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What to Expect in a San Antonio Gated Community

Posted by VIP Realty on Monday, February 14th, 2011 at 10:53am.

There are plenty of fantastic San Antonio gated communities from which to choose. Many of us, when buying a home in San Antonio, hear plenty about the perks of living in San Antonio gated communities, but what are they really and what can they offer? If security and a sense of community are what you’re looking for, then San Antonio gated communities should definitely be on your list when searching for a home. Here’s why:

  • San Antonio gated communities, because they are often revered for their added degree of safety, and therefore typically have lower crime rates than other communities, often help the homes found here better retain their value.
  • San Antonio gated communities may differ when it comes to security. Some communities will have controlled access, via a gate, while others will also have a guard or security staff that monitors the activity at the gate. Most times, residents will need to open the gate with a remote control or key card.
  • Because the safety aspect of a gated community is very important, most gated communities control the through traffic; therefore, the only traffic within the community consists of residents and visitors. This often makes the community appealing to many buyers who don’t want a constant flow of traffic in and out of their community.
  • Many families appreciate the traffic restrictions of a gated community, as it makes it safer for families and small children to walk the streets. In addition, residents in gated communities often remark that traffic incidences are greatly reduced.
  • Vandalism in gated communities is also much lower than typical communities, as access is restricted to only those individuals living there or visiting residents. Homeowners in gated communities may feel more at ease when it comes to crimes and burglaries, as well.
  • San Antonio gated communities are often sought after because the resident amenities, including parks, playgrounds and swimming pools, are enjoyed only by the residents and the residents’ guests. In other words, residents don’t have to worry that individuals from other communities are using their facilities and amenities.

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