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Manufactured Housing: A Viable Alternative

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, seven percent of the total housing stock in the U.S. consists of manufactured housing, the only type of housing regulated by federal standards. Today, many manufactured homes are built on permanent foundations and are considered real property. Florida along with California and Arizona are the states that lead the nation with the most manufactured housing.

Since 1976, manufactured homes are factory built and must conform to strict, federal guidelines regarding construction, strength and durability. No other type of housing including site-built housing by national home builders are regulated in the same manner.

Lee County, where Orange Harbor Mobile Home and RV Community is located, has a number of manufactured home communities, but there are only a few that have as much waterfront property as this community. In Florida many of the manufactured home commmunities are resident owned with large numbers of homes considered real property because the homeowner owns a share or deed. Many of the manufactured home communities are retirement communities with amenities that befit an active lifestyle.

Orange Harbor is a resident owned cooperative where the residents own a share attached to their homes, which is the same as a deed. The community is an over age 55 community where at least one person in the home must be over age 55 and the minimum age is 40. Guests of residents are always welcomed.