Sat, Aug 11 2012 at 6:48 PM
The phrase "sharing yards" is mis-leading, at least in my experience. It typically just means "no fences." Your yard is still your yard. Most subdivisions I've lived in didn't even allow fences. One yard just blended into another. I like the open space it gives. Never once had a problem with neighbors - mostly because subdivision rules didn't allow most of the things people complain about anyway.