Originally Posted by beach
In our state, all single family homes are totally individually owner and maintained, but it could be that most attractive homes on the market are controlled communities...
Most newer homes in Florida are in communities with amenities usually a pool , tennis courts & a club house .The Hoa fees covers these plus the community roads , landscaping & sometimes lawn care and cable .Lawn care & landscaping are endless projects in Florida and need year round care . This also keeps the community looking nice . Of course with this comes restrictions on what you can plant , what color you can paint your house & whether trucks are allowed .You mentioned you would not have a car . It would be almost impossible to live in one of these without a car and very few are walking distance to a beach .