Great on getting the upper end of asking!
I've done the condo thing, and it has a certain appeal in terms of grounds maintenance and community. However, my big bitch with HOAs in the condo setting is that most piss away your money. They don't take the time to shop for good but less expensive services. It's a bit of a Catch22. Those who manage money well can't be bothered to sit on an HOA, and those who sit on an HOA board are doing it for reasons other than providing good service. That's a very broad generalization, and I mean no offense.
I think if I ever own again, it will be a duplex or triplex. Give one unit a break on the rent for doing grounds keeping.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine