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About Park Living

Manufactured home parks and Marine communities are great places to live! You can enjoy the benefits of traditional home-ownership without the burden of tiresome maintenance and costly property taxes. For this reason, it is often an ideal choice for seniors.

There are many advantages and some disadvantages to consider with manufactured home and marine communities:

The greatest advantages of mobile home park living include:​

  • Lower Cost - Land rental fees typically include water, sewer, garbage, and recycling pickup.

  • No overly close neighbors. 

  • Minimal property maintenance.

  • Small yards. Your yard will likely be easily maintainable.

  • Good Location. Often parks are conveniently situated, many with an amazing view of ponds, gardens, nearby lakes and other scenery.

  • Pets are usually allowed.

  • Homeownership Perks - You can often upgrade, paint, or completely remodel anytime you want.

  • Age and population restrictions. 

  • People living in like-minded communities are often happier and feel safer.

  • Community perks often include pools, fitness centers, and regularly scheduled community events.


A few disadvantages of mobile home park living include:

  • Limited investment appreciation. Mobile homes can appreciate but being in a park can limit the rate.

  • Manufactured homes set up in a park may be harder to sell than a traditional house.

  • Park owners may sell the park with very little notice. 

  • Home transportation is tricky. Some homes are too old to be transported in the regular manner making the cost to move a home more than the home’s value.

  • For some people, there is a perceived stigma attached to living in a mobile home park. 

How we can help you
The Manufactured & Marine Communities Resource Center (MMCRC) provides services and information to residents and landlords of manufactured dwelling parks and marine communities. We promote cooperative community relationships and positive alternatives to the court system if conflicts arise. Our confidential, neutral and voluntary services provide assistance to resolve disputes by promoting open communication and a positive environment.
Contact us if you have questions about:
  • Landlord and Tenant Laws
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Park Rules and Regulations
  • Dispute Resolution Options
  • Park Meeting Facilitation
  • Park Closures
  • Park Registration
  • Other Park Related Concerns
  • ​Receive confidential and neutral services

  • Resolve conflict outside of court

  • Achieve mutually beneficial solutions

  • Develop lasting agreements without giving up your legal rights

  • Save time and money

  • Meet during hours that accommodate your schedule



Photo: Manufactured Home in park.

Manufactured & Marine Communities Resource Center
Hotline: 1-800-453-5511 
PH: 503-986-2145 (Toll Free, Oregon)
FAX: 503-986-2006

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