Everything You Need to Know About Manufactured Home Communities in Florida

Posted: November 15, 2022 by Jacobsen Homes

Different Manufactured Home Community Types

There are two main types of manufactured home communities you may be considering, all-age communities and 55+ lifestyle communities. Let’s take a closer look at what each community type has to offer.

All-Age Communities

All-age manufactured home communities are pretty much exactly what they sound like - communities where members purchase or lease land within the community and place their manufactured home on that piece of land. These communities are open to families of all ages and often offer community-specific amenities as well. Each individual community will have its own advantages and disadvantages, as well as its own unique lifestyle and vibe. To find the right all-age manufactured home community in Florida for your family, check out our all-age community partners.

55+ Manufactured Home Communities

Similarly, 55+ manufactured home communities are what they sound like - communities where members buy or lease the land, place their manufactured home on that piece of land, and are specifically restricted to people ages 55 and older. These communities are excellent places for retirees who are still interested in owning their own home, but want the benefits that come along with a community designed for them. Amenities within 55+ manufactured home communities vary from community to community. However, most lifestyle communities will focus on providing amenities for like-minded individuals both socially and recreationally.

A 55+ manufactured home lifestyle community is a wonderful choice for seasonal and year-round residents of Florida. Jacobsen Homes works with premier lifestyle communities across the state to provide high-quality homes, so it’s easy to find the right one for you while resting assured your manufactured home will be of the highest-quality materials and construction methods. Check out 55+ manufactured home communities near you.

Choosing a Manufactured Home Community vs. Purchasing Your Own Land

If you’re still unsure whether a manufactured home community is the right choice for you, it’s important to note you do have other options available.

Choosing a manufactured home does not pigeonhole you into living in a manufactured home community. In fact, you can place a manufactured home or modular home almost anywhere you would find a stick-built home. When looking for land to purchase for your manufactured home, you should make sure the land is properly zoned, but many future homeowners find purchasing land for their manufactured home to be an attractive option.

Purchasing your own land may be the right choice for you if:

  • You aren’t interested in communal activities with other nearby residents.
  • You have a specific size lot in mind.
  • You don’t want additional community amenities available to you.

Whereas a manufactured home community may be the right choice for you if:

  • The convenience of community amenities would make your life easier.
  • You are interested in exploring the benefits of a built-in community with like-minded individuals.
  • You are flexible about the size of your lot and manufactured home floor plan as long as the community's lifestyle fits well.

Why Jacobsen Homes?

At the end of the day, there are plenty of advantages to choosing a manufactured home - whether you place that home in a manufactured home community or not. At Jacobsen, we are proud to share the lifestyle and all-age communities we sell our homes to if it makes your decision easier.  Whichever path to homeownership is best for you, when you choose Jacobsen Homes you can rest easy knowing your Florida manufactured home will be built to exacting standards with the highest quality materials and an impeccable eye for design that will make your manufactured home stand out. Ready to take the next step? Request more information today.