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The New Hampshire State of Mine

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis

Michael Travis, Estate Agent • PO Box 450 • Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 • USA Office+1-800-450-7784: Cell:+1-603-303-2599 • www.WaterfrontAgent.com


Scenes of Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

The New Hampshire State of Mine

Parents who invest in their Kid’s Education in America Can Learn Much from the Values of New Hampshire. Recently a Chinese mother plunked $6.5 million for a nice condo in New York City. She said she was buying it for her child who is going to go to NYU or Columbia. Her daughter is only 2 years old. Nearly 60 percent of wealthiest Chinese people net worth of at least RMB 10 million --or $1.6 million USD in investable assets) are either considering immigration here through investment or have already completed the Wolfeboro, Near the Finest Schools in America (Brewster Academy on Lake Winnipesaukee)

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process, according to the China Wealth Management Report, co-released by China Merchants Bank and Bain & Company. (forWinneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee

eigners who start a business here or otherwise heavily invest in the American economy, the US provides a path to gaining

residency) Fifty-eight percent of them list their children's education as the primary motivation. US college Prep schools are also viewed as an incentive. Wolfeboro, New Hampshire is less than 4.5 hours away from 8 out of the 10 highest ranked college prep schools. One of those prep

schools is Brewster Academy -- in the heart of Winneconnett, Wolfeboro, Americas Oldest Summer Resort” It 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, NH, is also home to some of the grandest waterfront $4,498,000 USD estates on Lake Winnipesaukee, a 44,000 acre • 3.6 Acres with treefresh water lake in the heart of New Hampshire. lined private drive.

• 179 feet of frontage on

And for considerably less than the Condo pur- Lake Winnipesaukee chased by the Chinese mother in New York. You • Rare 2-Bay Boat House

can acquire the historic Sinclair Estate, an 18 and stone Breakwater • 7,542 Square Feet

room 5+ bedroom estate with a 2 bay boat Historic 1910 Colonial house, a 4.5 car garage with office, separate ex- Home with 18 rooms,

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ercise building complete with a Golf practice Wolfeboro is less than a day drive from every Ivy League school:

Dartmouth. . . . . . . . 1:56 Harvard. . . . . . . . . . 1:59 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . 2:44 Yale. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:47 Columbia . . . . . . . . 5:10 Princeton . . . . . . . . 6:01 Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:37 Cornell . . . . . . . . . . 6:42

Wolfeboro is less than 4.5 hours from 8 out of the top 10 ranked college prep schools in the US: Phillips Exeter (NH) Phillips Academy (MA) Groton (MA) Middlesex School (MA) Deerfield Academy (MA) Choate (CT) Taft (CT) Hotchkiss (CT)

1:14 1:36 2:00 2:12 2:41 3:36 3:51 4:22

5 bedrooms, 6 baths

• 100 foot stone wall with

net. lush gardens, waterfalls, beach, And, you Waterfalls, Patio with hot

are less than a day drive from every Ivy League School in America.

tub/jet pool

• 4.5 car Garage with Shop, Office and Studio

New Hampshire ranks #1 in the nation for • Separate building with exercise room and

"Overall child well-being" by Annie E. Casey Golf Practice Net. Foundation, and is rated Most Livable State by • Minutes to town and US News & World Report.

To learn more contact Michael Travis at

Brewster Academy

• Turn key, Furnished

+1 800-450-7784 or directly +1 603-303-2599. or by visiting his www.LakeEstateAgent.com

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Scenes of Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

The New Hampshire State of Mine

The Price to Pay for the Highest Quality of Life is Far Less in New Hampshire

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro, NH, $4,498,000 USD

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Having lived in New York City, Connecticut and Boston I had a different opinion of New Hampshire before ever stepping foot in the State. People I knew called it New Hampster or Cow Hampshire. After all the population was a fraction of what is in those states and seemed to be in the boonies and just so far north. It didn’t take long before realizing it was nothing less than beautiful with over 1300 lakes, Lake Winnipesaukee, a pristine 44,000 acre lake in the Lakes Region made famous by the film “On Golden Pond” staring Katheryn Hepburn with Jane and Henry Fonda written by local talent Ernest Thompson. The “Big

• 3rd highest number of sec-

Lake” is surrounded by the majestic White Mountains.

ond homes in the country

You see, I was paying $2000 a month for an apartment

• New Hampshire is the 7th

in Boston with no High speed internet access,

wealthiest state in the coun-

Then I discovered the real wealth of New Hampshire

try with only 1,320,700 peo-

in Wolfeboro. Rich in History as Americas’s Oldest Re-

ple with a median income of

sort” and Rich in Natural Beauty and some of the most

$63,280

beautiful waterfront estates for about 25-50% of what

• New Hampshire ranks #1 again in the nation for "Overall child well-

would be fetched in the Hamptons in NY or the Mas-

being" by Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book

sachusetts and Connecticut seacoast--and without the

• New Hampshire is ranked by a wide margin the Number one state

traffic.

in a Living Index (at 3.2) which includes being ranked #1 as the Safest

• New Hampshire rated most livable state by US News

and Most Livable state, number 2 in Family well being and Health

and World Report.

To learn more contact Michael Travis at +1 800-450-7784 or

• CNBC ranked New Hampshire as America’s Top State

directly +1 603-303-2599. or by visiting

for “Quality of Life.”--

www.LakeEstateAgent.com

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Scenes of Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

The New Hampshire State of Mine

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis

A 7500sf Lake Winnipesaukee Waterfront Estate with a boat house in Wolfeboro for the price of a Bathroom in Manhattan. $88 million for a penthouse? Yes, a Russian Billionaire's 22 year old daughter purchased Citigroup Chairman & CEO Sandy #Weill's lavish Central Park West penthouse. It is a modest 6,744 square foot Condo overlooking Central Park. That is an astounding $13,048 per square foot. When you walk out the front gate, you have the same experiences enjoyed by all New Yorkers, rich or poor, including traffic, dirt, noise, homeless people, tourists, and celebrities--24/7. As they say, the Citi never Sleeps. I lived in Manhattan for 15 years before moving to New Hampshire. 20+ years ago parking my car cost $350/month which got scratched and dented. I was in advertising primarily working with Living Legend Jerry Della #Femina. -- a well known respected award winning creative advertising agency filled with wonderful creative loons. There is nothing like the adrenaline of the New York City. Ultimately I had to get out of the city to relax. So I came to New Hampshire--bought a lake house for the price of a closet. My tensions went down, my quality of life went up--the real loons are actually on my lake. By comparison, for the price of just the master bathroom at 15 Central Park West, you could own an entire waterfront estate with three buildings and a rare 2bay boat house on the 44,000 acre Lake Winnipesaukee in the Lakes Region of NH. Im talking about the historic #Winneconnett at 70 Sinclair Lane in #Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Built in 1910 by the Sinclair family of the famed #Sinclair & Valentine Specialty Ink company based in New York City during a time when the Industrial Age was making life very busy. Even then, like now, this estate was the quintessential place to get

away from it all while having all the amenities of keeping up with your business no matter where in the world it is. You can land your private jet to Laconia just over 30 minutes away. You will find some of the most valuable and beautiful waterfront homes in New Hampshire on the 180 miles of pristine shoreline. Compared to properties in surrounding states of Maine, Massachusettes, and Vermont, the value is clear. At a price tag of $4.5 million, may seem like a lot. But is it really. With over 3.6 private acres and over 175 feet of exceptional frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee, a rare over-the-water 2-bay boat house. Add a fully furnished 18-room 7,500+ square foot, 6 bedroom, 5 bath estate with 4.5 car garage and Office with artist studio, and separate exercise building complete with an indoor golf practice net. Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee is an estate with the perfect blend of executive home, family home, lake home, surrounded by the best Mother Nature can provide.

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Scenes of Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

Investing in NH is a Safe and Healthy Bet Having lived in New York City and Boston I have seen the dark side of living close to millions of people. I have traveled all over America, and found that New Hampshire has all the best of everything I love in life natural beauty, mountains, lakes, trees, the ocean as well as charming and historic towns. Wolfeboro is one of those towns. Rich in History as Americas’s Oldest Resort”. Rich in Natural Beauty on the shores of 44,000 acres Lake Winnipesaukee surrounded by mountain vistas, lush forests. and some of the most beautiful waterfront estates in the world for far less than what would spend in the surrounding states New Hampshire is ranked America’s Top State for Quality of Life” by CNBC. and top in Overall Child well being and the safest and most livable state by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. After all, New Hampshire is 86% trees with a population of just over 1.2 million people. Is it all that fresh air with 1300 lakes and beautiful country roads that calm people down. New Hampshire’s high level of peace may be a reflection of its superior economic conditions. Only 8.1% of state residents are living in poverty — the lowest rate in the country. Even in the horrible financial times the United States experienced beginning in 2008, New Hampshire had half the unemployment rate of the country and lowest foreclosure rate. Now things are really looking bright financially here. New Hampshire also has one of the lowest rates of income inequality and the lowest rate of homicide in the country, the

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro, NH, $4,498,000 USD

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The New Hampshire State of Mine

third-lowest rate of other violent crimes and the fifth-lowest incarceration rate. New Hampshire also has a 91.5% high school graduation rate — the fourth-highest — and the lowest rate of births among teenagers. All these factors have I believe make NH such a safe bet. • New Hampshire rated most livable state, US News and World Report. • 3rd highest number of second homes in the country • New Hampshire is the 7th wealthiest state in the country with only 1,320,700 people with a median income of $63,280 • New Hampshire ranks #1 again in the nation for "Overall child wellbeing" by Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT® Data Book • New Hampshire is ranked by a wide margin the Number one state in a Living Index (at 3.2) which includes being ranked #1 as the Safest and Most Livable state, number 2 in Family well being and Health To learn more contact Michael Travis at +1 800-450-7784 or directly +1 603-303-2599. or by visiting www.LakeEstateAgent.com

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Downtown Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis

For over 250 years, Wolfeboro has been the destination of choice for dignitaries, celebrity, heads of State, heads of business, heads of households and families that can appreciate the fresh New Hamp- Antique Boats and Great Estates shire air, surrounded by the most beautiful lake and mountains. No wonder French President Sarkozy chose Wolfeboro for his historic visit to the US. Wolfeboro is a place of picturesque shops and historic buildings, free concerts at the Concerts in the Park town bandstand at waters edge. It is a place where you can charter antique boat rides or have a dinner cruise on the MS Mount Washington. A place where you can see original plays in the theatre to concerts at the performing arts center. It is a place with one of the longest Forth of July Parades with antique cars, World War ll vehicles and even Presidential Candidates participate. You have your choice of classic diner fare to exquisite restaurants, quaint B&Bs, the historic Wolfeboro Inn, rustic cabin rentals to multi million dollar homes for rent. From the town docks and ramps, you have access to all of Lake Winnipesaukee at your disposal. There are also four public beaches and so much more. With a base population of just over 6000 that jumps to 35,000 in the heart of summer, you have small town charm yet big town services including Huggins Hospital as well as everything you need and some things you won’t find anywhere. It has its own ski hill and ice rink. It is home to Brewster

Academy which attracts students from around the world. Wolfeboro is under two hours from Boston, an hour to the seacoast and the White Mountains, making it the perfect destination year round. In spring and fall, the weather is ideal for golf, hiking, biking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking and birding. The winter in Wolfeboro provides access to hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails and more than 18 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails. Wolfeboro History Wolfeboro, settled in 1768, was granted by Governor John Wentworth and named for General Wolfe, a hero of the Battle of Quebec. Colonial Governor John Wentworth, his nephew, established Kingswood, an estate on Lake Wentworth, making it the “Oldest Summer Resort in America”. With the end of the Civil War and the building of the Wolfeboro Railroad in 1872, tourism began to come to this charming town. The historic Depot building still remains. The track now serves as an 11 mile walking and bike path past Crescent Lake and Lake Wentworth, ending in the town of Wakefield.

Depot Square c 1880s

Wolfeboro, NH

• Wolfeboro contains 47.9 square miles of land area and 10.6 sq. miles of inland water area. • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Winnipesaukee Belle MS Mount Washington Huggins Hospital Wentworth State Park Clark House (1778) Libby Museum Monitor Engine Company Firehouse New Hampshire Boat Museum Wright Museum-WWII History Brewster Academy Abenaki Ski Area Pop Whalen Ice Arena Klickety-Klack Railroad

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The New Hampshire State of Mine

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Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire

Panorama of Lake Winnipesaukee from summit of Mount Major.

backdrop for the movie “On Golden Pond” screenplay written by New Hampshire native Ernest Thompson staring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. Other movies included “What about Bob”with Bill Murray, ’Click” with Adam Sandler and referenced to it in Three Stooges 1940 short "No Census, No Feeling",

Rattlesnake Island in the Broads of Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in New Hampshire at over 44,000 acres and 200 feet deep surrounded by mountain vistas and the best that Mother Nature can provide. It encompasses the towns of Alton, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Tuftonboro and Wolfeboro. Each town has its own amenities and personality, all connected by the natural Luxury Estate on the Big Lake splendor of “The Big Lake”. You will find some of the most valuable waterfront homes in the State on the 180 miles of shoreline, though by comparison to properties in surrounding states, the value is clear. The lake is a boating, fishing, scuba diving and water enthusiasts paradise. From late May to October, the MS Mount Washington, dating back to 1872 and today carries over 60,000 passengers a season with daily excursions and dinner cruises. In the winter you will find some of the most unique “Bob Houses” dotting the icescape. Snowmobile trails criss cross the lake all the way to the Canadian border. You are in the heart of the best skiing in all of New England. Alton Bay has the the country's only FAA designated iceport on the frozen ice on Alton Bay. Winnipesaukee and the surrounding lakes make up what is known as the Lakes Region. The area was the inspiration and

MS Mount Washington c 1872 and today.

Lake Winnipesaukee History. It is an unusual glacial Lake that reversed flow from going toward the ocean to the direction of the Merrimack River. Early explorers came to Laconia in the 1600’s hoping the rivers would lead to Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes. Native Americans name Alton Bay Iceport Winnipesaukee means either "Smile of the Great Spirit" or "Beautiful Water in a High Place." At the outlet of the Winnipesaukee River, the Winnipesaukee Indians, a subtribe of the Pennacook, lived and fished at a village called Acquadocton. Today, the site is called The Weirs, Lake Winnipesaukee Firsts. • Center Harbor witnessed the first intercollegiate sporting event in the US when Harvard defeated Yale in the first Harvard-Yale Regatta on August 3, 1852. • The M/V Sophie C, is the oldest, and one of only two currently operating floating United States Postal Service floating post offices since 1892. • Alton Bay has the country's Wolfeboro Bay boating only FAA designated iceport on the frozen ice on Alton Bay. Lake Winnipesaukee • “Ice Out” contest is an annual • Lake Winnipesaukee is the event where people guess the largest lake in NH, 44,000 ac. date that the Mount Washing• Third largest in New England. ton can reach all of its ports, • 21 miles long and ranges from 1 to 9 miles wide. There are records since 1851 • 72 square miles. • French President Sarkozy • Maximum depth of 212 feet. spent his first US vacation in • 182 miles of shoreland. Wolfeboro. • 63 miles to drive around lake. • Wolfeboro is Americas Oldest • There are at least 253 islands. Summer Resort.

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Scenes of Winneconnett on Lake Winnipesaukee, 70 Sinclair Lane, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894 USA

The New Hampshire State of Mine

Real Life and Real Estate in the Granite State with Michael Travis

Michael Travis, Estate Agent • PO Box 450 • Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 • USA Office+1-800-450-7784: Cell:+1-603-303-2599 • www.WaterfrontAgent.com

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