Not ALL homes have association fees.....so...if you fid that a negative you can certainly avoid it.My husband and I live in a fantastic area (Beauclerc...a section of Mandarin) which does not have such fees. Many of the newer neighhoods have fees....some that are less than $100 per year....it depends on the neighborhood.....some have one or more entrances with landscaping and/or lighting, some have community pools, parks, activity areas, playgrounds, etc.....SO...each community is different. As real estate agents we can provide information for any of the neighbrhoods in which you are interested...including, but, not limited to association fees. This is a WONDERFUL place to live! I REALLY believe you will love the area....the river, the ocean, the parks, the convenient road system, the entertainment, the arts, the sports (more varied than you may know). We would love to meet you and your family....give you a tour of the area (if you choose) and, of course, be there for your family EVERY step of the way to make this a joyful search for your new home. Contact Hickory, (my son) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 463-5664 or me, Donna (Hickory's favorite mother) at email@example.com or (904) 732-PACK [ 904-732-7225] Thank you for your question.....have a safe trip down....let us know when you will be here....looking forward to perhaps meeting you and showing you the city we LOVE!