Yes there are amenity fees that have to be paid every month, for the Villages it's around $145/mo. I'm not sure of the amount for Stonecrest or Spruce Creek, but at one time was told Spruce Creek amenity fees were $160/month. The rules in the Villages are not that stringent although they do require that your lawn be kept cut, neat and clean, and any major changes to your home and property must comply with all rules and regulations and you may need a permit. If you decide to live in the Villages, take the tour and they will explain everything to you, but also read your Covenants. Spruce Creek is more stringent in that all properties have to match (they all have the same mailboxes and name plates for each property) and your property has to be kept neat and clean. I hope this information has been helpful and has given you an idea of what to expect .