Despite the trailer park stereotype, many manufactured home communities are wonderful places to hang your hat. Homeowners can rent or own the land on which their houses sit. More than 75 percent of manufactured homes are located on private property, while the remaining 25 percent are located in communities where the homeowner leases the lot [source: ManufacturedHousing.org].
One of the biggest benefits of living in manufactured home communities is that residents don't have to worry about the expenses of lawn maintenance, trash removal, snow plowing and other on-site repair work [source: Manufactured Home Source].
Some communities are gated and secure, while other communities -- especially those for adults only -- resemble tiny resorts. They offer organized social activities, walking trails, fitness centers, pools, tennis courts and even golf courses. Many communities have common areas and are beautifully landscaped.