Florida Co-Op Mobile Home Parks

by Jason Taetsch

For many retirees looking to move to warmer a climate, mobile home co-ops and communities offer affordable housing with a variety of amenities such as pools and tennis courts that would not possible outside of the cooperative environment. Most mobile home co-ops are specifically designed as active adult communities for ages 55 and up.

Palm Lake Co-op

The Palm Lake Co-op was founded in 1986 and has grown to include more than 900 mobile home sites. The Co-op is located in the center of Palm Beach county with world class golfing, beaches and hospitals situated nearby. Sites at the Palm Lake Co-op cost $30,000, with a monthly maintenance fee of $200.

Palm Lake Co-op 7272 42nd Way North Riviera Beach, FL 33404-3998 (561) 842-6590

Old Bridge Village Co-Op Inc

The Old Bridge Village Co-op is located on the Caloosahatchee River on Florida's Southwest Coast. Among the amenities offered include Tennis, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Horseshoes, Bocce, Billiards and Putting Greens as well as a private marina with boat launch. Homes start at around $25,000, with more luxury models costing upwards of $80,000.

Old Bridge Village Co-Op Inc 14535 Paul Revere Loop North Fort Myers, FL 33917-9049 (239) 543-3005

Paradise Island

The Paradise Island Co-op is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay Area with gulf beaches and world class golf courses nearby. The Co-op features over 800 mobile home units with swimming pool, hot tub and other services such as a fitness and recreation center. Homes are pre-manufactured to include two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Paradise Island 1001 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33771 (727) 535-2172

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."