It's not. But I don't want to live next to a house that has 10 junk cars in the front yard. (I am not saying you do. ) That is my right and to guarantee this, I chose to live in a place that has CCR's and an HOA. Again, it is my choice. I give up a few freedoms in order to live in a place where my neighbors are required to keep their properties up to a certain standard. And in my neighborhood, if we didn't have an HOA that contracts with a plowing company, we would never get off this hill in the winter.