Articles | March 2022

The Promise of Florida's Panhandle

The state of Florida is a highly sought-after market for manufactured homes, both new and pre-owned. When it comes to the different regions in the state, there is none more poised for a boom in the manufactured housing market than the Panhandle.

Why? Well, besides the availability of manufactured homes at an affordable cost, the Panhandle has some of the most scenic views in the Sunshine State. Here are a few key reasons why the Panhandle holds so much promise for manufactured housing.

The Panhandle’s Scenic Secrets

Just because you aren’t next door to Miami or Orlando doesn’t mean you won’t be near some of Florida’s most beautiful scenery and attractions.

For starters, the Panhandle is the ideal place for nature and wildlife lovers. This area has 10 aquatic preserves, over 30 state parks, the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge as well as many other conservation centers. You’ll never get tired of all the hiking trails and diverse terrains for you to explore.

Of course, we can’t forget about Florida’s Emerald Coast Beaches with pristine emerald water and sugar-white sand, perfect for swimming or relaxing by the gulf.

If you enjoy something more active out of your coastal experience, try a thrilling watersport – maybe parasailing or a banana boat ride! If land activities are more your style, bike the 19-mile Timpoochee Trail, or shop till you drop along Sandestin’s Grand Boulevard or Grady Market.

Land-Home in the Panhandle

The Panhandle is a growing market for land-home development when it comes to manufactured housing. You’ll find new manufactured homeowners, along the Emerald Coast and further inland, buying both the home and the land that it sits on.

When it comes to the manufactured housing market in Florida, it couldn’t be easier to start looking for a land-home arrangement. On the FMHA website, for instance, you can search for new or pre-owned manufactured home listings or begin the process of building your own custom home on land that you own.

Community Living in the Panhandle

Florida’s Panhandle also has several manufactured home communities to explore. These communities, which can be either all-ages or geared toward those 55+, give residents a chance to connect with new friends while enjoying the amenities offered by the community. These can include walking trails and dog parks, pools and saunas, athletic courts for pickleball, shuffleboard, and other games, and even lounges and clubhouses.

Compared to land-home manufactured homes, a community setting is sometimes referred to as “land-lease.” This is because you own the home in the community but lease the land that it sits on.

Manufactured Homes in the Panhandle

From Tallahassee to Pensacola, to the Emerald Coast, you can’t go wrong with owning a manufactured home in the Panhandle. You can search for manufactured homes, find the perfect community, or even build a custom manufactured home, by exploring the FMHA website.

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