There’s nothing like the feeling of moving into a beautiful new home. When you buy your perfect manufactured home in Florida, you may feel ready for an exciting fresh start, but you may also be leaving close friends and neighbors behind. Depending on how far you’re moving, you could find yourself and your family looking for a whole new network. Fortunately, living in a manufactured home community provides a ready-made starting point for getting to know new people and potential close friends.
Find Your Community, No Matter Your Age
Making new friends is easier when you're surrounded by people who share similar interests. Many retirees dream of moving to sunny Florida, so many manufactured home communities cater to people aged 55 and up. If you fall into that age range, you can quickly meet other people in similar life stages, perhaps with many common interests.
Manufactured home communities aren’t just for retirees. Florida has a number of non-age restricted communities where many younger adults purchase affordable housing and raise their families. Some are tailored to military service members and veterans.
These communities often feature amenities like pools, clubhouses, and parks; all great places for children and adults alike to forge new friendships.
How to Meet Your Neighbors
To start meeting people, choose activities that fit your personality and comfort level. Perhaps your nearby neighbors will take the initiative to stop by and introduce themselves. Otherwise you might try some of these ideas:
- Knock on some doors and say hello
- Start conversations at the pool or other gathering places
- Host a housewarming party
- Join a community club or class, if yours offers these
- Spend time outdoors, gardening or relaxing, so you can say hello to passers-by
Creating a Space to Entertain
As you begin to meet people, you may want to welcome them into your home. Since manufactured homes are a cost effective alternative to traditional homes, you can get more space for your money, which means more space to entertain.
There’s a reason people say the kitchen is the heart of the home. When friends come over, people tend to spend a lot of time there. Some manufactured home floor plans feature spacious kitchens and large dining rooms packed with features for those who love to entertain.
Take Advantage of Florida Activities
It’s no secret that manufactured homes are a great money saver, both in up-front costs and ongoing ones like energy bills. That means homeowners have more funds for leisure activities with new friends. Florida has a lot to offer, from theme parks to national parks and everything in between. Regardless of where you live, you can probably find various activities in a short drive from your manufactured home community.
Find Your New Home Today
In a manufactured home community, your new best friend could be just a few doors down. There are new experiences to be lived and new people to meet. Jacobsen Homes is here to help you get the most out of your living situation with manufactured home communities throughout Florida. We feature a number of spacious floor plans with great features to fit your lifestyle.
Ready to make the move? Schedule a tour today.