WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2004

                        Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         Maryland                       1-11718                 36-3857664
(State or other jurisdiction          (Commission              (IRS Employer
    of incorporation)                 File Number)           Identification No.)

Two North Riverside Plaza, Suite 800, Chicago, IL                  60606
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   (Address of principal executive offices)                      (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (312) 279-1400

                       Manufactured Home Communities, Inc.
         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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ITEM 8.01         OTHER EVENTS

Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS) announced that on November 16,
2004, the Certificate of Amendment to change the Company's name from
Manufactured Home Communities, Inc. to Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. was
formally accepted by the State of Maryland. The Company also announced that
effective November 23, 2004 the Company stock will start trading under its new
ticker symbol "ELS". These events are important steps in the process which was
initiated on November 2, 2004 with Board of Director approval of our name change
to Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc.

         Commented Equity Lifestyle's CEO and President, Thomas P. Heneghan, "We
are extremely excited about this change which reflects the direction the Company
has been working toward for quite some time. The new name symbolizes what our
customers demand and the types of properties in our portfolio."

         The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the
Company's ability to maintain rental rates and occupancy with respect to
properties currently owned or pending acquisitions; the Company's assumptions
about rental and home sales markets; the completion of pending acquisitions and
timing with respect thereto; the effect of interest rates as well as other risks
indicated from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement
forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

         Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. owns or has an interest in 272
quality communities in 25 states and British Columbia consisting of 100,203
sites. The Company is a self-administered, self-managed, real estate investment
trust (REIT) with headquarters in Chicago.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                             MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES, INC.

                                             BY: \s\ Michael B. Berman
                                                 Michael B. Berman
                                                 Vice President, Treasurer and
                                                   Chief Financial Officer

DATE: November 24, 2004