Fort Myers and Bonita Springs Florida. Gated Communities written by Joe Kendall Real Estate Broker with Sandals Realty. The popularity of living in gated, or private communities has never really changed over the years in fact has been more popular as in the past. The amount of Foreclosure property and bank owned property tends to be less in the gated communities then in other area. Please understand I am not saying there are no foreclosures in Gated communities because there are, but the image to the average home buyer is there there are not as many.
Many of the people I meet from around the country looking to buy a vacation home here is southwest Florida number one reason they ask about Gated Communities is Security. Many Home Buyers are attracted to living in these communities as it more often then most protects property values and the lifestyle within them.
Many gated communities are designed with amenities built around the Florida lifestyle with golf courses, tennis, and swimming and walking and jogging trails. Gated communities are usually located in some of the most centrally locations close to beaches, dinning and Shopping. The developers design the community with careful planning and HOA rules that create an environment where the goal is maintain the quality of life while maintaining the values of property within the development.
The Homeowner’s Association (HOA).The HOA is made up of all the owners of the development. The HOA is responsible for collection of the Association fees and making and enforcing the “rules and By Laws” of the community.It is often also responsible for maintaining the public aspects of the community, such as streets and security. They are also protected with deed restrictions insuring the colors of paint on outside walls, types of fencing, guidelines for landscaping and storage of boats or recreational vehicles.
Gated communities offered a planed lifestyle, but are not for everyone, but they offer the Home Buyer looking for a built in Community to move right into and start enjoying all the amenities built around the Florida lifestyle maybe just might be the right choice for you!