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.  4,255 (2011 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.

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Economic Development Committee

Interested in Locating in Northwood?

Economic Development Committee

Posted Fri, Mar 07 at 11:09am

See the latest Northwood Community Profile from the NH Department of Employment Security. Look for "Northwood NH Community Profile 2014" under the "Documents and Files" sectionread more

Cable Advisory Committee

LRPA-TV Northwood shows

Cable Advisory Committee

Posted Yesterday at 07:41pm

updated 8/21/2014 7:42 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