Summer Manor Community

Memphis Mobile Home Park

About us

Summer Manor Community

The Summer Manor Community is a mobile home park located on Summer Avenue in Memphis, TN. The park was formerly known as the Leahy Trailer Park. In 2014, Harold Crye, Co-owner & CEO of Crye-Leike Realtors, purchased the property. He began renovations to improve the property and develop community features for all that live there. Harold also chose a new name for the park, Summer Manor.

  • "This is good for Shelby County to offer good quality, low-income housing that’s going to be safe and secure,” Crye said.

    — Harold Crye, new owner of Summer Manor Community
  • “When we put a security fence around it, it will be safe, secure housing which they never really had before.”

    — Harold Crye, new owner of Summer Manor Community

History

In August 2014, the residents of Leahy Trailer Park were told to find new homes. MLGW was shutting down the utilities on the property due to lack of payment from the property owner. The park residents could only hope that someone would come forward to pay the bill and save their homes. That same month, Harold Crye went under contract to purchase the property from John Leahy and paid the MLGW bill so the residents could remain in the park.

Source:http://archive.commercialappeal.com/news/leahy-mobile-home-park-under-contract-to-sell-to-harold-crye-ep-580054666-324342901.html
This property was originally started in the 40’s as Leahy’s Tourist Court. Here are a few excerpts on its history.

Leahy’s Tourist Court, Motel Court, and Trailer Park located at 3070 Summer Avenue is one of the more famous motels in Memphis, and yet many do not know why. It was the home to James Jones in 1949-50 while he wrote the award-winning book “From Here to Eternity. The book is now ranked at #62 on the list of “100 Best Novels”. Jones’ last novel “Whistle”, was based on his hospital stay in Memphis as he recovered from ankle surgery due to an injury in WW2.

Source:http://historic-memphis.com/memphis-historic/motels/motels.html

In its heyday, Leahy’s Trailer Court was a thriving community. In the summer of 1949, author James Jones worked on his acclaimed novel “From Here to Eternity” while living at the trailer court. The fledgling author from Illinois traveled back to Memphis to finish his novel, but could not afford to stay in hotels like The Peabody or The Chisca. Therefore, James Jones hitched his travel trailer to his jeep and set up camp at Leahy’s Trailer Court in the summer of ‘49.

Source:http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/from-leahys-to-eternity-dying-memphis-trailer-court-once-hosted-literary-titan-ep-578358688-324343291.html

Community Projects

Present

  • New mobile homes available for rent/sale.

2016

  • Poured new pads

  • Built new community office

  • Opened model homes and began selling/renting pads

  • Added a new playground

2015

  • Removed damaged trailers

  • Leveled dirt to improve drainage on property

  • Installed new sewer, water, and storm drains

  • MLGW installed power poles and meters

  • Added a dog park

2014

  • Harold Crye purchased property from John Leahy

  • He paid all past due MLGW utilities so residents could remain in their homes

Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

Purchase a home or bring your own.

110 Lots (25 taken)

Lots are available for 1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes.

Model Homes

Model home features:

Double pane windows

2X4 studs

Insulation

R rating

Energy efficient

1, 2, and 3 bedroom homes

Pricing Estimates

Pad Rental $325/month.

Purchase a home or bring your own. Lease to own options available.

Community room available for rent. A cleaning deposit is required to reserve the room.

Utility Estimates (Tenant Pays) Garbage/Water/Sewer: $25 or $35/month. Electricity: Billed by MLGW to each pad separately. Estimate $125/month

Community

Schools

Treadwell Elementary School, Treadwell Middle School, Douglass High School *Zoning subject to change

Office with Community Room

Room available for residents to reserve for birthday parties or meetings. Refundable cleaning deposit required

Gated Community

Fully fence property with night guard. Wrought iron fence across front of property line. 8 ft. high chain link fence around sides and back.

Get In Touch

Address

3070 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112

Phone

901-324-6681

Manager

Ronnie Baer

Summer Manor Community