• Virgil Nethercott

How to Classify Mobile Home Communities

Three important classifications we can divide most mobile home communities into are age, budget, and ownership.


Mobile home communities are as vibrant and diverse as any residential communities. They are sometimes even more inclusive, supportive, and accepting than most neighborhoods. There are a few classifications that are necessary to understand before you select the right kind of mobile home community for yourself.

Age-Based Communities

In mobile home communities, the number 55+ is almost a built-in symbol for age-restricted communities. These usually fall in the retirement mobile home communities, designed specifically for older people. Ideally, they are close to hospitals, on-site facilities, and markets, so that people don’t need to drive for miles just for necessities.

Then there are all-ages communities. These communities get designed with families in mind. They have parks, schools, and other essential facilities necessary for families to comfortably accommodate. These kinds of mobile home communities often allow pets.

Budget-Based Mobile Homes

Affordability is the key reason for many people to choose mobile homes instead of conventional homes. Whether you are buying or renting, most mobile home communities cost far cheaper than site-built home residential areas.

But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t mobile home communities for those who can pay more. There are many mobile home communities for the rich and wealthy, with luxurious mobile homes going for seven figures.

On the other end of the spectrum, most budget-friendly mobile home communities cost just a few hundred bucks to lease the property and even less if you are renting it. These communities are an excellent option for families with fewer means, or people just starting in life.

Ownership Based Classification

Another way we can classify mobile home communities is through ownership. Many big real estate investors have started something called chain mobile home parks. They may provide mobile homes for rent or buy, including the land beneath the mobile home. They are efficiently run, have all the necessary amenities, and keep the community in check. They also cost relatively more.

Resident-owned communities are far cheaper. But they might not be ideal (or as inclusive for outsiders) as other mobile home communities are.

Other Classifications

You can additionally classify a mobile home community by whether it allows pets or not. Retirement mobile home parks might sometimes be different from age-restricted mobile home communities. There are even niche communities where all the residents of mobile home communities fall in specific categories, for example, communities for vets, students, or factory workers.

Conclusion

However you classify mobile home communities, you can be sure there is a right one for you. As the conventional housing market becomes shaky and unaffordable, mobile homes are expecting a massive influx of residents.

It might be high time to consider a mobile home - a home you can call your own - before the market trends change and even mobile homes soar out of range.

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