Sun Communities’ Desire for RV Resort Opens Door for New Manufactured Home Community

Smith Creek Crossing in Granby, Colo.
Smith Creek Crossing in the Rocky Mountains near Granby, Colo. Photos courtesy of Sun Communities.

When Sun Communities wanted to expand its RV resort offerings in Colorado, it turned to a town off Route 40 not far from Denver. However, officials in Granby, Colo., expressed concern about an RV resort that may leave employees with few housing options.

Affordable housing is something Sun Communities knows a lot about. So the company offered to buy additional land in the area for a new manufactured housing community if it was able to go forward with the RV plans.

Eighteen months later, residents are moving into the much-anticipated Smith Creek Crossing.

The community has a variety of home styles for residents to choose from.

“We are selling beautiful, high-quality, affordable homes, and we also have a rental option for residents. About 10% of the homes at Smith Creek Crossing will be available for rent,” Sun Communities Regional Vice President Lisa Felix said.

Homebuyers can choose from multiple home styles in Smith Creek Crossing. Floor plans range from a 971 square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath home to the larger 1,866 square-foot, four-bedroom, two-bath model.

The 310-homesite community has manufactured homes for sale starting at $99,995. Site rental for homeowners ranges from $643 to $693 per month depending on location in the community.

“We have a large clubhouse with a fitness center and hot tub,” Felix said. “And, of course, living in our community puts residents in close proximity to the amazing River Run RV Resort. The combination of having general public access to the resort and the beauty of the mountainous surrounding area makes Smith Creek Crossing a highly desirable place to live.

“Granby is a beautiful place northwest of Denver, high up in the Rocky Mountains,” Felix said. “There is so much wildlife, with regular sightings of elk, bald eagle, big horn sheep. It really is an amazing place.”

Sun Communities also is developing amenities such as a playscape, hot tub, dog park, fire pit, and grilling area.

Smith Creek Crossing held a community grand opening Aug. 29, with new residents, city officials, representatives from Sun Communities, the wider community,
and eager homebuyers.