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Old 02-16-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Default 55+ looking for cheap retirement community

Can anyone give me a list of 55+ mobile home communities in and around the Fl Lauderdale area that might rent cheaply? My husband recently got a job in Dania Beach and we have to move but already have a house that we can't sell because of depreciation in another state, so will have to rent it out and we don't want 2 mortgages. Of course we want a relatively nice community but don't want to pay more for rent than we hope to get here. Between 500 and 800 is what we are thinking we can afford. Are we dreaming? I can't seem to pull up a list on any of the search engines.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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We lived in the area for 20 years, and I think you may be dreaming. There were very few mobile home communities in the first place, the hurricanes took out a lot of less sound housing, and building codes make the possibility of new inexpensive ones slim. The level for rent won't get you much, much less a safe place.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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Century Village.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Glenvar Heights, FL (near Dadeland)
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Century Village.
Yeah, that's a good option.

But the budget is quite low for SoFL, it'll be difficult to find basically anything at all decent and safe within that price range, unfortunately.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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You can buy a condo in Sunrise Lakes for less than $15,000. I wouldn't suggest it (since Sunrise Lakes is going the way of Inverrary in Lauderhill), but it's worth looking into.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: on the High Seas
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Mobile home parks not too many anymore in South Florida

but many Condo communities 55+
try looking for condos designed for retiree's
get a realtor and he/she will take you to all the 55+ condos in the area
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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Default Resident Owned Communities in Broward County FL

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Can anyone give me a list of 55+ mobile home communities in and around the Fl Lauderdale area...
If you'd consider buying instead of renting, I'm trying to maintain information originally provided by the late Michael G Freeman about Resident Owned Communities (ROCs). ROCs also occasionally have rental properties.

The data for Broward County is here:
https://sites.google.com/site/reside...lorida/broward
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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Century Village.
This, there is a Century Village in Deerfield Beach which is at the north end on I 95 in broward. I saw a really nice one bedroom 1.5 bath apartment condo for sale for $22K, includes water and 105 channels of cable and other perks. You have to pay cash, but after that your maintenance and facility fees are only $350 a month. I would have bought it, I'm in m 40s and some mobile home parks will let you in if you have a person over 55 on the lease, this place won't, they make sure the person over 55 is living there. Otherwise the 1/1 are going for $26K and over.

There are a few nice mobile home communities in Pompano Beach (highlands) and the Deerfield Beach border. A lot rent in a nice park will cost between $600 and $700 plus water in some.
check this site. http://www.mhvillage.com/

I know Dania Beach has one, but it's real close to the beach and the park looks old. You want a place with nice roads, lawns and a community pool.

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Old 07-13-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Broward County FL
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You can buy a condo in Sunrise Lakes for less than $15,000. I wouldn't suggest it (since Sunrise Lakes is going the way of Inverrary in Lauderhill), but it's worth looking into.
I checked a condo cheap in Lauderdale Lakes I think. I took Oakland park Blvd to around 68th ave. I went at night to look around and I would not live there for free.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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This place looked safe & really nice but starting price is $799. [url=http://www.senioroutlook.com/listing/12802/park-city-west]Park City West Fort Lauderdale FL - SeniorOutlook.com[/url] Hope it helps someone with the same problem as the original poster.
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