The Westbury Homeowners Association Story

 

Westbury Homeowners Association originally opened in 1972 and is now a 251-home, resident-owned manufactured home community.

But that transition didn’t happen overnight. First, we formed the Westbury Homeowners Association, Inc. and started on the path to resident-ownership. Then, with the help of Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on March 6, 2019.

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.

Westbury Homeowners Association is a well-established community in Colchester, Vt., for people who enjoy convenient access to Burlington, and also want easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities. We are located just five minutes from the Woodside Natural Area with a 1-mile hiking loop, picnic tables, and a canoe launch along the Winooski River. Village Park offers a 1-mile trail for an afternoon walk in the woods just moments from home.

We are a 20-minute drive to Church Street in Burlington, offering an abundance of shops and restaurants. Whether you work or attend one of the many colleges in Burlington, Westbury is located between Routes 2 and 15, so you can get to your destination quickly.

Westbury is located 10 minutes from Bayside Park overlooking the Malletts Bay area of Lake Champlain. The park provides picnic areas, tennis courts, free beach access, and a number of other sporting options. For fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer, the Burlington Farmers Market is a 20-minute drive. Visit Airport Park to snowshoe, ice skate or spend an afternoon cross country skiing in the winter, or picnic, walk the 1.3-mile trail, and play horseshoes or tennis throughout the other seasons. Winter activities nearby include hiking, ice climbing, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Westbury is a terrific community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.

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