Welcome to the Town of Northwood official website!

Northwood, a bucolic town in southeastern New Hampshire, was founded in 1773 when its first settlers successfully petitioned the Governor's Council requesting separation from Nottingham. Since this section of Nottingham had been known as the great north woods, the newly formed town was called Northwood.

Though thousands of motorists each day see our town only as they hurry along our eight-mile "main street," alias First New Hampshire Turnpike or US Route 4, some call it home.  4,279 (2013 census data) persons are full-time residents and about twice as many have second homes here. Alhough Northwood is sometimes considered a bedroom community, there are more than one hundred small businesses in town, employing from one to over fifty workers each.

Northwood is proud of its nine lakes and ponds, its mountain views, miles of country roads, and its many lovely old homes and public buildings.

Latest News & Announcements(view all)

Highway Department

Laborer position open

Highway Department

Posted Fri, Aug 14 at 04:42pm

The Town of Northwood, NH is accepting applications for the Driver/Laborer position. This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. Salary range is DOQ. First review of applications will be 9/14/15read more

Release of 2015 Northwood Business Directory: Visitors Edition

Release of 2015 Northwood Business Directory: Visitors Edition

Economic Development Committee

Posted Fri, Jul 31 at 08:53am

The Northwood Economic Development Committee is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Northwood Business Directory. read more

Recreation Commission

Recreation Commission vacancy

Recreation Commission

Posted Fri, May 08 at 01:41pm

The Recreation Commission is looking for individuals who would like to by more involved with the Recreation Department and who would like to see the Recreation Department grow. There are 2 vacancies on the commission. The commission meets at 7:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Recreation Department at recreation@northwoodnh.org.read more

Cable Advisory Committee

LRPA-TV Northwood shows

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted About 7 hours ago

updated 9/2/2015 3:37 pmread more

Planning Board

Doing Business in Northwood

Planning Board

Posted Aug 30, 2013

The Northwood Planning staff, in cooperation with the Code Enforcement and Fire Department staff has prepared a new document entitled "Doing Business in Northwood."  This document will guide you through local approval process.  Click the icon at left on the home page for the document. ...read more

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