5 Great Reasons to Live at Sawmill Ridge

  • By Lewis Builders Development
  • 25 Aug, 2017

Atkinson's newest housing development has everything you need for a new start

At Lewis Builders Development, we take pride in the neighborhoods we create. The Sawmill Ridge Condominium community in Atkinson, NH is our newest development and we are proud to say it has taken shape nicely. Let's introduce this property by listing five wonderful reasons to live in this community.

1) Location, location, location!

Atkinson sits just 45 minutes from Boston, 30 minutes from the beaches, and less than an hour from the mountains. The winding Main Street boasts the town's rich history and is revered as one of New Hampshire's scenic byways. Conveniently located between Routes 125 and 111, you can enjoy country living with easy access to shopping and urban areas (view our area map).


Atkinson is home to many great attractions, including the Atkinson Resort & Country Club, open to the public, overnight accommodations, function facility and  award winning 18- and 9-hole golf courses. The town is also within 15 minutes of grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, butcher shops, movie theaters, restaurants, major shopping centers in Salem, Route 93 and Route 495.

2) Built with over half a century of experience

Since 1958 Lewis Builders exercises over half a century worth of experience. The company is owned by the Lewis family and is in its fourth family generation . With over a century's worth of collective experience between its dedicated staff, Lewis Builders has developed hundreds of single family homes and over a thousand condominiums in communities throughout Atkinson, Haverhill, Hampstead, and more. All the homes that Lewis builds are based on the highest possible standards.

3) Comfort and Energy Efficiency

One of the key components of Sawmill Ridge is its energy conservation efforts. The exterior walls are built with Fiberglass R-21 with an R-6 zip sheathing wrap, while the ceilings are insulated with fiberglass 12” R-38. The ceilings of the unfinished basements feature fiberglass 8” R-30, which helps retain heat during the cold winter months. The condos utilize Andersen Silverline energy efficient double hung vinyl windows, and each unit features a Concord A/C condenser.

4) Numerous Amenities and Ownership Perks

Sawmill Ridge offers luxurious amenities, everything from exterior features to modern interior design. Some of the unique features for exclusive ownership use include the centrally located community center, RV Storage, the community garden, and common area. Modern design features include open concept kitchens with Aristokraft Select Radford Maple Cabinets in many finish options and complemented with buyer selection of Quartz or Granite countertops. Bath features include Aristokraft Select Radford Maple Vanities, cultured marble vanity tops, mirrors, and brushed nickel fixtures.

For the full list available in our new homes visit our Sawmill Ridge Features & Amenities page:



5) The 'great outdoors' in your back yard

The Sawmill Ridge property fronts on the beautiful and historic "Sawmill Swamp", a protected piece of conservation land owned by the Town of Atkinson. Homeowners have direct access to this land with the Sawmill Ridge's 58.7 acres of dedicated open space and walking trails, as well as scenic vistas.


Learn more about Sawmill Ridge here or call us at 603-362-5333 today.

My NH Home - by Austin Sorette

By Lewis Builders Development 18 Sep, 2017

When it comes to your heating bills, you don't have to sweat when it comes to high prices. There are ways that homeowners can brace for the changing seasons and still save money on their energy bills. 

These simple tips may small, but over time, they will help garner big savings. From heating to cooling, water heaters to appliances, learn how to save energy in your home and take the heat off of your wallet with these 6 energy saving tips. 


About 12% of your home electricity consumption comes from the use of light bulbs. Imagine the cost savings when you change out those incandescent light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs. By just replacing five of your home's most frequently used lights with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR bulbs, you could save $75 a year in energy costs and much more over the course of the bulb's life. 

Air cooling consumes about 13% of your home electricity use, but there are a number of ways you can lower that percentage without feeling the heat! 

Ceiling Fans create a "wind chill" effect, allowing you to raise your thermostat temperature by 4 degrees while still feeling just as cool. Avoid using major appliances during the hours when the temperature is at its highest. Gadgets such as washers, dryers, dishwashers, and hot water heaters all add to the heat in your home while running. Finally, remember that lights generate heat. Use LED's or leave lights off and use natural sunlight as long as you feel comfortable. 

By Lewis Builders Development 08 Sep, 2017

The town of Atkinson is one of New Hampshire's best kept secrets. Hidden among the pines along the southern edge of the Granite State, Atkinson boasts quaint, comfortable neighborhoods surrounded by a thriving economy. We at Lewis Builders Development  pride ourselves in being part of Atkinson's great history—after all, we have called this town our home for almost 60 years!

So, in honor of our beloved hometown, we want to provide you with some insight on the reasons why Atkinson is one of the best places to move to in the Granite State. Whether you're looking for a fun place to start a family or a relaxing town for your retirement, you'll find everything you're looking for here. While Atkinson offers a little something for everyone, here are four essential reasons we encourage people to move here.

By Lewis Builders Development 01 Sep, 2017

Is it time for you to move? Have you ever assessed new housing options and asked yourself, "is condo living right for me"? No matter what reasons you have for reconsidering your current living situation, condominiums can offer housing solutions that might suit you just right. Condos share some of the essential freedoms that homeowners accrue while enjoying the low maintenance typically found with apartments.

Generally, condos come in a variety of different models: they can be ranch-style houses, split-level homes, low-rise buildings, townhouses, “mixed use” buildings, and more. Condos can be bought brand new or they can be resold or converted from apartments and old factories. In addition to the change of scenery, condo homeowners can gain a new and exciting community in which you can live in.

Change can be tough, and deciding on where to move will require a little bit of research. That’s why we at Lewis Builders Development wanted to explore reasons prospective buyers might want to become part of a condominium community. From exterior maintenance relief to adopting a larger community, condo living might be the answer you’ve been looking for.


1.) Seeking Community Lifestyle

Condominiums are developed as a community. Some complexes share unique ownership perks such as a fitness center, meditation rooms, libraries, and other types of utility rooms. Our Sawmill Ridge property offers great communal amenities such as a community center, RV Parking and Storage, a community garden area, and wooded walking trails. Amenities encourage owners to network within their community, meet their neighbors, share space, and enjoy each other's company.


2.) Need Relief from Exterior Maintenance

Several single-family homeowners grow frustrated with maintaining everything that goes into a home. With a condo, you won't have to waste time or energy with constant up-keep. At Sawmill Ridge, our exterior maintenance crew will provide services on the exterior of your home from lawn care to plowing snow. This way, you can circumvent those laborious chores, and spend some well-deserved time enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and the newspaper.


3.) Want More Control Over the Neighborhood

Most condo associations implement rules and regulations that owners must abide by to live in the community. This will prevent your neighbors from placing tasteless ornaments on their lawns or adding anything unsavory to their decks and patios. At Lewis Builders properties, residents have the freedom to voice their opinions on implementing rules and regulations by consulting management or attending the association meetings within the community. Rules can be added and adjusted as the need arises by an association vote and amended by the Board of Directors.


4) Adapting to Personal Life Changes

Are you undergoing some personal life changes and looking to downsize? Have the kids finally moved out of your home? Are you retired and working to refinance your budget? These are all reasons people choose to move on to condo ownership. Becoming a condo owner can help ease the burden of any lifestyle transition that comes your way. Additionally, with maintenance covered, you’ll be able to afford more space to do the things you love and enjoy the ‘me time’ that you deserve.


Just because you’re downsizing doesn’t meant that you’re alone. Hundreds of people are choosing to move to condominiums to build a community and enjoy moments of peace whenever you decide to have them.


Interested in learning more? Stay on top of the new housing projects or browse our gallery  of previous projects to familiarize yourself with our designs.

By Lewis Builders Development 25 Aug, 2017

At Lewis Builders Development, we take pride in the neighborhoods we create. The Sawmill Ridge Condominium community in Atkinson, NH is our newest development and we are proud to say it has taken shape nicely. Let's introduce this property by listing five wonderful reasons to live in this community.

By Lewis Builders Development 11 Aug, 2017
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