The Rustic Pines Estates Story
Rustic Pines opened in 1980 and has grown over the years into a 40-site, resident-owned manufactured home community.
But that transition didn't happen overnight. We began the move toward controlling our own destiny in February, 2015. That's when, with the help of Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) and ROC USA, LLC, we formed Rustic Pines Residents Association, Inc. that would, on Nov. 23, 2015, purchase and take control of our community.
Now, the ROC is not only a successful business, but also a thriving neighborhood. The process of the Cooperative 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 multi-million dollar business that is our community on our terms, by our rules, for the betterment of ourselves and our neighbors.
Rustic Pines Estates couldn't be better situated in a small neighborhood just off Route 1. Our 55 and up community boasts easy access to Emerald Square Mall, the Wrentham outlets, and Patriot Place, along with four movie theaters. With Route 1 and highways 95, 495 and 295 nearby, we can get to our destination while enjoying peaceful living. On a sunny day, we can take a 10-minute walk for a bite to eat with a neighbor. Three hospitals are within a 15-minute drive. Turnpike Lake, known for fishing and kayaking, is less than a mile away. Would you prefer a walk in the woods? Take in the 23 miles of trails at the F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, just five miles down the road in Wrentham. Or, take a stroll around the horseshoe and chat with your neighbors. Located four miles from the North Attleboro Senior Center, we can enjoy tai chi, work on a knitting or crocheting project, or play cribbage with new friends. Rustic Pines is a well-maintained community with lovely landscaping, wide roads, and friendly people.
Ask anyone who lives in Rustic Pines, and we're sure they'll tell you it's a little slice of heaven.