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Where Should I Buy A Mobile Home In Erie, PA?
If you are thinking about a move, why not consider mobile homes in Erie, PA? Its location on Lake Erie lends the city to watersports and boating in the summers, and everyone loves the idea of a home by the beach. Presque Isle State Park draws people from all over the country, and it is full of the wholesome, suburban style neighborhoods people really want to live in these days.
In this article, we’ll look at the different places you might be able to get a mobile home in Erie, and the benefits that some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods have to offer. We’ll look at the geography, climate and demographics of the area, and what attractions bring people to Erie, both in the short and long terms.
Anyone seeking to buy land in Pennsylvania should look into the region’s history first. The land has been occupied for the last 10,000+ years. Before Europeans colonized the area in the 1700s the region around Lake Erie was the territory of the Iroquois confederacy, who took the region from the Erie nation in the European trade-inspired Beaver wars of the 17th century. As soon as they arrived, the French colonists began fighting the English for the land, often involving Native American proxies and allies in what the English called the “French and Indian War.” The land was finally sold to the American federal government by the Iroquois and Seneca tribes at the end of the 18th century, eventually becoming part of Pennsylvania.
Things to do in Erie
Things to do in Erie
While looking for Erie mobile homes for sale, why not see the Erie Seawolves play baseball, or see the Erie Otters play as part of the Ontario hockey League? Gannon, Mercyhurst and Edinboro Universities all host NCAA teams, and the region is known for its annual high school basketball tournaments.
Outside the city, you can explore the National Nature Landmark of Presque Isle State Park, hike the Seaway Trail, spend the day at Dobbins Landing, or go shopping at Millcreek Mall, one of the largest in the US. Indoor water parks like Splash Lagoon are popular all year round, as is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center.
Erie is a major port on Lake Erie, which forms part of the border between the US and Canada. Erie is located at the extreme northwest tip of PA, almost exactly 100 miles from both Cleveland, Ohio and Buffalo, New York. Mobile homes in Erie, PA are a popular choice despite its northerly latitude, as the region enjoys a Hot-summer humid continental climate. Winters are cold with plenty of snow to the lake-effect, but the lake also keeps the summer heat from becoming too extreme. Erie Neighborhoods Peninsula Drive Some of the best Erie mobile homes to be had can be found in the neighborhood of Peninsula Drive. Home values there are quite reasonable, with a median value of under $220,000. Rents are essentially on par with the national average, so investing in real estate there might be a good move. The density in Peninsula Drive is suburban, with a mix of single-family homes, apartment complexes and the occasional manufactured home park. Belleview Heights (AKA Bogus Corners) Another moderately priced neighborhood (the median price of real estate there was $219,876 at last estimate), Belleview Heights is a rural neighborhood inside the city, offering plenty of space and greenery. Most of the buildings date from before 1970, though some are much newer. If you are buying a mobile home in Erie, you’ll enjoy plenty of elbow room in Belleview Heights. No word on what makes the corners so ‘bogus’, but one imagines your neighbors could tell you. Chestnut Hill The Chestnut Hill neighborhood is a great place for Erie, PA mobile homes for sale. Housing prices are slightly above average, with median home values at just over $223,000. It has suburban population density numbers, with single-family homes mixed in with high-rises, manufactured home parks and a few smaller apartment buildings. Most of the dwellings were built between 20 and 50 years ago, but a few date from as far back as 1940. Chestnut Hill is very popular amongst retirees. Behrend Behrend is a great place to find moderately priced Erie, PA land. Again median home prices barely top the $220,000 mark, but rents are slightly above the national average. This combination is appealing to many investors. Behrend is a college neighborhood through and through, with nearly 1/3 of the residents currently attending university. This makes it a very quiet place most summers, with a high renter turnover compared to most other parts of Erie. Brookside If you are looking to buy a mobile home in Erie, PA, the neighborhood of Brookside might just be for you. Housing prices are in the upper 55% of PA neighborhoods, and in the upper 41% of the US as a whole. It is a quiet suburban neighborhood with a wide mix of dwelling types. It experiences low vacancy rates relative to the rest of Erie, though some 30% of its residents are university students. Interestingly, fully 1% of the households in Brookside speak Russian.
Erie City, PA’s population as of the 2020 census was just 94,831. That is actually down from the figure in 2010 (101,786), but this does not represent a movement of people out of the regions as much as a shift towards suburbs in the Erie Metropolitan Area. That metro area speaks for more than 266,000 people, and is just as important a place to look like the city if you are considering buying a mobile home in Erie.
Just under 87% of Erie residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and 22% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $38,655 in 2020, which is higher than it sounds when you consider the cost of living there. For example, the median home value as of 2020 was only $90,500.
Arts in Erie
Arts in Erie
The substantial arts and cultural scene will be a major asset to anyone looking to buy a mobile home in Erie, PA. The Erie Philharmonic has been playing for more than 100 years, and the Erie Ballet is a major part of the scene. There are performances year-round at the Erie Civic Music Association, and the Erie Art Museum is a major tourist draw as well.
The Warner Theater has hosted performances for many decades (and has been recently renovated). The Erie County Library system maintains 5 branches in Erie City, and the main Library is the largest in PA.
Schools in Erie
Schools in Erie
The Erie City School District consists of many great schools, such as Erie High School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Strong Vincent Middle School, Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School, Perry Elementary School, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, McKinley Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Joanna Connell Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Harding Elementary School, Grover Cleveland Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, East Middle School and Diehl Elementary School. Colleges and universities in and around Erie include Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, Penn State Erie, Behrend College, the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Buying mobile homes in Erie is fairly easy. Land prices in the city tend to be lower than in the surrounding suburbs, making it a great place to establish yourself in the city’s many thriving industries. However, you should never make such a decision without spending some time in the city in question.
Take a few days, or better a few weeks to explore Erie and the south shore of one of America’s Great lakes. See if you can picture you and your family in Erie, and if so, in what part. Once you know precisely what you are looking for, finding it should be fairly easy.
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