Manufactured Homes Communities
   For Over Age 55

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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

 Time 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.

Contents:

Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York | North Carolina
Ohio | Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Texas
Washington State
Wisconsin

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Arizona  

California  

Florida    

Central Florida  

Washington State

Alabama 

  • The Grove - at Foley near Mobile. Six miles to Gulf. Affordable leasehold estates. New homes start in $90's. Resale homes also available.  

Ohio 

  • 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 

Illinois  

  • 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

Iowa  

Grand Lakeview:

  • 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

New Mexico  

  • Four Hills Albuquerque
  • 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 Storage. 877-725-8337  
  • 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   

Oregon  

  • 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.

Idaho 

  • Golden Spike Estates - Rathdrum - Coeur d Alene area. Award-winning land- lease community. Clubhouse, pool, RV storage - Several floor plans  

Nevada  

  • 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.

Michigan  

  • 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.  

New Jersey  

  • 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

Delaware  

  • 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.  

Wisconsin 

  • Rainbow Lake Manor - Bristol. Country setting. Private stocked spring-fed lake. Recreational center with activities. Between Milwaukee and Chicago. Mature trees.

Pennsylvania  

  • 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.
  • Highview Acres In Apollo
  • 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  

Texas  

  • 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

New Hampshire  

  • 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. 

Massachusetts  

  • 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

Connecticut  

  • 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


New York  

  • 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


Kentucky 

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


Maryland  

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.  

North Carolina  

  • 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 Communities.

South Carolina  

  • 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

Georgia 

  • Wymberly - in Martinez. Close to shopping and medical. Nearby Augusta. 3-par golfcourse. Clubhouse, pool, fishponds. By Jensen.  From high $70,000's. 

Washington State  

  • 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

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