Here is a great article on Lake Winnipesaukee in the NY Times. Having grown up enjoying the Lake, I had to move away for a couple years to realize how good it really is being able to live on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. As my wife said, not everyone has a 44,000 acre lake in their back yard. The word is out and given the prices of waterfront as compared to those more popular places such as Vail, Lake Tahoe, etc, Lake Winnipesaukee is an easy decision. New Hampshire itself has no income tax and waterfront property on any lake in NH has historically yielded a great return. So, instead of watching your stock portfolio shrink, you can teach your kids how to waterski in front of your prime piece of investment property.