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Old 04-27-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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My husband and I are retiring to MS next year. We are going to visit many manufactured home communities in June and are wondering about recommendations. We will be visiting Meridian, Hattiesburg, Ridgeland, Richmond, Pearl and Brandon and are wondering about suggestions and safety. We were hoping for an over 55 manufactured home community but can't seem to find any in MS. Would love to hear some suggestions and information about these communities and any other that we could visit.
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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In many states, especially Florida, nice mobile home communities for retirees do exist, but in MS most mobile homes communities are not nice. They are low-income housing, many times with a majority of residents being immigrants. So be wary. Good luck!

Let us know your budget and we can probably be of more help.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Be careful with Mobile Home Communities. Including Florida. Many of them as parks age, become low income Housing. Is it all of them No it isn't. It is a number of them, especially if it was not a higher income community to begin with.

I don't know how other states are, probably similar. Florida 20% of residents do not have to be 55 to live in the park. Believe me many of these residents leave a lot to be desired. There is nothing the actual 55 homeowner can do about it. Its the law. I'm surrounded by several and I'm fed up I have to deal with this at age 69.
There property is unkempt. There is constant young visitors. Cars all over the street. Loud music. If you complain. Well they might damage the complainers property. If a park doesn't have a stable efficient management. Then living in these parks can be miserable.

Do research and visit several times before moving into one. I know I am going to try and sell mine again. I don't want to live in these type communities any longer or again. Perhaps if I could afford parks with close to a $1000 lot rent. That a better Clientelle would live there. Thats the other thing. Look for communities where you own the land. Otherwise these type places are really trailer parks. With lot rents that are high and keep going up.
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Old 04-27-2019, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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It's possible that the OP means regular houses that are pre-built in a factory, then assembled on site (instead of "house trailers"). I don't know if there are any communties like that in Mississippi or any other place, but it's a thought.

Since Mississippi is a very tornado-prone state, I'd think twice about living in a trailer community unless it was absolutely necessary.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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It's possible that the OP means regular houses that are pre-built in a factory, then assembled on site (instead of "house trailers"). I don't know if there are any communties like that in Mississippi or any other place, but it's a thought.

Since Mississippi is a very tornado-prone state, I'd think twice about living in a trailer community unless it was absolutely necessary.
Haha that was going to be my comment. Trailors, Mississippi and tornadoes don't mix.

To the OP, if you are dead set on it, live near the coast. That will be the 'safest' area, as far as tornadoes and the people. You might find something decent up around Pickwick Lake I guess.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:19 PM
 
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It's possible that the OP means regular houses that are pre-built in a factory, then assembled on site (instead of "house trailers"). I don't know if there are any communties like that in Mississippi or any other place, but it's a thought.

Since Mississippi is a very tornado-prone state, I'd think twice about living in a trailer community unless it was absolutely necessary.
This post consists entirely of mis-information. "Regular" homes are not built in a factory. Homes built in a factory and assembled on site are called modular homes. Homes entirely built in a factory are called manufactured homes. Formerly known as mobile homes, but have about as much in common with older mobile homes as a model T has with a mustang.

Today's modern manufactured homes are built specifically for the region they are going to be placed in. Homes to be located in tornado or hurricane prone areas are built to standards to accommodate the potential likely wind shear, just as manufactured homes built in states with snow have 2x6 studs to handle the snow loads. Today's manufactured homes are not at all like your grandma's trailer.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of AL and FL
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This post consists entirely of mis-information. "Regular" homes are not built in a factory. Homes built in a factory and assembled on site are called modular homes. Homes entirely built in a factory are called manufactured homes. Formerly known as mobile homes, but have about as much in common with older mobile homes as a model T has with a mustang.

Today's modern manufactured homes are built specifically for the region they are going to be placed in. Homes to be located in tornado or hurricane prone areas are built to standards to accommodate the potential likely wind shear, just as manufactured homes built in states with snow have 2x6 studs to handle the snow loads. Today's manufactured homes are not at all like your grandma's trailer.
That's all well and good, but falsely assuring someone that a modular home would stand up to a tornado is borderline criminal as well.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:24 AM
 
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That's all well and good, but falsely assuring someone that a modular home would stand up to a tornado is borderline criminal as well.
A modular home is built to the same standards as a stick built home, including all local building codes. If the stick built home could withstand that stor,m the modular home could too.

There are video's on YouTube that show modern mobile homes standing up to hurricanes and tornado's, but not a category 4 or 5. Any home would have a problem with winds that strong.

No one is falsely assuring anyone of anything, all based on facts, not your imaginings or outdated remembrances.
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