By BOB BALGEMANN
Business Journal writer
STOCKTON – Senior mobile home parks for many years have served as a source of housing for those opening a new chapter in their lives.
That’s especially true for senior citizens in the Central Valley, where a conventional three bedroom, two-bath house can cost $200,000-$300,000 more than a manufactured house of the same size. Mobile home living keeps a senior’s residence from take a large bite out of their savings accounts.
Realtor Gary McKenney, of Century 21 M&M Associates in Lodi, is in his eighth year of selling mobile homes. He likens senior parks to the days when wagon trains traveled the country in search of a new life. When pioneers were attacked, they circled the wagons for protection.
Residents of senior parks, especially those with gates and walls, live there in part because they like the security of a close-knit community, where neighbors look out for one another... Read More