Advantages of A Gated Community
- A high security level, as well as controlled access
Gated communities are better protected against burglar, because going through a security gate is not such an easy task. Visitors must be granted the access, so there is less unwanted traffic of any kind, in these communities, so there will be no more salespersons directly at your door. The gate is also supervised by cameras or by a guard, who records the entries and the exits. Even so, there is no guarantee that you will never experience crime or burglary in a gated community; it is just that the probability is significantly lower.
- Better familiarity with fellow inhabitants
This attribute derives from the one presented above. People living in a gated community show a better sense of community, translated into awareness of strangers.
- Reduced vehicle speed and more safety for pedestrians
One must stop the car at the gate, before entering, which allows you to become aware of the environment and keep driving safely on the residential streets.
There are also downsides about living in a gated community. First, the apartments and homes are more expensive, mostly due to the costs related to maintaining the security and the private streets. But overall some of the best places to live in Colorado are gated – offering not only security, but also in many cases, beautiful views of the mountains, recreational facilities, and access to tennis and golf clubhouses.