Do you despise Homeowners Associations? Or are you determined to live within a gated community for your privacy from solicitors? You may want to narrow down your search for your next home in Southwest Florida by including or excluding communities by category.. use this page to explore categories of homes or learn more about what certain categories mean…. for instance, gated communities v. non-gated communities, HOA communities v. no HOA communities, communities where all homes have acreage, beach access communities, or search for foreclosures, short sales, waterfront homes, of new construction. Strong feelings one way or the other will determine if you should start your search by considering communities by category. An experienced realtor will identify these strong feelings right away and make recommendations for specific communities by category.