Benefits Of Buying A Home Inside A Gated Community

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

Benefits Of Buying A Home Inside A Gated Community

Benefits Of Buying A Home Inside A Gated Community

13 June 2016
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Real Estate, Blog


When you're in the market for a luxury home, you likely have a specific list of criteria that you want your new home to have. And, while a movie theater, indoor pool, and other such high-end attractions are all ideal, it's also important to give some consideration to the neighborhood around you. In luxury accommodations, you'll likely have high-end homes around your prospective new home, but it's useful to think about whether or not you wish to live in a gated community. The most obvious benefit of this form of living is the high degree of security that it affords its residents, but there are other advantages to browsing the housing market inside a gated community. Here are some to keep in mind.

Neighborhood Standards

In many gated communities, there are specific standards by which residents must comply. This is a desirable feature if you've spent a significant amount of money on a luxury home and you want to be sure that the actions of your neighbors do not jeopardize your home's value. For example, in a standard neighborhood, the value of a nice home can be diminished if the next-door neighbor does not perform any upkeep on his or her home or property. You won't find this example in a gated community because residents will be asked to meet certain standards in terms of house maintenance and yard care.

No Through Traffic

If you're the type of person who believes that purchasing a luxury home should provide you with a quiet, relaxing neighborhood, a gated community is likely desirable to you. A chief benefit of this type of area is that it doesn't permit through traffic. This means that everyone you see driving along your street will be a resident, a visitor or someone who has a legitimate reason to be in the area — there will be no motorists who use your neighborhood as a shortcut, speeding through and disrupting the tranquility.

Exclusive Attractions

Many gated communities have desirable attractions within their fenced area that are to be solely used by residents. For example, a gated community might have a chic outdoor pool or a few tennis courts. In standard communities, anyone can use these facilities and, as a result, the crowds might be sizable. Gated communities won't have these hassles. These facilities will be built with the size of the community in mind, meaning that you won't have to deal with the overcrowding that is common at attractions outside the gates.

For luxury homes for sale, contact a company such as Remo Paul Group.

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Home Buying Tips for Empty Nesters

When my youngest child moved out, I was left living in a large home by myself. Weekend visits from the grandchildren only filled the space part of the time. The home became more of a burden as each day passed. It was not until I was working with my real estate agent to sell my home and find a smaller home did I realize that there were so many others in the same position. I created this blog to help other empty nesters explore their options for downsizing and to provide guidance on finding a new home that fits in more with their lifestyle.

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