9 Benefits Of Living In A Gated Community
2022 May 20 | by Apple Barretto
What are the benefits of living in a gated community?
- Safety and Security
- Extra Privacy
- Quiet and Traffic-Free
- Creates a Sense of Community
- Access to Amenities
- A Haven for Families
- Greener, Sustainable Environment
- Improved Home Value
- Higher Home Standards
When it comes to choosing the perfect address to move into, you will need to decide if you prefer an unrestricted location or a gated community. For most families, the choice leans towards moving to a home located in a gated community. There are plenty of factors that contribute to an excellent lifestyle. However, nothing plays a bigger role in it than having a home located in a gated community. In this article, we go into the many benefits of a gated community, and why this option is a top-tier choice for anyone who is house hunting!
What Is A Gated Community?
A gated community is a type of neighborhood that is set apart from others by clearly set boundaries and gates, hence the name. Gated communities can be found nearly everywhere, such as near the province or even deep in the heart of busy cities.
When one thinks of a gated community, what comes to most people’s minds are well-kept homes with premium amenities like 24/7 security, clean roads, and plenty of green spaces. And this image is correct. Compared to second-rate locations that pose safety concerns, health problems, and inconvenience, residents of gated communities benefit from an elevated quality of living.
Let’s take a closer look at the perks you’ll likely experience when you choose to live with your family within a gated community.
Safety and Security
When it comes to choosing an ideal address, safety is no doubt among the top concerns of homebuyers. Fortunately, gated communities are bordered by gates, which allows dedicated security personnel to control access to the area 24/7.
Gated communities have fixed entrance and exit points, which may also have electronic security measures. The guards verify each person entering the community and they also roam around to maintain safety within the community’s walls. This is a major benefit for residents because it considerably lowers crime rates around the community than anywhere else outside the gates.
The high security of a gated community deters most trespassers or thieves from even attempting to commit crimes.
Another benefit that comes from the enhanced safety and security of living in a gated community is the increased layer of privacy. Because entry in gated communities is tightly controlled, only residents and verified guests can enter. You can rest easy knowing that outsiders or trespassers are unlikely to make their way to your home. If you want to enjoy an exclusive lifestyle, you’ll find living in a gated community ideal.
Quiet and Traffic-Free
Having a home right in the middle of a city or town may have the benefit of being close to commercial areas, but it can also trade in your peace and tranquility. As a result, you have to deal with the noise of traffic and hordes of employees trying to go to work perhaps daily, which can be inconvenient and annoying.
Gated communities are exclusive. Your neighbors, community staff, and the occasional delivery personnel are the only ones going around the neighborhood. As a result, gated communities tend to be much quieter and more peaceful. You can enjoy your morning coffee, walk your pets, and enjoy calming evenings on your balcony without the excessive noise.
Creates A Sense of Community
When you live in a gated community, you tend to run into more or less the same people every day. It’s hard not to develop a sense of community and “togetherness” with your neighbors. There is also a sort of unspoken understanding between the residents.
It’s also common for gated communities to have a Homeowner’s Association (HOA). This organization typically organizes community events, such as picnics, weekend markets, charity drives, and the like. Attending and participating in these events are great ways to interact and form bonds with others in the community.
Access to Amenities
Developers of gated communities know the importance of creating a place not just to go home to, but a place where residents can have a well-rounded lifestyle. This is why gated communities come with many featured amenities to exercise, relax, spend quality time, and more.
In a gated community like Pueblo de Oro’s master-planned townscapes, you’ll be able to find amenities like basketball courts, swimming pools, multipurpose halls, biking trails, and more. These are perks that you can use exclusively as a homeowner. You can have a comfortable, active lifestyle just by living in a gated community, which could otherwise cost you an exorbitant amount of money.
A Haven for Families
Gated communities are safe havens for families, especially for those with young children. Normally, it is hard to monitor young children and allow them to play and explore when living in open communities or busy towns.
Fortunately, the combination of controlled access and wide roads in gated communities makes them a safe place to raise a family. Your children could play outdoors and enjoy themselves with their friends while biking. Communal spaces in gated communities such as a park or outdoor playgrounds are also great places for kids to play and interact with other kids their age.
Greener, Sustainable Environment
Gated communities are known for their greener, sustainable environment. With the limited movement of vehicles, gated communities tend to have less air pollution and trash.
Some gated communities, like those developed by Pueblo de Oro, go the extra mile to make their communities greener. Their master-planned designs focus on water and energy efficiency and promote conservation with residents. Pueblo de Oro also takes special measures to protect their communities from floods and erosion. They also encourage residents to recycle and use eco-friendly products. All of these efforts create a healthier living environment.
Improved Home Value
Often, the cost of getting a home in a gated community is the main reason that people shy away from the idea. But, you have to consider that the home you’re potentially buying has a higher property value than most other kinds of residential properties — especially when the community is from a trusted developer like Pueblo de Oro. This means you’re investing in a home that is more worthwhile in the long run and is more likely to appreciate over the years. If you’re planning on moving to the post-pandemic future, this is an added benefit.
Plus, there are many affordable home options in gated communities. At Pueblo de Oro, we focus on providing affordable housing while maintaining the gold standard of community living. These homes are designed to help every Filipino family find their perfect home and take part in living in our prestigious housing development areas.
Higher Home Standards
The people who live in gated communities tend to be those who take great pride in settling in such a secure and distinguished residential area. Furthermore, HOAs often set rules in place to prevent untidy yards or unseemly house decor. As a result, the roads, lawns, ponds, and other outdoor areas around the community are well-maintained and managed. The curb appeal throughout the neighborhood is, therefore, more appealing than you can find anywhere else.
With all the benefits of a gated community, you may be more interested in moving to one! If so, contact Pueblo de Oro today. We have developed master-planned gated communities full of premium amenities in many areas. Send us a message, and we can organize an online house tour to show you our houses for sale in Cagayan de Oro, Batangas, Cebu, and Pampanga!