Yes, the HOA fee is mandatory. Covenant Towers is a 55+ community that is loaded with amenities including dinner meals Mon-Sat and Sunday brunch. They have adult activities, a library, pool, and much more. Consequently, you pay for these amenities depending on the size of your condo. HOA fees can run from the $1200's to $2200's per month. Hope this is helpful to you. Contact me if you need additional assistance at: Lee@LeeByTheSea.com.