Why You Should Be Living in Atkinson, NH 

  • By Lewis Builders Development
  • 08 Sep, 2017

We came up with four interesting reasons why this New Hampshire Border town is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire

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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.

For the History Buffs

Atkinson features a deep, rich history that goes back centuries. For starters, the area is home to America's Stonehenge , which historians have said is "most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States". The town also plays host to the Atkinson Historical Society, which celebrates the history with numerous events, as well as the Kimball House Museum.

For the Foodies

The restaurants near Atkinson are divine. Atkinson's nearby culinary scene is fruitful, offering everything from seafood to Italian, Korean to traditional American fare. The top-rated restaurant on Yelp for Atkinson is Merrill's Tavern . The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Enjoy an al fresco dining experience with ice cold drafts and delicious cocktails out on the deck or inside near the billiards table and the dart board.

For the Golf Fanatics

From Kingston to Derry, Southern New Hampshire showcases some of the most premiere golf locations in New England. At the center of it all is Atkinson Resort and Country Club . Spread out over 420 beautiful acres of lush green grounds, ARCC offers an 18-hole course that caters to golfers of all skill level. Atkinson Resort and Country Club also offers a 9-hole, par 3 course and hosts the Willowcreek Golf Academy on-site.

For Recent Retirees

If you're looking for a relaxing place to slow down the pace of your day-to-day-life, Atkinson is for you. The town is surrounded by breathtaking forests and offers several walking trails. The Windham Rail Trail is in the neighboring town of Windham and stretches out over four miles, perfect for an early morning bike ride or a twilight walk. Visit the Field of Dreams Community Park, or take a short ride down to Ipswich and appreciate the beauty of nature at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary.


Atkinson, NH, caters to people of all interests. If you're looking for a new home in a great town, why not explore the new housing solutions with us. At Sawmill Ridge , we offer new two-bedroom, two-bathroom homes with a plethora of fantastic amenities located in wonderful neighborhoods. If Atkinson sounds like a good place for the next chapter of your life, say 'bienvenue' to your new hometown!

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. 

Lighting  

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. 
 
Cooling  

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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