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.
Latest News & Announcements(view all)
The Board of Selectmen have cancelled their July 22 meeting. Their next meeting will be Tuesday, August 12, 2014read more
The Recreation Commission meeting regularly scheduled for August 13th has been cancelled. The Recreation Commission will resume regular meetings on September 10, 2014, 7:00 PM at the Town Hall.read more
The town will be accepting bids for four (4) surplus vehicles until Monday, August 11, 2014. Click "read more" for details.read more
Volunteers are requested every other Saturday at 7:00 AM at Northwood Lake Beach to help build the rock wall. We will be working all day. Stop by when you can. Dates include 7/5, 7/19, 8/2, and 8/16.read more
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
updated 7/30/2014 2:22 pmread more
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