The valley is like a saucer and our neighborhood is up on the rim of the saucer, so we can see all the way across the metro area.
I call our new neighborhood the Shady Rest. There are real trees instead of palm trees and much more interaction amongst the neighbors, since everyone is kind of 'cheek by jowl', (although, I think we have more yard than some of the new construction going up, these days).
It is a very modest neighborhood, but friendly. There is quite a list of rules, but not all of them seem to be enforced.
One that is enforced, quite vigorously, however, is 'no working on cars'. Apparently some time back, the EPA paid a visit and found that not everyone was careful about disposing of fluids, so the ban was put in place to avoid 'chronic infraction' status. That is a deep disappointment to The Mister, as he was looking forward to puttering with the Falcon, since it has been out of the paint shop for a very short time. We are researching alternatives for him, since there is not so much to keep him busy with our small space.
One of the rules that seems to be less important is 'no clutter in the yard' and 'only lawn furniture on the patio'.
This is a neighbor across the street:
Most of the other neighbors are very tidy, although there are quite a few that have gone a bit overboard with plastic flowers as landscaping.
Since clutter is not against the law, we enjoy the eccentricity aspect.
At least there is no HOA!