Hidden Pines Cooperative is a resident-owned manufactured home community in Newport, New Hampshire. We are a terrific neighborhood for people who like a suburban setting that's an easy drive to Claremont and Lake Sunapee. Newport is a beautiful community in the upper Connecticut River Valley, where we enjoy recreation and beauty in every season.
Hidden Pines Cooperative is owned by the community members who live here -- we are a resident-owned community (ROC). That means we control the rent and make the rules. In early 2010, we formed the Hidden Pines Cooperative and, on June 1, 2010, the Cooperative purchased the land and infrastructure, such as the roads and water lines. Now, a democratically elected board of directors manages the business of running Hidden Pines. Every member household in the community has a say in who sits on that board, how we spend our money, the annual budget, and whether we make changes to the rent.
We're also part of a national network of almost 200 ROCs just like us. That membership provides us with access to expert coaching on how to run our ROC, leadership development and training, communications with dozens of community leaders who face many of the same issues we do, and more. Life in Hidden Pines is truly different than in a commercially owned community – we invite you to find out first-hand how that difference makes living here so much better.