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6 Exclusive Advantages of Living in a Private Gated Community

Life in the Austin area is pretty darn sweet. When you live so close to this many taco trucks and barbeque joints, it’s hard to find anything to complain about. However, our gated communities offer something a little extra for residents who like their peace and quiet, too.

Nestled outside the hubbub of downtown, these exclusive neighborhoods have a distinctly luxurious feel while maintaining optimal proximity to tacos. Here are some of the best perks offered by Austin-area gated communities.

908 Cypress Grove Dr.  Austin, TX 78732 

Peace of Mind
Does living in a gated community really reduce your risk of a break in? The team behind this study thinks so! Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the authors concluded that there is indeed less crime inside gated communities. And the feeling of relief you get knowing you live in a safe neighborhood is truly priceless.

Of course, the actual safety of your community depends on the security practices observed by neighbors and community property managers; the safest communities don’t hand out gate codes to just anyone.

They’re a Lot More Diverse Than You’d Think
Don’t worry — the families and couples living in gated communities don’t all act like the cast of the Real Housewives. They’re pretty much just like the residents in any neighborhood.

In fact, contrary to popular belief, the same study found that gated communities aren’t just exclusive enclaves for the fabulously wealthy. They’re diverse communities with a lot more character than you might think — with all of the benefits of a luxury setting and high-class security!

909 Cypress Grove Dr.  Austin, TX 78732 

No Annoying Solicitors
Ding dong! It’s 8:30 on a Saturday morning, and you’ve just been bombarded by a door-to-door salesman. Guess what? All of that goes away when you live in a gated community.

The protective entrances to these neighborhoods not only discourage criminals but also deter solicitors looking to bend your ear. Good fences may make good neighbors, but they also make a pretty good weekend morning, too!

The Traffic Is a Breeze
Anyone who works in Austin spends enough time on the road as it is. In fact, this year U.S. drivers said Bat City has the third most stressful commute in the nation — no kidding! Of course, we like to think our other attractions more than make up for that (Alamo Drafthouse, anyone?).

But still, no one should have to experience that kind of traffic in their own neighborhood. And a stress-free end to your commute is exactly what you’ll get in a gated community. Gates stop commuters from using your street as a shortcut, keeping streets blessedly free of gridlock.

908 Cypress Grove Dr.  Austin, TX 78732 

The Quiet Beauty
Gated communities usually aren’t the first choice for illegal street racing. Those who enjoy their peace and quiet will revel in the calm serenity contained within those gates. And the view isn’t too bad either — most gated communities are landscaped with plenty of natural scenery to enjoy in undisturbed silence.

Exclusive Access to Neighborhood Amenities
Visitors may praise Austin’s unique flavor and hip music scene, but we locals know that our natural areas put our nightlife to shame. The gasp-worthy views of tranquil Lake Austin, sheltered by groves of welcoming trees and dappled by sunlight, offers a whole lot to write home about!

And when you live in a private gated community like Paradisa Homes’ McCormick Ranch you can enjoy exclusive access to amenities that let you appreciate the outdoors uninterrupted. How does a private boat ramp sound?

Eat your heart out, San Francisco!

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