I'm pretty sure I'm why HOAs and their restrictive Covenants exist. Then again I like being able to do what I wish on my property and won't piss off my neighbors. When the HOA across the park sends off letters complaining about something I usually take that as an indication that I need to wait for a windy day and go make some coke from coal for my forge. They don't like it that people in my neighborhood will do things like park vehicles in their driveway, put up a basked ball hoop in the backyard, cut down a tree, plant a different tree, build a forge, have a 25'x30' detached garage, etc all of which people in my neighborhood have gotten complaints about. Then again I don't throw wild parties, leave trash all over, damage others property, and if I have a problem with one of the neighbors (usually their kids) we go deal with it in a civilized way, by talking to them. I have been asked to keep it down on the weekend mornings before about 10 am even though the city ordinance says running of loud equipment is permitted after 8 AM.