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How do you find mobile home parks for people 55 and older?

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Mobile home parks for people aged 55 and above can be found by searching for one in websites such as SeniorMobiles.com and BestGuide-RetirementCommunities.com. The Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 makes it legal for housing communities to identify themselves commercially as an "age restricted" or "55+" community as long as they can maintain an 80 percent residency of people of such age or older in the community.

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The term "mobile home" refers to housing structures that are fabricated in a factory and then taken to the property to be assembled. A more correct term for such structures that are built after June 15, 1976 is "manufactured homes," according to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The following shows a simple way of searching for a 55-plus mobile park communities.

  1. Connect to the Internet and log onto the websites
  2. Log onto the Internet using a preferred device and log onto SeniorMobiles.com or BestGuide-RetirementCommunities.com.

  3. Navigate to the search feature
  4. On the Senior Mobiles website, mouse over to the Find A Home on the menu bar beside the FAQ and then click on Find a Park. On the BestGuide website, select Mobile Home Parks on the left hand panel.

  5. Search
  6. On the Senior Mobiles website, select the preferred state and location on the search field near the top of the page. On the Best Guide website, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the state where the search is to be conducted.

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