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Old 09-28-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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My wife and I are considering retiring in the Colorado Springs area but can not afford a conventional house. We are thinking of buying a pristine used double wide in a park which allows only retirees. I would appreciate recommendations for parks which are scenic, well kept and offer both amenities and social opportunities. I would also appreciate your thoughts on the positives/negatives to this approach.

DJ
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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I don't think there actually are any strictly 55+ communities. There are a few that cater to that audience, but I seem to vaguely recall some sort of legal decision many years ago about it being illegal here deny housing on the basis of age....i.e. they can't turn away under 55's on age basis alone..... But there are some that aim for that age group - try here: https://www.mhvillage.com/Mobile-Hom...=Default&lp=10

Also here in Colorado Springs and Colorado in general, mobile home parks are not the way to go - unlike some other parts of the country where that is common, decent, housing - here mobile home parks are mostly not particularly nice and only considered by people who can't get something else, imho....

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Old 10-01-2015, 04:28 PM
 
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They just opened up a brand new retirement community called the Affinity here: Affordable Senior Living Community for Active Adults

It was something I wanted my parents to look into but it seems a bit too hoity toity for them and socially oriented, and well, my parents just don't like people.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:52 PM
 
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I don't think there actually are any strictly 55+ communities. There are a few that cater to that audience, but I seem to vaguely recall some sort of legal decision many years ago about it being illegal here deny housing on the basis of age....i.e. they can't turn away under 55's on age basis alone..... But there are some that aim for that age group - try here: https://www.mhvillage.com/Mobile-Hom...=Default&lp=10

Also here in Colorado Springs and Colorado in general, mobile home parks are not the way to go - unlike some other parts of the country where that is common, decent, housing - here mobile home parks are mostly not particularly nice and only considered by people who can't get something else, imho....
Yes, there are. Windsor Gardens in Denver for one. They must meet some requirements to be allowed to restrict by age. And there are some exemptions, like for adult children of owner/renter.
See Explaining the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 - LeadingAge
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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Yes, there are. Windsor Gardens in Denver for one. They must meet some requirements to be allowed to restrict by age. And there are some exemptions, like for adult children of owner/renter.
See Explaining the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 - LeadingAge
I was talking about Colorado Springs, since this was posted in the Colorado Springs forum. I mentioned that there are a few 55+ communities but that they are not solely restricted to 55+ plus.....
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:36 PM
 
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how about move to Pueblo instead? you can find a cute little bungalow for $60,000 here
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:45 PM
 
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Or Canon City has some cheaper housing too.
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