Crane Lakes is a 55+ manufactured home community in Port Orange Florida, just minutes from Daytona Beach. Crane Lakes is one of the nicer manufactured home communities in the area, and some of these homes go for over $200,000. Standing inside some of them you would never know it was a manufactured home.There are currently over 700 homes in Crane Lakes.
Crane Lakes is a golf course community. The course is actually pretty challenging. I always tell people to bring your mask and snorkel…I lose at least a dozen balls each time I play Crane Lakes. The course is semi-private, so you don't have to live in Crane Lakes to play the course. Many people in Crane Lakes own their own golf carts, as carts are permitted on the streets inside the gates of Crane Lakes.
There is also a 19,000 square foot clubhouse with swimming pools, dance floor and recreation hall, a restaurant, card tables, pool tables, an exercise room and more. There are always activities going on at Crane Lakes so you'll likely never be bored. There are tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and boce ball courts.
Homes and Home Prices
The manufactured homes in Crane Lakes are built by Palm Harbour Homes, one of the best names in manufactured home construction. While these are built up to current codes and Florida's hurricane strength standards, one thing that may affect your choice to buy a manufactured home in Crane Lakes or any other Florida community is the fact that local emergency management are quick to order mandatory evacuations of manufactured home communities much more quickly than for site built home communities. Even though your home may be built to withstand a low category hurricane, you might still have to evacuate which could be a huge inconvenience.
The advantage though of lower cost for the home is a powerful one, especially in today's economy. As you'll see standing inside one of these homes you really cannot tell that it is a manufactured home. They have come a long way from the manufactured homes of old.
The city of Port Orange where Crane Lakes is located is always rated as one of Florida's best cities in which to live. From Crane Lakes you are about 8 miles to the beach. There are plenty of options near Crane Lakes for shopping, dining, and entertainment and more places are springing up all the time.