Gateway to Paradise | 6 Reasons to Reside in a Private Community – Sotheby´s International Realty

Betsy Akers – Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty

The gateway opens—and what do you see on the other side? Perhaps manicured gardens, meandering greenways, and magnificent parks. There could be verdant boulevards, vibrant arcades, and bustling boutiques. You may even find white-sand beaches, overwater bungalows, and crystal blue seas.

Gated communities are so covetable because they offer a highly customized lifestyle for those who call them home. And because there’s a limited number of residents, the personalized service and value these developments provide is genuinely second to none.

But that’s just a glimpse of what private, gated communities provide. Step across the threshold, and see six compelling reasons why these auspicious residences open a whole other world.

Reason 1: Let Your Property Provide the Latest Technology

Have you always wanted to live in a state-of-the-art sustainable home? Look no further than a private community outfitted with the cutting edge of clean energy technology.

Roberto Segura – Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty

This enclave of contemporary villas situated in Costa Rica—the world capital of eco-friendliness—is slated to implement wind and thermal power in the near future. But it’s already as green as can be, with primary forests, fruit-producing trees, and a dedicated gardener creating an environment of endless serenity.

Reason 2: Enjoying a Pastoral Life Has Never Been Easier

Speaking of beautiful, open spaces—perhaps you’ve fantasized about country living with a home on a large acreage, but balked at the thought of managing or harvesting such a massive property.

Rob Shelton – Island Sotheby’s International Realty

Again, a gated community can give you the lifestyle you’ve always wanted without all the rural responsibilities. In Hawaii, this agricultural development is owned and tended by Maui Grown Coffee so that you can live your ideal back-to-the-land lifestyle on one of the world’s most scenic and popular tropical islands.

Reason 3: Communities Built for Comfort and Convenience

Those who holiday at five-star resorts appreciate the amenities and white-glove service that is associated with the top hotel brands, but sky-high living over the long term isn’t for everyone.

Suzi Miller – Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

A standalone dwelling near the new Ritz Carlton Resort in Paradise Valley offers a private, planned destination exquisitely designed to suit a relaxed and luxurious lifestyle. Taking it to a whole other level is the fact that Palmeraie, a deluxe shopping and dining destination, serves as an extension of the community.

Reason 4: World-Class Recreation Right Outside Your Door

The prospect of resort living may appeal to you, but perhaps you prefer the tranquility of a stand-alone estate that’s sufficiently distanced from nearby properties.

David McHugh and Heather Losa – LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

An alpine escape like Beaver Creek Resort has it all: access to top-quality amenities, an all-season recreational lifestyle, and such majestic, well-spaced properties that you may often forget you’re in a gated community.

Reason 5: Take Pride in Having Such a Prestigious Address

One of the greatest aspects of a gated community isn’t actually a tangible asset; it’s the sense of satisfaction that such a desirable residence affords.

Brenda Nieves – Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty

Across the Caribbean, Puerto Rico’s Dorado Beach is acclaimed as one of the most illustrious resort destinations, so there’s a true thrill that comes from owning one of the 64 custom-designed homes in its own private neighborhood. And once you’re in, you’re among the fortunate few who have full access to its beach club, spa sanctuary, golf course, and fitness center, among other enviable amenities.

Reason 6: Indulge in Your Permanent All-Inclusive Vacation

Think of a holiday that has everything you could ever ask for—peaceful afternoons by the pool, gorgeous seashores steps away from the door, and the ability to feel far away from city life, even though all the necessities and luxuries you want are just a short drive away.

Cyprus Sotheby’s International Realty

This can be an everyday experience when you possess one of the 16 boutique villas in this idyllic coastal retreat on the island of Cyprus. Gated communities are beloved for the serenity and security they offer, and it doesn’t get more serene than a locale of such small scale, yet boasting such great esteem.

Across the globe, private, gated communities are in a league of their own—or even a world of their own, each an artfully crafted environment, event, and experience.

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