Downsize in Eau Claire County

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Hillcrest Estates - 1028 Oak Drive, Altoona, WI

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Downsizing to a Manufactured Home

Downsizing is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many people. Whether you're looking to save money, simplify your lifestyle, or reduce your environmental footprint, moving to a smaller home can be a smart decision. This article delves into the reasons why downsizing is beneficial, why manufactured homes are an excellent option, and offers additional resources to support your transition.

Why Consider Downsizing?

Utilize Your Space Efficiently

As life changes, so do your space requirements. Large homes, while once necessary, can become cumbersome when children grow up and move out. If a significant portion of your home is no longer in use, it might be time to consider a more manageable space.

Financial Savings

Owning a large home comes with high costs – mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and maintenance can all add up. Downsizing to a smaller, more affordable home can lead to substantial financial savings. For those on a fixed income, such as retirees, this can provide much-needed financial relief.

Time and Effort

Maintaining a large home requires considerable time and effort. From regular upkeep to yard work, the responsibilities can be overwhelming. Downsizing to a smaller, low-maintenance home can free up your time, allowing you to focus on activities you enjoy.

The Appeal of Manufactured Homes

High Quality and Modern Designs

Manufactured homes have come a long way from the stereotypes of the past. Advances in building codes, quality standards, and manufacturing technology mean that today's manufactured homes are often superior in quality to traditional site-built homes, yet more affordable.

Customizable and Perfectly Sized

Manufactured homes offer a variety of floor plans, from compact studios to spacious four-bedroom layouts. Whether you need 780 square feet or 2100 square feet, you can find a home that suits your needs. These homes are move-in ready and come with warranties, providing peace of mind and reducing maintenance concerns.

Financially Attractive

The cost of owning a manufactured home is often lower than renting an apartment, especially when considering the long-term benefits. With affordable lot rent and increasing home values in many communities, manufactured homes offer a financially sound option.

Helpful Resources for Downsizing

Selling Your Current Home


Building a Social Network

Activities and Hobbies


Home Maintenance

Downsizing can lead to a more manageable, financially secure, and enjoyable lifestyle. Manufactured homes offer a high-quality, cost-effective solution for those looking to make this transition. With the right resources and planning, downsizing can be a positive and fulfilling change.

For more information on manufactured homes and available floor plans, visit and explore the options that best suit your needs.


Check Out Quality Manufactured Homes

Come check out high quality manufactured homes at Hillcrest Estates in Altoona, Wisconsin.

They may be a great option for downsizing

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Our Community

Hillcrest Estates

A Wonderful Community

Hillcrest Estates is a premier manufactured housing community in Altoona. It is managed by top-notch staff who work very hard to keep the community attractive, safe, and convenient for our residents. We also continue to invest heavily into our community.

We are also blessed to have great residents who watch out for each other and respect their neighbors. Our recent survey show that 88% of our residents would recommend others to move here. 

Altoona, Wisconsin

Small Town with Big City Convenience

Altoona is a quiet, friendly suburb located east of Eau Claire. The city enjoys convenience of a big city with small town charm. Because of this, the city has been attracting businesses and new residents including seniors downsizing. 

The city of Altoona provides residents with many opportunities for recreation, leisure, and enrichment. River Prarie Park is an gathering spot for outdoor music, creative cuisin and fun for the whole family. Lake Altoona Park (just north of Hillcrest Estates), offers numerous recreation opportunities. Overall, it is a wonderful city.

Very nice neighborhood. The management and staff are professional and friendly. They’ve done so much work here, including adding a walking path around the pond, a dog park and so many street improvements. It’s more than just a park, it’s a community.

Location, great people living here, new owners and managers and employees are top shelf awesome

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