Hollis, New Hampshire ~ A Quaint New England Town

Real Estate Agent with BHG The Masiello Group


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.



 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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William Johnson
RE/MAX Associates - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE

PS, Yes, I could call it home except for one thing. NH gets cold and I need year around sun and warm weather, lol

Jun 21, 2014 02:01 PM #30
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Joan, great presentation on Hollis, and you make the town sounds simply beautiful!

Jun 25, 2014 07:23 AM #31
Rhonda Thompson

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.

Jun 25, 2014 11:39 AM #32
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
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Joan, interesting and very informative Localism Post about Hollis, New Hampshire...love the older architecture.

Jun 26, 2014 12:11 PM #33
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


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.

Jun 26, 2014 03:03 PM #34
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

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

Jul 15, 2014 11:31 AM #35
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI

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.

Jul 21, 2014 05:05 AM #36
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


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!


Jul 21, 2014 02:09 PM #37
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

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.

Jul 26, 2014 05:17 AM #38
Karen Kruschka
RE/MAX Executives - Woodbridge, VA
- "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"

Joan  Lovely  What a quaint and historic town.  We are so fortunate to have these reviews from all over the country - one of the many benefits of AR

Aug 01, 2014 06:20 AM #39
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Joan...thanks for the information on Hollis, New Hampshire. Your area has so much history. I need to get back for a visit. 

Aug 02, 2014 09:09 AM #40
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market

Thank you for the overview of Hollis, Joan. It really does ring of old town USA.

Aug 03, 2014 09:33 AM #41
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Anyone looking to buy a home in your area should call you to be their agent. You are the expert.

Aug 04, 2014 08:20 PM #42
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Great showcase of a neat New Hampshire town. One I have heard of before now thanks to you. Spotlight on town's is a great blog post rotation strategy.

Aug 05, 2014 12:03 AM #43
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joan, you are spotlighted in my Tuesday Travelogue--thank you for showing us this lovely town! (My ongoing series...thanks for taking us somewhere special).

Vineyard near Gales Creek Oregon-Gayle Rich-Boxman

Aug 05, 2014 02:02 AM #44
Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
NCW Home Inspections, LLC

Joan, Great blog. I love learning more about many of these areas in our country. There is just so much to see. Thank you for sharing.

Aug 05, 2014 02:30 AM #45
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Joan, I love small, quaint historic small towns...partly because I also live in one.

Aug 05, 2014 05:24 AM #46
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Very nice, Joan. I appreciate the quaint charm and history of Hollis. Thanks for the tour.> D

Aug 05, 2014 06:04 AM #47
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives


What a quaint and charming community with a fascinating history and it hasn't changed but remains a home town to many who enjoy this kind of life. There are very few communities like this and this one sounds like one of a kind. Holis is a place where I could feel right at home. The hiking nearby makes it especially enticing! This is the place where a writer could feel right at home too.

Sep 11, 2014 08:55 PM #48
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing some of the interesting Hollis history. You make us want to visit the area.

Mar 30, 2015 09:06 PM #49
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