In planned developments, owners typically own their own houses and the lots upon which they sit. The association's common areas will often consist of the following:
- streets (in gated communities)
- swimming pools
- golf course
- equestrian facilities
- tennis courts
- hiking trails
- front gate facilities
- perimeter fencing
See common area definition in the Davis-Stirling Act: Civil Code §4095. Common areas in condominiums is different than planned developments.
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