Category Archives: Retirement

Finding a Community for Retirement

If you are looking to retire, there are a number of key details that would narrow your search…



Location being one of the biggest — A lot of consumers on our site look to move to warmer climates.

We have quite a number of retirement communities in Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, Nevada and South Carolina advertising on our site, for instance.

To begin looking for your ideal retirement spot, you might want to start with some state-wide searches on MHVillage and then start to get a feel for the cities that interest you and allow you to narrow your search.

If you go to our home page, get started on your state-wide search via our “Search By State” map.



Then we will list to the right all of the home and communities in that state. You also can simply click the area on the map if you know you want to be in a certain part of the State.



Often times our customers looking to retire will choose the community tab from the top since they are looking for a community that is 55+. The “Showcase” communities on MHVillage have more information included — more photos, more extensive community information and contacts detail.

Each community will list pet restrictions, amenities and activities, and as an option they will provide ways to contact them with more questions. They also will list the homes on MHVillage that are available in their community.

Plus, you can stay posted on homes or communities you like by clicking the “Like” option on the listing. If they update information, photos or lower a home price, you will get an email notification. You also can view your “Liked” listings from your free account on MHVillage.

If you have any questions about shopping for your retirement on MHVillage, let us know!         We would be happy to walk you through the process.

Pack Your Clubs – Buying a Home in 55+ Golf Community

55 Golf CommunitiesRetirement – a time to relax and enjoy the good things in life. If one of your passions is golf, you might want to check out all the amazing amenities offered by senior manufactured home communities. Here’s just a taste of some of the gorgeous 55+ communities across the county that have beautiful homes with golf carts in the driveway!

Fairways Country Club – Orlando, FL: Located in sunny Orlando Florida, Fairways Country Club has an 18-hole golf course, a pro shop, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a fishing lake and pond, three clubhouses and a fitness center. Of course Orlando is home to a number of theme parks and vacation destinations, so it is an incredibly popular destination for all ages!

Golf Vista Estates

Golf Vista Estates – Monee, IL: While many of the 55+ golf communities are located in Florida and Arizona, wonderful golf locations exist in the Midwest as well. Located in Chicago’s Southland area, Golf Vista has a 9-hole course, pool hall and community center with a fitness room. With home prices ranging between $12,000 and $44,000, this affordable 55+ community has a lot to offer retirees!

Gorgeous location in Casa Grande, AZ

Palm Creek – Casa Grande, AZ: Palm Creek has a renowned Par-3 course for your golfing pleasure. They also offer more than 165 activities per week – so you are sure to stay busy. They have everything from state-of-the-art pickleball courts to stained glass and painting workshops. Located in Arizona’s “Golden Corridor”, Casa Grande is only 40 minutes south of Phoenix and an hour north of the historic districts in Tucson.

Golf carts in Shalamar Creek

Schalamar Creek – Lakeland FL: Ron Garl designed the 18-hole championship course at Schalamar Creek. They have tournaments year round for fun, trophies and even cash prizes. Schalamar Creek is a great location for golfers and bird watchers alike – this 55+ Golf and Country Club Community is located alongside the 750-acre Saddle Creek Park, a protected bird sanctuary. While playing a round of golf, many interesting birds may be seen. Lakeland Florida has a legendary historic downtown area and is known for antiques, architecture and gardens.

The on-site golf course at ViewPoint

ViewPoint Golf Resort – Mesa, AZ: This beautiful 55+ retirement mobile home community offers you an on-site golf course, shuffleboard and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, a fitness center, billiard facilities, and a community swimming pool! Plus, Mesa is known for its beautiful weather. With better than 300 days of sunshine each year, it is a great place to play year round. Not only is there a golf course on site at ViewPoint Golf Resort, Mesa is home to some of Arizona’s most well known golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye.

Water Oak Course and Restaurant

Water Oak Country Club – Lady Lake FL: This gated community not only only boasts an 18-hole golf course, it also has four tennis courts, bocce, horseshoes and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The 300 acres of fields, trees, lakes and winding paths are a plus. Lake County also is known for camping, kayaking and wonderful fishing. It’s only an hour north of Orlando, so tourist attractions for the family are close by.

This is just a sample of some of the wonderful opportunities manufactured home communities offer for retirement. Social activities, pools, great locations with beautiful weather, and fabulous courses to practice your swing!


Looking to Retire? How to Find the Perfect Active Lifestyle Community for You

Searching for a quiet place to retire?

Looking for a friendly neighborhood that offers an active lifestyle for adults?

Have an empty nest and thinking about downsizing?

Manufactured home communities have long been a haven for people looking for these features. Age qualified communities, sometimes referred to as 55+, or the less flattering “Senior Communities” are whole neighborhoods devoted to catering to the retirement aged adult.

There are many details that go into picking your dream retirement home, and of course, one of the first is the location. Many retirees are looking for sunshine and mild breezes, and there are certainly a plethora of 55+ Communities in Florida, Arizona, Texas and other warm weather states. But these types of communities can also be found in the Midwest and Northern regions.

Pools and waterfront at Forest Lake Estates in Zephyrhills, FL

If you see your days lounging on a dock sipping a cool drink under the sun, then you will want to look at the retirement communities that have waterfront lots. Play golf? There are communities near golf courses – and some even have their own greens!

Perhaps you want a home in a quiet neighborhood, nestled near a wooded path for nature walks and quiet evenings watching the sun set. There are communities near parks and in more rural areas.

It’s not just the city and state the home is located within that matters, the Community the home is in can make a world of difference.

Jamaica Bay, a gated 55+ Community, is in Fort Myers, FL

Don’t forget the Community Amenities!

Some communities are perfect for the social butterflies looking for a community that comes with planned social actives in the clubhouse. Others might be looking for pools and saunas, billiard tables, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, tennis or pickle ball courts. Or, perhaps you prefer a gated community with a library and a sitting room. Or a combination of all of these!

Tennis courts at Viewpoint Golf Resort in Mesa, AZ

No matter which lifestyle you are seeking, we are here to help you find you perfect home in your ideal retirement community. Did you know with, you can search for communities on our site and narrow listings down to those that offer the amenities you envision?

Plus, if you have a fur-baby that will be making the move, you can narrow your search to only include communities which allow pets!

How to Find the Perfect Retirement Community for You:

Choose the “Communities” option on the left side of our website, then select “Find a Community”

From here you can type in some of your preferred features and narrow your search results to show only communities that interest you.

Once you find the communities you like, contact them directly through their ad with questions or to set up a tour.

Our website is designed with you mind, so let MHVillage help you narrow in on your dream retirement!

If you have any questions about how our site works or if you would like some assistance navigating the search options,  you can contact our customer service, were a representative would be happy to help.