH's second largest lake, is located in the central part of the state, south of the White Mountains It borders on Grafton, Carroll, and Belknap Counties. Big Squam drains into Little Squam Lake, then into the Squam River eventually into the Pemigewasset River.

 Squam  enjoys some of the most unspoiled natural beauty of all New Hampshire lakes The types of property vary from secluded cottage getaways to classic turn of the century compounds, but all enjoy the same rustic and natural outlook making it a popular retreat for visitors and lakefront owners.

 Squam Lake lakefront properties enjoy access to and views of the incredible 65 miles of shoreline that were made famous by the film On Golden Pond starring Jane Fonda, Henry Fonda, and Katharine Hepburn filmed in 1981. Unspoiled coves are ideal for fishing and the lake is also a breeding ground and nesting site for the Common Loon.

67 islands dot Squam Lake and much of the region has been claimed and protected as conservation land. This, in part, has led to Squam Lake being one of the less populated of the New Hampshire lakes despite being the second largest lake.  As well as helping preserve the natural beauty of the lake, this has also made Squam Lake real estate some of the most highly sought after of all NH Lake properties.

With 10 miles of open waterway shared between Big Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake it is little surprise that New Hampshire lake properties situated in the area often enjoy private beaches, docks, and waterfront mountain  views. Whether you have your own boat or you enjoy the tranquility that is offered by lakeside living, Squam Lake is the ideal locale. Squam Lake has seasonal cottages, condo's to lakefront estates that dot the shoreline.

Holderness is the largest of the towns situated on Squam Lake with other settlements including Sandwich and Moultonborough as well as Center Harbor.  Appealing NH lake real estate can be found throughout these towns offering something for every individual or family.

For additional information on Squam Lake homes ( Price Range $600,000 up )  call Lady of the Lake Realty at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view similar lake homes in New Hampshire including Newfound, Sunapee,Wentworth, Merrymeeting and Winnipesaukee  at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com  Contact us today!

Squam Lake: Lakefront property buyers Guide New Hampshire

 Holderness, Sandwich, Ashland, Center Harbor, Moultonborough are surrounding towns.
Squam Lake is the second largest lake in New Hampshire  with a total area of over 6,700 acres. The 1981 film On Golden Pond  was filmed on Squam Lake and the Squam Lake Science Center is located in Holderness.  I have fond memories of the Squam Lake Science Center. Every year our family  would hike up Rattlesnake Mountain in Sandwich and then head over to the Squam Lake Science Center .  Salmon Fishing rocks on this lake ( big salmon ).   Unlike most of the lakes, Squam Lake is not home to a shoreline packed with cottages. You will find open shorelines with large family estates and an occasional Moose walking the shoreline.   A State Boat Ramp is located in Holderness next to the Science Center with easy access to Big Squam Lake and Little Squam.

 

Time to build memories with a lake home of your own!

Time to build memories with a lake home of your own!

 

Ashland, at the southern end Little Squam ( 408 acres ) , Little Squam lake feeds directly into big Squam. At the southern end of the lake you pass under a covered bridge to the Squam River and Marina.  Ashland has a small downtown area with restaurants, groceries and a hardware store.

Holderness is located with access to  Big Squam Lake and Little Squam Lake, Little Squam is the place to be in the winter months, they plow a air strip to land your plane and plow a path around the entire lake for skating.  Holderness has a small downtown with a restaurant, marina offering boat sales, rentals and fuel plus a great sandwich shop.

Sandwich is one of the largest towns in Carroll County. Along with having miles of shoreline you have an active artist community in the center of town and is home to the Sandwich Fair.  Historic buildings and plenty of open space.

Center Harbor, quiet New England town, the village area is located on the shores of Winnipesaukee.

Moultonborough, my favorite hiking trails are the Red Hills up to the fire tower or Castle in the Clouds where you can enjoy lunch at the famed castle.  The center of town is located off Route 25.

There are over 30 islands within the boundaries on Squam Lake. Many are owned by the association and visitors are welcome.

Squam Lake Real Estate prices range $450,000 for a seasonal 1 bedroom cottage to country estates built in the 1920's priced to $8 million. Most homes are priced in the $2.5 to $4.5 million dollar range.  Homes on this lake offer privacy with lots up to 25 acres and shorelines may reach 1000 or more feet. Much of the shoreline is rocky with a sandy bottom and the lake is surround by mountains for spectacular views and sunsets.

If you are looking for a turn of the century large lake experience ( seldom do you see a jet skis  ) Squam Lake should be your first choice. The typical home is a rustic Adirondack or country farm house. Call and we can keep you up to date with new listings on Squam. squam lake real estate

For additional information on Squam Lake homes call at 1-888-737-5550 or e-mail at info@nhlakesrealty.com or visit our website to view lake homes in New Hampshire at www.nhlakesrealty.com or www.lakeorskirealestate.com.

Contact us today.

 

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