Many people living in active 55+ communities like Summerfield, King City and Highlands want as few rules as possible, but the fact is that rules help create order out of chaos, they provide for protection of others and for the good of the group. Rules can be changed. If you do not like an association rule, then bring it to the attention of the Board. In the meantime, you owe it to all the residents to obey the rules. Local government also has rules that apply. Usually, local government restricts the number of people that can occupy a home. Zoning requirements may limit your ability to use your home as a place of business. Your home may be your castle but the association is the king of laws.
Whether the rule was made by your association or local government, it is there for a purpose. Give each rule the benefit of the doubt. Understand the reason for rules governing the close living environment of community associations like Summerfield, King City and Highlands.