The Community Known as Page Hill
The residential community located with the Town of Campton, New Hampshire now known as “Page Hill” was effectively created on April 22, 1981 when an entity called Page Hill Property Restruictions Easments and Covenants referrer to hereinafter as The Covenants. Page Hill Associates consisted of a real estate investor from Sandwich, NH, Robert Eaton, who joined forces with three local Campton entrepreneurs. Bill Cargil, Tom Mullen and David Blake, partners in a local building firm, CMB Construction Company, Inc. The firm’s intention was to develop the 86+ acres making up Page Hill into an upscale village of fine homes spread along the slopes of a northwestern facing ridge with panoramic views of the White Mountains off in the distance.
Page Hill named after the logging road that makes up the eastern boundary of the community. That road, which is still a lovely hiking and snowmobile trail, runs southerly from its former intersection with Winterbrook road up and over the height of the land emerging out of the woods on to Eastern Corner, Road meeting Route 175. The entrance to Page Road off Winterbrook Road is “just up the road a piece” from where Merrill Road turns right up into Page Hill.
Originally part of the acreage that comprised the second home community called Waterville Estates; Page Hill was spun off from that larger parcel in the late 70’s. Cargill, Mullen and Blake wanted to create a community of homes catering to the permanent home marketplace so they teamed up with Eaton and formed Page Hill Associates. Both Cargill and Mullen built their own primary homes in Page Hill in the 80’s and Mullen still lives there today.
Unlike many other residential areas of New Hampshire, Page Hill Covenants enforced by the Board of Directors mean there’s a committee of owners who review plans to insure that homes being built are using high quality building materials and care is being utilized to maintain the natural look of the landscapes while still allowing for homes to enjoy the spectacular views that are available from every corner of the property. A Building Committee of three owners reviews plans and specifications prior to the start of construction to make sure the homes being built, as well as landscaping will be of similar style and quality to the other homes in the community.
A strong sense of community exists within Page Hill. Owners are known to socialize with one another regularly and meetings of the owners are well attended.
Author: Tom Mullen