The dynamic agenda for the inaugural class of the local Leadership Academy started off with a bang, as Jim Roche, President of the Business & Industry Association (BIA) addressed the group at the newly completed Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Mr. Roche covered the general mission of the BIA as New Hampshire’s statewide Chamber and business advocacy organization. He then described the Strategic Economic Development Plan for the state, which includes nine strategic goals that are the focus of BIA’s 2014 activities.
Sippican Partners and Squam River Landing received Americas Property Awards for Best Mixed Use Development, USA and Highly Commended Leisure Development, USA from the International Property Awards sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha. Sippican Partners competed against a number of developers in the United States to receive this recognition.
The “Discovery Home” at Squam River Landing is a thoughtfully planned, carefully crafted, high performance home, inspired by the heritage of the cottages and camps of the Squam Lakes. Designed and built by Sippican Partners Construction, our ‘Discovery Home’ is a learning center for understanding how to finance, budget, design, build and operate a new home in today’s market. Come see why our home was chosen to participate in the 2013 NH Lakes Region Parade of Homes!
Squam River Landing is excited to announce our participation in this year's Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association Parade of Homes. The Discovery Home architecture was designed by Sippican Partners Construction and is influenced by the Squam Lake cottage camps of yesteryear and built with today’s high performance construction. A typical home that is featured in the Parade of Homes is staged and furnished but our thinking on the Discovery Home is different- our home will be staged in a way that educates today's potential home buyers.
Squam River Landing is located on the southwestern end of Little Squam in Ashland on a 65 acre parcel overlooking the lake. You quickly realize that this community will be something special as you cross over the classic wooden covered bridge that spans the Squam River. You can’t miss the beautiful Riveredge Marina that is the community anchor and big part of the allure of living here. The project is being developed by Sippican Partners Development, LLC. Their primary goal is to encourage sustainable and responsible development alongside economic development. I think they have succeeded! This community of beautifully crafted homes has been thoughtfully planned to weave within the Squam Lake Watershed and community.
New Hampshire is well known for its access to all things outdoors. In fact CNBC voted New Hampshire as "the best state to live in" for 2012 based on a quality of life ranking system. We could go on and on about how great we think this part of the world is but let's just jump right into what we think are the best walking trails around Squam Lake. A short drive from Squam River Landing is the Chamberlain-Reynolds Memorial Forest. The forest, locally known as "NEFFA", has been managed by the Squam Lakes Association since 1953 when it was donated by the New England Forestry Foundation.
I was speaking with a customer recently who is going to build a home here at Squam River Landing. Our discussion prompted him to ask a simple question yet my answer gave both of us a greater appreciation for life here at Squam. He asked, “What makes living at Squam Lake special compared to other beautiful lake communities”? I need to first point out that the answer is really more about the “why” and not the “what." Yes, there are many areas in and around New Hampshire to have a home whether you enjoy living near the water or the mountains. Squam Lake like other areas in the lakes region of New Hampshire has many homes with owners from away. This means the homes are considered vacation or second homes for the residents.