It was the first view of her new home that convinced Anna Truman, 75, that the Oaks of Rockford was the place for her.
Having lived in the area for nearly 30 years, Anna already knew the benefits of living in Rockford—the close knit community, fabulous restaurants and shopping, proximity to the events, arts and activities of Grand Rapids—but it was the quality of the home that sealed the deal for the septuagenarian.
“I really liked what I saw,” said Anna when she and her daughter went to look at the model home. “It’s so pretty with a nice homey feel.” Anna liked it so much, she purchased the three bedroom, two bath Oakcrest model and moved from a two-level condo into a ranch style manufactured home—her first manufactured home.
“You are so limited in a condominium on what you can and can’t do,” Anna noted. “Here at the Oaks of Rockford, a person can keep their independence and yet not have to worry about anything.” Regular maintenance of the grounds and snow removal are just two examples of why the serene living accommodations appeal to people 55 and older.
“I am really impressed with this house and so are my friends and family,” she said. Her family—comprised of 5 adult children and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren—had the opportunity to see her new home over the holidays and there was room for everyone. “The whole set up is ideal for me—the brand new high-efficiency Whirlpool appliances, the fantastic kitchen island and the energy efficient, thermo-pane tilt and turn windows—it is such great quality and so easy to maintain.”
As one of the first to move into the Oaks of Rockford at the end of 2014, Anna hasn’t been able to take full advantage of the sidewalks for her daily exercise due to the seasonal cold but she is ready to start once the weather warms. She is also looking forward to adding a wrap-around porch on her home where she can enjoy the beauty of her surroundings and watch the herons at the natural area.
Being an energetic friendly person, Anna is pleased to be an initial owner in this manufactured home community of 55 and older and becoming involved with her new neighbors during planned events at the stunning clubhouse with fitness center.
“I would, and do, recommend the Oaks of Rockford to everyone,” Anna said.
The Oaks of Rockford, a new home development at the northeast corner of M-57 (14 Mile Road, NE) and Ritchie Avenue, is a premier community for those looking to minimize the responsibilities of home ownership and space that requires upkeep, while still living in a luxurious, single-family neighborhood. Residents live in a community with those who have similar life experiences. The community is the only one of its kind in west Michigan.