Lakefront Properties on Cobbetts Pond in Windham, NH
Living in a lakefront property is every persons dream. Cobbetts Pond (344 acres), Canobie Lake (373 acres), Moeckel Pond (37 acres), Rock Pond (34 acres), Shadow Lake (35 acres) and Mitchell Pond (14 acres) in Windham NH offer the largest number of waterfront homes for sale in Southern NH.
Waterfront Land on Cobbetts Pond
Because waterfront lots are rare, some Cobbetts Pond waterfront properties are purchased to build a new home right on the lake. The advantage of buying an old waterfront home is that the footprint is grandfathered, therefore the new construction waterfront home doesn't have to meet current setback requirements, it can be much closer to the lake shore. Newly constructed homes on the lake do need to have an approved septic design, and year-round occupancy permit from the Town of Windham.
Most waterfront homes take advantage of the sloping land towards the lake and have a finished walk-out basement, that significantly adds to the resale value of a waterfront property when offered for sale. Lots of times owners will post a waterfront home for sale sign on the lake shore or the dock, and receive offers from visitors boating on the lake. Windham New Hampshire is fortunate to have 5 lakes and ponds close to the town center, shopping and schools, allowing these Cobbetts Pond waterfront property owners to live where others vacation.
Sales Prices of Cobbetts Pond Homes
Waterfront home prices follow the size of the lake and the frontage on the water. Cobbetts Pond sales prices are higher than for homes on Canobie Lake because swimming is not allowed in Canobie Lake. Rock Pond, Shadow Lake and Moeckel Pond have much smaller surface area, therefore waterfront lots tend to be bigger but prices are lower than on the bigger lakes close to I-93. Salem NH, Derry also have quite a few lakes and ponds, and prices may be more attractive on occasion. Southern New Hampshire is definitely a waterfront property haven for buyers looking for an affordable lakefront home close to Boston.
MLS Listings of Waterfront Homes for Sale in Windham NH