Amenities in an HOA play an important role in ensuring community happiness. While they’re not the be-all-end-all, of course, they provide the perks that both foster bonds in current residents and catch the eyes of potential new ones. And with so many to choose from – pools, clubhouses, you name it – there’s an amenity for every type of neighborhood, every budget, and every resident lifestyle, so your HOA management should definitely invest in them.

But which one should your neighborhood choose? If your property management services have suggested you put money towards better community infrastructure, that “so many to choose from” aspect can quickly become overwhelming to even the most experienced of boards.

Should your neighborhood put money towards a pool or a volleyball court, a community garden or a dog park? You want the amenity that your neighborhood is going to use the most – the one they’ll most appreciate – but how can you please so many people in one fell swoop?

Gassen is here to help! As Eden Prairie providers of accounting property management, online property management, and more, we’ve helped HOAs across Minnesota make smart decisions and run their communities seamlessly.

What Amenities Would Most Benefit Your HOA Community?

All HOAs are different. Some may be home to many young and active families with children, while others have a quieter, more senior-skewed demographic. Understanding who lives in your HOA and what caters to their current lifestyle is a great first step to selecting the right amenity.

If this leads you too far into the weeds, though, there are a few that tend to be universally pleasing...

Outdoor Community Gathering Spaces

Especially during these chaotic times, every HOA could use a space to relax, unwind, and get in touch with nature.

Fitness Centers

Getting fit is great for both a person’s mind and body, and residents of all ages will appreciate that you consider them on such an individual level.


Though they can be maintenance-intensive, there’s nothing quite like splashing around in the sun to bring a community together.

Village Centers

If you’re feeling ambitious, constructing a space to serve as a community hub is a worthwhile project. You can even rent out spaces to businesses to keep absolutely everything your residents might need in one easily accessible location.

Contact Gassen for Forward-Thinking HOA Management

When your community deserves the best HOA management around, there’s no substitution for Gassen. Give us a call today at 952-922-5575.