It's no mystery that homes in Huntington Beach come with a high price tag. As an alternative to traditional single-family homes, many people, especially seniors, choose mobile home ownership. There are about 3,000 mobile homes in Huntington Beach, housing approximately 6,000 people in 18 mobile home parks throughout the city.
People older than 55 make up 20% of the population of Huntington Beach. Many of these seniors choose mobile home ownership not only because of the affordability, but also the amenities offered in the mobile home parks, including clubhouses and swimming pools. Many residents live in these communities for decades, forming tight friendships with their neighbors and developing a deep sense of belonging to a community.
These communities are unique in other ways. In mobile home parks, there are two owners, the land owner and the home owner. Each owner has expectations of and responsibilities to the other.