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bmx

Norridgewock, ME

#1 Apr 13, 2010
Anybody know anything about this park? Is it clean,safe,etc.?
wopbopper

Melbourne, FL

#2 Apr 13, 2010
bmx wrote:
Anybody know anything about this park? Is it clean,safe,etc.?
It's clean, it's safe, and it's expensive as all hell.

You can buy a home for what they're charging for lot rent.

And you:
A. Get insurance on a house.
B. You don't have to evacuate from a house.
C. You can sell you house without having to get the OK from the lot owner (you would be the owner).

A nice, quiet park for over 55, is the "RiverView MHP" at Palm Shores. Low rent, safe, and decent folk.
srf4real

Clermont, FL

#3 Apr 15, 2010
Lamplighter Village is an 'exclusive' trailer park for well to do locals and snow birds over 55. It is about the best neighborhood you will find where you can live in a trailer yet avoid the 'trailer trash' type. I don't know about the costs involved, but hurricane evacuations are something to consider at any mobile home park around here and you really can't even rely on keeping a cbs home safe... they just built a sound barrier along the west side of the entire Lamplighter park to keep out the noise of the interstate traffic too. worth looking into imo. Palm Shores is ok, but too close to the smelly river when the wind blows from the east... the wind blows from the east a lot around here lol.
Stacey

Lake Mary, FL

#4 Dec 10, 2012
LV is a quiet park with a lot of good people. The manager and staff will work to resolve any issues. My favorite part is the grounds crew - they recently changed crews and manager and the work is great. These folks take care to preserve plantings and gardens. Nice place to live. They could improve by utilizing one of the main buildings for hurricane sheltering - most people hre have pets and there aren't a lot of places to shelter with during a storm with a pet.
Ann

Melbourne, FL

#5 Dec 24, 2012
Lamplighter Village was a good place to live. You have hite Trash People living there and or the $$ you pay in Lot Rent, it's not worth it. The Management DOES NOT enforce the rules that we all have to sign before moving in. There are Drug Atticts, Kids (not allowed on a perm basis) and People that think they are better than everyone else.
Something has to change here or they will have more homes for sale. This is supposed to be a over 55 community, and it's not. It's time the management come out of their offices and see whats going on.
Suzanne

Melbourne, FL

#6 Mar 22, 2013
Ann wrote:
Lamplighter Village was a good place to live. You have hite Trash People living there and or the $$ you pay in Lot Rent, it's not worth it. The Management DOES NOT enforce the rules that we all have to sign before moving in. There are Drug Atticts, Kids (not allowed on a perm basis) and People that think they are better than everyone else.
Something has to change here or they will have more homes for sale. This is supposed to be a over 55 community, and it's not. It's time the management come out of their offices and see whats going on.
Totally not true. Lamplighter Village is a Great, Safe, Clean and Fun place to live.
I am sure you were turned away because You were White Trash
JoA

Melbourne, FL

#7 Jun 3, 2013
Suzanne wrote:
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Totally not true. Lamplighter Village is a Great, Safe, Clean and Fun place to live.
I am sure you were turned away because You were White Trash
In response to Ann:
I've lived in the park for yrs It is a clean, safe and fun place to live. There are grand kids who come to visit and use the pool or miniature golf. They are allowed to stay over night with their grand parents or over 55 relative. There are not a bunch of kids running around or is there drug addicts everyone has to go through a back round check. I don't know what park your thinking of Ann. But it is not Lamplighter Village. Get a life Ann
Obama

Melbourne, FL

#8 Jun 3, 2013
Let me be clear - oxycontin for old folks' aches and pains does not qualify them as "drug addicts" unless some old bat drives into a Publix or WalMart entrance in their Crown Vic. Grandkids are the shining pride of their grandparents. Don't hate.
Debra

Clarksville, TN

#9 Jan 25, 2014
Wow...Reading this makes me simply think there is too much drama in this park to even consider it.
Tony

Melbourne, FL

#10 Jan 28, 2014
How can I get a copy of the rules and/or deed restrictions for the community. I have a young lady (55+) friend that is considering a move into the park from the north and would like to review the recorded rules before considering the park.
Dennis Crossville TN

Crossville, TN

#11 Feb 8, 2014
Who cuts the grass? The park staff or the tenants?
Sharon

Melbourne, FL

#12 Feb 12, 2014
Have lived here a few years and the management has changed over many times. The lot rent increases a minimum of $25 every year. They do not run background checks on everyone and several owners have moved out and let underage people move into their trailers. Management doesn't care as long as the atrocious lot rent is paid on time. It used to be a good safe place to live, but not any longer. Drive through and take notice of all the "for sale" signs in the yards.
yvette sladek

Luzerne, PA

#13 Feb 21, 2014
my boyfriend and I were looking at some of the beautiful manufactured homes that are well priced but after reading some of the above .comments..to much drama..that not for us
Lyn

Stockton, CA

#14 Mar 13, 2014
I am in the process of buying a home here since I liked the idea of the 55 and older but with the negative remarks, drug addicts, poor management, maybe I need to look elsewhere?

Where are the rules posted and who enforces them?

I have looked at several condos and the fees for these condos (with not sure what type of people you will live next too) are averaging $450.00. They only offer the pool. This place seems to have alot of amenities.

Can any current owner respond? Thank you
Sharon

Melbourne, FL

#15 Mar 13, 2014
When we first moved in a few years ago this place was nice. There have been several managerial changes in that time, and the rules are only selectively enforced. They let owners rent out their vacant homes without even knowing who lives there. Renting is not supposed to be allowed and the renters are also ALOT younger than the 55 "age qualified" limit. We are moving out very soon because the payments on a house are cheaper than the lot rents in here that go up every year.
Lyn

Stockton, CA

#16 Mar 14, 2014
Sharon,

Thanks for the information, can you tell me the street(s) you are referring to?
I have spoken to a few other residents while visiting and also via email and they haven't seen the issues that you did. I am getting worried now if this place is really what I need to purchase into.

I saw a few places for sale, some being representated by the association and others by real estate offices. These ones that I viewed were up for sale due to death or needing to be closer to family, not for the issues in the park.

I really appreicate your comments, This is a big decision and will be most likely for the rest of my life.
Sharon

Melbourne, FL

#17 Mar 14, 2014
Several residents that we spoke to about the unauthorized people living here have said that they informed management, and we're told that they know about it but can't do anything because "legal has to get involved and that could take awhile." These "residents" even use the pool and other amenities here right under managements noses! So you really don't know who your neighbors are here either. You would be better off buying a house because the land under it would be yours, too. And your mortgage won't go up every year if you have a fixed rate. I don't know how some people in here can make ends meet with a mobile home payment and these high lot RENTAL payments on top of that.
Sharon

Melbourne, FL

#18 Apr 25, 2014
Lyn,
Have you made a decision about moving there yet? As for me and my husband, we are seriously house hunting now. I just wanted to let you know that I have tried to contact the Cal Am office in California, but they will not call me back, nor read my emails.
whoopiecushion

Ashburn, VA

#19 May 21, 2014
is there any mobile home parks that you dont have to be 55 and over
Lyn

Melbourne, FL

#20 May 21, 2014
Sharon:
We did purchase on Waveside Drive. We are loving the life here, so many nice people. A lot of activities that we haven't yet had the opportunity to enjoy. I believe the lot rents are high here, but I have checked into renting a two bed room two bath house/condo and those fees are higher than the lot rent.
I hope that you have a better experience in this community than others have stated. I am looking forward to living the "paradise" lifestyle.
The only thing I have noticed is there is two very young girls that are constantly at the pool and driving the golf carts, if they live here, they certainly aren't following the rules. Hope this is just a fluke and the residents do follow the rules since that is why most of us moved here, to be with people of our own age.

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