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Myths and Misconceptions About Manufactured Homes


Homes at Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach
Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach


We are uncovering manufactured homes' myths and misconceptions and we aren't talking about your grandparents' doublewide. Manufactured homes today come with customizations like never before, safety features that protect through the worst of weather, and land lease options without the HOA. Join us as we uncover the facts behind living in a manufactured neighborhood and how Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach is the ultimate in manufactured home luxury living.


Myth 1: Manufactured homes are unsafe


You may have heard over the years how unsafe manufactured homes are and if you live in Florida or are considering moving here, you may have strong opinions about the safety of these homes. The fact is, that manufactured homes today are built to meet and often exceed the same construction standards as traditionally built homes. These homes are built to resist fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters as well as other homes. At Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach, our homes adhere to the strictest inspections and exceed the safety requirements of the Federal Factory-Built Housing Construction Safety Standards (or HUD code). Ormond is located in wind zone 2 and so as required by HUD, every home in Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach is built to withstand winds of up to 100mph. You can further check the wind rating on our homes by verifying the HUD tag and the data plate adhered to each home. For added safety for flooding, our streets are 3 feet above sea level and our homes are built 2-3 feet above street level. Our homes have galvanized steel hurricane straps that go through the footer 4 feet into the ground that are pressure tested and affixed to the steel beam base of the home these are placed around the perimeter of the home.


Myth 2: Manufactured homes look alike


If an image of cookie-cutter, white with dark shutter manufactured homes lined in rows with little landscaping comes to mind when you think of this type of community, you are not alone and we are here to change that mindset. Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach offers 17 different floor plans from 1,200 sq ft- to 2,400 sq. ft. with customizable exterior options to showcase your unique style and stand out from your neighbor. Our community also allows you to customize your landscaping to help make your house feel like home.


Myth 3: Manufactured homes lack upgraded or higher-end features


When it comes to building the home of your dreams, the thought of living in a manufactured home might not be your first thought as a home with upgraded or luxury features. Think again because, at Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach, we have set the bar for upgrades! Our homes include vaulted ceilings, crown molding, double-paned windows, custom tiling, vinyl plank flooring, open floor plans, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and showers, and upgraded fixtures. All of our homes include an attached two-car garage and porches! Other upgrades that come with specific model homes include tray ceilings, a den, a kitchen island, and more.


Myth 4: Manufactured homes are low-quality


Quality is the standard at Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach. Our homes are manufactured through Skyline and Palm Harbor Homes, leaders in the manufactured home industry. These builders follow strict building codes and rigorous quality and safety inspections before a single home leaves the warehouse. As mentioned above with safety, our homes exceed industry standards for safety and quality. Every home is set on an engineered footer with a 16” wide 8" deep concrete and rebar footer which is not required but what we do. The garages are built on-site with 2x4 construction while our homes are built with 2x6 exterior wall construction and double pane windows making them strong and energy efficient.


Myth 5: Manufactured home neighborhoods have too many lot and HOA fees


Here is where you can let out a sigh of relief because, at Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach, we do not have any HOA fees. You read that correctly, zero HOA fees. We kept things straightforward in our community by having one, low monthly land lease fee.


Myth 6: Manufactured home neighborhoods lack community and amenities


Another misconception about manufactured homes is the subdivision they are located in and the lack of community and amenities offered to residents. When you come to Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach you will find a community that will quickly become family and amenities to meet your wants and needs. Our amenities include a 10,300 square foot clubhouse, a large heated pool with a beach entry, two covered saltwater heated spas, newly resurfaced pickleball courts, tennis courts with LED lights, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, and a fenced dog park with drinking water and seating area. As an active lifestyle community, we also have monthly events and group sports that will keep you entertained all year. Enjoy our gated community living with peace of mind, on-site RV & boat storage, illuminated walkways, lush landscaping, and extensive trails. We are also golf-cart friendly too!!



Forget the outdated stereotypes. Today's manufactured homes at Plantation Oaks redefine affordable living. We offer exceptional safety features, stunning customization options, high-end finishes, and a vibrant community – all without HOA fees! Live the good life you deserve at Plantation Oaks of Ormond Beach. Contact us today to discover your dream home!



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