Browse through things to think about prior to purchasing a home:
Setbacks are minimum distances between structures and property lines. The setbacks, minimum area, and frontage requirements vary by zoning district. To find out the exact setbacks for your property call the Department of Public Works or browse through the Zoning Code on this website.
Common ground is the area platted within your subdivision that belongs to all property owners in the subdivision and maintained through homeowners trust indenture fees.
If the vacant land behind your house isn't common ground or owned by you, it may be developed for other uses and could be rezoned for other uses.