5 Benefits of Living in Savannah Gated Communities
If you’re considering moving to one of several gated communities in Savannah, Ga., you’re not alone. People from across the country are attracted to this region for its stunning scenery, recreational and cultural opportunities, friendly people and so much more – and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by putting down roots in a private community where you’ll feel right at home.
Gated communities offer a wide range of benefits, from a more neighborly feel to an added sense of security to stable property values. The community you choose to call home depends on your personal preferences. Your real estate agent can talk with you about the various benefits different communities offer so you can find the one that’s best for you.
As you visit various locations you’ll discover that the best gated communities in Georgia have a warm and welcoming atmosphere. That’s because many of the people who choose to live there do so because they want to connect with others and create friendships that will last a lifetime. Private communities often have social and athletic clubs and other amenities and fun events that are designed to bring people together and foster a sense of community.
Some even have groups specifically geared to help new people meet other residents with whom they may share common interests. The Landings, for example, has a New Neighbors group that introduces residents to more than 30 social activities they can take part in, from Needle Arts to Chef’s Secrets to Historic Tours.
Because of its milder climate, many private communities in Georgia offer a multitude of outdoor sports and recreation opportunities, from golf and pickleball to swimming pools and bocce courts. And for those who prefer less structured activities, hiking and biking trails often are available within planned communities.
Many communities also have on-site restaurants where residents can easily meet up for a meal or drinks.
2. Proximity to other areas
Some people see the appeal of gated communities but wonder if they might feel a little disconnected from the broader community. Nothing could be further from the truth.
For example, people in the real estate market seeking single-family homes in the historic Savannah area can get all the benefits of a gated community while living just a short drive away from everything downtown Savannah and the region has to offer, including cultural resources, churches, schools, shopping centers, and more.
When considering Savannah gated communities, remember that the choice is not either/or. It’s possible to relish the lifestyle of a gated community and fully enjoy the amenities of the surrounding area.
3. Property values
Gated communities generally have homeowners’ associations (HOAs), which set the rules and regulations that property owners must follow. HOA rules are also referred to as CC&Rs, meaning Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions. HOAs require residents to uphold the curb appeal of their properties through routine home and lawn maintenance and ensure that any additions adhere to the architectural style of the neighborhood.
They also may limit such things as the color of paint on the home or the number of vehicles that can be parked in the driveway. There are also rules designed to protect the rights of residents to quietly enjoy their property without others creating a nuisance.
The HOA guidelines at The Landings are designed to keep the community orderly, safe, and in better repair. This can lead to higher property values when compared to similar homes in ungated neighborhoods.
Some people, such as celebrities or prominent business and public figures, may seek out gated communities for the additional privacy they afford. People in the public eye may not necessarily want people to know where they live to avoid gawkers and fans driving by their homes. Even those who aren’t recognizable may appreciate not having solicitors knocking on their door.
5. Security and Safety
Gated communities in Georgia provide peace of mind both when you’re at home as well as when you are away, whether that’s for business travel or vacation. It’s also comforting to know that when you’re out for an early morning jog or a late-night stroll – maybe even walking home from the pickleball court – you’re among neighbors you likely know by name and their invited guests, as opposed to people who don’t live in the neighborhood passing through.
Gated communities also are bound to have less traffic than non-gated neighborhoods because drivers are primarily residents. People driving in their own neighborhood may be more likely to obey speed limits, respect stop signs, and generally adhere to traffic laws than someone unfamiliar with the neighborhood, driving through to get from point A to point B. This makes for a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as children playing nearby.
Taking the next step
Before choosing your next home, it helps to get a feel for the neighborhood from people who actually live in the communities you are considering. Your realtor can help. As one case in point, The Landings Company real estate agents not only know the differences among various communities because of their years of experience selling homes in the area, but they can also share first-hand what it’s like to live at The Landings because they live here, too!
We’d love for you to come and see how living at The Landings can help you achieve the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.