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    Evolution of trailer parks in Malibu

    Headline and Article from the NY Times.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/fashion/10mobile.html

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    "Trailer parks may conjure images of retirees and low-income families in most of the country, but in Malibu parks that once drew the elderly, working class and bohemian are now being transformed into the new playground for the rich."

    Only in California.

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    Too bad the newspaper couldn't get photos of this 'fab' new trailer. The one pictured doesn't look great, by any means. It just looks landscaped with a porch. Big deal.
    It sounds like the one described in the article is better, but to what extent I'm not sure. What I don't understand is why Minnie Driver is supposedly living in a trailer park. Doesn't that seem a bit unrealistic?? (I guess that's the point, ay?)
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    If it is good enough for Jim Rockford it is good enough for me.
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    Sounds good to me as long as it moves the NYC yuppies from the Hamptons to California!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    If it is good enough for Jim Rockford it is good enough for me.

    ...yeah, except the security guard would never let Angel past the gate at this place.

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    The Travel Channel

    I saw a "Millionaire Mobile Home Estates" special on these trailer parks in Malibu on the Travel Channel. Didn't really understand why people would shell out that kinds money for these places. To each his own I guess.

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    The land is much more valuable than the buildings. Since the area is prone to all kinds of disasters such as wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes, latin dance crazes, etc that make trash out of the best built buildings, mobile homes make some sense. If a disaster strikes, the building wasn't worth that much (relative to the cost of the land) so you just hire someone to bulldoze the plot back flat and pull up another mobile home.

    If its a beach get away, I'd think it is fine even for the likes of a Minnie Driver.

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