West-Side Pines originally opened in 1967 and is now a 71-home, resident-owned manufactured home community.
But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the West-Side Pines Cooperative, Inc. and started on the path to resident-ownership in 2013. That’s when, with the help of CASA of Oregon and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on July 24, 2013.
Now, the resident-owned community (ROC) is not only a successful business, but also a thriving neighborhood.
The process of the resident-owned community buying the land beneath our neighborhood brought this community closer together. Not only do we know far more of our neighbors than ever before, but we look out for one another, too. And with no outside landlord to report to, we’re the envy of other nearby manufactured home communities.
Our Member households elect our Board of Directors, which works with a property management firm and also appoints various volunteer committees to help with special projects, celebrations, community improvements and more. The Board submits a budget every year, and the entire Membership votes on it and any changes to the rent before the budget becomes official. We’re running the business that is our community on our terms, by our rules, for the betterment of ourselves and our neighbors.
West-Side Pines Cooperative is a well-established community in Bend, Ore. for people who love the high desert and appreciate living just one mile from downtown. Two vibrant farmers markets are less than five minutes from West-Side Pines, the Bend Farmers Market and the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market.
The Deschutes River is a part of our culture and the River Trail has an abundance of outdoor patios and parks perfect for a summer day. We enjoy water sports, hiking and fishing along its banks. Drake Park and Mirror Pond are convenient for your afternoon picnic and great times playing with the kids or grand-kids. Exploring the Old Mill District is a seemingly never-ending pastime in Bend. Looking for an outdoor concert or event? Visit the Lee Schwab Amphitheater.
West-Side Pines is an easy drive from Mt. Bachelor, where skiing is popular and a variety of events are held in the summer. Our dog-friendly community is located less than three miles from highways 97 and 20, and the Willamette National Forest. In the mood for a larger city? West-Side Pines is less than a three hour drive from Eugene, Salem or Corvallis. In three and a half hours we can be in Portland. or closer to home we have Redmond, Sisters, and Sun River.
West-Side Pines Cooperative is a well-established community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.
Ask anyone who lives in West-Side Pines, and we’re sure they’ll tell you it’s a little slice of heaven.