What Do I Get With an HOA?

Oct 20, 2016

When you buy a new home that is part of a community, you will likely be required to pay fees to the Homeowners Association. Before you buy a home that has an HOA, you should be aware of the HOA fees you’ll be required to pay and what exactly they cover.

HOA fees typically cover the upkeep and maintenance of any community common areas, including lawn care, landscaping and snow removal. HOAs may also cover city services, like trash removal, or water and electric for community areas. HOA fees are also used to cover any community amenities.

Our new home communities in Elgin and Naperville have Homeowners Associations that cover amenities like state-of-the-art clubhouses, pools, walking trails, lush landscaping and more.

At Highland Woods in Elgin, IL, amenities included with the HOA include:

  • Exclusive Owners Club facility with community clubhouse, water park, state-of-the-art fitness room, and sports courts

  • 196 acres of open space, including natural preservation areas, lushly landscaped green spaces and an 18 acre lake

  • Seven neighborhood parks and playgrounds

  • Over five miles of nature trails and bicycle/walking paths

  • Landmark tree island for picnicking or daydreaming

  • Lush landscaping, including common areas adorned with colorful, seasonal flowers and picturesque tree-lined boulevards

  • Dramatic masonry main entrance wall system and gatehouse

  • Twelve individual neighborhoods, each marked by masonry entry monuments


At Ashwood Park in Naperville, IL, residents get to enjoy HOA amenities like:

  • Access to the luxury $8-million Clubhouse with an indoor sports center and state-of-the-art fitness center

  • Pool area with a six-lane lap pool, water slide, separate adult’s pool, and a kid’s spray pool

  • Two outdoor sports courts giving you a choice of volleyball or basketball

  • Locker rooms, a recreation room, and a concession stand with a covered seating area.

  • A park-like setting with lush landscaping, recreational bike trails , ecologically diverse lakes, and open spaces


Not interested in being part of a planned community or homeowners association? With our Build On Your Lot program, you can build the home you want on land of your own.