5 Reasons Why You Should Live in a Gated Community


One of the fastest growing segments in the residential housing market over the past several decades has been in gated golf communities. With the advantages and added amenities that come with living in a master-planned community, the popularity comes as no surprise to most homeowners/buyers. Aside from the incredible views, easy access to golf and pristine landscaping, living in a golf community like the one at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, has its perks.

1. Quiet Neighborhoods
The last thing most people want to deal with when they come home is the hubbub and noise that can invade the typical suburban community. Within the peaceful surroundings of a gated neighborhood, there is much less traffic on the streets – taking a shortcut through residential streets is not an option for drivers trying to shave a few seconds off their commute. Likewise, door-to-door salespeople and solicitors of all types are a thing of the past. If someone rings your doorbell, you’ll be certain that it's a neighbor or an invited guest at the door. 


2. Increased Privacy
Along with peace and quiet, comes privacy. The community gates not only keep out solicitors and those taking shortcuts, they also exclude lookie-loos, the curious or anyone who doesn’t have a legitimate reason for driving (or walking) through your community’s streets. Knowing that the joggers, bicycle riders and children passing by your house are members of your community gives that feeling of privacy that can’t be replicated in an unsecured neighborhood.

3. Sense of Community   
With less traffic and fewer strangers in the community, many homeowners feel more secure in getting to know those who live around them. Within a master-planned community like Superstition Mountain, there’s also the knowledge that your neighbors share an appreciation for biking, hiking, golfing, and the many other outdoor amenities that make communities like Superstition Mountain an extraordinary place to live. The exclusive nature of the gated neighborhood only adds to the feeling of closeness and belonging to the community around you.

4. Security
While nothing can guarantee a crime-free experience - a gated community will most certainly help deter criminals. Within the walls of the community, most residents will quickly become familiar with those who belong within the community – and be able to spot those who have no business there. The watchful eye of your neighbors may be the most valuable checks against illegal activities.


5. Property Value
While owning a home within a gated community is no guarantee that it will hold its value better or appreciate more quickly, such neighborhoods tend to have high-value homes. The close-knit community that is fostered within the neighborhood leads to a greater sense of pride of ownership, encouraging better upkeep and maintenance. As does the HOA. The overall appeal of the neighborhood is enhanced by all the factors listed above, helping to provide long-term stability to the investment you’ve made in a gated community home.

If you are considering purchasing a home within a gated community, discover the available resale, newly built or undeveloped home sites at Superstition Mountain in Gold Canyon, Arizona. To learn more about the amenities available inside our community, and for more information on Finding Your Dream Home at Superstition Mountain be sure to visit our Real Estate Page.