The Evergreen Estates Story


Evergreen Estates Homeowners Cooperative originally opened in 2020 and is now a 55-home, 55 and over, resident-owned manufactured home community.

But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the Evergreen Estates Homeowners Cooperative, Inc., and started on the path to resident-ownership in 2020. That’s when, with the help of Northwest Cooperative Development Center, ROC Northwest and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on January 26, 2020.

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 our Community Coordinator 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.

Evergreen Estates is a well-established 55 and over community in Centralia, Wash., for people who enjoy convenient access to the city, and also want to be close to an abundance of outdoor activities. Our community features sidewalks, perfect for walking and exploring the beauty of our park.

Public transit stops in front of the park, we are located less than a block from the hospital and Urgent Care, and we are a five-minute drive from retail and restaurants. We are located 75 miles from the gates of Mount Rainier National Park and two hours from beautiful Pacific Coast beaches. We are a 30-minute drive from Olympia and 84 miles from Seattle. Evergreen Estates is an ideal spot for outdoor lovers with Mount St. Helens, Olympic National Falls and Snoqualmie Falls less than two hours away.

Centralia College is a 10-minute drive from Evergreen Estates and offers many continuing and community education classes to choose from right in our backyard. We have two community libraries within our community and we are a family and pet-friendly neighborhood with an ideal location. Interstate 5 is nearby with easy access to Tumwater/Olympia, Longview, Portland and Seattle. Each July, we host a Fourth of July picnic.

Evergreen Estates is a well-established community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.

Ask anyone who lives in Evergreen Estates, and we’re sure they’ll tell you it’s a little slice of heaven.