Firm acquires two local manufactured home communities

Rick Shrum
Observer Reporter

A Michigan firm announced Monday it has acquired four manufactured home communities in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including two in Washington County.

RHP Properties said it recently finalized the purchases of the Washington Estates and Washington Estates II communities, which are each located in Canton and Chartiers townships, along with Virginia Hills in Imperial and Redwood Estates in the Oakwood section of Pittsburgh.

RHP, headquartered in Farmington Hills, said in a news release that it now owns five such communities in the state and 254 nationwide. It says it is “the nation’s largest privately held owner and operator of manufactured home communities.”

Chief executive officer Ross H. Patrich said in a statement: “These communities offer unmatched affordability for the areas, and with a strong demand for affordable housing, these are premier destination locations for those looking for housing in the thriving Pittsburgh area.”