Living in a gated community seems to be the flavour of the season, lately. This change in trend is not without reason. A gated community comes with a great set of perks such as the feel of living in a residential area that is not only secure but offers all-around access to all the facilities. As a status value, living in a private space with all the comforts of the modern world also creates a value add to the overall status in society. The comfort factor is hard to ignore. The business of real estate now not only includes plots, lands, villas, apartments but also gated communities.
Living in a Gated Community
Families are going nuclear nowadays. The traditional sense of security that comes from living in a joint family, memories of childhood playing with cousins, and a sense of sharing in a large family have drastically changed today. This naturally triggers a different set of choices when it comes to real estate investment.
A gated community offers a plethora of advantages in the current scenario.
· Now a sense of security comes from living in a well-lit area, round-the-clock CCTV monitoring, along with security guards who take shifts to take over patrolling.
· The next big advantage is the sense of community building that comes from living with similar families, with similar backgrounds. It gives an opportunity for interacting and learning from others, going past our comfort zone of interacting with known familiar faces.
· When you have children, one of the key criteria that families look for, is not just living in residential areas that are socially deemed prestigious, but also have children of similar age groups to play with.
Imagine celebrating a birthday party on a weekend so everyone can attend from far-flung places, while your child’s birthday falls on a weekday? Though this is not necessarily a poor situation, it highlights the benefits of living in a gated community that brings people and children together under one roof quickly. A well-developed play area is also another important requirement since independent homes and streets are fast being replaced with other infrastructure. So living in a well-landscaped apartment complex, with a designated play area for children across all age groups is sure to be a winner.
There is a great sense of privacy that comes with living in such an exclusive environment. Since only known residents and their families or friends visit the community, senior citizens or families with young children can be rest assured that there will be no trespassers roaming freely among them.
India has a long list of festivals that are celebrated all over the country. Even if you are loved ones are away from you or are able to connect only on a video-call, which is the norm, the community comes together to partake in the joy of sharing. So there are events conducted where both the young and old participate.
The perks of living in such as an environment come with a hefty price tag attached to it. However, gated communities enjoy good resale value making them an attractive option.