The Trailer Terrace Story

 

Trailer Terrace opened in 1954 as a 45-home community and is now an 88-home, resident-owned manufactured home community.

But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed Trailer Terrace Community. and started on the path to resident ownership. That’s when, with the help of NeighborWorks Montana and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on Jan. 21, 2015.

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.

Trailer Terrace is a well-established community in Great Falls, Mont., for people who enjoy easy access to abundant outdoor activities. We are conveniently located just five miles from downtown Great Falls and 13 miles from Malmstrom Air Force Base. We are just 20 minutes to Giant Springs State Park, one of the largest freshwater springs in the country and a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon picnic along the Missouri River, explore the fish hatchery or take a walk through nature. Mountain bikers and runners enjoy the Rainbow Dam – Mayhem Trail which is 4.2 miles and offers spectacular views of both mountains and the Missouri River.

Trailer Terrace is conveniently located close to the intersection of Routes 87, 89 and 15, helping you arrive quickly at your destination.

Love baseball? Take in a minor league Great Falls Voyagers game or see a concert at the Centene Stadium, just 20 minutes from home. Great Falls College Montana State University and the University of Providence (formerly University of Great Falls) are within a 10-minute drive of Trailer Terrace. Take your pick between larger city or mountains and national forest since both Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forest are an hour and a half away.

Trailer Terrace Community is a well-established family community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.

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