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4 Benefits of Gated Communities for the Environment

| by Apple Barretto

4 Benefits of Gated Communities for the Environment

What are some environmental benefits of living in a gated community?

  1. Sense of community
  2. Access to green spaces and amenities
  3. Built-to-Last Homes and Infrastructure
  4. Less noise pollution and traffic

While gated communities are often associated with security and exclusivity, there are several ways in which they can also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. From reduced traffic to improved waste management, these benefits of gated communities for the environment are advantageous to residents as well as the world at large.

So whether you’re already living in a gated community or are planning to move into one, keep reading to learn more about how this lifestyle choice may benefit the planet.

Sense of Community

Sense of Community

Saving the planet isn’t just about preserving its biodiversity and combatting climate change. As a matter of fact, helping the environment is a multi-faceted mission that everyone can and should take part in.

Gated communities can develop a sense of community among their residents and stakeholders by setting up and master planning spaces for families and groups to do activities together like parks, nature trails, and recreational areas. In addition to giving these people a venue to enjoy, it also preserves the natural landscape for them to appreciate.

At Pueblo de Oro’s gated communities and townships, we make sure that there is something for the whole family to enjoy among themselves and even with their neighbors. Here is a list of some of the amenities we offer our residents:

Cagayan de Oro

  • Village Clubhouse
  • Children’s Playground and Park
  • Hall with picnic tables and benches
  • Park with playground equipment
  • Swimming pool and wading area
  • Hiking, biking, and jogging trails


  • Village Clubhouse
  • Full-sized Court
  • Children’s Playground


  • Village Clubhouse
  • Full-sized court
  • Children’s Playground
  • Pocket Open Space
  • Swimming pool for Horizon Residences


  • Village Clubhouse
  • Full-sized Court
  • Children’s Playground
  • Swimming pool for Horizon Residences

Access to Green Spaces and Well-Maintained Amenities

Gated communities formed by environmentally-responsible housing developers in the Philippines are often full of green spaces as part of their efforts toward sustainability.

The main benefits this provides are two-fold: residents of the community are given recreational, public, and aesthetic areas with all the advantages of natural living, and the environment is preserved and taken care of in these areas as well.

There are also a number of indirect benefits of having green spaces and amenities, such as the preservation of wildlife and creature habitats and the uplifting of morale and mental health.

Built-to-Last Homes and Infrastructure

Built-to-Last Homes and Infrastructure

Homes in gated communities by Pueblo de Oro are special, but what makes them stand out from other Developers is that they are built with construction materials of the highest quality. Pueblo de Oro homes are sturdy and reliable, lessening maintenance costs for upkeep while increasing the lifespan of the house structure.

Secondly, homes in PDO’s township in Malvar, Batangas are EDGE-certified (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), a strict standard for green buildings.

To achieve an EDGE certification, these homes must achieve at least a 20% reduction in energy, water, and embodied energy during construction compared to a conventional building. Adopting green homes in Pueblo de Oro Residences Malvar is just the start of PDO’s sustainability campaign, and we intend to have our other gated communities EDGE certified as well.

Finally, because we live in a country so prone to natural disasters, subdivision developers in the Philippines are now turning towards innovations in architecture and engineering to lessen the impact of floods, earthquakes, landslides, and other natural calamities. Gated communities are meant to be safe and secure, and part of that is lessening or even preventing the damage caused by these environmental issues.

Less Noise Pollution and Traffic

Noise pollution may not seem like such a big deal, but it can severely affect the environment by affecting the well-being of people and wildlife. This disrupts wildlife’s natural cycles, and it can even affect people’s moods, habits, and productivity.

On the other hand, traffic causes rising levels of air pollution, congests cities, and transportation routes, and decreases the productivity level of the people residing in the area.

Pueblo de Oro’s gated communities in provinces like Batangas, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu exemplify the ideal suburban lifestyle with its clear air and peaceful surroundings within and around its locations.

Key Takeaway

The benefits of gated communities are more than what meets the eye. Beyond being safe, beautiful, and affordable places to build homes, they are also avenues for protecting the environment, and its residents. and wildlife alike.

There are certainly more than six benefits of gated communities but the benefits we just talked about are guaranteed in each of Pueblo de Oro’s gated residential subdivisions in prime Philippine locations.

Contact Pueblo de Oro today to know more about the benefits of living in one of our gated subdivisions. We’ll be happy to serve you!

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