A variety of housing choices for those age 55+

Tired of mowing a big lawn? cleaning a big house? caring for a big garden? paying big taxes?

Want time to travel? play golf? fish? read? learn a new craft? write the great American novel?

Need to conserve your retirement fund?

Dreaming of wintering down south?

street of manufactured homes

For those age 55+, Klines Resort offers a variety of comfortable, low maintenance homes in a range of styles and prices. It’s your home, so you can decorate and fix it up as you please. Yards are small and easy to maintain, yet offer plenty of opportunity for the green thumb. Resort crews assist with leaf pickup, curb-side yard waste pickup, and tree trimming.

Better yet, living at Klines Resort is affordable. Site rent includes water, sewer, trash and recycling as well as road maintenance and street lights. Taxes are minimal: just $3 per month on the manufactured home, plus a personal property tax assessment on your home’s leasehold improvements. Residents enjoy access to beautiful Portage Lake and to the Resort’s facilities and amenities, without the costs and taxes typical of owning lakefront property.

For snowbirds and seasonal residents, a “snowbird discount” applies to any month your home is vacant between November and April. Our winterizing service makes coming and going easy, while neighbors and park patrol volunteers keep an eye on things while you are gone.

Your guests of any age are welcome! Take the grandkids fishing, invite your friends to a concert or pancake breakfast, or reserve the fireside room for a birthday party. Our annual “Kid’s Fun Day” is a highlight for many age 12 and under. Not enough room? Your friends and family can reserve a campsite and bring their own “guest bedroom” when they visit.

You’ll love our fishing and recreational opportunities. You’ll love our well maintained roads, treated water, and many resort amenities.  You’ll love our location’s convenient access to US 131, I-94, and the Indiana toll road. You’ll love our friendly community, active social calendar, clubs and activities.

Interested? See the “Application Process” below for your next steps.

Site Options

Manufactured home sites come in 3 site categories with 3 possible parking arrangements. Rent steps up an additional $10 per month for each site category.

40x80 Sites

Our smallest sites have on-street parking. Since these are our original sites they are typically closer to the lake. Homes on these sites are either newer models or well-maintained older models, usually with one bathroom and 1 or 2 bedrooms.

40x80 site

50x100 Sites

These make up the majority of the resort’s home sites. Homes on Cherry Oak St. have off-street parking under carports, while the remainder have on-street parking or access to rental garages on an alley. Both single and double section units are available.

60x120 Sites

These sites are larger sites, found on North Center and North Beach Loop. Most of these are doublewides with attached garages.

Housing Options

Klines Resort was developed in a number of phases beginning in the late 1960’s. Our newest neighborhood – North Beach Loop – was completed in 2005. Over the years, many homes have been extensively remodeled, upgraded, or replaced. As a result, our homes include a wide variety of ages, sizes, styles, and amenities, and are priced accordingly.

Each home is unique and includes a variety of leasehold improvements, such as carports, garages, sheds, heated additions, porches, and decks. Since manufactured homes are designed for year-round living, homes are equipped with a natural gas furnace and a heat tape on the water supply. Appliances may be gas or electric.

All homes placed “For Sale” at Klines Resort are inspected by management to insure they meet requirements for health, safety, condition and appearance. Certain improvements may be required as a condition of sale. Copies of the inspection reports are available from the office. You may also elect to hire an inspection or appraisal of the home as part of your due diligence prior to purchase.

With the variety of homes in the community, there’s something here for just about everyone. A manufactured home allows you to live comfortably all year, or any part of it. But if you are looking for a strictly seasonal (summer) home, park models are another option you should consider.

Application Process

Ready to join the Resort community? Here are your next steps:

  • First, do your homework. Read the Community Guidelines. Visit during a pancake breakfast or other event. Talk to our residents. Make sure the resort lifestyle is right for you.
  • View listings on our web site. Contact owners or their agent to view homes. Obtain copies of inspection reports for any homes that you like.
  • Units are sold “as is” and without a warranty, so research your choice. You may ask questions from the seller or bring a knowledgeable friend to inspect. Schedule additional inspections or appraisals if you are unsure about the home’s condition or value.
  • Meet with seller and negotiate terms, but do not complete purchase until your application for residency is approved.
  • Don’t see anything you like? Consider purchasing an interim home or one that can be remodeled to suit your needs.
  • Complete the “Application for Residency” and the “Credit Check Application” and send to office along with the credit check fee.
  • An interview is also required. When approved, you will receive a letter of acceptance.
  • Once your application is approved, you may finalize the purchase of your new home and transfer the title at the Secretary of State..
  • Finally, complete your lease, lot deposit, & payment arrangements at office. Transfer utilities and plan your move!

See the forms to the right for additional information and application forms.

Equal Opportunity Housing: Klines Resort does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color or national origin. All residents are eligible for lake access & use of common areas as specified in the Community Guidelines. Manufactured Home sites are reserved for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older as allowed under the Fair Housing Act. Exceptions to this requirement are allowed under certain conditions. Contact resort office for details.