Master-Planned and Gated Communities in New Hampshire

With retirement comes the advantage of being able to choose your ideal location—a spot that suits your budget and fulfills your interests. Perhaps that place is New Hampshire. The state is known to make the top retirement lists as one of the best places to relocate to. You may already know you like New Hampshire, but let’s explore the reasons why you’ll love it.

The Dartmouth Lake Sunapee Region

One of seven regions of the state, this area is a nature lover’s paradise and a destination that offers something to do in every season.

  • Summer – With places like Lake Sunapee, Little Lake Sunapee, and Pleasant Lake nearby, there are endless opportunities to take part in water sports and activities in the summer, such as swimming, boating, and fishing.
  • Winter – If you’re a skier then you’ll be excited to know that the famous Mount Sunapee is basically in your backyard. Grab your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes—whether it’s downhill or cross-country style is up to you. Snowmobiling is a popular way to spend a snow day, too.
  • Spring – A favorite springtime activity is maple sugaring. Or bust out your hiking boots and hit the trails; there are hundreds of miles of them, from easy family hikes to expert-level treks.
  • Fall – This is the time of year when the world is set ablaze with vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to view the fiery foliage. Take in the seasonal colors while apple picking or strolling through a farmer’s market.

Choosing a community in this region will give you access to all of these adventures and so much more. Whether you’re relocating here to continue raising your family or to live out your golden years, this area’s inter-generational community is a great place to do all your best living. The amenities inside a community–which may include a golf course and fitness center, and home designs to suit your lifestyle–are just as good as the ones outside.

Living in NH

New Hampshire is a tax-friendly state. You won’t have to worry about Social Security benefits or other retirement incomes being taxed, and there’s no state sales tax. It also has a lower cost of living. With that in mind, note that property taxes are some of the highest in the country. But when you factor all that together, everything balances out, and the state’s overall tax-friendliness allows you to live comfortably. Your health and well-being are in good hands, too, with access to excellent medical care. And, we’ve already talked about the distinct four seasons, which definitely makes things a little sweeter.

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Eastman Community Association

Grantham, NH
Homes, Condos: $135,000 - $1,500,000 Lots: $5,000 - $89,000

Eastman Community Association – Four Seasons Paradise

The Eastman Community Association in Grantham, NH is an ideal active-adult and retirement destination. It’s also the perfect place to raise a family. Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational community in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.

Ultimately, Eastman is a nature-lover’s haven. Tucked away in the pristine woodlands of New Hampshire’s Upper Connecticut River Valley, the Eastman Community Association encourages an active and connected lifestyle. Residents move to the rhythm of four distinct seasons. And, outdoor adventure is a central theme.

Just Add Amenities

Eastman is centrally located, but just remote enough. It’s conveniently two hours north of Boston and three hours from Hartford. And, Lake Sunapee, New London, and Lebanon are just minutes away. As a result, residents have ample access to urban amenities. Cultural venues, medical facilities, as well as educational opportunities are all within reach.

New Hampshire’s Grantham Mountain offers a picturesque backdrop to Eastman’s 345-acre lake, and ample hiking trails. So, be sure to pack your boots!

Looking for more? Try 37 miles of cross country trails starting at the Eastman Cross Country Center. In summer, head to one of six beaches, kayak and canoe launches, or to the pool and fitness center year round. Eastman also boasts an 18-hole golf course, har-tru tennis courts and an award-winning restaurant as well.

Condos are available from $125,000 to $270,000. Eastman’s single-family homes range from $130,000 to $1.5 million. (Prices are subject to change.)

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Going Forward

You’re already here, so why not take the next steps and explore the Eastman community further? There’s a whole new chapter of your life waiting to be written, and New Hampshire is the perfect place to do it. Plus, the state’s other regions are waiting to be explored. The Great North Mountains, White Mountains, Lakes Region, Monadnock Region, Merrimack Valley, and Seacoast all have secrets to share. And you can find out what they are when New Hampshire is your home.

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