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NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S
MOBILE/MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS

Offer an Affordable Active Retirement Lifestyle, a Near-Perfect Climate and a Plethora of Senior Activities


A Total of 60 Parks, Located In-
Oceanside - Carlsbad - Encinitas - Vista - San Marcos - Escondido - Fallbrook - Valley Center

Some Cities Are Among the Nation's Highest Rated Places to Retire

Perfect for a- Winter Home, Summer Home or Retirement Home!

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OVERVIEW Of North County's Senior Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks.
LOCATIONS & PRICE RANGES Of Homes In Mobile/Manufactured Home
   Parks.
LOCATIONS & PRICE RANGES Of Homes In Mobile/Manufactured Home
   Golf Parks.
WHY CHOOSE SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY For Your Retirement
   Destination?
16 REASONS For Choosing A Mobile or Manufactured Home For Your
   Active Retirement Home.
WHAT'S FOR SALE NOW? How to get detailed information on homes currently for sale in Our Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks.
CONTACT US For Help Selecting Your Ideal Retirement Location & Home.

OVERVIEW
Of North County's Senior Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

- Safe & Comfortable Active Retirement Living -
- Great Year-Round Climates & Loads of Senior Activities -
- Privacy (No Common Walls, Plus a Small Yard), Lots of Floor Space -

- Prices Range From Around $40K (+Monthly Space Rent) to as High as $545K
(in Carlsbad's Own-The-Land Beach Communities) -

SPECIFICALLY-

Our Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities offer dignified middle-class retirement living. They are an affordable alternative to condos or apartments for active retirees seeking a comfortable home in an area with the best climates in the U.S., low crime rates and loads of senior activities. These well-maintained, spacious homes are a great value for your retirement dollar when compared to the high prices of conventional homes in this area and they offer privacy and affordable living not offered by most Senior Apartments and Condominiums.

Overall, there are sixty, Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks and four Mobile/Manufactured Home Golf Communities in North San Diego County. The majority are established communities with a mixture of older and newer homes. Their homes range in size from around 450 sq. ft. to over 2500 sq. ft. Most of the older homes have been well-maintained and many have been modernized and upgraded. Some are absolutely gorgeous inside.

In thirty three of these parks, you purchase the home and pay monthly "Space Rent" on the lot. The Space Rent not only pays for rent on the lot that the home sits on, but also covers what are commonly referred to as "Home Owner's Fees" (HOF) that cover the cost of maintenance of common areas and park management.

In ninteen of these parks, you purchase both the home and the lot, and pay a monthly HOF to Park Management for use and upkeep of the common areas.

Eight of the parks are called Co-Op Parks. In Co-Op Parks, the park is totally owned by the residents and when you purchase a home there, you also purchase the lot and a percentage of the common areas. In these parks, you must sign an agreement to pay monthly Home Owner's Fees to cover management, upkeep and other expenses for your fraction of the park.

Because of the high price of land here, no new manufactured home communities have been built for many years and probably few, if any, will be built in the future. This helps keep the existing manufactured homes in high demand. Although their prices are subject to some of the ups and downs of the housing market, history shows that they have been a good investment over the long term. With millions of Baby Boomers facing retirement, they will no doubt become even more in-demand in the future.

With very few exceptions, these homes are not “trailers” and they are not “mobile.” Most are well-maintained, Manufactured Homes in fixed locations. Many are surrounded by beautiful, mature landscaping. Most have driveways, car ports, porches and storage sheds and some have garages. Many have beautiful views of the city lights or of hills, valleys and distant mountains and some even have ocean views.

Homes manufactured before June 15, 1976, were commonly called “Mobile Homes.” They were factory-built to industry standards enforced by the state of California.

All homes manufactured after June, 15, 1976 are commonly called “Manufactured Homes.” They are built to stringent building codes administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On-site garages, sheds, decks and porches are built to meet local and state building codes.

Some Financial Considerations That Are Unique To Mobile Homes:

The city of San Marcos has a Rent Control Ordinance. This ordinance regulates residential mobile home rental rates. The management of three these parks (Rancho Vallecitos, Palomar East and Palomar West) have also made a commitment to abide by the rent control ordinance even if it is repealed at some later date. They tie their maximum yearly space rent increases to the CPI (Consumer Price Index). This prevents them from increasing the space rent only because the land on which the park resides has become more valuable. Because of this ordinance and their commitment, space rents remained reasonably priced during the years when real estate prices dramatically increased.

Older Mobile Homes may be very difficult to finance.

Reverse Mortgages may not be available on Mobile or Manufactured homes.

Mobile/Manufactured Home Park Website Links: Most parks don't have a website. Here are some that do however; In San Marcos: Rancho Vallecitos Palomar West   Palomar East Foothills of San Marcos. In Carlsbad: Lakeshore Gardens and Rancho Carlsbad Golf Club. In Vista: Vista Village Mobile Home Park. In Valley Center: Skyline Ranch Country Club and in Fallbrook: Rancho Monserate

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LOCATIONS & PRICE RANGES
Of Homes in Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks

MEDIAN HOME PRICES & MONTHLY SPACE RENTS AS OF 01/23/2014

 

 

CITY 1

 

 

PURCHASE THE HOME,
RENT THE LOT

PURCHASE BOTH
THE HOME & LOT

(See Note 4)

CO-OP PARKS

Purchase Home, Lot & % of Common Areas

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN

HOME PRICE

TYPICAL

MONTHLY SPACE RENT
(See Note 3)

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN

PRICE/

MONTHLY

HOF

NO.

PARKS

MEDIAN

PRICE

Encinitas

 

2

 

$83K

$850

1

$265K

$162/Mo.

0

 

Carlsbad

1

 

$110K

$1000

 

 

2

 

 

 

Camino Hills

$325K

$185/Mo.

Also, Click Below For

Rancho Carlsbad Golf 

0

 

Oceanside 5

 

8

 

$95K

$500

Please see Note 5

1

$160K
$100/Mo
Does not include: Pilgrim Creek Estates and Emerald Lake Village

0

 

Vista

 

4

 

$37K

$735

1

$270K

$60/mo.

4

$79K

$510/Mo.

San Marcos

7

$109K

$645 Under Rent Control

5

$170K

$130/Mo. Does not include:
Las Brisas Pacificas

1

 $185K

$125/Mo.

Escondido

 

7

 

$53K

$525

2

$210K

$130/Mo

Please see Champagne Village Below

 

3

 $135K

$165/Mo.

Fallbrook 6

 

2

 

None for sale

-

0

Please see Rancho Monserate Below

1

.

$170K

$252/Mo.

Valley Center 6

 

1

 

$27K

$569

Also, please see Skyline Ranch Below

0

 

0

 

Total

32

12

8

Notes:

1. To learn more about the City in which the Mobil Home Park resides, click on the City's name.

2. Use" Back" in the upper left-hand corner of your monitor to Return to this page.

3. Space Rent is a monthly charge that pays for: rent on the lot that the home sits on,  park management and  maintenance of common areas within the park. Space rents vary considerably from park to park and from home to home. The  space rent values in the table are estimates for median priced homes.

4. Home Owners Fees (HOF) for parks in which you purchase both the home and the lot, run between approximately $60 and $300 per month and real estate taxes run approximately $104 per month per $100K of the purchase price.

5.The city of Oceanside has a rent control ordinance that is somewhat complicated. To learn more about it Click on Oceanside Rent Control .

6. Check out these Parks if you like "Country Living."


GATED SENIOR MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES FOR WHICH WE HAVE WEBPAGES
Click below to visit WebPages on Gated Senior Manufactured Home Communities not listed in the tables:

Camino Hills  Emerald Lake Village   Las Brisas Pacificas    Pilgrim Creek Estates

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GOLF COMMUNITIES
LOCATIONS & PRICE RANGES

Of Homes in Age 55+ Mobile/Manufactured Home Golf Communities

MEDIAN HOME PRICES & MONTHLY SPACE RENTS AS OF 01/23/2013

 

CITY

 

 

NO.

PARKS

 

   MEDIAN PRICE

APPROX. MONTHLY

HOME OWNER'S FEE (HOF) OR

SPACE RENT

 

COMMENTS

Carlsbad

1

Approx. $315K

For the Home and Lot

Approx. $268 HOF

Rancho Carlsbad

A Guarded, Gated Community,

Offers Golf and Tennis

Escondido 1

1

$240K

For the Home and Lot

$246 HOF

Champagne Village-

Adjacent to

  Welk Resorts 

A Guarded, Gated Community.
No free golf  but golf and tennis are available at Welk Resorts.

Fallbrook1

1

$149K

For the Home and Lot

Approx. $278 HOF

Rancho Monserate Country Club

Offers Golf and Tennis

Valley 1 Center

1

$69K

For the Home Only

Approx. $755/Mo. Space Rent,
Includes Free Golf

Skyline Ranch

Free 9 Hole Golf Course

NOTES: 1. Check out these parks if you like "Country Living."



More Golf Communities-
Please visit our web pages on communities with conventional types of homes that offer Golf and Tennis-
Ocean Hills Country Club  High Country Villas  Oaks North   Lake San Marcos

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WHY PICK SAN DIEGO'S NORTH COUNTY
For Your Retirement Destination?

  A VARIETY OF LIFESTYLE CHOICES IN 3 SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AREAS-
Each Area Offers Unique Cities, Ambience, Climate & Senior Resources

Our Coastal Region Our region between the Coastal and Inland areas Our Inland Region

And a Wide Variety of Active Retirement Homes
Home Choices and Prices

GREAT WEATHER-
 Tops in The Nation! All Areas! All Year Long!

Our Climates The details regarding Our Climates A comparison of climates througout the U.S. A description of our 4 seasons

A PLETHORA OF SENIOR ACTIVITIES-

And Things To Do when Entertaining Grandchildren and Guests

Local activities available to retireesA directory of activities and resources for retireesThings to do when entertaining Guests and Grandchildren

A COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT & RELATIVELY SAFE PLACE TO RETIRE-
Resources for Seniors Crime Rates in North County compared to national averages and to those in other popular retirement places Cost of retirement living in North San Diego County

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16 REASONS
FOR SELECTING A NORTH COUNTY AGE 55+ MANUFACTURED/MOBILE HOME PARK FOR YOUR RETIREMENT DESTINATION

 You have probably thought of lots of reasons for down-sizing; moving to a Senior apartment, condo or conventional home when you retire. We suggest you read the following 16 Reasons  before ruling out Manufactured/Mobile homes.

1. Our Senior Manufactured/Mobile Home Park Communities offer dignified, low-cost active retirement living-  In an area with some of the Best Climates in the U.S., Low Crime Rates and loads of Senior Activities.
2. They are a great value for your retirement dollar- Especially when compared to the high prices of conventional single-family homes and condominiums in this area. In addition, they typically require very little maintenance.
3. Our fifty-eight, Age 55+ Mobile Home Parks offer a wide selection of community choices- Some communities are gated, one has a free 9 hole golf course on its premises, 2 others are Country Club communities, another is located less than 1/2 mile from the ocean. Some allow the home owners to own the lot (space) on which the home resides, others require the home owner to pay a monthly space rent.
4. They are relatively safe places to live- Hurricanes, tornadoes and floods are practically unheard of in our area and most of our Crime Rates are low. Additionally, historical data shows that major earthquakes in the San Diego area are practically nonexistent (see California Earthquake History reports and Climate Details for more on this subject). Wild Fires that occurred in San Diego County during the past decade did not burn any homes in any of our Senior Mobile/Manufactured Home Communities.
5. Most communities have a resort-like atmosphere- A club house, swimming pool, spa and many planned activities such as poker, bridge, golf, tennis, Yoga classes, bowling, dances, dinners and low-cost trips and tours. They are the perfect settings to meet friendly retired folks from all walks of life and from everywhere in the U.S.
6. A huge selection of homes are available- Including less expensive older "Mobile" homes and newer "Manufactured" homes. They range in age from brand-new to over 40 years old. Many of the older homes have been upgraded and modernized.
7. Many homes are as large or larger than most retirement apartments, condos or attached homes- They come in a variety of sizes but typically provide over 1400 sq. ft. of living area.

8. They offer more privacy than apartments or condominiums- They do not have common walls and most have a small yard and patio.
9. Some homes have great views- Views of hills, mountains or city lights and some even have ocean views.
10. Most homes have carports and storage sheds- But some have garages.
11. Most communities have low-cost RV parking on the premises-
A place to store, clean and load up your RV for pennies per day, within walking distance of your home.
12. All communities have Home Owner's Associations and Park Management-
That assure that the homes and grounds are well maintained, litter free and usually tastefully landscaped.
13. The Senior Mobile Home Communities in San Marcos  are under rent control-
This ties the maximum allowable yearly Space Rent increase to the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and prevents space rents from being influenced by skyrocketing local real estate prices.
14. Mobile and Manufactured Homes have been a good investment in the past-
Although mobile homes are subject to price fluctuations similar to those encountered by other real estate, most have a record of appreciating in value over the long term. In addition, there is a high probability that they will be in great demand as the Baby Boomers (who in 2011 began turning age 65 at a rate of approximately 10,000 per day), begin looking for affordable alternatives to expensive conventional homes or for alternatives to homes in areas with long cold winters, with, miserable summer heat and humidity or with high desert heat.

15. A Smart Idea- Retiring in a comfortable mobile or manufactured home in North San Diego County may leave extra $$ for play, travel, the purchase of an RV, helping to pay for grandchildren's college, etc. and still allow you to live comfortably in an area with a great climate, low crime rates, a huge variety of things to do and many additional advantages.
16. Another Smart Idea-
Mobile or Manufactured homes make excellent second homes here in North San Diego County, often considered to be one of the best year-around resort areas in the U.S. We have great weather throughout the year!
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North San Diego County & Its Cities Are Highly Rated Among

"The Best Places to Retire"

North San Diego County (North County) was rated as the 5th Best Place to Retire in the U.S. by David Savageau's book titled Retirement Places Rated (6th Edition, Wiley Publications, Hoboken, NJ, 2004). In addition, Carlsbad was rated as one of the 10 Best Retirement Towns in Southern California by Fortune and Where To Retire Magazines and Escondido was rated as one of the One of the 20 Healthiest Place to Retire by Money Magazine's 2009 retirement places recommendations.
Do one city's high ratings also apply to the other North County towns and cities? We believe that in most cases, they do. Our towns and cities are located close to each other and share many of the amenities and attributes that make them wonderful retirement places. Indeed, many of their greatest attributes such as a wonderful Climate and a plethora of Senior Activities are available throughout North County.


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