What are Family Mobile Home Parks?
Are you looking for a new place to live? Some mobile home parks, or now known as manufactured home communities, have age restrictions on the residents. So, this means some communities are designed to be “senior communities” or for residents who are aged “55+”. However, other communities are family mobile home parks. These are for families with members of all ages.
Here is a quick definition:
Senior, Active Adult, or 55+ Community:
They come by different names, but it means the same. Designed for retirees, they have clear restrictions on the ages of the people living in the community. So, these 55 plus senior retirement communities will offer special features and benefits designed for older adults.
All-Age Community or Family Mobile Home Parks:
Family communities, better known as all-age communities, are designed for everyone. It doesn’t mean you have to have a family or be under 55 to live in one. These communities are for people and families of all types.
However, they may have other restrictions. They may limit the number of non-related residents in a home. Pet restrictions are also common in mobile home parks.
The wonderful thing about family mobile home parks is they really can be communities. Many offer amenities like playgrounds, clubhouses, pools and planned activities that bring neighbors together.
How to Find Family Mobile Home Parks
Looking for a manufactured home? We have a great article on how to find the right mobile home community. Also, if you’re are curious about the different definitions and terminology used for factory-built homes, we recommend reading about the difference between mobile homes, manufactured homes, and modular homes.
When searching on MHVillage, there are two quick ways to narrow your search for a family mobile home park:
You can do an advanced search and pre-select for family age. Just go to the MHVillage advanced search page and click the Only in All Ages checkbox.
Then, when you hit search, only homes in family mobile home parks will appear.
Another way you can limit the searches on MHVillage is to filter after you have done the search. First, type in a city and state. Second, when you have the list of homes in that area, pick Family Communities from the dropdown.
Don’t forget you can also set up Ideal Home Search alerts and Watch favorite family mobile homes parks so you can see when new home listings become available.