When buying a new home, the site is a top priority for a home buyer. Regardless of our tastes, whether in the city, in the suburbs or in the countryside, everyone wants to live in a place that suits our tastes, where we feel safe and raise our families. Home buyers can conduct extensive research on topics such as school grades, resale values, and crime statistics to achieve these goals. They may also choose to buy a home in an area of strong community spirit, such as in an area with an active neighborhood organization or in an area that knows each other and takes care of each other. Such a neighborhood that expresses all these desirable qualities is a closed community.
People often see the primary benefit of a gated community in the security it provides. While there are many other benefits, this is certainly a positive aspect of the community. Although there is no way in any community to prevent crime, a closed community provides an added level of security by preventing the entry of uninvited visitors. Whatever movies and television mean, most home invasions are not well planned and coordinated robberies. In fact, the majority of home invasions, property theft or vandalism is a crime of opportunity. In general, it is someone who has simply gone into a neighborhood and searched for the simplest destination, such as an unlocked door or an unlocked window. By limiting such access, closed communities ultimately make life safer for the homeowner. And although it's not a criminal act, a closed community means fewer sellers ring door-to-door at your door.
Another advantage to a condominium is less traffic. As neighborhoods and surrounding areas grow, many find that their once-peaceful community is turning into busy short cuts between major roads. What can start as a quarter, in which you feel safe, your children to walk and cycle, can feel suddenly unsafe, even if adults cross it. If you limit the number of non-residents on the roads in your neighborhood, you may find that you are less concerned with high-speed drivers because local residents have a strong interest in driving safely through their neighborhood. Less traffic also means less noise, pollution and the need for road repairs.
Gated communities are also able to invest more in neighborhood amenities such as pools, clubhouses and hiking trails. While an unconnected community often focuses on providing facilities that can be inexpensively maintained and secured, it is more difficult to restrict residents' access while closed communities find they can invest more in facilities without these concerns. In closed communities you will often find state-of-the-art community centers with beautiful pool landscapes. For residents who live on a property in Hill Country, they can even enjoy the benefits of a communal fishing lake and well maintained hiking and biking trails through natural landscapes.
After all, gated communities are often more connected. Even if these neighborhoods have large areas, it is often easier for residents to know who your neighbors are and develop a better sense of community. And, ultimately, you will find that this end result of knowledge and care for your neighbors often offers as many benefits as those you receive from your church gates.