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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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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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The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay

Millsboro, DE
Homes, Townhomes: $300K - $2M

The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay creates a lifestyle full of the activities you’ve been searching for. Come live, dine, relax and play in this one-of-a-kind resort community in Coastal Delaware that combines best-in-class amenities that fit your lifestyle with beautifully designed new homes from the $300s to $3M+

The Peninsula has something for everyone! Our private gated resort community features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature designed golf course, racquet club with tennis and pickle ball, a full service spa, state-of-the-art athletic club, indoor and outdoor pools that include a poolside grill, a signature wave pool, and sand beach. We also have three points of water access to the surrounding bay: the nature and exploration center with a kayak launch, our bay beach, and our floating dock and fishing pier. You’ll live every day like you’re vacationing in a five-star resort at The Peninsula.

Single-family, single -family detached villas and townhomes are available.

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