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Lake Winnipesaukee Towns

Meredith New Hampshire Lake Winnipesaukee Shoreline at DuskThere is a reason Lake Winnipesaukee has been so loved for so long. From Alton's summer cottages and busy marina to Meredith's many shops and hotels to Moultonborough's miles of peaceful shoreline and Wolfeboro's many restaurants and exquisite water views, Lake Winnipesaukee offers something for everyone, and its popularity has only increased over the years. I'd say the secret is out, but Lake Winnipesaukee's charm, luxury waterfront real estate, and blend of big city amenities with a small town feel, have long attracted year round residents, seasonal residents, tourists, and renters alike. Check out the links below to browse Lake Winnipesaukee real estate or read on to learn about the towns on Lake Winnipesaukee and which might be right for you.

Contact Nicole Watkins if you're interested in buying or selling your Lake Winnipesaukee home and would like to know more about what to expect.

Towns on Lake Winnipesaukee

The towns surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee are as diverse as the Lakes Region, with towns like Moultonborough attracting many retirees, Meredith a haven for families, Laconia home to more professionals and service providers, and all Lake Winnipesaukee towns drawing a mix of first and second homeowners. Below is a list of Lake Winnipesaukee towns, from north to south, starting at the northwest corner of the lake.

  • Meredith, sitting on the northwest shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, is a bucolic town that attracts many year round and seasonal residents, as well as tourists and renters. 
  • Center Harbor is a small town on the northern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, known for being home to Squam Lake, which it borders to the north, as well as containing Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront.
  • Moultonborough is one of the most loved towns on Lake Winnipesaukee, making Moultonborough real estate highly sought after. Moultonborough is on Lake Winnipesaukee's north shore and is a popular community for retirees. Lake Winnipesaukee property values in Moultonborough are very high.
  • Tuftonboro is on Lake Winnipesaukee's eastern shores. Tuftonboro covers a large area and boasts more shoreline than other Lake Winnipesaukee towns. Tuftonboro is home to 19-mile bay and several smaller water bodies beyond Lake Winnipesaukee, including Mirror Lake, Garland Pond, Copps Pond, Lower Beech Pond, and Dan Hole Pond. Melvin Village and Mirror Lake are highly sought after communities in Tuftonboro.
  • Wolfeboro is on Lake Winnipesaukee's southeast shore and is the original Lake Winnipesaukee destination town. Wolfeboro is known as the "Oldest Summer Resort in America" and has all the charm you'd expect from a town with that moniker. You'll never run out of things to do in Wolfeboro, making it an excellent choice for those looking for Lake Winnipesaukee real estate without sacrificing the convenience and activity of a major tourist destination and regional center.
  • Alton is at the south end of Lake Winnipesaukee and is the largest town by area in New Hampshire's Lakes Region.
  • Gilford is a scenic town on the southwest side of Lake Winnipesaukee that is home to multiple mountains, protected land, trails, and parks. People come to Gilford for its beauty, recreation, and culture, including its music scene.
  • Laconia sits on the western shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and is the busiest town on Lake Winnipesaukee. Laconia surrounds Paugus Bay, borders Meredith Bay, and is home to the famous Weirs Beach, the largest public beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Laconia borders the eastern shore of Lake Winnisquam, a beautiful lake that's smaller and more secluded than Lake Winnipesaukee, making it an ideal choice for lakefront real estate in the Lakes Region.

Contact Nicole Watkins to learn more about the towns on Lake Winnipesaukee and determine which Lake Winnipesaukee town, or other Lakes Region locale, is best for you.

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