7 months ago
Justin Becker ·
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If you want to live in a state with natural landscapes and rural charm but still has plenty of residential areas, Michigan is the top choice. Quite simply, Michigan is downright gorgeous, boasting over 103 state parks and recreation areas. Even if you do not live an outdoor lifestyle, you can appreciate living in such a scenic environment. Michigan also has top schools and vibrant downtown areas with comfortable, safe suburbs.
Want to find the best prefab home in Michigan? Here are the many reasons why Cedar Springs Mobile Estates has hands down the best prefab homes Michigan offers.
Best Prefab Homes Michigan
Why Prefab Homes?
Before we get into why Cedar Springs Mobile Estates has the best prefab homes in Michigan, you may want to know why prefab homes remain a fantastic choice for new homeowners. Did you know that built on-site, traditional homes cost almost twice as much as prefab homes? It is also estimated that approximately 500 million tons of construction debris can be contributed to onsite house waste. Not only are prefab homes easier on your wallet, but they are good for the environment. The best part is that you do not have to skimp on luxury and design; in fact, many prefab home communities also come with additional amenities.
Prefab homes are a wonderful option, whether you are a new homeowner or want to find your next place to live. If you are looking for the top prefab homes in Michigan, then Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is where you want to be.
Cedar Springs Is A Great Place To Live
Although Michigan has many great counties, our top pick is Kent County, and within it, Cedar Springs is an ideal location. Cedar Springs is only 10 miles away from Rockford, 20 miles away from Grand Rapids, and just 26 miles away from Wyoming. You get a quaint country setting in a town of approximately 3,600 while only a quick drive to any major city and highway.
The area is also filled with state parks, nature trails, dog parks, and other recreation areas. With lush forests and serene landscapes, you will appreciate the natural beauty and calming setting.
Cedar Springs is also an area that has plenty to see and do. There is an interactive historical museum, plenty of local restaurants, boutiques, and niche shops. Cedar Springs is also home to the world-famous Red Flannel Festival, which takes place every year.
Our mobile estates are conveniently located less than one mile from the Muskegon exit off US-131. Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is also less than one minute away from downtown Cedar Springs.
Our Prefab Homes Are Affordable
As mentioned, prefab homes are extremely affordable, and Cedar Springs Mobile Estates offers the most competitive pricing structure around. While many prefab homes in Michigan are in the $50,000+ range, our prefab homes for sale range between $5,000, at the lower end, to $35,000, at the higher end. You can choose between a single-wide or opt for a double-wide, with up to 4 beds, and they go up to 2,000+ sq ft. If you are looking for more room or room to grow, we also offer double-wide mobile homes with floor plans going over 2,000 square feet.
If you are interested in renting instead, then Cedar Springs Mobile Estates can accommodate. Prices for prefab homes for rent range from $650 a month up to $900 a month. With the size of the homes and everything that is offered, these prices are simply unbeatable.
Choose From Stellar Floor Plans
One of the greatest features of buying a prefab house is that you are in control. Did you know that we offer many customizable options for your new home? At Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, we offer luxurious homes that feature a choice in the number of bathrooms, upgraded countertops, stone fireplaces, upgraded flooring, etc. We want you to be delighted with your new residence, so with us, you control the details of your prefab home. Our homes are also high-end, so you will not miss out on luxury, even though our prefab homes are extremely affordable.
If you decide to rent, you will be treated with the same first-rate amenities that make our mobile real estate community stand out from others. Our single and double-wide mobile homes have ample living space, front yards, stone fireplaces, oak kitchens, spacious bathroom suites, and more. Each unit is move-in ready. Each floor plan is so intricate that you will soon forget that you are renting your unit, because each offering feels like home.
There Are Fantastic Community Amenities
Your new prefab home may be so good that you do not want to leave it, but we still offer fantastic community amenities. Not only are you in the middle of a fantastic, natural serene setting, but we also have an onsite basketball court, as well as a youth playground. Cedar Springs Mobile Estates also provides an outdoor recreation area.
Aside from the basketball court, there are plenty of picnic tables and seating areas. You will enjoy being in the middle of nature, whether you enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, or simply enjoying the stunning views.
We are also a pet-friendly mobile real estate community, so feel free to bring your fur babies along! You can check our website for all our in-depth pet information and our policies. We want to make sure your four-legged friend receives the same treatment that you do.
Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is also a quiet community made up of young families, professionals, and retirees. There is onsite maintenance, so if there is ever an issue that needs to be addressed, we have an excellent staff to help you solve any problem that may arise. The Cedar Springs community is bar none, and it is not hard to realize why we are often lauded for resident satisfaction. This is why we hold community appreciation events – to show you that customer satisfaction is our top priority.
Become A Member Of The Family
Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is family owned and operated, with a friendly and professional management team. We aim to build long-term relationships with our wonderful residents, and that shows in our close, tight-knit community.
There is simply no other place to live like Cedar Springs, and our prefab homes put you right in the middle of it all. You will be surrounded by lush and majestic trees, state and local parks, and plenty of natural spaces.
If you are an outdoor person or enjoy stopping and smelling the roses, you will appreciate that time moves more slowly here. However, you will not miss any city comforts because Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is also conveniently located near local restaurants, boutiques, medical offices, niche shops, and churches.
There is so much to see and do, and you are still only minutes away from taking a short drive to Rockford, Grand Rapids, or Wyoming. Our prefab homes are also located in the Cedar Springs MI Public School District, which has not only recently completed a large-scale renovation, but is also one of the better-ranked school systems in Michigan.
With luxurious, affordable homes, you will soon be a member of the family. Get to know the names of your neighbors and raise your children in a warm, welcoming community. If you are a young professional or retiree, you will also appreciate the environment’s quiet nature.
Ready to find one of the absolute best perfect prefab homes Michigan has? Then check out Cedar Spring Mobile Estates.
Contact us today and see for yourself why Cedar Springs Mobile Estates is right for you.
1 year ago
Justin Becker ·
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Cedar Springs is a beautiful place to live, especially if you are looking for first-rate manufactured/mobile home communities. In general, Cedar Springs has been cultivating their mobile home communities and parks to be more accommodating as well as offer more perks. Thus, if you are on your way to this lovely Michigan city with moving boxes in tote, you have made an excellent decision.
As you settle in, or even beforehand, it never hurts to learn a little more about your new community and city. One way to truly get a feel for a place is to get better acquainted with its history. So, here’s a brief synopsis of Cedar Springs’ humble logging and red flannel beginnings.
1850s to 1870s
The city of Cedar Springs was once one of the many lumber towns in Michigan that were fully operational in 1856. In fact, Michigan was the nation’s top timber producer at this time, and its sawmills were easily the most efficient worldwide. With lumber and shingle mills, agricultural farms, and a convenient access point to the tri-state railroad, Cedar Springs was booming with activity as well as leading the charge for Michigan’s timber production. People who settled here during this period did well for themselves and helped to turn this future city into a significant logging hub that is still celebrated to this day (logging and harsh winters brought about the rise of the celebratory Red Flannel Festival). Nevertheless, this lumber town wasn’t officially incorporated as a village until late March, 1871. Fun fact: this village/town got its name from the fine springs that bordered a cedar grove.
1880s to 1900s
As time went on, the village of Cedar Springs experienced urban sprawl and a bustling downtown area, ie., Main Street was established. Yet, despite an influx of businesses, people, and residential properties, this city’s economy still very much depended on the logging industry up until the late 1880s when forested lands started to become depleted. Subsequently, a pivotal moment in Cedar Springs’ history was the construction of the Saginaw and Muskegon Railway, later named the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, in 1887/1888. This railway transported just about everything, including flour, wheat, passengers (many of which were tourists), and mail.
1910s to 1930s
Though the Grand Trunk Western Railroad helped to diversify Cedar Springs’ economy and bring more tourists to the area, there was eventually a decline in railway transport and transportation in general in the early-mid 1900s. This left Cedar Springs to refocus its energy into logging once again.
Fun fact: this city hosts an annual Red Flannel Festival thanks to one of the harshest winters in 1936, a New York writer looking for red flannels in the US, and a Cedar Springs business-savvy merchant who knew how to market his product. Since 1939, Red Flannel Day/Festival has been a thing here and shows no signs of stopping after 81 years.
1940s to 1960s
Along those same lines, the Red Flannel Factory was established in 1952 by Sally Wall. Up until this point in history, despite the overwhelming popularity of red flannel undergarments, Cedar Springs did not actually make red flannel garments. However, Mrs. Wall saw the opportunity to change that fact and operated the Red Flannel Factory for roughly 40 years. The production of red flannel wear in Cedar Springs continues and is a viable part of this town’s past, present, and future.
1970s to 1990s
By the late 1970s, logging was no longer a prominent vocation here. Thanks to Mrs. Wall, and others, Cedar Springs set its sights on manufacturing, which is still this city’s most common occupation to date. Other professions like retail trade, healthcare jobs, and education services trail close behind, but still are no match for the manufacturing industry in Cedar Springs. Moreover, the overall population in this city hadn’t changed much since its incorporation in 1871. Yet, suddenly in the mid-1970s, this community saw one of its first real growth spurts and never looked back. By the 1990s, Cedar Springs had doubled in size, which many attribute to an increase in manufacturing employment opportunities.
2000s to Present
Though still die-hard red flannel lovers, Cedar Springs has reinvented itself as a city time and time again. Thus, it is not too surprising that this city continues to flourish to this day and is a fantastic place to live, work, and play. Manufactured/Mobile home communities are first-rate here, its business district is vibrant, and recreational adventures are waiting for you around every corner. Furthermore, this lively city, with a rich history, is only 20 minutes out from one of Michigan’s “big cities,” Grand Rapids, which offers even more entertainment and annual funfair.
Everyday Life In Cedar Springs
So, now that you have purchased a pair of red flannel drop-seat long johns and packed up your former residence, it’s time to get settled into your new manufactured home in Cedar Springs. Armed with the knowledge of this city’s backstory, you should have no trouble at all navigating this small-town community with ease. Once you have settled in officially, take the day and get a taste of everyday life here. Of course, one of the simplest ways to do this is to explore your present-day community.
Exploring Your Community
Cedar Springs is the perfect size for you to take in the major sights and sounds in a weekend, but not all. So, decide where you want to start first. If you want to check out all the historical sites, you will definitely have your work cut out for you. Then again, if you’re a nature lover and want to jump right into all the outdoor recreation, maybe save the 93-mile Fred Meijer White Pine Trail for later. Of course, no matter the plan of attack you devise, you are going to need to eat something. Hence, you might want to try out some of the local favorites.
Clearly, Cedar Springs is brimming with history; therefore, you may want to start with the easy stuff, like the Cedar Springs Historical Museum. Here you can get a quick rundown of the area and see how this city has changed over the last 200 years. At the museum, you will come across the famed one-room Payne School. This relic of the past is undeniably a must-see while you are there.
Later, maybe stop by another building with deep roots in this community—the Kent Theatre. Still fully operational, this theatre is located on Main Street and was constructed in the 1880s. At that time, the Hubbard Opera House, as it was called, was the stage for traveling acts. Fast forward to the 1920s, this building was now the Empire Theater, which played the best picture shows. By 1930, this now-movie theatre was updated and renamed the Kent Theatre.
After learning more about the Kent Theatre and its 120-year run, maybe grab a bite to eat. If you’re looking for a burger and a beer, then Cedar Springs Brewing Company is for you. Other local eateries included Stein Brother’s Pizza Co., Red Bird, Classic Kelly’s, Flo’s Wood Fired Pizzeria, Momma’s Boy, Ramona’s Table, and more. The Corner Bar and Lakeside Inn are two more local treats to frequent.
Lastly, if you came for outdoor fun, then get ready. Cedar Springs has an abundance of parks, recreational spaces, community gardens, and four-wheeler/snowmobile trails. There is also an amphitheater and the North Kent Community Enrichment Center. The NKCE Center is truly a one-stop-shop for activities, so enjoy and welcome home.
1 year ago
Justin Becker ·
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Cedar Springs is a small town of around 3,500 people, located just 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The town is home to a small retail business district and industrial base, and it was named for nearby springs bordered by a cedar grove. Residents are connected to the greater Grand Rapids area via US-131. Cedar Springs has the charm of a very small town while offering big city amenities.
There is rich history in Cedar Springs to be celebrated. Explore the Cedar Springs Museum or visit Trestle Park to see a piece of historical railroad. Celebrate Red Flannel Day with the community on the first Saturday in October. See a show or attend a community event at the historical Kent Theatre. There are also newer attractions, like Deer Tracks Junction and Cedar Springs Brewery. You can also enjoy swimming and fishing at Long Lake Park.
Cedar Springs Museum
Tour local history at the Cedar Springs Museum. You will be able to see an old general store, railroad displays, an old stump puller and the one-room Payne School. The Payne School was moved to Morley Park in 1971 and has been renovated to show visitors the era of public education when one teacher taught all grades. The School contains desks, a teacher’s stick, an American flag, a pot belly stove, and the recitation bench. Free tours are available and groups can rent the School for educational purposes too. Other displays inside the museum are focused on Native American history, lumbering, farming and more. Cedar Springs was originally established as a lumber town. There were many lumber and shingle mills throughout the town. It was also a crossing point for several railroad lines. Finally, the museum is home to a genealogy catalog that can be accessed for free.
Located just 10 minutes south of Cedar Springs is Trestle Park. The park was established in 2012 to commemorate the historical logging days. Centered around an old stone trestle, the park also features an authentic anchor from Houghton Lake, a pavilion and a play area for kids. White Pine Trail runs near Trestle Park and there is a connector trail. White Pine Trail is a 92.6 mile network that runs through Kent, Mescosta, Montcalm, Osceola and Wexford counties. There are concerts there in the Summer too.
Red Flannel Festival
Red Flannel Day has been celebrated in Cedar Springs for over 80 years. The story goes that a New Yorker was searching for long red flannel underwear during one of the harshest Winters of the Great Depression and Pollock’s Store in downtown Cedar Springs had a large stock. They received many orders for years until the town was named “The Red Flannel Town.” Residents believe the red flannels helped keep Cedar Springs on the map while many small towns were being bypassed or fading away. Each year, there is a grand parade, decorating contest, photo contest and a pie eating contest. There is also a 5k and 10k run-walk. The festival includes an arts & crafts fair and plenty of local food. There is even Red Flannel Royalty, where a Queen is named. Also, kindergarteners in the Cedar Springs school district can compete in the Prince and Princess contest.
Deer Tracks Junction
For a fun family outing, be sure to check out Deer Tracks Junction. Get up close and personal with your favorite farm animals, like pigs, goats, donkeys, bunnies, camels and alpacas. You can feed most of the animals if you purchase the farm’s foods (carrots, pellets or tweet stix). Seasonally, you can also bottle feed baby animals. Deer and elk of all ages also call the farm home. There is a fun barn for kids to play. It is full of tunnels, nets and giant slides. There is also a sandbox, a rubber duck racing tank and a four story mine and train play area. There are also dedicated spaces for young children. If that is not enough for you, Deer Tracks Junction also has homemade ice cream. They make all of the delicious ice cream on the farm. The menu features classic flavors and specialties.
Cedar Springs Brewing Company
Cedar Springs Brewing Company was founded in 2013 by David Ringler, who’s title is now Director of Happiness. Located on Main Street, Cedar Springs Brewing Company is at the heart of this small town. Cedar Springs Brewery serves traditional Bavarians styles of beer and Amepixarican craft options. The kitchen also features pub fare and a German Bavarian menu. The brewery supports its local community through the Community Give Back program. Residents can apply for support through the online application. Cedar Springs Brewing Company also hosts a farmer’s market every Thursday during the summer. Vendors set up near the German-inspired brewery to sell locally made goods.
Long Lake Park
Fifteen minutes west of Cedar Springs is Long Lake Park. Michigan is known for its lakes, and Cedar Springs residents can enjoy some of the perks at Long Lake. The park is designed well for group events with several picnic areas and shelters. Long Lake park is located right on Long Lake itself, with a mile of shoreline. You can enjoy swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating on the lake. There is a public beach at the park, perfect for summertime. There are also baseball diamonds, room for biking and more.
At the center of Cedar Springs, you will find Kent Theatre. It is over 120 years old and was originally built as the Hubbard Opera House. It was first used for entertainment and gatherings like dances, chicken suppers, school graduations, political rallies and silent movies. The theatre closed its doors in 1975, but was reopened by the Cedar Springs Theatre Association in 1998. Volunteers worked to fundraise and make improvements to the historical landmark. Today, the theatre is community-owned and operated. There are regular films, live theatre and public presentations. Local organizations can use the theatre as a meeting place or for musical events. Upcoming events are listed on the Kent Theatre website.