Mobile homes

J. F. Hart, J. T. Morgan

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During the 20th century the mobile home or trailer has evolved from a simple accouterment of travel into an increasingly important component of the housing stock of the United States. The urban fringes of most cities and towns have utilitarian trailer parks with inexpensive starter homes for blue-collar couples. Upscale mobile home parks in the Sunbelt and in other retirement areas cater primarily to elderly couples. Single-sited mobile homes seem to be accepted more easily in the South and West than in the North, and they comprise a significant share of the housing stock in remote, sparsely populated, and low-income rural areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Cultural Geography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1995


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