Explore the Nation’s Best Gated Communities

Gated communities provide an unmatched environment for residents—privacy, security, and, very often, a vibrant social life. Allowing residents to relax and enjoy amenities, beautiful landscaping, and activities with neighbors, gated communities provide peaceful surroundings for luxury living. With more than 25,000 gated communities in the United States, it’s not difficult to find the right community in a location you love.

What are the benefits of living in a gated community?

For those looking for luxury living, a sense of community, and amenities just out your front door, a gated community might be a perfect fit. There are many reasons people choose gated communities—read on.

  • Security and privacy: With private roads and amenities for use exclusively by those living in the neighborhood and their guests, gated communities offer security and privacy to let residents live comfortably. Besides manned or unmanned entrance gates, many gated communities are equipped with various security systems and employ security personnel, all of which contributes to residents’ safety and peace of mind.
  • Social activities: Whether one is looking to host friends in the clubhouse or walk the sidewalks with a neighbor each morning, gated communities provide ample opportunities for those looking to socialize.
  • Amenities: Most gated communities offer amenities like pools, fitness rooms, tennis courts, golf courses, or boathouses, just to name a few.
  • Reduced traffic and noise: With private roads, gated communities mean light traffic roads and reduced road noise - perfect for safe walking, biking, and generally calm surroundings.
  • Family-friendly environment: For those with children or grandchildren, a gated community offers peace of mind with typically plenty of options for physical activity and room to explore for the whole family.
  • Homes retain their value: Homeowners in gated communities are often drawn to them because they are known to keep their value over time.

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We’ve hand selected the best gated communities across the United States and Caribbean for you to explore. You’ll find there are plenty of destinations to explore—which means there are options for everyone. Browse the gated communities below to get a taste of what’s available.

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Best Sunsets - River Bluffs Community Wilmington NC

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, NC
New homes from $400k - $1.5M+

A unique waterfront community with new homes from the $400s – $1.5M+ and available lots starting at $90k.

Located just 10 minutes north of Downtown Wilmington, NC (by boat or car) sits River Bluffs, a gated community that overlooks the Northeast Cape Fear River. River Bluffs offers a wide variety of home plans, including affordable cottage-style homes for a growing family, single-level homes with retirement-smart features, low-maintenance townhomes, and even fully-custom homes built by the area’s most prestigious builders. River Bluffs boasts a variety of luxurious amenities such as a a 2,700 foot river walk with covered gazebos, 188 slip marina, miles of walking trails and parks, a beach-entry pool, high-end fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, a community General Store, over 30+ resident clubs including kayaking, boating, and much more.

Enhance Your Quality of Life by Moving to River Bluffs:

• No city tax and no traffic!
• Low county & state taxes. North Carolina residents enjoy some of the lowest cost of living expenses on the Eastern seaboard!
• Enjoy low HOA dues which include yard maintenance, trash service, recycling, and access to all community amenities.
• 5.25% flat income tax and 0% estate or inheritance tax.

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Palmas Del Sol East Active 55+ Community in Apache Junction AZ

Palmas Del Sol East

Apache Junction, AZ

Palmas Del Sol East is an age-55+ community for retirees and active adults who want a carefree lifestyle in the year-round Arizona sunshine.

The Palmas Del Sol East Clubhouse offers resort-style amenities, plus meeting space for community clubs and lifelong-learning classes. There’s also a fireside lounge, game rooms, a library, and a full-time activities director. Healthy lifestyle facilities include a fully-equipped fitness center, heated pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, miles of walking and biking paths, and a fishing lagoon.

As a Thesman Community, Palmas Del Sol East features single-family homes that combine quality and affordability. Their custom-built “Palmas Homes” are energy-efficient designs with unique floor plans and low maintenance costs. A selection of completely remodeled and upgraded homes are available.

The nearby town of Apache Junction is just a short drive or complimentary shuttle bus ride away. You’ll find grocery markets, pharmacies, and medical services there, plus convenient shopping centers, golf courses, and other recreational amenities throughout the area. The cultural attractions, fine-dining restaurants, and world-class health care centers in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area are just to the west.

Request more information below to find out about the Arizona resort lifestyle at Palmas Del Sol East.

Also check out our other Thesman Communities:
Briarwood
Las Palmas
Las Palmas Grand
Las Vegas Meadows
Palmas Del Sol
Palmas Del Sol East
Sunrise Village
Village Green

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Coastal Home Builder Wilmington NC | Legacy Homes | Top 100 Builder

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

Wilmington, NC
Homes from the low $300K

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark is the crown jewel in a long line of North Carolina home building history. As one of the Nation’s “Top 100 Builders” for over a decade, the Legacy Homes division is a trusted partner in the Wilmington, NC region that spans four counties, and is a featured builder in many of the South’s premier planned communities, such as Brunswick Forest, Bluffs on the Cape Fear, Compass Pointe, River Bluffs, Riverlights, St. James, Summerhouse, with more to come. The Legacy Homes’ mission is to walk alongside each client as the dream of their new home becomes a reality… Best known for thoughtful floor plans, maximized living spaces, attention to detail, and custom trim work, any Legacy Home is destined to be a showstopper.

The goal at Legacy Homes is to make the homebuilding process as seamless for each client as possible. Whether choosing from one of the professionally designed available model homes or building from the ground up, a Legacy team member will be with you each step of the way. As a semi-custom builder, you will have the opportunity to create the dream home that fits perfectly with your lifestyle.

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Jubilee Los Lunas

Los Lunas, NM
Prices range from $350K to $500K

Jubilee Los Lunas is New Mexico’s premier, active 55+ gated community located just 20 minutes from downtown Albuquerque. Close to everything, Jubilee invites you to enjoy life as it was meant to be… active, fun and social! You’ll love your beautiful new home in our stunning, gated community… our area’s low cost of living… day after day of sunshine…and so much to do! It all adds up to amazing choices for your exciting new lifestyle at Jubilee Los Lunas!

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55+ Homes near Atlanta GA | Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes

Hoschton, GA
New Homes from $300K

Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes near Atlanta welcomes retirees and active adults who want age-55+ lifestyle amenities like the state’s largest private pickleball center.

Located within the growing Twin Lakes master-planned community, Cresswind Georgia residents enjoy kayaking, canoeing, and fishing on two pristine lakes. The gated Cresswind neighborhood features a private clubhouse with a full-time activity director who organizes club meetings, education classes, and special events. The SmartFit Training Center, an indoor pool with lap lanes and spa, a resort-style outdoor pool, tennis courts, and miles of walking trails, are among the healthy lifestyle amenities. For players of the world’s fastest-growing racquet sport, the Cresswind Georgia Pickleball Center is the largest private facility in the state, with more than 40 courts and a year-round calendar of tournament play.

The Cresswind Georgia single-family homes include ranch-style designs with two to four bedrooms. Custom options like bonus rooms, daylight basements, and golf cart garages make every luxury residence unique.

While Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is a relaxing retreat in the North Georgia foothills, the dynamic City of Atlanta is just a short drive away. There you’ll find attractions like exciting night-life venues, impressive cultural arts centers, major league sports teams, and the finest health care facilities in the Southeast.

Request more information below and find out if the active-adult lifestyle of Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes is the perfect fit for you.

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55+ Living in the Bay Area California | The Collective | Active Adult

The Collective

Manteca, CA
Gated Community with Single-Family Homes & Resort-Style Living from $400K

It’s all here at The Collective, a new 55+ gated master-planned community with resort-style amenities and new homes priced from the $400,000s – and it’s all about the carefree life you deserve. Get social. Be your healthiest you. Make some forever friends. And kick back in a new home that’s just your style. Welcome to stress-free living where life’s whatever you want it to be.

The Collective isn’t your average collection of homes. It’s a gated master-planned community of single-family neighborhoods by three trusted builders. Whether it’s Venture by Taylor Morrison, Turnleaf by Anthem United or Origin, Vida and Dawn by Trumark Homes, you’re bound to find the perfect residence for you, all surrounded by spaces and places that are anything but typical.

When you live at The Collective, you also enjoy a full-time lifestyle director on hand to curate community events, outings, classes, activities and more – so you can experience a lifestyle that’s active, social and enriched. Plus, with San Francisco to the west, Silicon Valley to the south and Wine Country all around, The Collective puts you front and center to it all.

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New Homes near Wilmington NC | The Home Place of Southport | Coastal

The Home Place of Southport

Southport, NC
Homes from $429.5K

Preview Weekend November 11th & 12th, 2022

The Home Place of Southport is located in coastal North Carolina, just between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. The community will feature 52 charming, brick low-maintenance homes with highly desired retirement smart features. At the Home Place of Southport, you’ll enjoy a low monthly HOA which includes lawn maintenance as well as Home Owners’ Insurance.

The new gated neighborhood offers single-family Villa and Garden Home Duplex designs with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a two-car garage, and a screened lanai with an optional bonus and bath. Prices begin in the low $400s. The community is located just a few minutes from the seaside town of Southport, North Carolina which is home to the North Carolina State 4th of July Festival, a historic waterfront, and dozens of restaurants and eclectic shops. The Home Place of Southport is an ideal community to enjoy an active, yet relaxed lifestyle. 

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55+ Living in New Castle DE | Homes and Villas Riverbend | Coastal Town

Riverbend

New Castle, DE
Single Family Ranch and First Floor Owner Suites from the low $400K. Villa homes from the low $400K.

Welcome to Riverbend! 55+ Living in New Castle, DE. The perfect blend of a historic small town and modern living. Riverbend is located in the beautiful, historic riverfront town of New Castle, Delaware. New Castle has been named in the top 10 of the most beautiful small towns in the United States. Renowned for its Separation Day and A Day in New Castle events that showcase the town’s hundreds of years of history. There is never a shortage of things to see and do in New Castle, Delaware. Take your living outside the home with community amenities. The Riverbend community is a modern neighborhood with community amenities such as a clubhouse with an indoor pool and outdoor decks, a fitness center, and gathering spaces. Located along the Delaware River with access to New Castle’s many walking and bike trails, beaches, and fishing areas. This charming town is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington with easy access from I-95 and I-295 makes it conveniently located from many metropolitan draws such as Philadelphia (45 min), Baltimore (1.5hr), Rehoboth Beach (1.5hr), and Washington D.C (2hrs).

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River Landing

Wallace, NC
Homes and lots $300K - $750K+

Tucked away near the coast of Eastern NC is a picture-perfect community, complete with world-class club amenities while still maintaining the charm and ease of a small hometown. River Landing’s two championship golf courses are ideal for working on your game. Or perhaps you prefer exploring the outdoors along the scenic walking and biking trails? Whether you are starting a family or starting your retirement, River Landing has something for everyone. From enhancing your golf game to exploring the outdoors, the River Landing community offers a wide variety of activities for residents of all ages. A grand Clubhouse, Outdoor Pool, and expansive homesites are just some of the things you’ll find to enjoy.

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Ladera – Active Adult Life

Dallas, TX
Community specific pricing ranging from low $400's to mid $600's.

Ladera communities are social, active, attractive communities with a wealth of social groups, beautiful homes, and fantastic amenities. We pride ourselves on creating communities where people can develop meaningful new relationships and be involved in social activities.

Ladera residents will have ample choices for the location of their “right-sized” homes. We offer up to nineteen design models beginning from the $400s, each with multiple elevation choices. We take pride in delivering a highly personalized home for every buyer, creating variety throughout the neighborhood.

Enjoy the “lock and leave” benefit of living in a Ladera community. Ladera is a secure, maintained community. Homeowners don’t have to worry about outdoor home care or landscaping. All of that is taken care of by the owners association. Landscape maintenance on every home, including irrigation watering and upkeep, and year-round landscape maintenance of the front yard and courtyard areas. Ladera communities also focus on extensive green space. Rather than creating large backyards that require maintenance and limit the larger public green areas, Ladera maximizes the natural beauty of the land.

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K. Hovnanians Four Seasons at Orlando

Kissimmee, FL
Homes from the lower $300s to upper $400s.

K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando is a 55+ community in Kissimmee, Florida. This active adult community is situated within the 600-acre Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, offering a championship golf course, recreation, and an array of amenities and activities.

Residents of K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Orlando enjoy exclusive amenities and resort-style living year-round. Planned amenities include a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with swimming pool, fitness center, a card room, arts & crafts room and more. There are plenty of ways to stay active outdoors, with an abundance of sidewalks for walking,, tennis and pickleball courts.

This ideal location offers easy access to major roadways, shopping, dining, theme parks, and the entertainment attractions of Orlando. Everyday conveniences such as grocery stores, cafes, and healthcare facilities are just down the street in the prestigious town of Celebration. Homebuyers may select from 8 low-maintenance home designs with up to 2,328 square feet.

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Gated Communities | Waterways | Best Places to Live in Georgia

Waterways

Richmond Hill, GA
Homes: $400K - $900K+ Townhomes: $300K Homesites: $90K - $300K

One of the best places to live in Georgia.

Nestled amid ancient moss-draped oak hammocks, winding freshwater lagoons and the salt marshes of coastal Georgia’s low country, Waterways is a private gated community with distinctive homes and modern amenities, just 30 minutes south of historic Savannah in Richmond Hill, Georgia. This surprising low country community offers luxury homes surrounded by a protected natural landscape. Starting with homesites from the 90s and townhomes from the mid-200s, homes in the mid-300s, and at Waterways encourage an elegantly relaxed lifestyle.

This is ideal living.

Just outside of Savannah, on the Georgia coast, there’s a master planned community that’s rooted in nature and built with modern amenities. Here, water’s influence is the center of the lifestyle, and health and wellness are valued along with days of adventure and exploration.Here, your family can escape from the noise of the world in a place where spontaneous get-togethers, outdoor activities, and the influence of water create a new rhythm of life.

The Waterways Marina Is Now Open….

Located along Redbird Waterway, the Marina features direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Great Ogeechee River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring dry slip storage, a ship store, and fueling and launching facilities, Waterways residents will have all they need for endless adventure. The center of our waterfront lifestyle is found at the Marina Village, with stunning views of golden marshes, dry slip storage spaces, along with fresh water boat slips for residents. Green spaces and events lawns will complement a curated collection of quaint retail shops and casual dining. Accessible from every corner of the community via Harbor View Drive, a road with spectacular views of glistening waters, Marina Village is sure to become the heartbeat of Waterways. Choosing the perfect place for your next adventure is about so much more than finding a home. Get a feel for the Waterways lifestyle with a Discover Waterways Visit, an immersive three day, two-night getaway. Schedule Your Visit Today!

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Fawn Lake | Virginia Retirement Communities | VA Gated Communities

Fawn Lake

Spotsylvania, VA
Homes: 500K - 2.5M Lots: $100K - $1.250M

Fawn Lake – Best Places to Live in Virginia

There are places to live in Virginia, and then there are the best places to live in Virginia. Fawn Lake is the latter. An idyllic lakeside living development nine miles west of historic Fredericksburg, VA, Fawn Lake spans 2,350 acres of lush, rolling hills. It features an Audubon Certified wildlife Sanctuary. And, Fawn Lake’s deepwater marina is available to all residents.

Best Lake Living Community in Virginia

In addition to the laid-back, nature-based lake lifestyle, Fawn Lake provides the security offered in a gated community. An Arnold Palmer designed golf course and a private country club are also perks. Fawn Lake is 288 acres deep with over seven miles of shoreline that runs alongside much of the course. Fawn Lake’s lush canopy of trees complement the distinctive homes and home sites within the gates. Lakefront retreats, golf cottages and wooded estate home sites alike add architectural diversity. There’s a uniqueness here that is unparalleled in surrounding Virgina communities. Fawn Lake’s proximity to culture and excitement found in large cities and small towns also adds substantial value.

More to Love at Fawn Lake

Boating, water-skiing, and fishing are among favorite pastimes in this ideal Virginia community. And, nature-lovers have found a piece of heaven here with more than ten miles of hiking and walking trails. Residents have been known to take a midsummer dip after a long hike at the lake beach. The community pool is also a great choice. Clubs, leagues and groups are abundant at Fawn Lake. So, if you’re the social type, you’re in luck. Additionally, schools, top area hospitals and shopping are all easily accessible. A fitness club is on site, and tennis, boating, kayaking, sailing, and a community clubhouse are available to all residents. Fawn Lake offers a wide variety of custom builders to suit your needs. Home prices range from the high $500s to $2.5 million.

It’s not hard to find the best fit at Fawn Lake.

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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona | Florida Coastal Living | 55+ | Active Adult

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
Homes starting at the Low $300s.

With 23 miles of sun-soaked shoreline and endless entertainment, Daytona Beach is a place where every day feels like an escape. Now you can claim a piece of paradise at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, the 55-and-better community where fun and relaxation meet.

Just seven miles from the shore, Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach is a master planned community that allows you to make the most of your time. Enjoy the cabanas at the expansive Paradise Pool, with a poolside bar and grill, or take the free shuttle to the private beach club, with front row seats to the Atlantic Ocean. At Latitude Town Center, you’ll find the fully outfitted fitness center, a relaxed restaurant and bar, a theater, and a bandshell in the middle of the town square, where live music and dancing is a fixture of the night life. And just outside the community gates is a 200,000-square-foot retail space for all your shopping needs.

There are three different home collections at Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach; the new construction, single-level cottages, villas, and single-family homes each come in a variety of floor plans to give you the space you’re looking for. Villas and single-family homes come with a large lanai, where you have the option of installing a pool, whereas cottages have porches that can be screened in.

Life in Daytona Beach is as vibrant and fun as the residents at Latitude Margaritaville. The Daytona International Speedway keeps your adrenaline pumping, while the myriad of festivals, celebrating everything from art and music to motorcycles and Jeeps, create a real sense of community. At Latitude Margaritaville-Daytona Beach, life is easy, neighbors are friends, and the party never ends.

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WindRiver | Gated Golf Luxury Community near Knoxville TN | Tellico Lake

WindRiver

Lenoir City, TN
Homes: $700K - $3M Lots: $160K - $1M

WindRiver is a stunning, lakefront and golf community located minutes outside Knoxville, Tennessee on Tellico Lake. Inside our gates, you will find world-class amenities surrounded by sparkling, fresh-water lakes and dramatic mountain views. This unique combination is what makes WindRiver the ideal place to call home and create a lakefront lifestyle you and your family will cherish.

You will sense it when you look towards the welcoming shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains. You will feel it standing on the gentle slope of five miles of shoreline along beautiful Lake Tellico, named one of the top inland boating destinations in the nation.

Members enjoy a collection of world-class club amenities which include: a full-service marina, a championship 18-hole golf course, Golf Club and Grill, the Sports Complex with a resort-style swimming pool, sports courts, and a state-of-the-art exercise facility at Overlook Manor, the elegant Lakeside Inn, and Citico’s Restaurant, a signature Member dining experience. For outdoor enthusiasts, WindRiver has access to over 30 miles of walking and hiking trails and a peaceful, lakefront retreat, Brightwater Park.

In addition to WindRiver’s amenities, innate beauty, and temperate climate, an equally important factor is that the state of Tennessee is extremely tax-friendly: NO State Income Taxes, NO State Inheritance Taxes, NO Personal Property Taxes, and low property taxes.

This is Life As It Should Be – this is WindRiver.

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