Life in a Manufactured Home


Discover the advantages of manufactured home living

More and more people are discovering manufactured homes as a practical and comfortable alternative to condominiums, apartments and planned retirement communities.

Living in a manufactured home makes financial sense with prices often being half that of a comparably-sized traditional house. And because taxes, maintenance and energy costs are lower, retirees continue to save money year after year.

Manufactured homes offer a greater level of peace and privacy, as well. Unlike condos and apartments, there are no shared walls so you won’t hear residents in the next unit or be disturbed by heavy-footed neighbors living above you. And the absence of unpredictably escalating condo fees is a big plus, too.

Many people are surprised by the level of luxury they find with manufactured homes. Today’s models offer better floor plans, decor, amenities and overall construction, providing previously unheard of comfort and aesthetics.

Get more for your money—and more from your retirement.
For almost 50 years, Bow Lake 55+ Residential Community has offered a perfect home for those seeking a peaceful, comfortable and safe retirement.

Situated on a beautiful lake in the heart of Seatac, the community is clean, quiet and offers a number of amenities:
• spacious ballroom
• large fitness room with treadmills and stationary bikes
• comfortable spa, including a 6-person hot tub and showers for both men and women
• billiards area
• well-stocked lending library
• beautiful pool with generous socializing space
• professional-grade cooking facilities
• large dining room

Additionally, residents have access to onsite laundry facilities, a woodworking shop and a beauty and barber shop.

The ownership at Bow Lake is committed to maintaining very high standards. Public grounds are constantly groomed, and common facilities are kept in optimal shape by a full-time crew. There is also an effort to bring in the latest in high-end manufactured homes as spaces become available.

All this helps make life inside our gated community a calm alternative to most other urban living situations.

At Bow Lake Community you can be as private or as social as you wish. If you’re looking for tranquility, a secluded dock, picnic tables, and small gazebo can be found along the edge of the lake. Many residents also enjoy strolling through the quiet streets of the grounds themselves.

Feel like socializing? There’s a club for almost every interest: karaoke, dance, exercise, Red Hatters, gardening, pinochle and bunco. Additionally, there are community breakfasts and dinners, potlucks, bingo, dances and a weekly gospel hour.

Bow Lake lot rents are extremely reasonable, ranging from $475 to $540. Included are: water, sewer, garbage, recycling, yard waste pick-up, Comcast digital cable, plus the use of all amenities and recreation association activities.

Manufactured homes stack up well against condominiums, as well. Usually significantly more affordable, they also aren’t subject to continually escalating fees.