Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region Blog

Welcome to our community blog page! We are dedicated to providing you with the latest updates on local market statistics, community happenings, and insider knowledge that will help you feel at home in the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region.

Whether you're a long-time resident or a newcomer looking to make a home here, we have something for everyone. We believe that by sharing our expertise and insights, we can help you discover all the wonderful things this region has to offer. So come along with us on this journey, and let's explore together!

May 26, 2023

WellnessRE May 2023

WellnessRe May 2023


As we welcome the month of May, it's the perfect time to embrace a fresh start and make positive changes, especially when it comes to our homes. This month's issue features various articles from organic modern interiors to creating a safe and non-toxic nursery for your baby.

As a wellness-focused real estate professional, I believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy home. I help my clients by connecting them with healthy home experts to create homes that promote well-being and joy. Well-maintained, less toxic homes are something that everyone desires, and as a result, they can increase the value of our properties. With simple changes, we can transform our homes into investments of wellness and happiness for ourselves and our loved ones.

Be sure to check out this month's issue of WellnessRE™ for more inspiration!



April 13, 2023

WellnessRE April 2023

WellnessRE April 2023


Spring is the perfect time to start fresh and make positive changes, especially when it comes to our homes. As a realtor, I believe that creating a healthier home is not only good for your well-being but also increases the value of your property. This Earth Day, let's focus on incorporating natural elements, reducing the use of harmful chemicals, and improving indoor air quality. With small changes, we can create a healthier and more sustainable living environment for ourselves and our families. So, let's embrace this season of renewal and make our homes a place of wellness and happiness.


March 10, 2023

Discover Eastman Community in New Hampshire

Eastman Community



Eastman is a sustainable and recreational community spanning three towns in New Hampshire - Grantham, Enfield, and Springfield. This well-planned community boasts 3,600 acres of pristine natural surroundings, including rolling hills and a sparkling, clear water lake. Eastman is a great place to raise a family, retire, or vacation.


Located just minutes away from Dartmouth College in Hanover and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, Eastman is well-situated for those seeking a balanced lifestyle. The community offers an abundance of activities including hiking, swimming, skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing. For those who prefer to relax, Eastman provides ample space to simply unwind and enjoy the serenity of the natural environment.


Eastman's 320-acre lake is the centerpiece of the community, providing a range of year-round activities for residents. With six private beaches and a public boat ramp, the lake is perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. A 5-mile walking trail around the lake offers a picturesque and invigorating hike that takes just a couple of hours to complete.


Anderson Pond is a smaller body of water on Eastman's property that's surrounded by private homes and features a walking trail.


In the summer months, the South Cove Activity Center offers watercraft rentals, including canoes, kayaks, water bikes, and paddle boards. There's also a small kiosk, Peppermint Patty, that serves ice cream and snacks. The center provides residents with a well-equipped gym and indoor pool, as well as meeting rooms, foosball, ping-pong, and air hockey.


The Center at Eastman houses a pro shop in the summer to support the 18-hole championship golf course and a cross-country shop in the winter to support the 36 kilometers of groomed trails. The upper floor of the center is home to Forbes Tavern, a casual dining spot that's open year-round. The center is also a popular gathering spot for music, lectures, and community events.


Created in 1971, in 2021 Eastman celebrated its 50th anniversary. Originally envisioned as a recreational and retirement community it has evolved into a diverse population with year-round residents, young families, retirees as well as second homeowners. With approximately 1,000 homes and 336 condos comprising the community there is room for everyone.


In 2016 Eastman was named by the MetLife Foundation/Generations United the Best Intergenerational Community in the US.


If you're considering investing in real estate, Eastman is a fantastic location to explore. The area's secondary home and condominium market is robust, providing a wealth of investment options. Eastman offers a diverse range of properties, from vacation homes to permanent residences, to cater to your individual needs.


View all available Eastman properties here.



According to MLS:

$455,000                                 Median Sold Price for houses

$260,000 - $1,080,000           Sold Price range for houses


$350,200                                 Median Sold Price for condos

$255,000 - $430,000               Sold Price range for condos


Eastman Lake Sunset



The lake is owned by the State of NH, open to the public for boating and fishing.

  • Surface area - 320 acres
  • Length – 1.8 mile
  • Maximum width – 0.5 mile
  • Average Depth – 10 feet
  • Maximum Depth – 30 feet
  • Maximum Boat Speed - 10 mph




Eastman beaches are open to residents and their guests from dawn to dusk, there are no lifeguards on duty.

  • South Cove
  • North Cove
  • East Lake
  • East Cove
  • West Cove A
  • West Cove B



Public boat launch for motorized watercraft at south end of the lake, monitored by Lake Host.


South Cove



  • South Cove Activity Center

25 Road Round Lake, Grantham, NH

  • The Center at Eastman

6 Club House Lane, Grantham, NH





  • 18-hole Golf Course
  • Driving Range
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Ball Games – pick-up basketball, lacrosse, soccer
  • Pickleball
  • Tennis – eight Har-Tru courts
  • Community Garden
  • 36 km of Cross Country skiing trails
  • Skating Rink
  • Sledding Hill



  • $5,000 – one time buy-in fee
  • $4,095 – annual home or condo HOA fee
  • $375 - $540 – monthly condo fee (varies per condo development)


South Cove


For more information check out the community website.


Posted in NH Communities
March 8, 2023

WellnessRE March 2023

March 2023 Magazine Cover



As the cold winter days fade away and the warmth of spring approaches, it's time to start thinking about fresh beginnings and positive changes. While many people use this time to clean out their homes, it's also the perfect opportunity to focus on creating a healthier living space for you and your loved ones.


One of the most important steps in creating a healthier home is to improve indoor air quality. Poor air quality can lead to a host of health problems, including allergies, respiratory issues, and even asthma. To combat this, consider investing in an air purifier or houseplants that can help filter out harmful pollutants and allergens.


Another way to improve your home's health is by reducing the use of harmful chemicals. Many common household cleaners contain harmful chemicals that can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. By switching to natural cleaning products, you can ensure a healthier living environment for your family and help to reduce your carbon footprint.


Finally, incorporating more natural elements into your home can also promote health and wellness. Adding plants, natural fabrics, and organic materials can help to create a calming and rejuvenating space. Additionally, natural light is essential for boosting mood and reducing stress levels, so make sure to open your windows and let in the sunlight.


March 8, 2023

WellnessRE February 2023

February 2023 Magazine Cover



February is often known as the month of love, with Valentine's Day serving as a reminder to express our affection and appreciation for those we hold dear. However, love and appreciation should be shared all year round, and the foundation for a healthy home environment begins with the people (and pets) inside.


This month, there are so many reasons to celebrate and spread love. From Chinese New Year to Galentine's Day and Valentine's Day, we have ample opportunities to show those around us how much they mean to us. And let's not forget about our furry friends! Pets bring so much joy and love into our lives, and they deserve to be celebrated too.


So, let's make a conscious effort to show love and appreciation not just this month but every day. It doesn't have to be grand gestures; sometimes, the smallest acts of kindness can make the most significant impact. A heartfelt note, a kind word, or a thoughtful gesture can go a long way in strengthening our relationships and fostering a healthy home environment.


So, whether it's celebrating love with your significant other, spending quality time with your friends, or cuddling up with your furry companion, let's take time to appreciate the love that surrounds us this month and beyond. Happy February!



March 8, 2023

WellnessRE January 2023

January 2023 Magazine Cover



As we step into this new year, it's natural for us to reflect on our past experiences and set new goals for ourselves. For many, living a healthier lifestyle is high on the list of priorities. The good news is that there are countless ways to improve our well-being, and the world is taking notice.


Wellness has become a hot topic, with more and more people seeking out products and services that support their health and happiness. From community-based wellness initiatives to innovative wellness technology, there are plenty of resources available to help us live our best lives.


But while these larger-scale wellness communities may not be accessible to everyone, we all deserve to live in a healthy home. Whether you're looking to make simple changes to your living space or embark on a more significant home renovation, there are plenty of steps you can take to prioritize your well-being.


Throughout this month, you'll find a wealth of resources and advice to help you achieve your wellness goals. From practical tips on creating a healthier home environment to the latest trends in the wellness industry, we've got you covered.


So, as we kick off this new year, let's commit to prioritizing our health and happiness. Whether we're making small changes or embarking on a larger wellness journey, we have the power to live our best lives. Here's to a prosperous and joyful 2023 filled with wellness and vitality!




Feb. 23, 2023

Discover Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire

Lake Sunapee




Nestled in the rolling hills of western New Hampshire, Lake Sunapee is a true gem that is enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike. This beautiful lake is surrounded by charming towns and offers a range of activities for everyone to enjoy.


Whether you are a fan of water sports or outdoor adventures, Lake Sunapee has something for you. The lake’s crystal-clear water makes it popular for swimming, boating, fishing, and all water sports in the summer. And during the winter, the below-freezing temperatures provide the perfect conditions for ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.


For those who enjoy hiking and outdoor activities, nearby Mount Sunapee State Park is a must-visit. The park offers a variety of trails for all levels, making it easy for everyone to explore the natural beauty of the area. And for thrill-seekers, the park is also a great place for downhill skiing and snowboarding.


The three towns that surround Lake Sunapee – Sunapee, New London, and Newbury – are rich in history and offer a range of cultural experiences, arts, and peaceful escapes. Whether you’re looking for shopping, coffee shops, or restaurants, these towns have something for everyone.


For those interested in waterfront real estate, Lake Sunapee is a great place to invest. The primary and second home market is strong, and there are plenty of investment opportunities. Whether you’re looking for a vacation home or a place to call home, Lake Sunapee has everything you need.

This area is the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. 


View all available Lake Sunapee waterfront properties here.


According to the Lake Sunapee Protective Association Lake Sunapee:

  •  Is the sixth largest lake located in New Hampshire covering about 4,155 acres in area
  •  Is approximately 8.1 miles long (north-south) and from 0.5 to 2.5 miles wide (east-west), covering 6.5 square miles
  • Has a maximum depth of 112 feet
  • Contains 11 islands
  • Contains three lighthouses
  •  Has five boat ramps open to the public
  • Has a 25-mile driving distance around the lake with many miles of lake water view
  • Is indented by several peninsulas and lake fingers, a combination which yields a total shoreline of some 70 miles
  • Is 1,093 feet above sea level

Sunapee Beach


  • Mount Sunapee State Park Beach - Public

86 Beach Access Road, Newbury, NH

  • Newbury Beach

976 New Hampshire Rt. 103, Newbury, NH

  • Blodgett Landing Beach

Blodgett Landing Rd. Newbury, NH

  • Dewey Beach - Private

158 Garnet St. Sunapee, NH

  • Georges Mills Town Beach - Private

16 Cooper St. Sunapee, NH





  • Loon Island, 
  • Elizabeth Island, 
  • Twin Islands (2), 
  • Great Island, 
  • Minute Island, 
  • Little Island, 
  • Star Island, 
  • Emerald (Burkehaven) Island, 
  • Isle of Pines
  • Penny Island


  • Herrick Cove Lighthouse
  • Burkehaven Lighthouse
  • Loon Island Lighthouse

Sunapee Harbor


  • Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee
  • Georges Mills, Sunapee
  • Burkehaven, Sunapee
  • Blodgett Landing, New London
  • Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury


  • Georges Mills
  • Sunapee Harbor
  • Newbury Harbor


  • Anchorage Restaurant

71 Main St. Sunapee, NH


Sunapee Cruise


  • Sunapee Cruises

1 Lake Ave. Sunapee, NH



Map prepared by NH Office of Energy and Planning for Public Water Access Advisory Board, January 2012


Posted in NH Lakes
July 31, 2017

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