Hollis, New Hampshire ~ A Quaint New England Town

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Welcome to Hollis New Hampshire

Hollis, New Hampshire is a beautiful small, country town accented by rolling hills and small farms.  While Hollis has experienced growth over the past decade, it still remains an agricultural producing area attracting people from miles away to sample fresh produce.

Hollis was part of the 1673 land grant called the Dunstable Grant.  When it was later divided, then governor Benning Wentworth, named the western part "Holles" after his ancestor, John Holles, Earl of Clare.  It was charted in 1746 and it became known as "Hollis," named after Thomas Hollis, a supporter of Harvard College

 The town border was established in 1786 when part of Nashua was given to Hollis and part of Hollis was given to Brookline.

As of the 2006 census, the population was estimated at 7,748 people.

You can enjoy a myriad of town traditions and festivals characteristic of small New England towns throughout the year.  Summer festivals such as the June strawberry festival are a common in Hollis.  A fireworks festival is held at Nichols Field for the July 4th celebration. You can enjoy the apple festival in the fall!

One of my favorite events is the annual Old Homes Days held in September.   There are booths and pavilions including old-fashioned games, animal demonstrations and music.  You will enjoy the pet parade where pets come in costume.

 

The center of Hollis is a designated Historical District.  You can see many historic homes and buildings.hollis historic district  historic District 2  historic district church

I love the Beaver Brook Association conservation area which has over twenty-five miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.  Beaver Brook offers educational programs for children and adults on topics such as wildlife and land conservation. Beaver Brook

 It is easy to eat local fruits and vegetables in Hollis.  Two of the farms I often visit are the Lull Farm and the Brookdale Farm.  There are also several times of the year that you can pick your own fruits.  Halloween is an fun time of year and kids love to hunt for the perfect pumpkin.

In the summer one can swim, fish, boat and picnic at the beautiful, Silver Lake State Park.  Silver Lake Park is a hidden gem... you don't want to miss it.

Hollis has its own preschool and kindergarten, as well providing for grades one through six in the Hollis Primary School and the Hollis Upper Elementary School.

Students in the 7th and 8th grades attend the Hollis/Brookline Middle School.  Hollis and Brookline students in the 9th through 12th grade attend the award winning Hollis/Brookline High School.

Real estate in Hollis is beautiful.  There is a mix of farms, antique homes, rolling esthorse proprertyates, horse property, residential homes and land.  

 

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, call, text or email and I will be glad to assist you with your real estate needs. 603.566.1715 or RealEstateAgentNH@gmail.com.

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 Disclaimer: Information herein may come from various sources, some of which may not be reliable and may change without any notice. Joan Whitebook does not guarantee or is any way responsible for the accuracy of the information in this blog and information provided is without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Information on this blog represents the opinions and ideas of the author; comments by others may not express the views of the author.  Copyright © 2014.  "Hollis, New Hampshire ~ A Quaint New England Town"  Joan Whitebook. BHG, The Masiello Group, 436 Amherst Street, 603-889-7600 x 9454 ofc.   603-566-1715 cell - RealEstateAgentNH@gmail.com

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Joan Whitebook
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Hollis is a beautiful town and certainly has an lot to offer.  If you are in the area, you should stop by.

September 11, 2008 03:08 PM #19
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Hollis sounds like a quaint town .Anyone thinking of buying or selling in Hollis would be wise to call you as you are the area expert

June 19, 2014 08:19 AM #20
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Bruce Swedal
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Sounds like a great community that you are stay well informed on. Thanks much!

June 19, 2014 08:28 AM #21
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Eric Boucher
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Hi Joan - Hollis is a beautiful town in my favorite state.  I grew up in a small town in NH, lived for many years in Los Angeles and now I live in a small town in CT.  I wouldn't live anywhere but a small town.

June 19, 2014 09:42 AM #22
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Hi Hannah:  I love Hollis.  I have a couple closing on a home in Hollis next week.  It is a great place to call home.

Bruce:  Folks who live in Hollis love it there.  It truly is a beautiful small New England town.

Eric:  I had no lidea you had NH ties.  CT is a nice state -- if you get this way, let me know, it would we great to meet in person.

June 19, 2014 10:47 AM #23
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Jeff Jensen
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That reminds me of New Fane Vermont that has four churches at its center.

June 19, 2014 02:31 PM #24
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Martha Brown
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Love stories of old towns and this one is no exception. Thanks for sharing its history.

June 19, 2014 05:19 PM #25
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Joan, Hollis, NH sounds like a nice quaint area for someone to settle down in ,with a new home purchased from Joan Whitebook.

June 19, 2014 07:14 PM #26
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Joan Hollis is similar to some small towns I have seen in MA and CT.  Old homes day sound like a great community event.

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Joan,

What a wonderful blog highlighting the town of Hollis.  I love the historical background that you've given us. 

June 20, 2014 06:23 PM #28
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Hi Joan, What a great post, love all the photos. Hollis is a place I could easily call home. I love the historical aspects, The architecture is just my cup of tea. 

June 21, 2014 08:59 PM #29
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PS, Yes, I could call it home except for one thing. NH gets cold and I need year around sun and warm weather, lol

June 21, 2014 09:01 PM #30
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Joan Cox
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Joan, great presentation on Hollis, and you make the town sounds simply beautiful!

June 25, 2014 02:23 PM #31
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Joan, what a fabulous blog on Hollis! I love the beautiful pictures of the towns historic buildings. Sounds like a great place to raise a family.

June 25, 2014 06:39 PM #32
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Joan, interesting and very informative Localism Post about Hollis, New Hampshire...love the older architecture.

June 26, 2014 07:11 PM #33
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Joan,

When I see an historic building like this and such a well written story about the town's history, I just get the shivers. There's a feeling of pride deep inside. You tell a beautiful story, rich with history. Not many Realtors can do what you do. If I was moving to your area, I would definitely pick you.

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Joan, very well written post about Hollis, NH.  Definitely something buyers would like to know about.

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Joan,  Hollis, NH looks like a beautiful town rich in history.  I enjoyed reading your post.  There is so much to do there.  Anyone looking to move to Hollis would be wise to call Joan Whitebook as she is clearly an expert on Hollis, NH.

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Joan

This is an absolutely wonderful localism post. You have captured the atmosphere of this charming New England town beautifully, especially with your photos. Love that church!

Jeff

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Joan, "home days" reminded me of our Bicenntennial celebrated in our small town in NY. I think the first one was Sesquicentennial (I dunno if I even spelled it right, as I was a young'un when that one occurred). The old fashioned games, brought back memories of this. I think we even dressed in historical costumes! My dad played semi-pro baseball for the town and if I recall, we even had an "Oldtimers Game". 

Great memories you brought back for me.

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