Many of the parks are for over age 55 and are so-called Mobile Home Retirement Communities. A manufactured home is called a mobile home when it is built before June 1976. After that date, it is called a manufactured home. Many communities have a mixture of ages.
Why would you want to live in a mobile home park? Most people that choose this style of living enjoy the convenience and the low maintenance around the exterior of the property. No more grass cutting, which is a plus at retirement age. It is an efficient and economical way to live comfortably while staying active. Mobile homes are easy to take care of and provide a comfortable living space. Some have small sun rooms and patios. Another major attraction are group activities at the park's clubhouse such as social events, card games, bingo, pool, dances, shopping trips, and more. Some of the parks also offer golf, tennis, a swimming pool, golf trails, and bike trails.
Mobile homes come in a variety of sizes and styles. You can get a 2 bedroom or even a 4 bedroom. Many of the newer homes have the same amenities as a single family home such as ceramic tiled floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and large great rooms for entertaining. There is something for everyone. If you are interested in mobile home parks in this area, contact me at email@example.com. I would be happy to send you some information or show you some homes.
You will get various answers regarding the mobile home. Agents who specialize in them will have a different opinion about their potential for appreciation than many of us who do not. One thing we will likely all agree on is that land, over time will appreciate. If you buy in a park and rent, you are subject to rent increases and even the chance that the owner sells the land and you have to move your home. If you own the land, you'll have to deal with utilities, septic, well and other maintenance issues, but it's on your own land. If someday you want to replace the manufactured home with a conventional stick built house, you'll be able to. If you buy a big enough piece of land you may be able to keep both.