The Green Pastures Story


Green Pastures Senior Cooperative is a 51-home, resident-owned manufactured home community for people over the age of 55.

But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the Green Pastures Senior Cooperative, Inc. and started on the path to resident-ownership in 2009. With the help of CASA of Oregon and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and assumed community responsibility on Oct. 10, 2009.

Now, the resident-owned community (ROC) is a successful business and a thriving neighborhood.

The process of the resident-owned community acquiring 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 are a manufactured home family.

The 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 an annual budget and the entire Membership votes on it with any proposed changes to the rent before it 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.

Green Pastures is a well-established Senior Community in Redmond, Oregon, for people who enjoy easy access to outdoor activities, all the amenities one could want nearby, and friendly neighbors who look out for each other. Close to Highway 97, we are just 25 minutes from Bend, and located in the high desert of central Oregon. Portland and Eugene are each less than a three-hour drive.

Smith Rock State Park is a 20-minute drive and ideal for mountain biking, hiking, and, for the more adventurous, rock climbing. In the mood for a swim or a nice afternoon picnic? Visit the Cline Falls State Scenic Viewpoint just four miles down the road, also known for fishing in the Deschutes River.

Along with easy access to Highway 97, we are also close to Highways 26 and 126. Redmond has many local parks, perfect for an afternoon stroll or reading a book. We have excellent health care available and countless restaurants and shops in Redmond, with even more just down the road in Bend. The quaint town of Sisters, with its annual Quilt Show and annual Folk and Blues Festival is only a 20-minute drive. Just blocks away from Green Pastures is an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Here in town, a local community college offers a variety of community classes, while Oregon State University has an extended campus in nearby Bend.

Green Pastures is a community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood with easy access to all the amenities of a larger city. Redmond’s Senior Center offers a very affordable hot lunch Monday through Friday, for when you don’t feel like cooking as well as delivery meals to shut-ins. Located just 8 minutes away, the Center offers classes and interest groups ranging from trail walking to chess to pickle ball. With a library and game room on site, we are sure to find an activity to meet new people and socialize with friends.

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