Should You Buy a Home in a Gated Community?

Front entrance sign of Cypress Lakes retirement communityThe trend toward gated housing communities took off in the 1980s, a period when the U.S. saw skyrocketing crime rates. Decades later, gated communities have become so common in Central Florida that service providers and vendors routinely ask if they’ll need a gate code or special instructions to gain access to a homeowner’s neighborhood. For many retirees, the decision to live in a gated community is a smart one because neighborhood entrance gates present an additional level of protection against the threat of home break-ins, vandalism, and vagrants. However, there are additional reasons why buying a home in a gated community is a good idea for many retirees.

Gated Communities for Active Adults 55 and Older

If you’re like many of today’s seniors, you’re looking forward to an active retirement lifestyle that includes lots of opportunities to have fun in the sun with friends and neighbors. Gated communities designed for those 55 and older cater to seniors’ need for a fun, low-maintenance lifestyle by offering amenities like a community swimming pool, clubhouse, and sports facilities. These amenities are intended to be used exclusively by the community’s residents and authorized guests. This is one of the perks of living in a gated 55+ community, and the gates help the community’s management restrict access to its resort-style amenities, which help ensure a more relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle for the community residents.

Blair Group Offers 5 Gated Communities for Those 55 and Up

If you’re retired or planning to retire in the Sunshine State, you’ll definitely want to consider the enviable yet affordable lifestyle available when you relocate to one of Blair Group’s five retirement communities in Central Florida. We offer high-quality, low-maintenance manufactured homes for sale, including many with luxury features. They’re established in attractive gated communities that are loaded with on-site resort-style amenities and conveniently located near first-rate medical facilities. Plus, due to their terrific location in Central Florida, there’s a bevy of recreational opportunities to pursue outside the community gates whenever wanderlust strikes.

Contact our Lifestyle Team today to learn more about our gated retirement communities and start deciding which one would be the best choice for you.