The Most Expensive Trailer Parks in America

If you think mobile homes are low cost—and also low on style, space, and amenities—it's time to think again. In cities across the United States, these mobile home myths couldn’t be further from the truth. Take a spin through our selection of extravagant mobile home communities and their preeminent properties to challenge your assumptions about this humblest of home options.

  1. Paradise Cove—Malibu, California

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    Set in the breathtaking bluffs of Malibu, this $3.35 million seaside sanctuary in the mobile home community of Paradise Cove spoils homeowners with three bedrooms, three marble-and-tile baths, and a sun-drenched deck with unobstructed views of Catalina Island and the intense blue of the surrounding Pacific. Thanks to a private beach within walking distance of the property, residents of Paradise Cove can immerse themselves in Malibu's favorite pastimes, from surfing to evening bonfires.


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  2. Point Dume Mobile Home Park—Malibu, California

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    From the bustling basketball and tennis courts to the relaxing pool and sauna, there's no shortage of fun or amenities at the Point Dume Club of Malibu. Given that home prices here range from $500,000 to more than $2 million, this $925,000 beach house, comfortably below the median price point, is a real steal. The lucky buyer who scoops it up can luxuriate in the comforts of a ritzy three-bedroom property recently renovated with top-quality quartz countertops and designer lighting.

  3. Capistrano Shores—San Clemente, California

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    Property values at the oceanfront community of Capistrano Shores have more than doubled since residents acquired ownership of one-ninetieth of the mobile home park's land several years ago. Buyers looking for an investment opportunity with an enviable view will find it in this $2.495 million waterfront property. Boasting expansive windows and easy access to the San Clemente Coastal Trail, the three-bedroom dwelling turns the beach into your personal playground, whether you're indoors or out.

  4. Smuggler Park—Aspen, Colorado

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    Known as the "Million-Dollar Trailer Park," Smuggler Park is peppered with extravagant modular and mobile homes, though probably few are as distinctive as this million-dollar property. Earning praise in both architectural circles and Ski Magazine, the one-bedroom with a cozy yard and deck sits within walking distance of ski lifts and trails that lead adventurers through the rugged terrain of Aspen.


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  5. Montauk Shores—Montauk, New York

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    Once a campsite for seaside wayfarers, Montauk Shores is now a contemporary mobile home community that serves up a dose of retro-modern style in each of its condominiums. This bright and airy four-bedroom condo, last sold for $460,000, marries hardwood floors and rustic furnishings with sleek finishes and modern amenities to create a laid-back cabana-style residence with plenty of contemporary flair.


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  6. Chateau La Salle—San Jose, California

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    San Jose lies in the heart of hard-charging Silicon Valley, but the natural beauty of Chateau La Salle provides a soothing buffer against the hustle and bustle of technology. Though situated on the West Coast, the community exudes a countryside charm that permeates its selection of homes, including this cozy pad that last sold for $285,000. Indoors, hardwood floors and a stone hearth create a rustic ambience ripe for relaxation and repose. Beyond the home, community residents enjoy a slew of shared amenities, such as a swimming pool, billiard room, and recreation center.


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