Industry specialist Quickmove Properties tells us why the modern park home lifestyle is perfect for singletons as well as couples
Around one in five Quickmove’s customers move to a park on their own, rather than as part of a couple. And, far from being lonely, they soon enjoy the sense of belonging and supportive community of like-minded people that’s offered by residential park home developments. We explore why that is…
A friendly welcome from day one
Most park staff and residents have plenty of experience settling new residents in so they feel immediately welcome. After all, everyone’s been a ‘new neighbour’ at some point! Everybody helps each other out, doing things like picking up prescriptions, sharing lifts and shopping, or even walking the dog if you’re out and checking on things when you’re away.
The security aspect is also a key factor. Many parks are gated, so singletons feel safe, and park owners, management or neighbours regularly stop by, especially when you first move in.
Many parks offer activities and you can be as involved in these community pursuits as much as you like. Modern developments such as those from RoyaleLife offer leisure facilities and an active social scene, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. Activities organised and run by residents include quiz nights, live music, bingo, golf, art clubs and line dancing! These are often organised on the thriving community social media groups.
If you’re a bit reserved about launching yourself into a lot of social activity that’s fine. Sometimes it’s just nice to step out of your home, have a quick chat with others on a short walk around the park or even just pottering about in your garden. A simple ‘good morning’ from your neighbours can make all the difference, especially when you live on your own.
Family visits encouraged
While life on a park can sound insular, you don’t have to exclude anyone you want to see and who doesn’t live on the park. Family and friends are often welcomed, and part of a wider recognised community of visitors. If you are used to having the grandchildren stay, most parks welcome short stays, especially as park homes usually have second bedrooms and bathrooms.
Finally, it’s worth pointing out that affordable ‘Single’ homes are often popular for lone buyers on park homes – typically these are 40ft x 14, rather than 40ft x 20, yet with all the luxurious fittings of the larger formats.
GET IN TOUCH
Contact Quickmove for information on the recommended parks in its network including the RoyaleLife developments located in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Kent and Norfolk. If you have a house to sell, RoyaleLife offers 100 per cent market value part-exchange. Call 0800 328 2168 or email email@example.com