If you are considering buying a mobile home in a 55+ community, there are lots of things to consider. First of all, do you like a lot of activities? Bingo anyone? What about joining a game of cards? Bring your favorite dish to a potluck ;maybe? Join other residents in the billiard room for a round of pool?
Like to stay healthy? What about joining other residents for a morning walk and if you have a dog, take him/her with you to. As far as pets go, there are size limits, always inquire with the park manager as far as weight, height and how many. Some parks are 20 ldbs. and only one, others might allow two.
The most activities are taken place in Greenbrier Estates. There is Greenbrier Estates East (GBE) and Greenbrier Estates West (GBW). GBE has the parks office and clubhouse and all residents from GBE and GBW can use it. The clubhouse is large with a full kitchen and a stage. Several dinners are taken place throughout the year and on certain holidays.
The club house also has a coffee room with free coffee and there is several tables there, for any activity. There is also a library and yes, you can donate your un-wanted books to them. There are his and her restrooms as well. Behind the club house is a good size swimming pool and also a hot tub.
GBW has its own swimming pool and a beautiful green belt in the back with wandering paths for a relaxing stroll. There is also a tennis court on the green belt. Both mobile home parks (managed by the same company and located almost next to each other) has large spaces and everything is kept up very nicely. There are no single wide mobile homes, they are mostly double wide mobile homes and there are also some triple wides and even quads!
Used mobile homes are selling between $65,000 to $140,000. Do you prefer a brand new manufactured home? Yes, the community is regularly up-dated with new manufactured homes with all the bells and whistles. They sell for between $175,000 to $250,000. All dry-walled, solid wood kitchen cabinets, upgraded carpeting, corian countertops, tile edging, upgraded faucets and light fixtures and more. Most are two bedrooms and a den and they also come with a wood-burning fireplace.
Space rent to new owner in Greenbrier Estates is currently $734 and it is rent-controlled. It is tied to the city of Santa Clarita’s Consumer Price Index and space rent goes up January first, every year. Last increase was 2.9%. For further details, please contact the park office.
Both GBE and GBW have a gate that closes at 8pm. Centrally located with shopping right across the street. There is Sam’s Club and a Super Walmart and several eateries and other shops as well. Even a 24 hour Fitness Club. Metrolink is a couple of blocks away and so is also the famous Santa Clarita Swapmeet which takes place every Sunday and Tuesday. Tuesdays have no admission and they also sell fruit and vegetables at very reasonable prices, however, not organic.
What other 55+ Communities are there?
Canyon Palms. Both single wide mobile homes and double wide mobile homes.Also some new manufactured homes and currently there are two vacant spaces to bring in a new manufactured home. A total of 45 spaces. Very clean but some spaces are small and there is a club house with a full kitchen for birthday parties and so on. There is also a smaller swimming pool. No activities unless you create them yourself. A public laundry room is available.
Centrally located and shopping, dining, post office and fire station all within a block or two. There is a bus stop right outside the park entrance. Space rent is only $500 to new owner and it is rent-controlled.
Sierra Park. A total of 76 spaces, mostly single wide mobile homes, a few double wide mobile homes. There are also some newer manufactured homes and a few park models. A park model is not considered a manufactured home. They are only eleven feet wide by thirtytwo feet long and you can not get financing on them. They are a “cross breed” between a manufactured home and an RV. Sierra Park also has several RV’s.
Nicely kept, quiet community. There is a club house with books and lots of video tapes to borrow for free. Sometimes there are dinners arranged by the manager and the club house is free of course, to use for any activity, such as birthdays or potluck or a game of cards. There is a pool table too.
Pets are allowed and please check with the manager as far as size and weight and how many. Sierra Park is located almost across from Canyon Palms so shopping, dining etcetera, are as available. Space rent to new owner is $475 and rent-controlled. There are currently about six homes for sale there, between $38,777 to $47,500. They are either one bedroom or two.
To find out more about 55+ communities or a family park, please contact [http://www.canyoncountrymanufacturedhomes.com] Financing available through this office.