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

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Sunset Reach

Castle Hayne, NC
Homes $660K - $1.5 M Homesiste $150K - $400K+

Perched majestically atop a picturesque bluff along the east bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River, Sunset Reach stands as an exciting new community just a brief five miles north of the vibrant heart of historic downtown Wilmington, NC. This evolving neighborhood seamlessly blends the dynamic allure of one of North Carolina's fastest-growing cities with the tranquil charm of a "low country" retreat, where the sun gracefully bids adieu over the river. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the setting sun, a quick 10-minute boat or car ride away from the lively Downtown Wilmington. Wilmington, NC, offers a plethora of fine dining options and local attractions, all conveniently within your grasp. Adding to its magnetic appeal, Sunset Reach is a mere 15-minute drive from Championship Golf Courses and the pristine beaches of North Carolina, such as Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach.

Building your dream home at Sunset Reach means embracing the perfect blend of modern convenience and tranquility. Revel in the exceptional water views from nearly every homesite in this exclusive gated community, featuring distinguished builders such as Hagood Homes, Kent Homes, Kirk Pigford Homes, and Copper Builders. With only 75 single-family homesites and 63 townhomes, Sunset Reach ensures an intimate and personalized community experience.

Indulge in leisure at our Lakeside Pool & Clubhouse, complete with a fitness center, engage in friendly matches at the Pickleball Court, or find moments of peace on the Riverfront Boardwalk and Gazebo. Water enthusiasts can explore our 12-acre lake with opportunities for kayaking and paddle boating. For those seeking the ultimate waterfront experience, boat slips are available for purchase, offering privileged access to the deep waters of the Northeast Cape Fear River, providing access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. At Sunset Reach, we extend a warm invitation for you to explore a residence that transcends the ordinary, where each day is a testament to the seamless blend of natural beauty and modern luxury.

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Rarity Bay | Gated Waterfront Community Vonore TN | Tellico Lake
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Rarity Bay

Vonore, TN
Homes, Townhomes, Condos: $139.9K - $2.8M Lots: $20K - $595K

The undulating vistas of the Smoky Mountains make for an idyllic backdrop to life at Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake. Situated approximately 40 miles southwest of Knoxville, this gated lakefront community offers space to grow and explore the iconic wilderness of the region.

At Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, you’ll find a variety of real estate options, including homes, rentals, condos, and sites ready for development. The turnkey single-family homes are large, with sweeping views and plenty of space to spread out when guests inevitably come to visit. Pools, courtyards, patios and firepits make the outdoors an extension of your space. For those that make boating an everyday element of life, there are plenty of waterfront lots waiting for your custom-built dream home.

Water skiing, recreational boating, fishing and kayaking are all popular pastimes on Tellico Lake, and Rarity Bay offers over 10 miles of shoreline and a number of community docks for easy access. Golfers will delight in the par-72, 18-hole golf course, designed by DJ DeVictor and Peter Langham. The professionally maintained stables make it easy for equestrians to board their horses and offers lessons for the casual rider looking to take advantage of the 125 miles of riding (and hiking) trails.

Renovated in 2020, the 11,000 square foot Country Club is a social hub with a bistro and full-service bar. Just outside, you’ll find lighted tennis courts, pickleball facilities, and a swimming pool.

Tennessee’s low cost of living, 0.64% effective property tax, and lack of tax on salaries as well as income made on dividends are added bonuses to life in the Volunteer State. The real draw is what’s beyond your front door. So come to Rarity Bay and make the majestic Smoky Mountains and clear waters of Tellico Lake the backdrop for your vacation getaway, second residence or forever home.

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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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