4055 Royal Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402
Songbrook, a Cozy 55+ Manufactured Home Community in Leafy Eugene, Oregon is Dotted with Steams, Walking Paths and Flowering Trees
SongBrook is a gated, 55+ manufactured home community nestled in the fertile Willamette Valley of west central Oregon. Sixty miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, this cozy development has 140 homes tucked among 32 acres of lush green spaces, streams, walking paths, footbridges, flowering trees, flower beds and a waterfall.
Today's manufactured homes have many of the same comforts and design features found in more expensive site-built dwellings. This is true of Songbrook homes, as well, as many have vaulted ceilings, a sunroom, oak cabinetry, a front porch and more. Fifty homes overlook pretty Muriel Pond and Harvey Falls. Each Songbrook residence has an attached garage, helping ensure less cluttered streets and a more attractive neighborhood. Homes sit close to one another, but the abundance of foliage helps create a sense of privacy.
Homeowners sign a 25-year lease, which adds to the stability of the community. Dwellings with a long-term lease tend to increase in value and experience fewer lot rent price increases. Rents do increase yearly, though, and homes are individually metered for water.
Prices begin in the high-$100,000s, and current lot fees run $642 to $656 per month, but please verify this with a Realtor as prices may change.
Residents enjoy an inviting 7,200 square foot community center with large windows and overstuffed furniture. It houses an exercise room, an indoor hot tub, a billiards room, a kitchen and a fireside library. All kinds of activities and clubs, including Tai Chi, crafts, poker, Bible study and more, keep homeowners engaged.
SongBrook also has a pet exercise area, a community garden and RV storage, too.
Eugene is a college town, home to the University of Oregon, but it also has a senior center, parks and recreation classes for older adults and an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) sponsored by the University.
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission and hosts the Gerontology Institute, a program that specializes in medicine for the more mature demographic.
This region has beautiful summers, springs and autumns and long, mostly rainy winters. Summer temperatures are in the high-70s and mid-80s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 45 inches of rain and five inches of snow per year.
Visit www.songbrook.com for more information.
English and Spanish sailors spotted the Oregon coast in the 1500s and the 1600s, respectively. Captain Cook mapped part of the coastline while he was seeking the Northwest Passage. Captain Robert Gray, helming the Columbia, discovered a large river and he named it after his ship. A fur depot called Astoria, established by John Astor, was formed in 1811.
For years the British, particularly the Hudson Bay Company, and the Americans occupied this area, with squimishes common. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 resolved the conflict, finally establishing a boundary between British North American (modern day Canada) and the U.S.
The region has a large wood and lumber industry, as well as important paper and salmon industries. Peppermint, blackberries, boysenberries, cover seed crops, black raspberries, loganberries, and hazelnuts are important crops. Electric power from the state's many dams fuels the manufacturing sector.
Popular sites include Crater Lake National Park, Bonneville Dam, Mount Hood, Hells Canyon, Newberry Volcanic National Monument, and the Columbia River Gorge. From its rugged coastline to its large evergreen forests, Oregon is a very pretty state.
Population - 4,093,465
Persons 65 years old and over - 17%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 90%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 30%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 12%
White persons, not Hispanic - 77%
Median household income - $51,225
Median home value - $237,300
Social Security taxed? No
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Designed for Aging
Many new retirement developments are being "designed for aging." What does this mean? While baby boomers have every intention of staying active during their retirement years, living with design elements that make one's living space more accommodating is also a good idea. In homes designed for aging, the home has just one story. The path from the master bedroom to the bathroom is short, well-defined and well-lit. Door handles are levers instead of knobs. All thresholds are flush. Toilets are a few inches higher. Bathroom floors are made from a no-slip material. In a well-designed home, these are just a few of the features specifically incorporated for aging bodies.
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