I live in Allview and consider it a hidden gem. Our neighborhood is an outparcel, we have a voluntary HOA with a fee of $25/year that helps to cover the cost of the 4th of July parade, easter egg hunt, grass cutting, etc. An yes you don't need to pay if you don't want to. My son likes to fish at the end of Allview and we have a great neighborhood pool that is private and not crowded, you can join as a bonded or associate member. It is not part of CA, so we can still bring floats to the pool and enjoy a quiet evening socializing without fighting crowds for a table.