Thousands of families are choosing to live in gated communities for safety and for a higher quality of life, but some gated communities are better than others. There are four communities that are rated as more beautiful than others. Choosing a gated community to live in will depend on factors including income, preferred location, stage of life, and the amenities that are available.
Why Choose A Gated Community?
People choose gated communities for several reasons. Being guaranteed a beautiful setting and a safe environment with a community feel are important considerations. Gated communities such as Glen Creek in Florida represent many advantages of gated communities. The homes in this community start in the middle $200,000 range and go up.
Some of the amenities include an open-air clubhouse, swimming pool, smart homes, beautiful landscaping, security fencing, and a gated entry, and the fastest WIFI available. The community is planned to make the best use of the land. People may prefer this to a community with little planning.
Some additional amenities gated communities may offer include fitness centers, dog parks, being on the water with boating and fishing, tennis courts, golf courses, equestrian communities, and skiing communities. There are gated communities for senior citizens, green communities, family-oriented communities, and more.
The Top Four Exclusive Beautiful Gated Communities
Though most of us will not have the resources to live in these gated communities, we can search for more affordable gated communities that compare well to these superstars.
The number-one gated community for beauty and exclusivity is Emerald Bay located in Laguna Beach, California. The homes are priced in the millions and are located 50 miles from Los Angeles. It offers beautiful beaches and park areas.
The number-two spot goes to Hidden Hills, located in Los Angeles County. This community has 700 homes valued at an average price of $3.5 million. The community has preserved a rural and equestrian lifestyle. The homes tend to be California ranch style.
The number-three gated community is Tuxedo Park located in Tuxedo Park, New York. This is a 2,600-acre gated community of historic homes founded in the 1880s. No two homes are alike, and the values range from $500,000 to $5 million.
The number four spot is The Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Beaches and waterfront properties are a big draw for this gated community where prices range from $800,00 to $20+ million. This community has a Jack Nicklaus golf course and its own facilities for yachts.
Affordable Gated Communities
For those of us who can’t afford multi-million-dollar homes, there are gated communities with more affordable prices. Here are four beautiful gated communities across America:
Encanterra in San Tan Valley, Arizona has homes priced from the low $200s to the $700s. This is an active adult and golf resort community an hour or so from Phoenix or Scottsdale AZ.
Hot Springs Village in Arkansas. This is a large community with lakes, golf, fishing, spa and fitness centers, swimming pools, and clubhouses. The townhomes and free-standing homes are priced from $48,000 to $1.8 + million.
K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons At Beaumont in California. This is a 55+ community near Palm Springs and Los Angeles with many amenities with homes priced from $200,000+ to the high $400,000s.
Esplanade At Starkey Ranch encompasses 2,400 acres with old Florida landscape and ecology. Homes go from the mid $200,000s up to $600,000s. Enjoy the many amenities.
These and many more gated communities are available to people who choose to live in this type of community.