A gated neighbourhood is one where the boundary of the society is marked and protected by walls, and the entrances and exits are guarded. Along with a sense of security, there is a myriad of reasons why people prefer living in a gated community over a non-gated urban area, some of which are privacy, cleanliness, peacefulness, and being a member of an exclusive residential community of like-minded peace and privacy seekers. Owing to all these reasons, the construction of gated communities has become one of the fastest-growing real estate trends in Pakistan. In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the most prominent benefits of living in a gated community, and why should you opt for a gated lifestyle if the opportunity presents itself.
Benefits of Living in a Gated Community
Here is a list of some of the pros that you get to enjoy while living in a gated colony:
- Secure Environment
- Community Living
- Slow-Moving Traffic
- Safer Surroundings for Children
- Higher Property Value
- Recreational Activities
Let’s learn more about all these facilities available in a gated neighbourhood.
If questioned about the pros of living in a gated community, the very first thing that people would mention is the security that comes with a gated environment. Knowing that the entrances and exits are guarded by authorised personnel who will only allow verified residents and guests to get through brings added peace of mind to residents when it comes to preventing trespassers and intruders from getting into the society, or exiting it without being noticed. Also, such a residential setting dramatically reduces the chances of anti-social elements and petty criminals wreaking havoc on your property. Moreover, if you are a resident of a gated community, you can even be away from home for days without worrying about your car being stolen or your home being broken into or vandalised.
When living in a walled residential community, you get to enjoy a greater sense of privacy as access to the neighbourhood is strictly controlled, and absolutely no unwarranted vehicles are allowed inside. Residents can go about their daily life without being forced to mingle and interact with individuals that they want to avoid. Also, access to the available facilities such as swimming pools, gymnasium, and golf courses, among others, is usually limited to residents of the community only, further solidifying the privacy aspect of these and other similar amenities.
Among the most prominent pros of living in a gated community is the sense of community living. The residents of such neighbourhoods become one big family. Furthermore, such communities commonly feature clubhouses and community centres for the community to get together, know about each other, and celebrate all the important occasions together, including festivals and events organised to commemorate something of importance. Living in such a socially active environment makes it easy for you to make friends and find common things to do together to keep yourself mentally and physically engaged.
As a general rule, no through traffic is allowed in a gated community, which means you’ll only come across slow-moving vehicles around the neighbourhood, mostly belonging to the residents arriving and leaving. Such a residential community also experiences a minimum load of traffic even during rush hours. This factor highly reduces the chances of road accidents, making the streets safe for senior citizens, children, and pets.
Safer Surroundings for Children
As we have already discussed, a walled community usually has manned entrances that only allow residents and verified guests to enter the society, and there is no fast-moving traffic on the streets. These factors go a long way in creating safer surroundings for children to play outdoors, which is one of the biggest benefits of living in a gated community. Moreover, such neighbourhoods also usually have purpose-built recreational spots and facilities to keep the little ones safely occupied, without their parents having to worry about their security.
Higher Property Value
Since the facilities and features offered by a gated community are no match for what you get with a non-gated neighbourhood, the price of a property in gated communities is usually higher than the properties of the same size available elsewhere. This makes it a bit expensive to invest in a gated community, but at the same time, it is also considered a good investment opportunity as the value of properties in a walled residential community continues to go up with time.
In most cases, the layout of a gated neighbourhood is thoughtfully considered and planned way before the on-ground construction starts. This allows the planners and developers to come up with a near-to-ideal residential community plan with an adequate number of spaces dedicated to recreational activities. Owing to this fact, many of the newly established walled neighbourhoods in Pakistan offer different types of recreational facilities like public parks, community centres, amusement parks, sports complexes, and fitness centres.
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When talking about gated communities, we can never miss out on mentioning Bahria Town. The society is one of the most upscale property projects in the country, equipped with almost all the benefits discussed above. Opening doors to a whole lot of bankable property investments for investors, the next level of residential bliss can be easily observed in all three of the housing projects of Bahria Town in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.
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