Boca Raton does have single family homes without an Association.
Online searches can be frustrating as most of the websites are not "real time" and updated so you may run into pending and sold listings. It's a lot of work and time.
I would recommend to contact a Realtor to assist you with finding the perfect home. Not only can an Agent provide you with a list of all homes meeting your wishlist but also provide you with all the details on each home and everything else there is to know.
Remember that you don't pay to have a Buyer's Agent represent you so why wouldn't you use a professional Realtor to assist you with one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.
Feel free to contact me for more details, I would be happy to assist you in finding your new Dream Home!
Sandra Gold - Realtor