There are mobile homes for sale in Plumstead Township, Bucks County. This mobile park is convenient to great shopping and located in the Central Bucks School District, one of the top 50 schools in the Philadelphia area, rated by Philly Magazine.
It is true that you do not own the land, you pay a land fee. To answer your other question, yes the landlord can ask a mobile home owner to move with usually 30 days notice. Since you asked if it would be safe, this is how the landlord keeps the park as safe as possible, getting rid of disturbing neighbors. The landlord also helps in keeping disturbance at bay with the power to have the tenants vacate if they have noisy pets or unruly children. Some allow one dog upon approval of the animal, but, the pet owner should beware that if the dog is a barker, he may be asked to move.
PS: Plumstead isnot in the 19053 zip code, but, I am sure that most mobile home communities follow these same guide lines.
I actually spent the early years of my housing career working in all stages of Manufactured housing so I am very well educated to answer your question.
"Mobile Homes" Now called Manufactured Homes are a great way to purchase an affordable home. Yes, if you are looking a a Manufactured home in a community...then the lot that the home is placed on is a rented lot. You purchase the home and rent the land. Manfactured homes are actually built better than stick built homes if you are purchasing something from 1980 and newer to keep things simple....the codes for building a manufactured home "mobile" home are written by the national government. The home is built in a factory (not outside like stick built) and if a home is built well enough to travel down the road usually 100 miles to the site "lot" where it will be set ...don't you think it is built well? Manufactured Housing is built very well and yes you are right...you do not own the land. But, the way the land owner makes money is by having you live on his land and you pay rent. The only way someone would want you to move your home is if you stop paying the land rent or if the land is being taken over to improve a public necessity like a air port expansion etc.
All and All....this is a wonderful way to own a home in a managed community..where you can have a yard, a dog and a garden and own a little piece of the american dream.
So, I say go for it and good luck.
Are they safe? Well don't park them in Tornado Alley or in the path of hurricanes.