Mitt Romney's 'White House North' Could Spur Local Economy

Reuters





WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- If Mitt Romney gets his wish, the ranks of presidential retreats that include Crawford, Texas, and Rancho del Cielo near Santa Barbara, Calif., could soon be joined by Wolfeboro, N.H.

Big change could be coming to the rustic but affluent lakeside resort town on Lake Winnipesaukee (pictured above) if front-runner Romney becomes Republican nominee Romney, and ultimately President Romney after the November 2012 election.

Residents are already bracing for the good, the bad and the ugly that could accompany a "Northern White House."

The Romney's summer house on New Hampshire's largest lake (pictured below) is a three-story, six-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot contemporary home set on an 11-acre lot with a wide water frontage and estimated value of about $10 million.