Advantages of manufactured home community living

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Land-lease communities may seem similar to traditional neighborhoods, but with managed services and great amenities, there is no comparison.

Residents of these communities own their home, but rent the property their house is located on, called the “site.” This arrangement allows residents to enjoy home ownership without land ownership expenses. Communities charge site rent to homeowners. The cost and what is included will vary by community and may consist of snow and waste removal, lawncare and maintenance, utilities and general maintenance of community amenities.

There are two types of communities, all-ages and those designated for ages 55+. Communities that are age restricted (ages 55+) may offer a quieter environment, amenities and activities geared toward an older population. An all-ages community, is just that—providing a lifestyle, amenities and activities for everyone (young adults, families, adults and seniors).

Homeowners living in communities enjoy a variety of benefits, including a warm, inviting atmosphere and amenities such as swimming pools and spas, community clubhouses, fitness centers, playgrounds, ball fields, walking/biking trails and RV/boat storage. In addition, many offer resident activities such as gardening clubs, games, movie nights and other social events. While most subdivisions or condominium developments rarely offer these features, Michigan land-lease communities provide a wide array of community activities within their safe and supportive environment.

Community living is a great lifestyle choice. Residents live surrounded by neighbors who look out for each other, enjoy social events together and are transform what it means to live in a neighborhood.

Manufactured home communities can be found across Michigan in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural areas—each offering a unique neighborhood for all types of individuals and families.

MMHA’s website makes it easy to search for a manufactured home community that meets your needs and wants. Click here for the community search page. Search by zip code to see a list of communities in your preferred location. Then, filter the results by selecting from the list of features and amenities. Within the results you’ll get the community address, contact information and website.

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