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Old 07-03-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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Hello,

My wife and i are considering moving to Va to retire. We are looking at Newport News, Richmond or Williamsburg. The problem we are running into is the astronomical prices in rent, let alone Senior communities. We are also looking into possibly buying a new doublewide and finding a Senior community to place it on. Are there any such communities where the lot rent doesn't exceed the mortgage that we are anticipating. We were shocked to find lot rents as high as $900 a month. We want to enjoy are retirement, not put ourselves in a financial bind just to survive at our age!

Thank you!
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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look to the western part of VA....Roanoke, etc.
the Tidewater area of VA, Richmond, and 30 miles from DC, are a seller's market.
we moved from VaBeach to NC after accepting a "dream" offer.
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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We are looking to find a Senior mobile home community, not purchasing another house.

Thanks
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:36 PM
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Location: Tazewell Co., VA
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Agree strongly with turkeydance...SW Va..Roanoke, Wytheville, Hillsville, Galax, Abingdon, Marion. Lower cost of living lower rent/real estate, lower crime.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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Great advice above. Study Roanoke, many lower cost options.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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And be aware of the the stringent traffic rules and more citations...
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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I don't know a lot about the mobile home parks around here (Roanoke) but I found this link:

Franklin Management Company - Hollins Mobile Home Park, Roanoke, VA

There are parks in Salem I know. Surrounding towns might also have some reasonably priced options - like Rocky Mount or Bedford. Good luck.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:04 AM
 
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Agree strongly with turkeydance...SW Va..Roanoke, Wytheville, Hillsville, Galax, Abingdon, Marion. Lower cost of living lower rent/real estate, lower crime.


These are really important things to consider, lower taxes, crime etc. But what about medical care in these areas? What is available?
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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These are really important things to consider, lower taxes, crime etc. But what about medical care in these areas? What is available?
South of Roanoke - not much.

Marion is the end of the Ballad Health market and Wytheville (I think) is around the beginning of the Carilion Market. Wythe County Community Hospital appears to be unaffiliated. All of the towns from the Christiansburg exit or so really all the way back to Bristol are small and don't have the population for a significant hospital.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:33 AM
 
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I once considered a doublewide in the Chantilly area. The $1000 a month HOA fee turned me off. Got a condo instead.
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