Sunday, November 24, 2019
Ever Consider Mobile or Manufactured Homes?
Here in Florida mobile / manufactured homes have risen far above the image the cynical James Carville referenced with his comment about dragging a hundered dollar bill through a trailer park. Trailer parks as the political adviser pictured them may still exist somewhere but they are few and far between in Pinellas County. On the contrary, many are active communities where there is much more of a sense of neighborhood than in high dollar gated fortresses. There are quite a few different types of parks designed to meet various needs and demographics. The first and most obvious breakdown is the difference between 55+ and family parks. The 55+ parks are popular with retired folks looking for a place with minimum work among people with similar situations and interests. While there is a legal definition it does not look to a zero tolerance approach to maintaining this status. Many such parks permit a small number of slightly younger people to reside in them, but there is a fixed percentage that they cannot violate to maintain the designation. So if you are pushing the advertised age and are interested, it doesn't hurt to check with the park management.