A community association is a non-profit corporation comprised of a group of homeowners who wish to provide for a means of preserving, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of the property and lifestyle of their community. Community associations provide for the management, maintenance, operation, repair, and replacement of the property ‘commonly’ owned by all the members of the association. In other words, community associations make it possible to own and enjoy community services and amenities with your neighbors that would normally be too costly for individuals to own and maintain on their own. Membership in a community association is mandatory and automatic upon the purchase of property within the community.