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Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire and at 44,000 acres it is the third largest lake in New England following Lake Champlain (271,000 acres) in Vermont and Moosehead Lake (75,471 acres) in Maine. There is one city and seven towns around Lake Winnipesaukee, each one having it’s own benefits.
The city of Laconia has a population of 16,581 and is on the southwestern corner of the Lake. Laconia’s history is rich with manufacturing in the last century. It’s easily to access via Route 106 and 15 minutes from Exit 20 off Interstate 93. Two popular gated communities, South Down Shores and Long Bay, border Paugus Bay which connects to Lake Winnipesaukee in Weirs Beach. For more information about Laconia, visit the official city web site at www.laconianh.gov. The property tax rate for 2020 is $19.72 per $1,000 of assessed value.
Just north of Laconia is the town of Meredith. With a population of 6,415 (2018), Meredith is one of the more popular lakeside towns due in part to it’s walkable Main Street area and public docks making it a boaters destination for dining and shopping. There are several great restaurants and hotels in the Meredith Bay area and it’s a beautiful place to visit year round. Sometimes the traffic can get backed up on busy weekends. You can access Meredith from Exit 23 off I-93. A large fishing derby is held in February on Meredith Bay. The 2020 property tax rate is $14.02/$1,000 and the town web site is at www.meredithnh.org.
Center Harbor is located on the western edge of Lake Winnipesaukee and has a population of around 1,100 (2018). Like Meredith, Center Harbor’s ‘downtown’ is accessible by water but it’s much smaller in comparison. There are a few shops and eating options within walking distance but it’s not nearly as commercial as Meredith due to it’s smaller size. Center Harbor also borders Squam Lake on the west as well and is accessible via the Ashland exit off Interstate 93, Exit 24. The 2020 property tax rate is $15.33/$1,000 and the town web site is here.
Moving clockwise around Lake Winnipesaukee and traveling north from Center Harbor, the next town is Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Moultonborough has a population of 4,161 people and due to it’s geography, much of the town is on the shore of the lake. This part of the lake often is quieter and has less boat traffic than the southern parts of the lake. Moultonborough has a great little old-time country store as well worth a visit. The property tax rate is one of the lowest in the State due to the high number of second homes and the school district has an excellent reputation. The 2020 tax rate is only $7.13/$1,000 and the town’s web site is located at www.moultonboroughnh.gov.
East of Moultonborough and on the northern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee is the town of Tuftonboro with an estimated population of 2,409. It too has one of the lowest tax rates in New Hampshire at $9.56/$1,000 of assessed value. Due to it’s location, Tuftonboro is not as easy to get to as the southern lake towns and is further from the interstate. The northern part of the town is part of the Ossipee Mountains and Mirror Lake and Dan Hole Pond are part of Tuftonboro as well. The town web site is located here.
Billed as “The Oldest Summer Resort in America”, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is located on the northeast corner of Lake Winnipesaukee and has a population of 6,389. Much like Meredith across the Lake, Wolfeboro has a very quaint and walkable Main Street area easily accessible by boat. There are several restaurants and shops to explore, many with beautiful views of Wolfeboro Bay. Due to it’s eastern location on the lake, Wolfeboro is access by Route 28. The tax rate is $13.01 per $1,000 in assessed property value and the official chamber of commerce web site is here.
Just south of Wolfeboro is the town of Alton with a population of 5,335. Alton encompasses the eastern most part of Lake Winnipesaukee as well as Alton Bay, a four mile long inlet. There are some restaurants in Alton Bay and public boat ramp. Mount Major is a popular hike in Alton that gives you panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Sandwich Mountain range to the north. Alton is easily accessible by Routes 28 and 11. The property tax rate is currently $13.95/$1,000 and the town web site is here.
The town of Gilford, New Hampshire resides on the southern shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. It sits between the city of Laconia to the west and the town of Alton to the east and is easy to access via Routes 106 and 11. Gilford has a population of 7,194 and has a charming ‘main street’ area. Gilford residents have access to a private beach and boat docks which gives everyone in town access to the lake. The Laconia airport is located in Gilford right next to the Bank of NH Pavilion which is an 8000 seat amphitheatre that hosts several well known bands through the season. Gilford’s property tax rate is currently $15.03 / $1,000 of assessed property value and the town’s web site is located here.
NEW CONSTRUCTION!! This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers all the best features. Enter the first floor to an open concept living area. Granite counters and new stainless appliances in the kitchen. Spacious deck off the dining area over looking the larg
Got a boat? Or want to live close to the big lake? New Ranch home to be completed early 2021, located in desirable Mill Pond Meadows, at Melvin Village of Tuftonboro (low taxes here!) 5 minute walk to 2 town beaches, public boat launch, and 2 boat m
Welcome to beautiful Wolfeboro NH! Located in the lakes region where Lake Wentworth and Winnipesaukee are not only close by, but right in town. Nestled away in a country setting you will find this system built OxfordHome expanded cape with a large at
Laconia, NH - This home is being offered for the first time in 33 years! Come see this well cared for and maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch on a quiet dead end street. This home is located in one of Laconia's finest and sought out neighborhoods. Clos
Beautiful open concept condo w/ balcony overlooking Paugus Bay. First floor unit, easy access with NO stairs. This unit is being sold fully furnished with everything you will need to enjoy your stay from soup to nuts, just bring your tooth brush! You
Delayed Showings Begin Sunday, September 19 at Open House 10AM-12PM. At last, a lake access home in the beautiful town of Meredith for under 1M. This charming cape, built in 2013, is just a moments walk from the shared-private beach on Lake Winnipesa
One of the best waterfront units is available at Staffordshire Condominiums in low tax Moultonborough. This end unit has unobstructed views of Center Harbor Bay and is only steps to a beautiful walk-in sand beach and docks shared only with associatio
1000+ Square foot 2 Bedroom Garden Style Condo with 1 Car Detached Garage. This home is move in ready. All on one level of living. This Condo Consist of Kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, new Bosch dishwas
Welcome to 581 East Side Drive Alton, NH! Pulling into this well landscaped, mature yard you can see the pride in home ownership! Offering a nice lot. Great location to Mountains and Lakes! Alton school system with Prospect Mountain High School. Open
Enjoy the changing colors of fall with wooded privacy in this fully updated townhouse at the Samoset on Lake Winnipesaukee. Samoset is a luxury family resort condominium complex featuring 23 acres located on the "Broads" of Lake Winnipesaukee. This t
Meredith, NH - Looking to own in the sought after Waldron Bay Association?This beautiful,well maintained,waterfront cape on Lake Winnisquam is waiting for you!This 2,926 sq foot, year round home has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, finished basem
Located in Winter Harbor this Lake Winni property provides a location that is hard to beat. Minutes from downtown Wolfeboro, under an hour to skiing and all of the summer fun that this waterfront property has to offer. Open living, dining and kitchen
This meticulously maintained New Englander is situated on a 0.57 acre lot near the Gilford Town line and offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, over 1,500 sq/ft of finished space, and a detached two car garage with a large deck overlooking the spaciou
Looking for a quiet, peaceful neighborhood in Wolfeboro with low-traffic roads, convenient to Brewster Beach? Come see this 3 Bedroom 3 Bath home within the subdivision called "Greenleaf". This home sits on a quiet cul de sac backed up to woods wher
One level living with attached garage. 3 bedrooms with a half bath off main bedroom. Less than 1/2 mile from Lake Winnipesaukee, under one mile to Ellacoya State Park and beach, and 4 miles to Gilford Town Beach. Updates include heat pump for heating
LACONIA NH- 4 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 car detached garage, sitting on just under 1/2 acre of land in a fantastic location! Home has had many updates in the last few years to include a new roof on the garage, kitchen flooring, kitchen counter tops,
Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase this turnkey ready condo located in Gilford, NH. This 3 Bed 2 bath property has a great open concept layout with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. Walk in through the entry and be met with high ceilings
Maintenance free living in desirable Wolfeboro Commons! This attractive 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Cape offers a 1st floor primary bedroom and an attached two car garage. A four season sun porch, private back yard, and well-manicured grounds complete the s
Welcome home! This wonderful cozy home is perfect for a Lakes Region get-a-way, starter home, or those looking to downsize in retirement. Located on a quiet street, this home is situated on 2 mostly wooded acres which offers great privacy for those
LOCATION , LOCATION, LOCATION!!! One level living, freshly painted in the most convenient area of Laconia. Nice corner lot with views of Lake Opechee from your deck. Steps away from the Lake, track and schools. Minutes away from downtown with all