Carroll County, New Hampshire
New Hampshire's Carroll County is a three-season playground, with summer attractions, spectacular fall foliage and winter skiing.
Icy-cold lakes nestle at the foot of snow-capped mountains. There's even a castle, in Moultonborough, and the outlet malls are legendary. You can see it by boat, train, automobile, bicycle, or suspended from a cable.
Wolfeboro is the oldest summer resort in America. Jackson rolls out a snowy welcome mat each December with its holiday festival, "Traditionally Yours." Conway's sprawling offspring, North Conway, is packed with everything from arcades to outlet stores. Ski areas include Cranmore, Attitash, King Pine and Black Mountain. Conway is the home to many summer and fall festivals, and the Conway Scenic Railroad takes visitors on the ride of their lives, or at least of their summer. And then there are the mountains themselves, brooding over the villages.
Carroll County is also home to a permanent population who sell the insurance, teach the next generation, and make the trains run on time. Small towns offer residents a little slice of mountain heaven. There's plenty to do year-round, with civic and school events in each of the towns. And even the most mundane errands bring breathtaking views. Conway residents going to Lincoln, over in Grafton County, do it by way of the Kancamagus Highway, 42 miles of mountain views and hairpin turns.
In the 2000 census, the median income for a household in Carroll County was $39,900, and the median income for a family was $46,922. Males had a median income of $31,811, females $23,922. The per capita income for the county was $21,931, and about 5.50 percent of families and 7.90 percent of the population were below the poverty line.
The area offers every variety of New Hampshire real estate, from ski condos to retirement homes to space for a growing family. There's room to build a business or the chance to buy an existing one. A Prudential Verani Realtor® is available to help you find your mountain home.
Carroll County, NH Towns