Living in a gated community doesn’t have to mean living in a cookie-cutter neighborhood. In fact, many gated communities now feature homes in a variety of architectural styles and sizes, and a number of amenities that make living in one luxurious. Offering a sense of security, some communities offer on-patrol security guards at the gate and/or a security keypad system to enter the community. These residential areas typically offer swimming pools and tennis courts, an on-site gym, play areas for children, and depending on the size of the community, golf courses. Ideal for families and retirees, gated communities truly offer their residents a sense of safety and unity.