Every November or December, hundreds of thousands of individuals make the trek to Florida to soak up the sunshine and avoid the cold and snow of northern winters. Called snowbirds, these people, who consist primarily of baby boomers, need a place to stay. And, many of them are looking for wallet-friendly options, especially in the midst of a red-hot real estate market.
Enter mobile home rentals. With rentals available across more than 5,000 mobile home parks, Florida offers mobile homes in all the most popular snowbird destinations.
As a welcoming base from which the best Florida adventures can be affordably accessed, mobile home rentals for snowbirds have a lot to offer. Here is a look at some of the most important things every snowbird should know about mobile home rentals in Florida.
Mobile homes are losing their stigma
Mobile homes used to be synonymous with ramshackle housing in unsafe neighborhoods, not as a suitable residence for a 55+ adult looking to enjoy their retirement years. However, not only does that stigma no longer apply, but the benefits of mobile homes for older adults are quickly driving the popularity of these residences.
Instead of dangerous, rundown residences, here is the reality behind many of Florida’s mobile home rentals, including those at all of Bedrock’s attainable living communities:
Mobile home rentals can provide a higher level of safety than some traditional neighborhoods, based primarily on neighbors’ proximity to each other. In a mobile home community, neighbors tend to form close relationships with those who live around them. As a result, it becomes easier for concerned neighbors to support community members, identify problems, and provide a close eye on the safety of the neighborhood.
In addition, many mobile home communities provide safety features such as gates and security cameras. The biggest contributor to safety? The fact that many of these parks exist in safe areas of Florida, such as New Ranch in Clearwater, or Cypress Harbor in Winter Haven.
While mobile homes often conjure up images of rundown trailers, the reality is that many manufactured and mobile homes are beautiful and durable places to live. In our Bedrock Communities locations, for example, many of our homes boast quality construction, new appliances, ample storage, and beautiful finishes that make a comfortable winter sojourn possible.
Mobile home rentals put Florida retirement within reach
Florida is one of the most popular destinations for snowbirds looking to get away from the snow and ice of northern climes. However, enjoying the state’s white beaches, year-round warmth, and endless attractions does not always come cheap: The average home price here is $378,104.
For individuals looking to enjoy Florida on a more limited budget, mobile home rentals are often the answer. Purchasing a beautiful manufactured home, for example, could cost less than $50,000, and monthly rentals are often similarly affordable.
Renting a mobile home rather than purchasing or renting a traditional stick-built home can reduce your monthly expenses significantly. That means that you can not only afford to live in your preferred location, but also have the finances you need to enjoy all that location has to offer. Florida living is really attainable with the judicious choice of a quality mobile home community.
Renting a mobile home means accessing a rich community life
Florida mobile home parks for snowbirds offer more than just a roof over their heads. Many communities, including those here at Bedrock Communities, also offer an active and vibrant community life and numerous amenities to make your stay more comfortable.
Take, for example, the amenities available at many of our parks:
- Fishing dock
- Heated pool
- Social activities
- Boat ramp
- Petanque courts
- Onsite restaurant
- RV parking
- And more
Whether you want to boat and fish, spend time with other community members, enjoy a swim, eat onsite, or just relax by the water, you can find a mobile home rental that makes your idea of snowbird living in Florida achievable.
Mobile home communities are everywhere
Stop worrying about finding the right home where you want to live in Florida, because 55 and over mobile home communities in Florida are everywhere. From quiet country retreats to bustling beach cities, you can find snowbird mobile homes for sale or rent in Florida.
All you have to do is pick the Florida location that fits your winter getaway dreams and then start looking for nearby mobile park communities. With more than a dozen communities throughout the state, chances are good that you can find the perfect Bedrock community in your preferred location.
Ready to enjoy the snowbird life in Florida? Then you may be ready for mobile home rentals in Florida for snowbirds. Embrace the freedom that comes from affordable, beautiful living in some of Florida’s most desirable areas in homes that are designed to make snowbird life comfortable, rewarding, and rich.