Guide to the Top Gated Communities



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Guide to the Top Gated Communities

When it comes to privacy, security, and a close-knit neighborhood, gated communities are unmatched. With over 25,000 gated communities in the United States alone, there’s a perfect location for everyone.

Privacy and Security

Peace of mind is the top priority of these communities. Gated entrances, private roads, and security systems keep neighborhoods safe year-round. Many places even have security personnel that patrols the streets. 

Social activities

Being part of an exclusive community means that neighbors get to know each other well. Onsite amenities, such as clubhouses and pools, foster these close relationships. Staff members also organize themed dinners, holiday events, and special interest groups.

Top-Notch Amenities

Gated communities offer updated facilities. Pools, fitness rooms, and tennis courts are generally found onsite. Those who have particular interests such as golf or sailing can find gated communities that cater specifically to those activities.

Family-Friendly Environment

Gated communities are diverse—they are a sanctuary to young families and empty-nesters alike. From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. 

Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefit homeowners in these communities.

Sample Communities to Discover

South Carolina Gated Community | Woodside | Best Places to Retire in SC
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Woodside

Aiken, SC
Lots: $40K - $130K, Homes: $400K - $1M+

This master-planned, active-adult lifestyle community enjoys Woodside’s prime location in our hometown of Aiken, SC, a Southern Living Magazine’s “South’s Best Small Town.”
On top of Aiken’s preserved natural beauty, low cost of living, and mild year-round climate, this private destination consistently captivates visitors with its downtown streets filled with exceptional local restaurants, charming shops and boutiques, Gilded-Age mansions, nature sanctuaries, plus various artistic and cultural events like Aiken’s Makin’ Craft Show, the Aiken Steeplechase, and the Joye in Aiken Festival.
Woodside itself houses a variety of world-class amenities, including 4 championship golf courses, 2 clubhouses, more than 60 member-led social groups and clubs, 2 resort-style pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 17 miles of hiking and nature trails, 7 landscaped parks and green spaces – including a dedicated Butterfly Park – and much more! Combined with the timeless beauty of our community’s expertly designed neighborhoods, Woodside and Aiken are now one of the region’s best-kept secrets.
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Latitude Margaritaville Daytona | Florida Coastal Living | 55+ | Active Adult

Latitude Margaritaville Daytona

Daytona Beach, FL
Homes starting at the $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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Active Adult Community Westlake FL | Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake

Westlake, FL
Homes from the $400s to $700s

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake is a 55+ community for active adults and retirees who want to enjoy a healthy lifestyle in one of Florida’s most prestigious locations.

Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake by Kolter Homes offers a variety of ranch- style floorplans designed specifically for active adults ranging from 2- up to 5- Bedrooms and more than 4,000 total square feet of living space. Kolter Homes’ Built Around You approach provides hundreds of structural and design personalization options to create your ideal home, including flex spaces and 2nd- floor bonus rooms.

The amenities at Cresswind Palm Beach are designed to promote an active lifestyle for better all-around health. Outdoor facilities include a resort-style pool with sundeck, a resistance pool and spa and sports courts for pickleball, tennis and bocce ball. Wide walkways for sunny strolls include stops at two community dog parks and the event lawn. Inside the private clubhouse, you’ll find a complete fitness center with cardio-workout equipment and yoga classes, an art studio and a full-time Lifestyle Director who organizes social activities and interest clubs that strengthen community connections.

Located between Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, Cresswind Palm Beach residents have easy access to the Westlake Adventure Park, as well as local markets, restaurants and medical clinics. Beautiful Florida beaches, nature preserves, state parks and championship golf courses are all nearby, along with the popular cultural attractions and upscale shops of West Palm Beach.

Requesting more information below is your first step towards enjoying the sunny Florida lifestyle offered by Cresswind Palm Beach at Westlake.

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