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Should You Buy A Mobile Home In Covington, Kentucky?

If you are looking at Covington mobile homes for sale, odds are you’ll be able to find something that is both comfortable and affordable. Both the cost of land and the cost of living in Covington is low, and as many of its service and tech industry sectors are really taking off right now, there is plenty of well-paid work to go around. However, no one place can be perfect for everyone.

With that in mind, we’ll explore Covington in more detail. We’ll look at its geography and climate, its demographics and what people there do for fun. Finally, we’ll look at the schools and some of the top neighborhoods in the city. That should give you a better idea what living in Covington would be like.

History

Before Covington was founded, it was just a point of land at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers, owned by one Thomas Kennedy. It was purchased for $50,000 (a staggering sum in 1814), and by 1815, Covington was laid out. It officially became a city in 1834. Buying a mobile home in Covington didn’t really become an option until after EW2, of course. By that time the city’s importance as a center for manufacturing had begun to wane, and it would not be until the 1990s that it really recovered by re-investing heavily in the tech and service industries.

Things to do in Covington

Not everyone looking for Covington, KY mobile homes will be looking for exclusively highbrow entertainment, though. Other options include a trip to Devou Park, viewing the murals on the city’s floodwalls, a tasting tour of the Braxton Brewery, or a day hiking the trails at Doe run lake Park. George Rogers Clark Park offers wonderful views of both the Cincinnati and Covington skylines, and there is usually something going on at the northern Kentucky Convention Center.

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Location

Covington can be found on the south bank of the Ohio River, with Cincinnati on the north bank. The Licking River joins the Ohio just east of the city, and on the opposite side of that bank lies Newport. Despite taking up only 13.7 square miles of space (and ½ of a square mile of that being water), there are more mobile homes in Covington, KY than you would expect at first glance. Covington’s terrain places it on the edge of the Humid Subtropical climate to the south and the Humid Continental climate to the north. You can find blue spruce trees rubbing shoulders with southern magnolias, for example. Anyone interested in mobile homes in Covington should also get to know the best neighborhoods in town. For example: Covington Neighborhoods Rittes East (AKA Winston Park) Rittes east is a great place to find Covington mobile homes for sale. Median land prices in the region around Winston Park are just below $128,000, which is on the high side for Covington, but fairly low for Kentucky as a whole. The population density in Rittes East is suburban, and is just about evenly divided between renters and owners. Many of the buildings in this area date from between the 1940s and 1960s, but a few of the most historic examples date from WWI or even earlier. Helentown Helentown boasts a few manufactured and mobile homes, but most of the residences are very small single-family units and small apartment buildings. Median housing prices are around $144,000 – very low for the US but about average for Kentucky. Few of the buildings are less than 20 years old, and a few date from the 1920s and 1930s. The vacancy rate in Helentown is quite high, nearly 15%, so you should be able to find several properties that could meet your needs. You can probably take your time deciding, as well. Seminary Square Covington’s Seminary Square neighborhood is distinctly urban, and is composed of both apartment buildings and small single-family homes. Nevertheless, it is a great place to buy a mobile home in Covington, KY, as median home values there are just under $180,000. This puts it in the upper 1/2 of Kentucky neighborhoods for price, but in the lowest 1/3 nationally. Seminary square has a great deal of historic, pre-war structures, as well as plenty built in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The vacancy rate in Seminary Square is quite high – over 16%, so you’ll likely have your pick of several different properties. South Covington The South Covington neighborhood may have once been at the southern edge of the city, but it is now much closer to the center. Median home prices are just under $213,000. It is not a bad neighborhood for buying a mobile home in Covington, but you’ll also see plenty of large single-family dwellings and townhomes as well. Most of the area was developed in the 21st century, but there are some older units from the 1970s, 80s and 90s too. Vacancy rates are slightly lower than average in South Covington, at just over 6%. Mainstrasse The Mainstrasse neighborhood is an expensive part of Covington, but with median housing prices just above $277,000. It would be a middle income neighborhood in most of the US. but you might struggle to buy a Covington mobile home in Mainstrasse, though. You’ll find mostly small to medium-sized apartments and single-family homes, most built before 1940. Demand in Mainstrasse is low, with a vacancy rate of just over 17%. As the houses cost literally twice as much there as in many parts of the city, the market is a bit slow. However, you do get what you pay for in Mainstrasse.

Covington demographics

Covington’s population as of the 2020 census was 40,961, up less than 400 from the population in 2010. It is a great place to buy land in Kentucky, because demand is relatively low despite being a very nice place to live.

Just under 86% of Aurora residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just over 28% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $46,035 in 2020, but the low cost of living makes that stretch farther than you might think. The median price for an owner-occupied home in Covington as of 2020 was only $120,100, for example.

Arts in Covington

Most people looking for mobile homes in Covington, KY will want more than just cheap land, though. The character of a city is important, and one of the ways you can appreciate that is by exploring its artistic and cultural institutions. Luckily, Covington has plenty.

The Behringer-Crawford Museum is extensive and an easy walk from downtown for example. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center explores an important time in the region’s history, and the Museum of Natural History and Science is well worth an afternoon or 2. The American Sign Museum is as delightful as the Lucky Cat Museum is quirky.

Schools in Covington

Covington is served by primary and secondary schools like Covington Latin School, Fort Wright Elementary School, Glenn O Swing Elementary School, Holy Cross District High School, Holy Family School, John G Carlisle Elementary School, Prince of Peace Catholic Montessori, St Agnes School, St Augustine’s Parish and School, the Transformational Learning Center and Calvary Christian School. Colleges and universities in and around Covington include Northern Kentucky University, Beckfield College, Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences Good Samaritan College-Nursing, Thomas More University, University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.

Why Covington?

Most real estate agents in Kentucky would say so, but that doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you would say. Covington, Kentucky is a lovely place, and your money will go a very long way here. It is an important part of the Cincinnati Metro Area, and Covington, KY land is in high demand overall. But would you and your family enjoy living there? The only way to find out is to visit.

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