Mobile home parks, also called trailer parks (a term widely used that carries a slightly negative connotation), are a larger and can be more profitable business than you might think from the outside. In fact, investment activity in mobile home parks rose by 20% in 2018 with Real Estate Investment Trusts or REITs betting on the future of this segment of the real estate market. It’s not uncommon for these properties to gross $50,000 – $100,000 in monthly revenue with simpler operations than alternatives like renting apartments or office space.

With more people seeking affordable housing options, the rise of the mobile home park from its hillbilly image to something more up-market is happening fast. The demand for affordable accommodation in on the increase, after hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes in the most recent financial crisis.

Manufactured housing, as the trailers are now known, area relatively inexpensive option for almost 22 million Americans that live in parks around the country. The times have changed from the stereotypes of dilapidated rectangles and grumpy landlords to designed prefabricated homes that look like ranch houses for less than half the price or van lifers that want to optimize their for travel instead of paying a home mortgage for 30 years.

If you’re planning to open or buy an existing mobile home park, we’ve curated a list of name ideas to help brand the property. These suggestions can help make the place look more appealing, friendly, and vibrant than the trailer parks of yesteryear.

Mobile Home Park Name Ideas

What visuals come to mind when you think of a trailer park?

Modern mobile home parks have names that sound a lot like any other single family home community. This helps a park stand out from the former negative stereotypes. Often including names that sound more like parks, the modern “trailer park” has come a long way in the last 20 years.

  • Aurora Park
  • Bayview Garden
  • Caraswell Park
  • City Square Park
  • Clear Lake Park
  • Clearwater Hill
  • Cove Hills
  • Creekside Plaza
  • Delorree Gardens
  • Everwater Meadows
  • Foxtail Grounds
  • Gaia Park
  • Galah Park
  • Gorgeous Peak
  • Grandview Blue
  • Harmony Park
  • Haven Coastal
  • Hope Meadows
  • Horizon Park
  • Ironbark Meadows
  • King’s Gardens
  • Kirkmere Garden
  • Komodo Park

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  • Lake Golden
  • Lakewood Grounds
  • Lakewood Plaza
  • Limingham Grounds
  • Litchchill Garden
  • Little Brook Plaza
  • Meadows Park
  • Mulkasing Garden
  • New Forest Park
  • Peak Oceanview
  • Raccoon Park
  • Sauraine Gardens
  • Serein Park
  • Songbird Garden
  • Songbird Park
  • Tecumlams Meadows
  • The Creek Estate
  • The Garden Of Roserey
  • The Manor Estates
  • The Park Of Glasston
  • Trailer Creek
  • Wild Oceanview
  • Woodchuck Park

Fun Mobile Home Park Name Ideas

You can even make the park name a little more fun by spicing it up a bit. Names like Shangri-La and the Nut Tree can bring a smile to the faces of passersby and residents with a sense of humor alike. Here are a few name suggestions that fit the theme.

  • Blue Laguna Grounds
  • The Trailer Bark
  • Old Dudes Retirement Homes
  • Bronze Arch Meadows
  • Bubba & Thelma’s Trailer Park
  • Magnolia’s Mansions
  • Camelot
  • Crow Feather Plaza
  • Dolce Vita
  • Emerald Moss Garden
  • Green Marine Grounds
  • Marbury Mansions
  • Grounded Mobiles
  • Carol’s Castles
  • Jackie – O Road Park
  • King of the Road
  • Mobile Hills
  • Nut Tree Estates
  • Pygmy Plaza
  • Raising Arizona
  • Shangri-la
  • Stop n Stay Park
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • The Garden Of Hebleche
  • The Gardens Of Itusby
  • The Gardens Of Twilmeda
  • The Grounds Of Gatiwall
  • The Grounds Of Picmis
  • The Manufactured Housing Community
  • The Plaza Of Canrose
  • The Plaza Of Darsea
  • Trailer City
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Trailer Villages
  • Trailerhood
  • Trailers off Wheels
  • Trillium Gardens
  • White Stag Gardens

Alternative Names for a Mobile Home Park

A 1980s era trailer park.

While it may now be called a mobile home park, you don’t need to reference this in the property name. In fact, there are plenty of other names that can be used to describe this type of property. There are even international names to be considered.

  • Camper Park
  • Camper Site
  • Caravan Park
  • Caravan Site
  • Halting Site
  • Mobile Campsite
  • Mobile Home Park
  • Mobile Housing Park
  • RV Park
  • Shanty Town
  • Trailer Camp
  • Trailer Court
  • Trailer Lot
  • Trailer Park
  • Trailer Space

Famous Trailer Park Names

Here are some of the most well-known property names.

There are some trailer parks that are a cut above and more well-known than most. For example, KOA campgrounds I’ve always found to be very nice. While most people think of these locations for short-term vacation rentals, many allow you to live year round if you choose.

The KOA in my city charges around $550 per month for a longterm rental. This fee gets you access to bathrooms, showers, a pool, electric hookups, water cable tv, and internet. Not a bad deal if you ask me!

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  • Camp LeConte
  • KOA
  • Capistrano Shores
  • Caravan Outpost
  • Chateau La Salle
  • El Cosmico
  • Flying Flags RV Resort & Campground
  • Hicksville Trailer Palace
  • Hotel Luna Mystica
  • JuneBug Retro Resort
  • Kate’s Lazy Desert Airstream Motel
  • Montauk Shores
  • Paradise Cove
  • Paradise Shores Camp
  • Point Dume Mobile Home Park
  • Shooting Star RV Resort
  • Smuggler Park
  • The Vintages Trailer Resort

How much money can you make owning a trailer park?

A run down mobile home with a plastic pool in front.

An updated mobile home with appealing greenery.

Want to get some back of the napkin estimates on how much money a trailer park makes each month? It’s not hard to do. Most places you can call up to get their monthly rates or find them on a website. Then all you need to do is get an estimate of the number of lots are available for rent. With a little multiplication and investigative work driving a property for 30 minutes, you can run a quick estimate of monthly gross revenue.

With the betterment of the parks and the improved designs of trailers, $375 – $800 dollars a month is not uncommon. But make sure you take the time to understand all the costs that go into living in a mobile park. Also take into account taxes, garbage pickup, electricity, water and sewer services. Some properties build these services into their monthly rates, while others do not.

Mobile Home Name Ideas

Mobile Home Name Ideas

If you want to provide the trailers as well, the average rental is around $500 – $600 dollars per month. This is still much lower than renting a small two-bed apartment, though, which averages at more than $1,000 a month in many states.

If you take into account that most mobile home parks contain 100 – 300 plots, all of which rent is due monthly, you can see that trailer parks are a very big business in modern America. To keep the math simple, if you were able to make $500 monthly per lot on average in rent that would add up to $50,000 in gross monthly revenue with only 100 spots.

Since most of the trailers are owner occupied, you won’t need to worry about repairs like you would in an apartment either. This fact alone can make the operations of running a mobile home park very appealing.

Historically, vacancy in these mobile home parks is also low. Many operators report vacancies of less than 2%. This makes sense. There’s literally no cheaper available options out there to live. More often than not, living in an apartment will be more expensive than a manufactured home.

Tips for naming a trailer park

Manufactured home with a white picket fence.

Your surrounding city and environment can give you plenty of inspiration for choosing a name for your mobile home park. Bring out a map of your local area and explore the names of the rivers, streams, parks, mountain ranges, and local industry. You can also research the local history for even more ideas that make sense.

Many modern parks use terms like manor, field, village, estates, meadows, gardens, plaza, farm or countryside to make the park sound like a place you would want to live. Stay away from stereotypical trailer park names already in use across America. If you can’t see yourself living in a community with a particular name, don’t expect other people to want to live there.

The best trick is to consider the selling points of the lot itself. Look at what makes it a nice place to live, and expound on that. If the park lies near a lake, then “Lakeshores” is an ideal and classy name. And adding one of the many suffixes can make it sound even more inviting.

At the end of the day, if you choose a name that sounds inviting and safe you can’t go wrong. Make sure your final name selection sounds like home.

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