Depending on your point of view, a homeowner’s association is either a force for good, protecting property values and providing desirable amenities and services (see this survey here), or a meddling overlord, intent on infringing on your rights to do what you please with the property you rightfully own. Ideally, a good homeowner’s association can maintain a tidy, desirable community without resorting to overzealous policing, but it is, to be sure, a difficult balancing act.
Here in northeast Florida, and especially in St. Johns County, homeowner’s associations are more the norm than the exception. This is especially true in the newer communities like Nocatee, Shearwater, Twin Creeks, etc. But for home buyers who would prefer to have a little more autonomy with regard to what they do on/with their property, there are still plenty of options in and around Jacksonville.
Here are just three to start with:
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Sometimes, there are tradeoffs when choosing a community without a homeowner’s association, such as a lack of amenities, and perhaps a lack of consistency in how yards and homes are maintained and used. But for those that are willing and able to “go it alone,” so to speak, a community with no HOA can be a good fit.
If you’re interested in finding a home in a community without an HOA here in northeast Florida, get in touch with us today. We can show you quite a few more options that may meet your wants and needs.