Libby Creek Community originally opened in the 1950s and is now a 12-home, resident-owned manufactured home community.
But that transition didn’t happen overnight. We formed the Libby Creek Community, Inc. and started on the path to resident-ownership in 2018. That’s when, with the help of NeighborWorks Montana and ROC USA, LLC, we purchased and took control of our community on Oct. 1, 2018.
Now, the resident-owned community (ROC) is not only a successful business, but also a thriving neighborhood.
The process of the resident-owned community buying 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’re the envy of other nearby manufactured home communities.
Our 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 a budget every year, and the entire Membership votes on it and any changes to the rent before the budget 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.
Libby Creek is a well-established community in Libby, Mont., for people who love living in a rural setting known for its rugged outdoors and recreation.
In 2018, Libby was named the Most Charming Small Town in Montana by Reader’s Digest. Situated at the edge of the Kootenai National Forest with hundreds of miles of hiking trails, scenic camping areas and spectacular views of the Cabinet Mountain Range. The Libby area offers more than 2 million acres of public lands for the outdoor enthusiast. High mountain lakes, streams and rivers surround the City of Libby including a 90-mile long reservoir, Lake Koocanusa. Other attractions in the area include the Kootenai Falls, the Swinging Bridge and Ross Creek Cedars.
Libby Creek Community is a small neighborhood located just two miles from Main Street. We enjoy easy access to two grocery stores, a movie theater, and schools for kids of all ages. The Lincoln County Campus of Flathead Valley Community College is conveniently located in Libby and offers a variety of courses. Libby is a small town located in the Ten Lakes Scenic Area. Libby Creek is 89 miles from Kalispell. We are one hour and 15 minutes from Flathead Lake, and three hours from Missoula.
Libby Creek is a well-established community for people who enjoy a welcoming neighborhood in an ideal location.
Ask anyone who lives in Libby Creek, and we’re sure they’ll tell you it’s a little slice of heaven.