Certain towns, cities, counties, "deed-restricted" neighborhoods, home-owner associations, condos, and co-ops have ordinances or rules for the homes in their communities. They might regulate the color you can paint your home, whether you can park your boat or camper in your driveway, the type of fence you can install, etc.
Some folks like the rules and select a home in the community. They feel that the rules keep the neigborhood looking good and help keep home values relatively higher.
Other folks do not like the rules -- they might want to park their boat in their side yard!
Your Realtor and you should make sure that you understand the rules before you make an offer for a home in one of these areas.
If you have other questions or need help in selecting a home, you may email me at PHYLLJK@KW.com. You may search for homes at SEARCHFLORIDAREALESTATE.INFO.