The Royal Crest Story

Royal Crest Mobile Home Park originally opened in 1969 and is now a 154-site, 55 and older resident-owned manufactured home community.

But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the Royal Crest Residents Association, Inc., and started on the path to resident-ownership in 2022. That’s when, with the help of Cooperative Development Institute and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on July 28, 2022.

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 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 business that is our community on our terms, by our rules, for the betterment of ourselves and our neighbors.

Nestled under the tall pines, Royal Crest is a quiet and well-established community near cranberry bogs and minutes from shopping and restaurants. There’s an outdoor shopping mall less than a mile away and public transportation is available to our residents. The post office, a coffee shop, pizza place and a convenience store are all within walking distance of our community. Onset Beach and Little Harbor Beach are about a 20-minute drive from Royal Crest. The historic city of Plymouth is about 15 miles from our community, the perfect day trip for those who love to explore history, the arts, the beautiful coastline. In the warmer months, you can book whale-watching trips or deep-sea excursions.
Less than 20 miles away is the city of Sandwich, located on Cape Cod, and is home to the Sandwich Glass Museum, which tells the story of American glass production.  Stony Brook Grist Mill and Museum is located in Brewster, Mass., and is less than an hour’s drive away from Royal Crest. With its sparkling brook and picturesque mill, it’s a favorite stop for locals and visitors. New Bedford is a quick 23-minute drive away and offers ferry service to both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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

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