Alton is situated in Central New Hampshire and is part of Belknap County. It encompasses 82.2 total square miles, 62.9 of which is land and 19.3 of which is water. The town was originally settled in 1770 by a group of farmers from Roxbury, Massachusetts, and was first named New Durham Gore. In 1796, after merchants had begun to move into the area, the town was incorporated, and its named changed to Alton.
The town is home to two forests, the Alton Bay State Forest and the Mount Major State Forest. It also includes several bodies of water, including Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting River, Mount Major, Alton Bay, Merrimack River, Wolfeboro Harbor and Piscataqua River. In fact, Alton has more inland water than any other town or city in the state of New Hampshire.
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Enjoy a stunning bird’s-eye and panoramic views from Mount Major Alton to Gunstock Mountain in Gilford from this custom built camp on Rattlesnake Island, Lake Winnipesaukee. This property has 119’ of private waterfront with a warm and sunny southwes
Grab this little piece of paradise while you can - Rare and hard to find vacant land. Vacation & year-round fun location within the lake's region. This lot is mostly wooded and level. The frontage on Merrymeeting River opens up an array of opportunit
First-floor living that offers a blend of comfort, functionality, & endless possibilities. Step inside this inviting 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that has seamless flow. The open kitchen and dining area entice you to create culinary creations while encoura
Alton, New Hampshire, a great place to “just be.” Country living at its best conveniently located to Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock Recreation Area and neighboring Wolfeboro dubbed to be the “Oldest Summer Resort” in New Hampshire. Roomy place which h
Outdoor-enthusiast's dream! Located on Rines Rd in the low-tax town of Alton, this 10.5 acre lot sits on the border with Alton-New Durham. Private lot. If you are looking for a secluded spot, yet want to be close to the action in Alton and Wolfeboro,
Nestled in a serene and picturesque Lake Winnipesaukee town, this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bath cape-style residence offers classic charm and modern comfort. Set on over an acre of meticulously landscaped gardens, this property is a year-round oasis, pr
All the clichés apply here. Move in ready, turnkey, no deferred maintenance, breathtaking views, no expense spared, family compound, sugar sand beach, fabulous boathouse, heated indoor pool and sauna. Let’s start with the 4 car garage with rubber coi
Are you the one looking for a diamond in the rough with a million dollar view of Lake Winnipesaukee? Now available at a prime location on Alton Mountain Road with unobstructed Lake Winni & mountain views. This home is looking for its next owner to
An opportunity to buy a 3 lot parcel across the street from highly desirable Sunset Lake. Known for LOONS, sirenity and no public access.
A great commercial property with extremely high traffic count as you go both through the Alton Circle or onto New Durham Road. This is the connector for Route 11 and Route 28, bringing you into our Lakes Region from the Seacoast, as well as Concord
Lake Winnipesaukee and the surrounding Lakes Region provides year round enjoyment not just summer fun. With Lake Winnipesaukee boat and beach access this 3 Bedroom raised ranch is a perfect place to begin to live the lifestyle you have been dreaming
Short walk to town and close to Lake Winnipesaukee. Large country home with many upgrades and renovations through the years. Step through the front door and you are greeted by a bright entry way pouring in with sunlight and beautiful wood floors. The
Have your business and live at the same great location with water views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Great location with a high traffic count directly across one of the lake's busiest resorts. This property was used as an automobile repair shop for better
Welcome to this cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, raised ranch which sits on 4.0 acres and offers privacy and natural serenity. This house features a front covered porch that leads you into the updated, open-concept kitchen, living room, and dining room ar
CANCELED OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12. WATER ACCESS. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car garage Contemporary Home located in Low Tax, Alton, NH. Enjoy new Construction throughout. This home is located in Alton Shore Association. Perfect for the Outdoor Enthusi
Paradise found! Come see this elegantly updated 3 bed 1 bath ranch close-by the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee! You will enjoy this lovely home in all-seasons. Home sits on a flat lot with circular drive, shed and large patio for outdoor living. Even i
Have you been searching for that spectacular one of a kind lakefront home - then this new construction custom built professionally designed & furnished property might just be that place. Offering 220 feet of water frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee with
This land and this location would serve many other development projects for this area, it is near the lake and central to all other types of businesses. Presently a contractors yard that works to crush, sift, prepare rock of all forms which serves al
As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Alton was home to 5,250 people. Over the years, Alton has been called home by several notable people, including NHL players Bobby Carpenter, Steve Leach and Don Sweeney. George Franklin Drew, former governor of California, and Al Jolson, a turn-of-the-century entertainer, also lived in Alton for a time.
Alton is run by an elected Board of Selectman. Currently, the board includes Chairman David Hussey, Loring Carr, Cydney Shapleigh Johnson, Marc DeCoff and Peter Bolster. The town operates its own police department and has a municipal fire department and emergence medical services department. Children in the Alton area attend schools in the Alton School District, which includes six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and the Motivational Achievement Center, a school designed for disabled children in kindergarten through eighth grade. There are several notable sites in the Alton area, including the Alton Historical Society & Museum, the Harold S. Gilman Museum and Alton Bay, where residents can play mini-golf, arcade games and more.