Dexter Oaks opened in 2003 as Dexter Oaks Mobile Home Park and is now a 39-home, resident-owned manufactured home community.
But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the Dexter Oaks Cooperative, Inc. and started on the path to resident ownership. That’s when, with the help of CASA of Oregon and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on Oct. 30, 2015.
Now, the resident-owned community (ROC) is not only a successful business, but also a thriving neighborhood.
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.
Kayakers will love how close the Willamette Water Trail is from the community, and hikers frequent Elijah Bristow State Park for its 10 miles of trails. Dexter Oaks is less than a mile from Dexter State Recreation Site and just five minutes from the entrance to Elijah Bristow State Park. Known for boating, hiking and picnic sites, Dexter State Recreation Site is on the western edge of the Dexter Reservoir. From there, you can even take a trail into Elijah Bristow State Park.
Dexter Oaks Cooperative is a well-established community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.
Ask anyone who lives in Dexter Oaks, and we’re sure they’ll tell you it’s a little slice of heaven.