As the housing crisis continues unabated and the cost of homeownership continues to rise with no end in sight, more and more people are turning to renting mobile homes for the long term as an alternative to buying a house or renting an apartment or condominium. Mobile home renters enjoy many advantages over apartment renters and homeowners alike. Mobile homes are much less expensive than homes or apartment rentals, have the benefit of mobility and can be customized to suit one's personal style and taste. Additionally, they are not subject to the sudden whims of the mortgage and housing markets. In particular, the state of Iowa has seen a huge surge in long term mobile home renters. The market in that state is excellent for both renters and sellers alike.
Iowa offers a wide range of benefits for mobile home renters. They enjoy a modest cost of living, low tax rates and highly affordable gas prices and insurance rates. Iowa's efficient road and highway network makes travel from one part of the state to another a breeze. The state has a long-standing and fast growing mobile home community. Iowa's mobile home and RV parks are plentiful and include Country Living Mobile Home Park in Altoona, College Mobile Home Park in Ames, Western Acres Mobile Home Park in Carlisle, Western Hills Mobile Estates in Coralville, Southland Mobile Home Park in Des Moines, Indian Ridge Mobile Home Park in Indianola and many others.
Long term mobile home renters in Iowa get to enjoy the state's many attractions and sites of interest. From bustling cities to quiet farmland, Iowa offers a little bit of something for everyone.
One of the top places to visit with renting a mobile home for the long term in Iowa is Des Moines, the state's capital and largest city. Des Moines is home to a wide array of attractions and fascinating landmarks such as the Des Moines Art Center, the Science Center of Iowa, the Blank Park Zoo, the Des Moines Botanical Center and much more. Cedar Rapids and Ames two other cities filled with great shops, museums, theaters and restaurants. Other top destinations in the state of Iowa include Effigy Mounds National Monument, the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the state's many pristine forests and campgrounds.
With its strong market for both renters and sellers and plentiful amenities, Iowa is one of the top states for renting a mobile home for the long term.