Top Markets for Mobile Homes in Florida

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Manufactured and Mobile Homes in Florida are BIG

The number of manufactured homes for sale in Florida far exceeds the volume of any other state in the country.

Florida has the most mobile homes, as well as the greatest number of available homes for sale and for rent.

Currently, MHVillage listings show more than 8,000 mobile homes for sale in Florida. The state has a similar surplus of manufactured home communities to buy homes, place homes, rent homes and to call… well, home.

Let’s face it, Florida does manufactured housing really well.

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The Latest Statistics for Mobile Homes in Florida Listed on MHVillage:

The Average price of a pre-owned home                             $49,369
Average model year of a pre-owned home                      1992
The Average pre-owned home size in square feet              1,134
Average sites in a manufactured home community       235
The Average year a community was developed                  1990
Number of age-restricted communities                            977
The Number of all-ages communities                                     684

There are not only a large number of communities in Florida, but also many different types of mobile home communities. In addition to 55+ manufactured home communities, Florida has a surprising number of all-ages communities, active lifestyle communities, waterfront communities, and golf communities.

Mobile home living is huge in Florida!

There are small and large communities in Florida, ones that serve as good affordable housing for working families, and others that are destination communities that may seem like towns or cities in themselves.

So, we chose a few great markets with plenty of mobile homes in Florida, just as we have for the top Southwest mobile home markets. While you may be familiar with some of our profiled locales, others are certain to be a surprise! Either way, happy reading, and happy home shopping!

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Top Cities for Mobile Homes in Florida

Bradenton, Fla.

There are currently 219 mobile homes for sale in Bradenton on MHVillage. Home prices in the area range from $1,000 to $165,000.

Bradenton, with a population of about 55,000 residents, is on the gulf coast of Florida, just south of Tampa. So, the area offers direct access to big-city advantages. Bradenton is on the Manatee River and adjacent Palma Sola Bay. Needless to say, this great Florida locale is right on the water. Waterfront communities in Florida are a big draw for people who desire mobile home living. In fact, the Bradenton’s adjacent namesake, Bradenton Beach, is directly on the coast and typically offers a handful of manufactured homes for sale as well.

Outside the natural splendor of Bradenton, the city is host to the South Florida Museum, a specialized housing community called Village of Arts, as well as the Bradenton Blues Festival.

The city is home to manufactured home communities with alluring names such as Pescara Lake, Vista del Lago, Whispering Pines and Horseshoe Cove.

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Largo, Fla.

The city of Largo sits across the bay from Tampa, just south of Clearwater. There are currently 321 mobile homes for sale in Largo, Fla. Largo is home to about 85,000 people, and prices range from $500 to $150,000.

Residents of Largo enjoy the same access to water you might expect from Bradenton and other area locales, including the benefit of Taylor Lake Park. Largo is a former farming community turned tech hub. It is the hometown of legendary war hero Army Lt. Colonel Leonard T. “Max” Schroeder, who was the first soldier to go ashore during the invasion of Normandy Beach on D-Day, which was the turning point toward an Allied victory in World War II.

And the communities? Who wouldn’t want to reside in a place called Vacation Village, Kings Manor, El Dorado Village or Down Yonder?

Fort Myers, Fla.

Just down the gulf coast sits Fort Myers, Fla., and Fort Myers Beach. There are 650 mobile homes for sale in Fort Myers. Add in North Fort Myers, and the available mobile or manufactured homes for sale break the 1,000 listings mark.

Home prices in the Fort Myers area range from less than $3,000 to more than $200,000 for a new, larger home. The population in Fort Myers is about 80,000. It is thought of as “the gateway to Southwest Florida”, and is home to the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. The city has been home, or second home, to industry giants including Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford.

And, not to be outdone in the area of alluring community names, Fort Myers provides residents with monikers like Siesta Bay, Tara Woods, Serendipity and Jamaica Bay.

Pensacola, Fla. 

What’s great about Pensacola is its accessibility to the Gulf of Mexico, plus surrounding states and cities. Located right on Florida’s panhandle, Pensacola’s neighboring states include Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Exciting cities like New Orleans and Panama City are only a few hours’ drive away if you want to get out for a day or a long weekend. Or you can stay home and relax by your mobile home in Florida, enjoying Pensacola’s white sands and clear blue water.

If you’re looking at settling into a manufactured home community, there are 47 communities with 12 mobile homes for sale in Pensacola. Many of these homes are located in the Timberlake Mobile Home Park, which is an all-ages community. Timberlake Mobile Home Park also has multiple pools, as well as play areas for children and basketball and volleyball courts.

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West Palm Beach, Fla.

When you live in West Palm Beach, you get the privilege of neighboring with Palm Beach, which is separated by the Lake Worth Lagoon. While Palm Beach is a long, water-surrounded slice of land down the Florida peninsula, West Palm Beach is inland. However, “West Palm” is the center of Palm Beach County. It is extremely walkable and has miles of waterfront.

Palm Lake Estates has the greatest number of homes for sale or rent, with 248 mobile homes for sale in West Palm Beach. The 55+ park offers a quiet community that’s only five miles from area beaches. Not quite 55 or older? A Garden Walk is an all-ages community that currently has 16 homes for sale. It’s named A Garden Walk for a reason, too. The park has beautifully landscaped grounds that are great for relaxing strolls. Homes in the West Palm Beach area range from $7,000 to $80,900, giving residents a gorgeous community at an affordable price.

Jacksonville, Fla.

Among mobile homes in Florida, Jacksonville is a very affordable market. You can have beautiful beaches and a low cost of living. Just take a look at Jacksonville, which has the largest urban park system in the United States and dozens of beaches to access without worrying about high living expenses. Spend a day at the beach or participate in recreational activities like sailing or surfing. It’s also the most densely populated city in Florida, for the social butterflies out there.

There are 69 mobile home communities to pick from, and currently 165 mobile homes for sale in Jacksonville, Fla. Prices begin around $2,000-$5,000 to buy and go up to $93,000. Renting prices range from $445 to $1,000 a month. Countryside Village mobile park community currently has 20 homes for sale and nine for rent. It offers amenities that include a clubhouse, fitness center, playground, library, swimming pool, basketball court and more.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For people who love the water, Fort Lauderdale is an ideal place to settle. It boasts seven miles of beach and 165 miles of waterways running throughout the city. It’s also a hotspot for cruises and full of opportunities to explore the famous Everglades. There are 117 mobile homes for sale in Fort Lauderdale.

Fort Lauderdale is the place to go if you’re looking to purchase a mobile home in Florida with all the bells and whistles. The Rexmere Village community is an all-ages community. It is located on a lake and is a 15-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale beaches. It also has a community center with perks like a fitness room, sauna, large swimming pool, a putting green and more. There are currently 19 homes available at Rexmere Village that range from $45,900 to $199,900, depending on the kind of living accommodations you are looking for.

Another beautiful Fort Lauderdale option is Sunshine Village, an all-ages community that currently has 16 homes for sale and has amenities like a swimming pool, clubhouse, playground and shuffleboard, and basketball courts.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

We all know what happens in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Daytona 500! For NASCAR fans looking for simple, affordable living, there are plenty of communities with mobile homes available for sale or rent. Currently, there are 184 mobile homes for sale in Daytona Beach.

When it’s the off-season for the Daytona 500, hit up one of Daytona Beach’s 20 golf courses or 23 miles of white-sand beaches. What we’re trying to say is there is a lot to do in Daytona.

The only downside of looking for a mobile home to purchase in Daytona Beach is that many of them are 55+ communities. If that’s what you have your sights set on, check out communities like La Costa Village, Colony in the Wood and Carriage Cove.

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Orlando, Fla.

If you’re a true kid at heart, there’s no question you’ll feel right at home in Orlando. The city is known for its impressive theme parks, including Disney World, Universal Studios and LEGOLand. Plus, there’s the Kennedy Space Center for those with celestial interests. If at any time theme parks get to be too overwhelming, hop in the car for a two-hour drive to the Gulf Coast.

There are dozens of mobile home communities, with 254 mobile homes for sale in Orlando. A larger home with more amenities will run around $140,000, while the lower end of the spectrum can get you a mobile home purchase in the $4,000 to $6,000 range. Affordable enough that you can budget in those year-round theme park passes.  

Miami, Fla.

Bienvenidos a Miami! The city with — arguably — the most exciting entertainment scene on the planet has more than 50 mobile park communities to settle into. It’s also located on Biscayne Bay, which is a 35-mile lagoon that’s part of the Atlantic Ocean.

There are fewer mobile homes for sale in Miami when compared with other places to live. However, the attraction of the city itself makes it an excellent mobile home living destination. The trick is finding the right mobile home that caters to your lifestyle.

Whether you like outdoor adventures, nightlife, museums or live shows, Miami has it all and is in a perfect location to take a day trip to Key West or a long weekend at an Orlando amusement park.

There’s such a thing as doing too much, though, and sometimes you have to pull it back a bit and take time to relax, which is why we recommend looking at the Royal Country manufactured homes community. Royal Country’s amenities include three pools, a clubhouse, and three playgrounds. Quiet, laidback entertainment for when you’re ready to get back into it all.

Stay tuned for the next release of our top mobile home markets series. For home buyers looking to reside in the Sunshine State, check out all current home listings in Florida.