The Pros and Cons of Gated Communities

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Moving to a gated community can be incredibly appealing, but it certainly doesn’t come without drawbacks. What are the advantages of life beyond the security gate?

Moving to a gated community can be incredibly appealing, but it certainly doesn’t come without drawbacks. What are the advantages of life beyond the security gate, and what do you give up when you move into a gated community?

What Can Gated Communities Offer You?

Gated communities can take away some of the safety and security burden on you and shift it onto the community itself. Beyond this, here are some of the top reasons that people choose to move into gated communities:

  • Increased safety and security—These communities are trickier to access than normal communities, which naturally decreases the number of potential criminals interested in your home. The security gate serves as a visual and psychological deterrent to anyone looking for an easy burglary.
  • You won’t need to worry about door-to-door solicitors bothering you during dinner, as they won’t make it through the gate.
  • People won’t be able to cut through your neighborhood during rush hour, so there will be less traffic and fewer speeding cars (which is also great if you have children).

What Are the Downsides?

While gated communities are a great option for families seeking extra safety and security, they don’t come without their own (literal) costs:

  • Gated communities can keep criminals out, but not if the criminals are already living within the gated community.
  • Gated communities typically have high asking prices and steep HOA fees to pay for all of the added security and all of the private road maintenance. Instead of paying your taxes for the city to resolve potholes, you will be paying HOA fees to resolve them.
  • The security of your community depends on whether or not the security gate is manned. If it works with a code that everyone has, all it takes is one person giving the code to the pizza man on a rainy night for potentially everyone in the neighborhood to have their hands on it.

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