Manufactured Homes Communities
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For Over Age 55
costing less and with
improvements in style
In some manufactured homes communities, a person buys the home and leases the land. This is called a land lease community. In others, one purchases the lot and home as a package.
Many visitors ask what to do for a less
expensive option for retirement, and I suggest they consider these more
economical types of communities.
The two main advantages of a manufactured or
modular home over a site-built home are:
Difference in cost to build
it takes to build
Building time is faster, and the costs to build are less.
What are they called and how do they differ from mobile homes?
Determine what to call them by the date built. Older homes are mobiles and those built after June 15, 1976 are called manufactured.
Most communities are a
combination of the two except newer communities would be all
manufactured. Older communities may be all mobile. Newer homes gradually replace older ones. This usually occurs when a new buyer comes in to the community. They may like the lot but want a newer home.
To find all of these communities, explore the mobile homes page as well as this one.
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- The Grove - at Foley near Mobile. Six miles to Gulf. Affordable
leasehold estates. New homes start in $90's. Resale homes also
- Princeton Crossing - West Chester - Developer is Holiday Parks
Ltd. - Greater Cincinnati and No. Kentucky area. Majority of
residents are 50+. Average price range $50,000. Port Union Railto Rd.
off I275 loop.
- Golden Gate Estates - Fremont - Shopping and restaurants nearby. 419-334-2648
- Northland Senior Community - Bryan - 419-630-0684
- Royal Hills Village - Milford - Carports only - Clubhouse, RV Storage. 513-831-3636
- Sands Retirement Community - Madison - Lake County - RV Storage, Controlled gate. 440-428-7016
- Park Hills Crossing - Premier community with clubhouse in
Fairborn. "Landlease Community of Year"
in 2005 (Midwest) by MHI - start low $100's
- Golf Vista Estates Monee, Ill. Award-winning community.
- Willow Lake Estates - Elgin - Equity Lifestyle Properties
on historic Fox River for boating and fishing. Fitness Center, View of
23-acre Willow Lake.
- Saddle brook Farms - Central Lake County - 1 hour to Chicago. Country-like setting on 700 acres. In Winnetka. Close to shopping.
- Maple Valley - Manteno (south of Chicago near Lake Michigan) - Award-winning community by Hometown America and near Chicago Loop - good commute location with Metro nearby. Many local activities including the Manteno Golf Club, Kankakee River State Park and the Manteno farmer's market. Clubhouse, recreation and activities. 1 Silver Circle, Manteno - 815-468-3190
- Grand Lakeview 55+ Living Des Moines - Two locations: Lakeview and Grand Homes
- privately owned for 34 years - Lakeview is 12 miles east of Des
Moines featuring bass fishing and scenic views. Wild life and green
space. and Grand Homes community offers purchase of pre-owned homes,
rentals (check for availability) and also RV sites, Spring through Fall.
Lakeview and Grand Homes Manufactured Homes Retirement Community for over 55
- Albuquerque Meadows Albuquerque - Land-leased new and resale homes. Activities.
Pool, hot tub, exercise equipment.
- Sunrise Bluffs - In Belen - 30 min south of Albuquerque.
Gated with views of mountain ranges. Clubhouse, pools, fitness, RV
- Amber Skies - Alamogordo - Clubhouse, pool, spa. - RV docks allowed next to lot - landleased - no assoc dues
- Encantada - Las Cruces - By ARC Communities - storage included - senior community but not over 55 (verify) - clubhouse, pool and more
- Eldorado Villas Tigard, Suburb of Portland. Secluded setting
for a tranquil lifestyle. Heated pool, fitness. Affordable price for
quality living. Close to shopping and entertainment.
- Santiago Estates - Springfield - By Follett - 6 miles east of Interstate 5 in McKenzie Recreation area known for outdoor recreation.
- Royal Villas Beautiful grounds, pool with luxury cabanas, community center. South of King City. Minutes away from golfcourses.
- Golden Spike Estates - Rathdrum - Coeur d Alene area. Award-winning land- lease community.
Clubhouse, pool, RV storage - Several floor plans
- Las Vegas Meadows - West of the strip. Guard-gated. Starting in $80's - resort-style by Thesman. See their virtual tour.
- Mountain View Community Henderson - Award-winning community by Hometown America.
- Maple Run - Clio - 2000 Maple Run Boulevard - Ph: 810-564-1599
- Cranberry Lake - White Lake - By Equity Lifestyle - on Cranberry Lake for fishing and swimming. Playground for grandchildren, nearby shopping. 9620 Highland Rd., White Lake, Mich.
- Brighton at Barnegat - Barnegat - Southern Ocean county - Large
sodded lots, country-club style with clubhouse, nature paths, pool,
stocked fishing lakes. By Providence of Hometown America.
- The Oaks of Weymouth Mays Landing - Start $160,000 - Wooded pinelands. Clubhouse. 18 miles to Atlantic City. 609-625-625
- Fairways at Mays Landing - By Hometown America - Clubhouse, indoor/outdoor pool, golf club - near Jersey Shore, beach resorts and Atlantic City. 1801 Cates Rd., Mays Landing - 609-677-9070
- Mullica Wood - Egg Harbor - 18 miles to Atlantic City and
50 miles to Philadelphia and 1 1/2 hours to NYC. Wooded setting away
from traffic. Pool, sundeck By Hometown America.
- Deep Run - Cream Ridge, NJ by Jensen Communities. Beaches less than
an hour away. Clubhouse, fishing lake. $130,000 to $190,000 -
land-lease. Jensen has several communities in New Jersey and other
states and 80 years building manufactured homes communities. Jensen Communities
- Shenandoah Village - Sicklerville - By Hometown America - 30 minutes south of Philadelphia - Clubhouse, lagoon-shaped pool, resort amenities. 99 Skyline Dr. - 856-627-6363
- Barclay Farms Camden - Award-winning community close to Dover. Clubhouse, pools, from low $100's. 877-729-6837.
- Bon Ayre Homes - Kent County, Smyrna - starting $99,900. Small town living with city conveniences. Close to beaches. Please verify prices.
- Wild Meadows - Dover - Price $ - Community size-Medium - Landlease community by Regal.
- Southern Meadow - Magnolia, De - Price-$ - single-family 2
or 3 bedroom homes with 2-car garage. Clubhouse, activities, walking
trails. 9 foot ceilings. Land lease 10 minutes to Dover.
- Villages of Noble's Pond - Dover - Modular home community -
Price-$ - by Regal - Resort style clubhouse, miles of walking trails,
Conservatory/library and much more.
- Rainbow Lake Manor - Bristol. Country setting. Private stocked
spring-fed lake. Recreational center with activities. Between Milwaukee
and Chicago. Mature trees.
- Creek View - Carlisle - new and resale single ranch homes on leased lots - Priced in $100's. Amenities include clubhouse and RV storage area. 127 Glenridge Ave. - 717-713-5185 - closed Tues/Wed
- Lockwood Congress Easton Pa. by Milford Land Co. Resales
only. The homes feature the most modern features of manufactured homes.
Small community. Awarded Homes of Distinction by MHI.
- Cloverleaf Estates West In Carnegie
- Crossroads Village In Mt. Pleasant
- Village of Clover Ridge In Murrysville
- Clover Commons Pittsburgh
- Country Manor Shippensburg - www.cmacommunity.com - From $109,000. Gated community with lake and nature trails. Clubhouse. On 70 acres.
- Douglass Village Berks County - Douglassville - From $129,800. Buyer owns home. 610-323-4583
- Village Scene Manufactured and RV Park - Hatfield - Small park 30 miles north of Philadelphia. New, resale and rental manufactured homes in all price ranges. Lot rental price is $475/mo. (verify as this can change.) Also, there is an RV park. Montgomery County.
2151 Koffel Rd., Hatfield - 215-362-6030
- Dove Canyon - San Antonio - Active senior community with clubhouse, pool, golf memberships, tennis and more. Single-family homes with views.
- El Valle del Sol - Mission - RV resort - 2500 East Business Highway -
Homes for purchase or RV short term stays. Perfect for snowbirds or permanent. Amenities include pool and recreation. 956-391-1356
- Tara Estates - Rochester, NH - Seacoast regions. Beautiful and
affordable on 260 acres and Salmon Falls River. Fishing, skiing in area,
lakes, ocean, mountains, restaurants and shopping, medical facilties
nearby. Clubhouse and acres of
woodlands. 716 Salmon Falls Rd - Ph: 603-332-4030.
- Brook Ridge - in Hookseth - Homes of Distinction Award from
MHI - single family ranch homes with
2-car garage start at $190,000. 3-acre pond and walking trails. Shop in
nearby Concord or Manchester. By Jensen Communities. 3 Mailhouse Rd.
- Oak Point - Middleborough 40 miles south of Boston and 15 miles
to the shoreline. Homes on quarter acre lot parcels (verify size).
There are new and resales. Large resort lifestyle community on 1000
woodland acres with many activities and amenities. Start around
$245,000. Energy star rated.
- Millers Woods and River Bend - Athol - North Central - adjacent to Cass Meadows for walking trails - clubhouse, indoor pool and spa, recreation, social activities, near lakes for fishing. Country ambience.
739 Daniel Shays Hwy - 978-249-5331
- Leisure Woods - Rockland - off south shore and near Boston - Gated entry, courtesy van, clubhouse, pool and more.
31 Leisurewoods, Rockland - 781-201-0156
- Live Oak Village - Rockland - wetlands preservation area with just 20 upscale homes for nature lovers. 680 Union St. - 781-871-5633
- Leisurewoods - Taunton - historic town near Cape Cod - gated in wooded setting - clubhouse and activities - walking trails at Gertrude Boyden Wildlife Refuge - 50 Highland St. - 508-824-2244
- Hillcrest - Uncasville. Wooded country setting. Short drive to Mystic Seaport and beaches. By Jensen Communities land-lease.
- Three Gardens Jensen Cedar Springs
- Forest Hills Southington by Jensen
- Oak Grove Plainville - nearby Hartford - Jensen
- Lakeside Terryville - Jensen homes west of Hartford
- Lakeview Danbury - Prestigious Fairfield County by Jensen.
- Rolling Hills Storrs - home of Univ. of Connecticut.
- New England Village Shoreline Communities of Beechwood,Marina Cove, Grove Beach, Yankee Village by Jensen homes.
See all Jensen Connecticut Communities
- Cherrywood New Hartford - Central
New York near Utica College - Jensen Communities - 300
homes on 110 acres planned - 2BR/2Ba homes from 1300-1500SF - New 3BR
model coming with front porches, rear deck and oversized garage - land
lease featuring homes built by G&I Homes.
- MacLeod's Communities Southhamptontown. Eastern end of
Long Island. Also by MacLeod is Riverhaven and Lakewood (The Hamptons). 525 Riverleigh Ave #243, Long Island, NY. 631-727-7279
- Glenwood Village Riverhead NY on eastern end of Long Island. Also by Stark Homes is Glenwood Oaks, a newer community.
- Calverton Meadows on Long Island, Suffolk County - near the ocean amenities of the Hamptons but without the large price tag. Clubhouse, recreation. Many area golf courses. 703 Fresh Pond Dr.
See our Review of Glenwood Village/Glenwood Oaks
Crestview Lakes Villa - 4 fishing lakes on acreage - 1000 trees on property - place your new home on a lot - no rentals - 75% of residents over 55 - park-like settings
Zig-Zag Rd., Florence, KY - 859-371-4320
Not many in Maryland.
- Hyde Park - Easton on the Eastern Shore by Jensen land-lease
- Pool, clubhouse - country ambience and near Hog Neck Park for golf -
Close driving distance to Ocean City, Annapolis and DC.
- Coastal Plantation Retirement Mini-Estates - Near historic
Wilmington, home to Univ. of North Carolina, in Hampstead 30 minutes to
Wilmington Airport. Clubhouse and pool. Mid $80's to $150's. Jensen
- Country Lakes Little River - minutes to Grand Strand from $75,500 to $150's. By Jensen
- Ocean Pines/Magnolia Grove Garden City Beach close to
Myrtle Beach. By Jensen Homes. Land Lease. Clubhouse, pool. See our
on-site review of this community. $80,000 to low $100,000.
- Southern Palms Close to Charleston - Floor
plans include capes. Landlease Community of Year 2002. $80,000 to low
$100,000's. by Jensen
- Wymberly - in Martinez. Close to shopping and medical. Nearby
Augusta. 3-par golfcourse. Clubhouse, pool, fishponds. By Jensen. From high $70,000's.
- Lakeway Mobile Home Estates - Bellingham - One of the pleasantest
manufactured parks in Washington state due to its location one mile to
ocean and 20 miles to Canadian border and 80 miles north of Seattle.
On-site management. By Follett.
See separate page for more Washington State