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.
Ready to begin your search?
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.
If you’re ready to learn more about a particular gated community, use the information request form to connect with a local expert. You can ask questions, find information on the location and surrounding area, and get a feel for the lifestyle. You can even inquire about specifics like HOA fees or home prices.
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Arenal Hills nestles in a fertile valley surrounded by rainforest and rivers. Homes are designed to showcase the panoramic views and forested setting surrounding the Arenal volcano. Two clubhouses will host multiple dining options. And the Springs Resort nearby offers more.
Only the finest materials are used in Arenal Hills homes, whether it’s the marble flooring imported from the mountains of Peru or the cascading two-story waterfall pools sculped by hand, Arenal Hills homes are designed to be instruments of timeless beauty for you and your family.
Owners of Arenal Hills homes are granted VIP access to the renowned Springs Resort and Spa, a world-class luxury resort located just a short drive away.
Arenal Hills stretches over 123 acres of magnificent volcano views that will leave you breathless. Stroll along the beautifully landscaped walking paths and you’ll encounter world-class home designs, luxurious amenities, and a breathtaking landscape surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature. Arenal Hills is specifically designed to make owning a vacation home, second home, or retiring to the paradise of Costa Rica affordable yet luxurious.
Affordable Resort Living – Pre-Owned Homes from the $30’s. Feel like you’re on vacation all year long in this Active 55+ resort in Apache Junction. Luxury and affordability come together at Palmas Del Sol East. From the best in social and recreational activities to an impressive selection of quality manufactured homes from the $30’s, we offer the value and lifestyle you deserve. Palmas Del Sol East is among the award-winning family of Thesman Communities proudly offering affordable resort living since 1980.
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Belize is as romantic and charming as it sounds. And, Ambergris Caye, is indeed the cream of the crop. The island is considered the #1 tourist and retirement destination in Belize and is one of the top retirement destinations in all of the Caribbean and Central America .
While Belize feels like that dreamy place you could never actually live, buying in Belize has never been more affordable, or more accessible.
The land title system in Belize is very similar to that of the UK, USA or Canada. There are no restrictions on foreign land ownership, and
there are plenty of English speaking lawyers ready to help you with your property purchase.
There is no capital gains tax, no inheritance tax, and property taxes are a fraction of what they are in Canada or USA.
Asset protection through creation of IBC (International Business Company) is very similar to the British Virgin Islands or The Bahamas. You may open an offshore bank account effectively protecting your assets from Tax Authorities and litigation.
And, Belize has an excellent retiree program. Under Belize’s Qualified Retired Persons program, buyers over 45 are eligible for tax benefits, including exemptions on retirement income. When moving to Belize, qualified retirees can import motor vehicles, boats, aircraft, and personal effects, duty free. For details visit www.belizeretirement.org or call 1 (832) 848-2812.
Bay Creek – Your Perfect Day
This is an unprecedented waterfront living experience on Virginia’s Cape. With its ideal location on Virginia’s sought-after Eastern Shore, one of the most environmentally stunning areas in the United States with more than 78,000 acres of preserved parks, Bay Creek is natural sanctuary for premier coastal living.
Boating, birding, crabbing, fishing and paddling along the Chesapeake Bay are a way of life here. There is truly something for everyone on these 1,720 pristine acres: from those passionate about golf and outdoor activities year-round, to those looking to trade city life for the perfect beach town in Cape Charles – recently voted “Prettiest Little Beach Town in Virginia” by Coastal Living. A host of new and updated amenities has been re-imagined with the goal of making Bay Creek the premier coastal community on the East Coast.
– Private two-mile beach on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay
– Premier, award-winning golf from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
– Coach House Tavern
– 10,000 square-foot Bay Creek Life Center featuring weight and cardio areas, exercise studios, a kid’s club and two outdoor pools
– Watersports: sailing, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, windsurfing, water skiing, sport fishing, crabbing and more.
– 350 acre Nature Preserve with scenic trails for walking, jogging, and biking
– Base Camp, a family-focused outdoor adventure area featuring a kayak launch, camping areas, and lifelong learning
– Private gated entrance, staffed 24 hours a day
– New Lighthouse Beach Club (coming soon), to include a Beachside Restaurant, boardwalk and outdoor pool
– Town Harbor Marina (Cape Charles)-with a deepwater channel, within walking distance for homeowners
– Kings Bay Marina – adjacent to Bay Creek, offering a deepwater channel
If your dream is to retire or relocate to a luxurious private estate in the mountains, Shepherds Cove could be your next address.
Located in the Shenandoah Highlands of West Virginia along the upper reaches of the Potomac River, Shepherds Cove is a secluded retreat in a region known for its welcoming towns, seasonal festivals, and historic sites. At the same time, the local station offers daily train service to and from the Washington, DC, and Baltimore areas for business appointments and cultural events.
Every Shepherds Cove homesite is a full five acres in size, and the community is planned for a total of just 20. That’s five acres of your own woodlands, meadows, creeks, peace, and quiet. All of the community utility lines, including high-speed Internet access, are buried for unobstructed views. Luxurious Shepherds Cove residences, from estate-sized mansions to spacious log cabins, are custom crafted by the region’s finest architects and home builders.
Shepherds Cove amenities include a 23-acre common area on the water with boat docks, kayak launches, and private access to 12 miles of navigable river. The community pavilion overlooking the Potomac has an outdoor kitchen, and there are miles of hiking/biking paths within and just beyond the gates. Supermarkets and stores are only a 12-minute drive away, while the immediate area also includes mountain golf courses, wineries, mineral springs, ski resorts, and the Appalachian Trail.
Request more information below, and you’ll discover your perfectly private mountain destination at Shepherds Cove.
Gated Riverfront Living, Boundless Joy in Nature
The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home.
The unique vision of The Bluffs is realized every day: natural woodlands and the unspoiled riverfront landscape are preserved and celebrated. Classically-styled coastal homes exist in harmony with lush woodlands, and the riverfront.
Our visionary developers created The Bluffs with access and abundance in mind. Accordingly, residents here enjoy a close-knit, active lifestyle with total access to the riverfront and an impressive collection of amenities. We invite you to experience the joy of our authentic riverfront community, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear, with our 3 day-2 night Discovery Package.
– 50-Slip Marina with Scenic Boardwalk
– 2-Acre Riverfront Park with Boat & Kayak Launch
– Lakefront Clubhouse with Resort-Style Salt Water Pool
– Private Beach Club on Oak Island – with Full Ocean Access
– Winding Walking & Biking Trails
– Golf Cart Friendly Community
– Tennis & Pickleball Courts
– Fully-Stocked Lake
– Community Boat & RV Storage
– And soon, a New State-of-the-Art Fitness & Wellness Center
Located on a peninsula bounded by rivers and ocean we are Georgia’s Premier Coastal Community directly across from Cumberland Island National Seashore! Enjoy world-class amenities with pools, tennis, fitness center, parks and community docks. All protected by manned/gated 24/7 security for peace of mind. Located at the Southeastern-most point of Georgia we enjoy the mildest climate in the state. The metro area of Jacksonville, FL offers the finest in shopping, cultural activities, sporting events and health care that includes the Mayo Clinic. Jacksonville International Airport is 30 minutes from our frontgate.
The architecture in Cumberland Harbour is classic Low-Country Southern vernacular with wide porches, metal roofs, shiplap and vintage heart pine floors. Work with the region’s finest builders to create that one of a kind Dream Home. Choose from home sites with a wide variety of locations and price points. Our waterfront sites offer true deepwater access with the ability to put in your own private dock. Marshfront sites offer endless vistas and sunsets over the salt marshes. Our nature sites offer a live oak canopy perfect for relaxation on those Summer days. Play, Relax, Explore… Life lived better, Cumberland Harbour.
Grand Highlands, a North Carolina Gated Mountain Community
Grand Highlands is one of the dreamiest mountain communities in North Carolina. The most recent of a long list of awards was Community of the Year by the Asheville Builders Association (ABA). Grand Highlands encompasses 300 acres of woodlands and meadows. It offers panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as proximity to downtown Asheville, Hendersonville, and Lake Lure. Sprawling wooded home sites are among its most coveted features. A spacious, lodge-style clubhouse, private parks, and adjacent nature preserves are also bonuses. All home sites are just below 4,000 feet elevation. And, each has underground utilities.
Life as a Resident
A communal spirit is embraced by residents. Finally able to live on their own terms in such an idyllic place, they come together both in celebration and in peace and solitude. Whether on trails, on Grand Lodge verandas, or at the Community Barn for events, coming together is a way of life at Grand Highlands.
Nearby Hendersonville is a charming mountain town. It provides access to all necessities, along with a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene. Theatre and music venues are also plentiful in Hendersonville. And whatever Hendersonville doesn’t offer, Asheville, just 25 miles away, does.
Grand Highlands home sites are priced from $70,000 to $650,000. Homes range from $475,000 to $3.5 million.
Discover this breathtaking North Carolina mountains community. Grand Highlands is an ideal place to call home.
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!
K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Parkland in Parkland, FL is a 55+ active lifestyle community offering a variety of elegant home designs to fit your everyday needs. Fall in love with this premier location minutes from Boca Raton and Delray Beach offering unparalleled amenities and a resort-at home lifestyle.
Live the Lifestyle You Deserve
Nestled just outside of Palm Beach county with easy access to north the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach airports make Parkland the perfect location. Enjoy a multitude of shopping and dining experiences in nearby Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Live the resort lifestyle you deserve surrounded by places you love!
55 Never Looked So Good®
Look and feel good with ample active lifestyle choices right outside your door. You can relax at the resort-style pools and clubhouse; you can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest exercise equipment. Make new friends and live the social life!
Montejo Plaza is located in Merida, the safest city in Mexico. It’s surrounded by lush vegetation, cenotes, and first-world facilities and attractions nearby including: restaurants, malls, movie theaters, and world-class hospitals are minutes away. The ocean is only a 15 minute drive and for your pleasure, Montejo Plaza condos include a private beach club for its residents.
To learn more give us a call at +52 998 874 2135 we will be happy to answer all your questions.
Hagood Homes’ focus is to create with care & integrity a superior living environment for our customers. We call it Live Better Design. Whether it be a custom design or a neighborhood plan, we design our homes in-house so that Hagood Homes is a part of the process from the start. Homeowners benefit from our constant attention to details, energy efficiency and personalized design services.
As one of the leading home builders in the coastal Carolinas, we know what today’s buyers want, and we can help bring your vision to life. We’ve been building custom homes throughout the Carolinas for more than 20 years. Our proven process and numerous customer testimonials are testaments to what buyers can expect in a custom Hagood home. If you’d like to learn more about our custom home building services or discuss modifying an existing plan, we’d love to connect!
Nestled within a pristine natural setting just minutes from Downtown Naples, Florida’s preeminent new home builder is creating a colorful update of classic coastal living. Inspired by the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples, elegant new Minto homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails. With over half of the 2,400-acres dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat, combined with outdoor-inspired amenities, The Isles of Collier Preserve is an extraordinary new active adult gated community where the magic of Old Naples and unspoiled nature still coexist.
Enjoy all aspects of an active lifestyle influenced by wellness at The Isles Club, featuring resort-style amenities such as a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, and a yoga lawn. After a scenic day exploring this beautiful community, sip on cocktails and savor coastal Florida flavors with family and neighbors at the resident-exclusive Overlook Bar & Grill, overlooking the Cypress Waterway.
The Isles is a master-planned community boasting 1,600 unique coastal themed new construction residences for sale, including luxury, maintenance-included villas starting in the low $400’s, and single-family homes from the $500s, many with stunning water and nature views.
Plan your visit
Pack your suitcase! From ocean to mountain and everything in between, you’ll find a gated community that’s right for you below—but the search isn’t complete until you’ve planned your visit. Many gated communities offer tours for newcomers and prospective buyers, so you can really get a feel for your neighborhood and the lifestyle that awaits you.