The HOA fees in Botanica Lakes are NOT high. they include yard maintenance, HD cable and internet, home security, gate guards, pool and clubhouse maintenance, football / soccer fields, reserves for repairs and maintenance for streets and HOA owned property. note that similar properties that are still controlled by the builder/developer are SUBSIDIZED by the builder to make it look like it's cheaper. when the HOA takes over fees will rise dramatically. proof is the Forum took over last year and the fees rose to $350 per month NOT including cable, not common grounds as there are none, not including cable etc. just yard maintenance. so if you buying in a builder controlled HOA beware!
I am a former Treasurer and board member of Botanica Lakes. I know the numbers better than almost anyone.