‘Not your granddaddy’s mobile homes.’ New neighborhood adding 31 modern manufactured homes

April 10, 2024 | 12:15 am

Updated April 10, 2024 | 12:19 am

Photo by Ryan Richardson

Clayton Homes broke ground Tuesday on a new neighborhood of 31 manufactured homes in Daviess County. The neighborhood, called Greenbriar, is located near the south side of Yellow Creek Park and is part of a larger existing subdivision.

The neighborhood will feature modern manufactured homes from Clayton’s “Epic” floor plans, on permanent foundations with a detached garage option. All homes in the new neighborhood will be eBuilt, meaning they are built to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Energy Ready Home specifications. Such homes come with 25 energy-efficient enhancements and are estimated to save homeowners up to 50% on annual energy costs.

New homes will start at $199,900 and will become available beginning as early as Spring 2024. Renderings on display at the groundbreaking showcased three floor plans: 

  • 4-bed, 2-bath, 1,791 square feet
  • 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,512 square feet
  • 3-bed, 2-bath, 1,296 square feet

“We are excited to see this new development advance attainable, sustainable homeownership opportunities,” said Jerry Tackett, Clayton Homes Regional Vice President. “These new homes will help increase housing inventory in the community while seamlessly blending into an existing neighborhood.”

State Rep. DJ Johnson attended the groundbreaking, commending Clayton Homes for striving to offer affordable and attainable housing. 

“This Greenbriar development … represents a tremendous advancement and expanding opportunities for prospective new homeowners in Daviess County,” he said. “The manufacturing home industry has changed. It is a new industry. These manufactured homes that you will see out here today, they are not your granddaddy’s mobile homes. These are high-quality homes. These are the kinds of homes that each and every one of us would be willing to live in, and this is going to be a tremendous addition to this community.”

County Commissioner Janie Marksberry added, “We’re so excited to have this. It’s so hard for people to find homes now with the rising interest rates and the cost of production. We’re in a wonderful neighborhood, and I’m just very excited for what’s coming for this area.”

The homes will be integrated into an existing 55-year-old subdivision spanning Cambridge Drive and Sturbridge Place, near the south entrance to Yellow Creek Park. A new pathway is expected to connect the new neighborhood to the park, according to Daviess County Director of Parks and Public Information Jordan Rowe.

“We are thrilled from an amenity and quality-of-life perspective that all of the homes and the future residents of this list development are going to have access to our park,” Rowe said. “We will have a gravel drive connecting to our park road that goes back towards the cabins. We’re just really thrilled to see this development as part of the county.”

Clayton Homes of Owensboro and Evansville, two local Home Centers, are leading the Greenbriar development.

In 2023, Clayton built more than 52,000 homes across the country. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.

April 10, 2024 | 12:15 am

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