About the Monadnock Region

We love the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire for so many reasons. First, it's in the quiet southwestern corner of New Hampshire with a Currier and Ives feeling. The area is filled with quaint New England towns, each with an inspiring view of Mount Monadnock, the world's second most climbed mountain after Mt. Fuji. Many recreational outdoors activities are available, like hiking, skiing, golf, fishing, kayaking, boating, biking, camping and exploring the parks. Of course there are also arts and cultural opportunities, as this is a region that has a history of well-known artists, writers and musicians spending summers here in the quiet beauty of nature, gaining inspiration to produce their work. That tradition is still in existence today.

Here is a list of a few of the things that make each town we serve a special place to live:

  • Antrim - A small community with big spirit, pride and celebration. Town parades, festivals and gatherings are common, and moving to Antrim is itself like becoming part of a large family. Greg Lake is a large attraction, with a public beach for swimming, boat launch for boating and fishing, and a picnic area for barbeques. Gorgeous stone churches are found throughout Antrim. Browse Antrim NH real estate

  • Bennington - A small and quiet residential community. The great falls of the Contoocook River provided a history of manufacturing here, and Bennington is still home to the Monadnock Paper Mill, the longest single family-owned paper-manufacturing firm in the nation. Browse Bennington NH real estate

  • Dublin -  Once known as the Monadnock Region's summer resort, many of the former "summer people" have winterized their summer homes and retired here as permanent residents. Home to Dublin Lake and Yankee Publishing (The Old Farmer's Almanac). Browse Dublin NH real estate

  • Fitzwilliam -  Come on up to Fitzwilliam, one of the highest villages in the state at 1200 feet. Filled with colonial homes, farms and antique shops. Be sure to hike through Rhododendron State Park's grove, which is the largest in northern New England, and designated a National Natural Landmark in 1982. Browse Fitzwilliam NH real estate 

  • Francestown -  One of the smallest towns in New Hampshire but rich in local history, the finest soapstone in the world was discovered here in the 1800s. Many settlers passed directly through Francestown on the 2nd New Hampshire Turnpike, the toll road that went from Boston to Montreal.  Beautifully restored colonial homes are found in Francestown. Be sure to stop at the Village Store on Main Street, one of our country's oldest general stores.  Browse Francestown NH real estate

  • Greenfield - A comfortable commuter distance from the hubbub of Concord, Manchester, Nashua and Keene, Greenfield has held it's original charm and character. Greenfield State Park on Otter Lake, Powder Mill Pond Covered Bridge and Wapack Trail are all attractions here. Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center,a residential campus that spans 1,400 acres and includes a school, hospital, outpatient clinic, brain injury center, media center and athletic complex, opened here in 1953. Ask the locals about Punkin Chunkin and the retired Yankee Siege. Browse Greenfield NH real estate

  • Greenville   -  Incorporated in 1872 after it split from the town of Mason. Population approximately 2300, Greenville is located at the 'high falls' portion of the Souhegan River and is 270 miles from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Notable buildings include the Chamberlain Public Library and the Old Boston & Maine Railroad Depot, which has been renovated into a restaurant. Home of Pilgrim Foods and the Old Dutch Mustard Company that create mustard, vinegar and some fruit juices.   Browse Greenville NH real estate

  • Hancock -  A small quiet village rich in colonial history and charm, Hancock's Main Street buildings are listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Everything you need is nearby Hancock - ponds and lakes for fishing, boating and kayaking, Crotched Mountain Ski Area for snowboarding and tubing, Greenfield State Park for camping and hiking, and Peterborough for shopping, movies, theaters and restaurants.  Be sure to visit the Tavern at The Hancock Inn Bed & Breakfast, New Hampshire's oldest original Inn. Browse Hancock New Hampshire real estate

  • Harrisville   -  The quintessential New England town, so picturesque with mill buildings and wonderful lakes and ponds. This small village is the only industrial community of the early 19th century that still survives in America in its original form. Harrisville Designs has been spinning 100% virgin wool yarn for 40 years in a water powered brick building. Have you ever heard of Harrisville looms?  Browse Harrisville NH real estate

  • Jaffrey  - Known as the home of Mt. Monadnock, believed to be the 2nd most climbed mountain in the world. The peak of the mountain can be seen from many vantage points in town and it is stunning all four seasons of the year. Hiked by Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and mark Twain, the mountain has 40 miles of foot trails leading to a rock summit which provides grand views of all six New England states. Many of the regions famous artists display their work at the Jaffrey Civic Center. Jaffrey has many lakes and ponds for boating, swimming and fishing. The Shattuck Golf Course is challenging and provides a great time for all levels of golfers. Jaffrey has an active Chamber of Commerce as well as many benevolent organizations to participate in. The Park Theater is a work in progress as a wonderful group of volunteers have taken on the task of restoring the former downtown movie theater which will eventually show first run movies as well as live entertainment. Browse Jaffrey NH real estate

  • Mason -  Mason offers the best of old and new worlds, a quiet and peaceful town surrounded with rich history, yet a convenient commute to the hustle of Boston, Massachusetts. Grab a pancake breakfast at Parker's Maple Barn and Sugar House, pass Uncle Sam's house, and up the hill to Grandma's (Little Red Riding Hood) enchanted cottage at Pickity Place for a relaxing gourmet herbal luncheon from their many gardens. Rich with scenic roads, walking trails, conservation and rural charm, Mason remains one of New Hampshire's hidden gems. Browse Mason New Hampshire real estate

  • Nelson  -  Halfway between Keene and Antrim you'll find the small town of Nelson, surrounded by 7 lakes and ponds (Granite, Nubanusit and Silver Lake to name a few).  Nelson residents enjoy contra dances, Folklore Society, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and community dinners. Hike the Monadnock-Sunapee Greenway, the 50 mile hiking trail from Mount Monadnock to Mount Sunapee, that leads straight through Nelson. There are actually more dirt roads than paved ones in Nelson, truly off the beaten path and unspoiled. Browse Nelson, NH real estate

  • New Ipswich  -  Situated on the Wapack Mountain Trail, one of the country's oldest hiking trails. Home to New Hampshire's first wool and cotton mills on the Souhegan River.

  • Peterborough  - The arts found fertile ground in the beauty of "Our Town" (a reference to the fact that Thornton Wilder worked on writing the play here). Peterborough Players, the MacDowell Colony, the Sharon Arts Center, Monadnock Music, the Children in the Arts Festival, the Mariposa Museum, and more music, arts and theater organizations create a vibrant culture that is enhanced by many quality restaurants and unique stores for shopping. Many of the region's children attend Conval (Contoocook Valley Regional High School) located in Peterborough. Browse Peterborough NH real estate

  • Rindge  -  Situated on the Massachusetts border, Rindge combines small town flavor with big town shopping conveniences like Walmart and Tractor Supply, your choice of grocery stores, mini malls, antique shops, farm stands and restaurants. Scattered throughout the town are 18 ponds and lakes for boating, swimming, fishing, skating, skiing, ice fishing and snowmobiling. Rindge's Town Meeting House and Gazebo in the center of town, and majestic Cathedral of The Pines just north of town, are beautiful locations for hosting weddings and community affairs.  Browse Rindge NH real estate

  • Sharon  - Heavily forested highlands on the western slope of the Wapack Ridge, Sharon is one of those unique small towns of approximately 360 people who get to know each other at annual events - Town Meeting, Town Picnic, Tree Lighting and of course on voting day. Taxes are lower than many places and people really have the opportunity to participate in the local government in meaningful ways. Browse Sharon NH real estate

  • Temple - Secluded yet easily accessible to Milford, Nashua, Peterborough and Boston, Temple residents protect and preserve its rich heritage with a deep sense of community and volunteerism. Temple's Town Band, the oldest organized town band in the United States, performed for George Washington in 1800. Although Temple's Glass Factory operated for only a short time in the 1780s, rare Temple glass is still sought after today.  Enjoy the ride on Temple's back roads and the scenery of horse farms, colonial homes, and fields divided with old stonewalls and maple trees. Browse Temple NH real estate

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