Why A Mobile Home Park

At JRB Communities our goal is to provide you with the privacy, safety, and sense of community that helps make your house a home.

Why Consider a Mobile Home?

There are more than 22 million people living in approximately 10 million mobile homes in the United States. Not only is this a significant number of people, they have a surprisingly high level of satisfaction with their choice to live in a mobile home. According to two different studies 9 out of 10 mobile home owners are satisfied with their housing choice (Foremost Insurance Company reported 88% and National Family Opinion reported 93%).

Cost savings is one of the primary benefits of buying a mobile home. A new mobile home is significantly less expensive than a new on-site built home. Depending on the region of the country the cost per square foot is generally 15 – 40% less for a mobile home. This can be the difference between owning a home and being a renter. For resale mobile homes the savings can be even more significant.

Modern mobile homes are not that same as your grandparents’ mobile homes. The quality and amenities of the modern mobile homes has improved to point where mobile homes have many of the same features as site-built homes. In some ways construction quality can even be better. One reason for this is that a mobile home is constructed entirely in an enclosed, environmentally controlled factory rather than on location where materials and construction is subjected to weather that might blow in. Modern mobile homes generally are built with the same materials found in site-built homes.

Mobile homes are nearly all single story and range from 500 square feet to 2,000 square feet, although some may be larger. These homes can be both single-section or multi-section, depending on what the customer is desires. They are available in a variety of architectural styles and floor plans and offering a variety of amenities, like any home. These homes offer spacious floor plans, some have vaulted ceilings. They can have walk-in closets, brand name appliances, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and other features any other home might have. The siding can be vinyl, hardboard, wood, or even stucco. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defined quality standards for mobile homes over thirty years ago. This code regulates the design, construction, strength, fire resistance, energy efficiency, and durability of mobile homes. In addition, it set standards for systems in the mobile home including; heating/cooling, electrical, and plumbing. During the manufacturing process inspectors insure that these standards are being followed.

These newer homes may be among the safest housing choices available because federal laws require smoke detectors, escape windows, and fire protection precautions. A properly installed mobile homes can withstand 120mph wind gusts up to three seconds in duration, adding a level of security in regions that are prone to tornados or hurricanes.


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We love coming home to our home at Prairie Rose. The people are so friendly and the property is so well maintained

Joan Smith, Resident - Prarie Rose