Thanks for all the responses! Most of the HOA seem pretty reasonable at 25$ a month or so, and not bad if it comes with community park/ swing sets etc for the upcoming kid. Is a place like grand pointe super regulated? I def like the idea of keeping the boat on the trailer in the driveway. Thats' one of the biggest problems i have here in apt living- takes me 45 to get to the dry boat storage which costs me 200$ a month-since i have 2 stroke those things need to be started pretty regularly. What's it average cost to keep a boat close to a marina not in a slip and do they have wash down facilities. I gotta pay .25 cents a minute for wash down here at my local ramp, frigging ridiculous.