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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Are there any manufactured home 55+ communities in Brevard County, Florida?

Not all those looking to retire or by a second home in Florida are looking for a condo or a newer single family detached home in a newer gated 55+ community in Viera, Florida.

I received a call last week from someone wanting to retire to Florida.   They were not interested in a condo on the beach.  In their words "I hate the water."  Nor did they want the 300+ dollars or so in monthly fees. (For example, in Viera's Heritage Isle the fees run about $300, Indian River Colony Club about $600 to $900 a month depending on floor plan).

The caller was looking for a manufactured home in a gated 55+ community.  I must admit I receive fewer calls about these types of communities.

I emailed some listings and got a response today that "This is exactly what I had in mind."

What are some of the  manufactured home 55+ communities in Brevard County, Florida?  Since I work primarily in central Brevard County I will highlight a couple of the 55+ manufactured communities in Central Brevard in this post.  [The fees and what is included should be verified before purchasing.  The information here extracted from MLS entries for listings in the communities.]

First, there is the Forest Lakes of Cocoa community.  The monthly fees run about $60 which includes pool maintenance, security, clubhouse, recreation room and lawn service.

Also in Cocoa is the Northwest Lakes Condo (within Lost Lakes).  Monthly fees here are around $165 and includes a club house, recreation room, pool maintenance, security, lawn service, shuffleboard and tennis.   Also located in the same area is the Lost Lakes Condominium  with monthly fees in the area as Northwest Lakes Condo and includes similar amenities.

List prices for homes in these condo communities run from the low $50,000s to the lower $100,000s. Again, before purchasing review all condo documents and financial statements.

These, as well as several other manufactured communities, offer gated living with lower monthly fees and lower acquisition costs than the other 55+ communities in the Viera area of Central Brevard County and are still within ten mils of Viera and its amenities.

For information on 55+ communities in Brevard County, Florida, send me an email or give me a call.

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