September 2012

The Livin’ Is Easy at Westlake Village

WestlakeVillageWhen it comes to manufactured home communities, Westlake Village (just outside Grants Pass at 936 Kings Way) is a success story. Owner Paul Brewer is a home-town boy who learned the business in Southern California after graduating from Southern Oregon College in 1975.

He returned to Grants Pass in 1986, and two years later bought a large parcel of land next to Rogue Lea Estates, including a 5-acre lake. "At the time there was no clubhouse, no manager's home, no gazebo/water features, and only basic and limited amenities," Paul said. "Local contractor Bob Repine built the clubhouse in 1994/95, and the manager's home was built by Dave Adams in 2004. Until recently we had 75 sites occupied by nicely maintained newer homes, but with the acquisition of some adjacent farmland, we now have 93 sites, of which 18 are lake-front. Sixteen home sites are ready for new homes, and four stunning new model homes are available for viewing."

The acquisition of the additional space not only allowed for expansion but re-alignment of property lines, which resulted in adjustments to site spaces within the village. Paul Brewer and David

True, a local development consultant, spent countless hours poring over plans, bids, ordinances and agency requirements.

"We have worked for over the past 15 years to create Southern Oregon's premier 55+ manufactured home community," Paul said. "Local residents, as well as those from out of the area, have only high praises for the quality of the homes, the amenities of the village, the friendly people who represent Westlake Village, and the villagers themselves, who are quick to extend a welcoming handshake and share their positive experiences."

The success of the Village has been the result of hard work by a lot of people, including Nadine Luikart, who has been resident manager for nearly twenty years. During a short recuperation following open heart surgery, Nadine was assisted by Greg Harmon. When Greg accepted a job nearer his home, Westlake resident Jeanne Simington was called in to pick up Greg's duties in marketing and sales.

"Many local businesses have benefitted from our commitment to excellence," Paul said. "Local contractors, craftsmen and workers have been used for all improvements and expansion, including Robco, Moser Excavating, Paul Stein Construction, and Mike Martin of Environmental Landscape."

Model homes are open daily 11am-3pm and by appointment. For more info, the phone number is 541-226-7172 or go to