our family

Three Generations

Jeff and Jason’s grandparents Harold and Ruth Warrington first purchased Bayside Gardens Mobile Home Park in Clearwater, Florida sometime in the 1950’s. This was the family’s first experience in the Mobile Home Industry. After successfully improving Bayside Trailer Gardens they decided to sell the community. This sale eventually allowed them to purchase Orange Acres in 1964. Back then Orange Acres was the last stop on State Road 72 to Arcadia and I-75 did not exist. Orange Acres was surrounded by pastures, palmettos, and orange groves.

 

Jeff and Jason’s parents Moe and Shirley moved to Sarasota with Harold and Ruth to help manage, develop, and operate Orange Acres. When they arrived Orange Acres had about 62 homesites. Moe and Shirley purchased Orange Acres from Harold and Ruth in 1966. In 1979 the final phase of the community was completed which gave Orange Acres a total of 235 homesites.

 

Moe and Shirley purchased two other Mobile Home Parks, Cedar Cove and Crescent Beach in 1981. They decided to sell Crescent Beach several years later and continued to make improvements to Cedar Cove which has 73 homesites.

 

Jeff and Jason grew up working in the family business doing grass cutting, tree trimming, landscaping, community maintenance, home installation, sales, management, and many other aspects of running the family business.

 

Jeff and Jason became Owners/Operators of Orange Acres when Moe decided to semi-retire in 2002. A few years later Moe fully retired. Jeff and Jason continue to serve as Owners/ Operators of both Orange Acres and Cedar Cove Manufactured Home Communities.

See What our residents have to say

“Orange Acres is a home that offers the kind of lifestyle you are looking for. It can be as busy and involved or as relaxed and peaceful as you wish.  There is always help and information from management, activities if you want and new friends around each corner. Come be as happy as you choose!”

- Jane B.

"I have lived in Orange Acres for 20 years, and it is the best mobile home park in Florida. The office personnel and maintenance crew are the finest I ever met."

- Charlie P.

"More than a dozen years ago we were looking for a house in a warm climate to shelter us from the winter weather in the North. What we found was a home in a community; one that reminded us of those towns where we grew up. A caring, enveloping, vibrant array of people with similar backgrounds, people who cared for one another, looked out for their welfare and bonded in like enjoyments."

- Ed & Judy M.

"Orange Acres is a fabulous place to live and building a custom manufactured home is the icing on the cake! We worked with Jeff and Greg and the entire Orange Acres staff to design and customize our new home. We even made a trip with Jeff to the manufactured home model center in Bartow, FL where we finalized every detail of our home. This was an excellent experience from start to finish!"

- Phil & Elaine A.

"There are numerous reasons why we love living in Orange Acres, such as location, layout of homesites, facilities and activities. But the most obvious reason is the people; not just the residents, but also the management personnel. They genuinely have the residents best interest at heart in making their business the success that it is. With the 3rd and now 4th generation of the Warrington family involved in every day business, it makes all of the residents feel very secure in the future of Orange Acres and the success of our park for years to come."

- Bob & Cyndee S.