Who Lives in Manufactured Homes?
If you’re thinking about buying or renting a manufactured home in one of our HomeFirst™ communities, you might be wondering about the types of people who might be your neighbors. After all, it’s only natural to want to live close to people you have things in common with. If you have kids, it would be nice if there were other kids in the neighborhood for them to play with. Or, if you’re a retiree, you might like having some other people close to your age nearby.
So, who lives in manufactured homes, anyway? Lots of people! Manufactured housing doesn’t appeal to just one particular type of person; people from a wide range of ages, income levels, and backgrounds live in manufactured homes.
Manufactured housing has a strong reputation for being an affordable type of housing for low-income people and families, but people of all income ranges appreciate the benefits of manufactured housing. According to a 2014 report released by the Manufactured Housing Institute, 25% of manufactured housing residents have an annual household income of $20,000-$29,000, but 27% of residents had an annual income of $40,000 or higher. These numbers go to show that manufactured housing doesn’t only appeal to people with low incomes; many other people can appreciate the amazing value manufactured homes offer, too.
If you come visit one of our HomeFirst™ manufactured housing communities, you’ll find our residents are a very diverse bunch. Retirees, young families, and single people alike can find something to love about our communities. If you have young children, you’ll be glad to know our communities are not only located near some excellent schools, but that our communities also have features such as playgrounds and athletic courts to have fun on when school’s not in session. Retirees are often drawn to manufactured homes as a way to downsize after the kids have moved out and to save money. Adults of all ages might appreciate visiting our fitness centers, which are open 24 hours a day, so you can visit any time that fits your schedule. Most of our communities have swimming pools, which is something people of all ages can enjoy on a hot summer day!
HomeFirst™ manufactured housing communities are located near some of Michigan’s most thriving cities. Take a look at some of our locations; whether you’re looking to rent or own, we have affordable options for you! We’d love to have you come join one of our communities!