The Benefits of Living in a Community of Mobiles Homes in Tampa, FL
Mobile homes provide an affordable housing option for residents of Tampa, Florida, and other cities across the country. Though now generally referred to as a “manufactured home,” a mobile home is titled as personal property and placed on rented property. Owning the home – but not the land it sits on – is an arrangement that helps bring the American Dream within reach of many who might not otherwise be able to afford it. It is also important to understand that today’s mobile homes actually bear little resemblance to the “trailers” of years past. Thanks to technological advances, a mobile home that exits the factory today is virtually indistinguishable on the inside and out from a comparable home that has been built on-site.
Contributing to the popularity of mobile homes in Tampa, FL, and elsewhere has been the development of mobile home communities. Specialized developments such as these combine centralized amenities with professional community management. There are two types of mobile home communities that you will find in the Sunshine State:
- 55+ communities – These communities are designed to cater to the unique lifestyle goals of retirees. Age-related residency restrictions can make a community more attractive to older adults and permit the community to focus its resources on age-appropriate amenities and activities.
- All-age communities – This label describes a community of mobile homes that doesn’t have such an age restriction.
This website – the online home of the Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Inc. – offers a wealth of information on the topic of manufactured housing. Whether you are nearing retirement or just want additional information about how to best go about buying a mobile home, you are sure to find plenty of information on this website to get started.
Contact the FMHA if you would like to be put in touch with any of our members, including builders of mobile homes in the Tampa, FL, area, as well as lenders, insurance companies, and law firms.