Are Manufactured Homes Safe Against Hurricanes?

Mobile homes for sale in ocala flWith no snow and endless amounts of sunshine, it’s no wonder why Florida is the number one retirement destination in the United States. Its subtropical climate makes it an ideal location for those looking to trade in warm jackets for swimwear during the winter season. However, due to its location, Florida is unfortunately hit by more hurricanes than anywhere else in the United States. So, it’s understandable if you might be hesitant to buy a manufactured home in a state known for its powerful tropical storms.  The good news is that there is no need to worry, today’s manufactured homes are very safe and are built to last no matter the conditions!

Since the 1970’s, federal standards for construction of manufactured homes have been stringent and have only been tightened decade after decade. As a result, factory-built or manufactured homes must meet federal regulations for wind resistance that often go beyond the local building codes applied to site-built homes.  And given the strict standards applied on manufactured homes, the homes built inland in Florida can withstand windspeeds up to 100 mph and those built on the coast can withstand even higher speeds!

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Plus, if you choose to live in a 55+ manufactured home community, the security of a home built to last the late summer storms isn’t the only benefit! You also get to spend your time in a community designed around the relaxing tropical Florida lifestyle. From soaking rays by the pool, to outdoor sports in January, it’s a way of life that’s hard to beat.

So, if you’re on the lookout for a 55+ manufactured home community in Florida that provides excellent activities and amenities as well as state of the art manufactured homes, then Cove Communities is where you should look. With 16 locations ranging from Fort Myers, to Ormond Beach, to Tarpon Springs, and everything in between, we’re certain there’s a community perfect for you.  To learn more or to schedule a tour, please call your desired community’s front office today!