An air of exclusivity often exists around gated communities, as well as mystery of what lies beyond their large front signs and gate guardhouses. While you are house-hunting, keep in mind these key advantages of living in a gated community to help you determine if life behind the gates is worth it.

Security

If feeling secure in your neighborhood matters the most to you, being surrounded by gates might be a priority. However, not all gated communities have the same features -- and crime statistics vary by region. A gate can be worthless if it's left open most of the time without security personnel at a guard shack. Look for neighborhoods that have reputable security companies with personnel working the front gate, enforcing guest sign in/out procedures, as well as resident notification of visitors. You'll want friendly but firm personnel who will usher in your guests as quickly as possible but with proper security clearance.

Lifestyle

If you're physically active or like to entertain guests, life in a gated community might be the choice for you. Gated communities can feature golf courses or tennis courts, including coordinated sports activities such as lessons, arranged play and tournaments, as well as pools, clubhouses, exclusive use of lakes and yacht docks, and neighborhood parties.

Considerations

Although the perception exists that gated communities are expensive, they actually come in many price ranges and housing styles. You don't have to be rich to reap the benefits of a gated neighborhood. There are less-expensive, "starter" gated communities that might just fit the bill.

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This Gem Is Rare Due To The Construction Being ...

Photo of Listing #1815346

$379,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.16 Acres

Residential

4966 South Island Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815346

This Gem Is Rare Due To The Construction Being Steel Beams And Studs. This Will Be Visible In The Attic Storage Space. Very Little Wood In This House Since Exterior Is Concrete Fiber Board. Wooden Members Are Used In Interior Finishing Features. Example Is...

Sea Oats Real Estate

Coastal Cottage Dream Home With Lake Views From...

Photo of Listing #1815350

$759,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.24 Acres

Residential

1504 Cottage Shell Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815350

Coastal Cottage Dream Home With Lake Views From Almost Every Side! Ready To Be Built Home. Chose Your Colors, Counter Tops, Cabinets, Exterior Options And More! Almost 5,000 Sq. Ft., 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2.5 Car Garage, First Floor Master Suite With Sitting...

Plantation Realty Group

You Are Buying A Lifestyle, Not Just A Home! A ...

Photo of Listing #1815236

$369,990 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

166 Sugar Loaf Lane, Murrells Inlet, SC

MLS® #1815236

You Are Buying A Lifestyle, Not Just A Home! A Covered Porch Entry Leads To A Beautiful Etched Glass Door With Sidelights Welcoming You Into The Foyer Of This Kiawah Floor Plan Home. The Home Opens Onto The Living Room With Lighted Ceiling Fan And Sliding G...

Keller Williams MB S. Realty

Your Mediterranean Masterpiece Is Waiting For Y...

Photo of Listing #1815237

$570,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths

Residential

917 Bluffview Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815237

Your Mediterranean Masterpiece Is Waiting For You At 917 Bluffview Drive. This Recently Completed Home Will Make Your Everyday Feel Like A Vacation Day! Natural Light Coming From All Angles Makes This Home Feel More Open Than It Already Is. A Large Custo...

JTE Real Estate

This Is Your Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Cus...

Photo of Listing #1815259

$555,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

5203 Stonegate Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815259

This Is Your Opportunity To Own A Beautiful Custom Home In The Gated Oak Pointe Section Of Barefoot Resort. The All Brick Home Was Built In 2011 And Is Accented By Mature Landscaping. As You Walk Through The Front Door, You Immediately Notice The Extravagan...

Century 21 Barefoot Realty

Outstanding Opportunity To Get Next To New Cons...

Photo of Listing #1815274

$289,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

614 Cocas Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815274

Outstanding Opportunity To Get Next To New Construction Without Having To Wait! This True 4 Bedroom, Has 2 Master Suites, 3 Full Baths And Sits On A Cul-de-sac Street. Quality Shows At Every Facet Starting With Beautiful Hardiplank® Siding And Covered Porch...

CB Chicora Advantage CF

Best Of Both Worlds In North Myrtle Beach! Are ...

Photo of Listing #1815287

$524,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.27 Acres

Residential

1403 Turtle Court, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815287

Best Of Both Worlds In North Myrtle Beach! Are You Looking For Ground Floor Living, Yet You Still Want To Be Close To The Beach? This 3br/2.5ba/3cg Customized Residence In Seabrook Plantation Is Located On A Waterfront Lot In A Quiet Cul-de-sac, East Of Hwy...

Blue Strand Properties

Wow! Check Out The Value In This Home. 5 Bedr...

Photo of Listing #1815300

$364,900 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

708 Chisolm Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815300

Wow! Check Out The Value In This Home. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, With Over 3200 Heated Square Feet In A Gated Community In The Carolina Forest School District With Plenty Of Room For Everyone. Brand New Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Was Installed In The Livi...

CB Chicora Advantage Surfside

Here Is A Beautiful Single Level 3 Bedroom, 2 B...

Photo of Listing #1815312

$199,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

115 Boxwood Lane, Conway, SC

MLS® #1815312

Here Is A Beautiful Single Level 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath 1 Car Garage W/carolina Room Home Tucked Away Under Mature Trees In The Myrtle Trace Community Of Conway. Just Off The Living Area Is The Eat-in Kitchen Which Is A Cook’s Delight With New Stainless-steel Ap...

Beach & Forest Realty

Well Cared For Home In The Gated Community Of I...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1815148

$179,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

932 Dunrobin Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815148

Well Cared For Home In The Gated Community Of Island Green Close To The Inlet, The Intercoastal Waterway And Murrells Inlet. Great Floor Plan With A Large Great Room, Kitchen As Well As The Master Bedroom, Home Has A Great Flow And Was Repainted And Had New...

Realtyworks Inc

This Is A To-be-built Proposed Home. Classic H...

Photo of Listing #1815160

$899,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2.14 Acres

Residential

10-c Little Bear Court, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815160

This Is A To-be-built Proposed Home. Classic Homes, A Very Well Known And Respected Local Builder Has Made This Plan Available To Build On This Very Special Lot. This Talented Mother And Son Team Has Over 50 Years Combined Experience And Pride Themselves ...

Tradd Residential

Introducing This Captivating Brand New 5 Bedroo...

Photo of Listing #1815204

$372,500 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

1385 Bermuda Grass Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815204

Introducing This Captivating Brand New 5 Bedroom 3½ Bath All Brick Home Located In The Brighton Lakes Community In Carolina Forest. This Open Concept Home Has Elegant Arched Entryways, A Day Parlor, Wood, Tile & Carpet Flooring, Crown Moulding, Recessed Lig...

RE/MAX First Choice

Across Debordieu Boulevard Steps Away From The ...

Photo of Listing #1815222

$850,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

16 Prospect Point Loop, Georgetown, SC

MLS® #1815222

Across Debordieu Boulevard Steps Away From The Atlantic Ocean, 16 Prospect Point Loop Is Both Casual And Comfortable. Located On A Corner Lot And Situated On A Canal, This Beach House Is An Ideal Place For Making Memories. Shielded By Cedar Trees, Upper A...

Reside Realty Pawleys Island

Seller Says Sell! Great Value For This Upgrade...

Photo of Listing #1815268

$450,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

7041 Turtle Cove Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815268

Seller Says Sell! Great Value For This Upgraded New Custom Home In The Bluffs On The Waterway. Beach Home Builders, Llc Offers A Turn-key Home Built To Your Budget, Plans And Specifications. This Beautiful Home Boasts 4 Bedrooms With 3 Full Baths, A Desira...

RE/MAX Southern Shores

This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom House Has Every "wow...

Photo of Listing #1815083

$549,000 Pend. Cntgt. On Financing

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.52 Acres

Residential

2616 Painted Trillium Ct, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815083

This 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom House Has Every "wow" Factor That You Could Possibly Imagine! When You Enter Through The Front Door, You Find A Bright, Airy Floor Plan And A Large Bay Window With Shadow Boxing And A Window Seat. The Kitchen Boasts Gorgeous Grani...

CENTURY 21 Boling & Associates

Huge Home For Large Family With 6 Bedrooms And ...

Photo of Listing #1814944

$1,198,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.6 Acres

Residential

8450 Fiano Court, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814944

Huge Home For Large Family With 6 Bedrooms And 6½ Baths. Screened Outdoor Areas, Pool, Hot Tub And Basketball Court For The Teens. Master Bedroom Has Two Huge Closets. Office, Media Room And 4-car Garage. Located On The Golf Course With A View Of Hole #2...

Peedin Real Estate

Covington Lake East Is Located In The Carolina ...

Photo of Listing #1814975

$295,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.3 Acres

Residential

974 Henry James Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814975

Covington Lake East Is Located In The Carolina Forest Area Of Myrtle Beach. It Is A Natural Gas Community That Is Convenient To Shopping, Restaurants, Medical Facilities And Is Minutes To The Beach,this Home Has 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Offers A Spacio...

BHHS Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Announcing This Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home ...

Photo of Listing #1814985

$479,900 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

2544 Ellerbe Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814985

Announcing This Fabulous 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Home Located In The Prestigious And Gated Cypress River Plantation Community. As You Enter This Custom Built Home, The First Thing You Notice Is The Elegance With A Double Door Entryway, 2 Story Foyer And The Arched...

RE/MAX First Choice

With An Unmistakable Nod To The Distinctly Luxu...

Photo of Listing #1814989

$1,100,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.71 Acres

Residential

9680 Ravello Court, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814989

With An Unmistakable Nod To The Distinctly Luxurious Estates Of The Mediterranean, This Custom Villa Is An Idyllic Contemporary Retreat Superbly Hidden Amid The Privacy And Seclusion Of The Exclusive Members Club (an "over The Bridge" Double-gated Neighborh...

CB Chicora Advantage CF

Beautiful 4 Br 3 1/2 Ba In The Gated Community ...

Photo of Listing #1815007

$528,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

404 Ocean Pointe Ct., North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815007

Beautiful 4 Br 3 1/2 Ba In The Gated Community Of Seaside Plantation Just 3 Blocks To The Beach. This Home Is Located Close To The Clubhouse/swimming Pool Amenity Center. This Home Has Two Master Bedrooms With En-suites One Located On The Main Level, And O...

Real Estate Modo Inc

Rare Find Here With This Fully Furnished Ocean ...

Photo of Listing #1815012

$449,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

6001 S Kings Highway, B-10, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815012

Rare Find Here With This Fully Furnished Ocean Front Beach House Located Within The Gates Of The Award Winning Ocean Lakes. You Are Sure To Enjoy The Views Here Of The Beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Sit And Relax On Either Of The Two Large Decks. The 1st Floor D...

CB Chicora Advantage Surfside

Two Houses From The Beach In The Always Popular...

Photo of Listing #1815022

$189,900 Pending Sale - Cash Terms

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

6001 S Ocean Blvd #911, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1815022

Two Houses From The Beach In The Always Popular Ocean Lakes Campground! This Three Bedroom, 3 Bath Raised Beach Home Features A Large Front Deck, Private Garage Perfect For Your Golf Cart, Large Open Living Area With Master Bedroom On The Main Level And Two...

Palmetto Coastal Homes

Stunning Mediterranean Masterpiece! This Beaut...

Photo of Listing #1814867

$829,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.41 Acres

Residential

674 Edgecreek Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814867

Stunning Mediterranean Masterpiece! This Beautiful Custom Built Home Is Located In The Highly Sought After The Bluffs On The Waterway Which Is Myrtle Beach's Hottest Intracoastal Waterway Community. The Home Sits On Double Lots And Boasts So Many Amazing ...

Shoreline Realty

Welcome Home To This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home...

REDUCED 2% Photo of Listing #1814872

$234,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

9667 Troon Ct, Murrells Inlet, SC

MLS® #1814872

Welcome Home To This 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Home In The Quiet, Golf Course Community Of Indigo Creek In Murrells Inlet. This Home Features Tall Vaulted Ceilings, Crown Molding Throughout, And Beautiful Hardwood Floors In The Main Living Areas. The Kitchen Is...

Century 21 Barefoot Realty

Rivers Edge Sits Directly Off The Waccamaw Rive...

Photo of Listing #1814883

$224,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

704 Tilly Pine Drive, Conway, SC

MLS® #1814883

Rivers Edge Sits Directly Off The Waccamaw River On Hwy 90 Between Conway & Myrtle Beach & Has It's Own Private Boat Ramp & Floating Day Dock! A Gated Community Offering A Outdoor Lifestyle With Great Amenities Including A Pool, Club House, Boat Ramp/dock &...

CB Chicora Advantage Surfside

Location ...value...and Appeal Of This Home Loc...

Photo of Listing #1814846

$245,000 Pend. Cntgt. On Financing

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

804 Lorenzo Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814846

Location ...value...and Appeal Of This Home Located In Bella Sera, A Gated Community In Ocean Drive Is Outstanding And A Must See! This Palmetto Plan, Features A 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Open Floor Plan. Home Boasts Crown Molding In Several Rooms With Plantation S...

Palmetto Coastal Homes

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home For Sale In Th...

Photo of Listing #1814810

$224,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.21 Acres

Residential

132 Seville Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC

MLS® #1814810

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home For Sale In The Desirable Neighborhood Of The International Club - The Links. This One-level Concept Has A Huge Kitchen And A Flexible Dining/office/bonus Room. It Has Been Impeccably Maintained With Great Curb Appeal And La...

CB Chicora Advantage Surfside

Fabulously Appointed House. Many Of The Items A...

Photo of Listing #1814835

$329,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

1613 Harbor Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814835

Fabulously Appointed House. Many Of The Items And Structure In This House Are Very New As A Result Of A Water Heater Incident. Simple Things Add To The Elegance Like Upgraded Light Fixtures, New Banister Railings, Glass Doors At The Pantry And Laundry, Sup...

Sea Oats Real Estate

The Most Sought After 55+ Community, Myrtle Tra...

Photo of Listing #1814718

$198,500 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

120 Myrtle Trace Dr, Conway, SC

MLS® #1814718

The Most Sought After 55+ Community, Myrtle Trace Is Where You Will Find This This Wonderful Savannah Floor Plan W/2 Large Bedrooms & 2 Large Bathrooms - Its Like Having Two Master Suites! The Home Is Bright And Open, With Vaulted Ceilings And Lots Of Wind...

Coastal Home Living

Cheery, Vibrant Brick Patio Home On A Loop Stre...

Photo of Listing #1814725

$289,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

85 Dornoch Drive, Pawleys Island, SC

MLS® #1814725

Cheery, Vibrant Brick Patio Home On A Loop Street Close To The Pool, Tennis Courts, And Fitness Room In The Owners Clubhouse. This Kitchen Has Been Updated With A Plethora Of Cabinets, Solid Surface Counter, Lots Of Prep Space And Updated Appliances. Curren...

CB Chicora Advantage PI

Stunning Marsh Views Of The Waccamaw River And ...

Photo of Listing #1814741

$1,179,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.82 Acres

Residential

292 Portrush Loop, Pawleys Island, SC

MLS® #1814741

Stunning Marsh Views Of The Waccamaw River And Heritage Marina Features Of This Heritage Plantation Custom Built 5 Bedroom Home On Secluded Half-acre Lot. This Magnificent Brick Home Offers Exceptional Architectural Style From The Archways And Accents To T...

The Lachicotte Company of SC

Beautiful Large Home In Island Green East. Ope...

Photo of Listing #1814766

$239,500 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

350 St. Andrews Ln, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814766

Beautiful Large Home In Island Green East. Open Floor Plan With Plenty Of Kitchen Space. Title Kitchen And Dining Area Floor. Nice Carolina Room Off Of Dining Area. Large Master Bedroom With Double Vanity And Garden Tub. Also Has Stand Up Shower. Every Roo...

Shore Way Realty

Welcome To The Beautiful, Gated Community Of Se...

Photo of Listing #1814771

$660,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.27 Acres

Residential

1404 Surfwatch Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814771

Welcome To The Beautiful, Gated Community Of Seabrook Plantation In North Myrtle Beach! This Neighborhood Exudes Luxury Beach Living. Fully Complimented With Lush Landscapes, Community Pool/clubhouse, And Even An Available Trailer/boat Storage Lot. 1404 Su...

Keller Williams MB S. Realty

Beautiful Custom To Be Built Home With Several ...

Photo of Listing #1814780

$398,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

1323 Ashboro Ct., Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814780

Beautiful Custom To Be Built Home With Several Custom Features Throughout. Located In An Exclusive Gated Intracoastal Waterway Community. Custom Features Include: All Brick Exterior With, Spacious Open Floor Plan, Gorgeous Kitchen With 42" Custom Kitchen Ca...

Keller Williams MB S. Realty

Come Out To See Why Everyone Is Deciding Waters...

Photo of Listing #1814781

$282,290 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

1124 Inlet View Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814781

Come Out To See Why Everyone Is Deciding Waters Edge Is The Community To Live In! Easy Living At Its Best! This Desired Acadia Plan Is Nestled On A Wooded Lot! Come See This Low Maintenance, Gated Neighborhood! Mature Trees And Beautiful Inlet View At Water...

DR Horton

Come Out To See Why Everyone Is Deciding Waters...

Photo of Listing #1814785

$307,780 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths

Residential

1120 Inlet View Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814785

Come Out To See Why Everyone Is Deciding Waters Edge Is The Community To Live In! Easy Living At Its Best! This Beautiful Claiborne Plan Is Nestled On A Wooded Lot! Come See This Low Maintenance, Gated Neighborhood! Mature Trees And Beautiful Inlet View At ...

DR Horton

This Par Spec House Is Under Construction With ...

Photo of Listing #1814658

$463,700 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

148 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, SC

MLS® #1814658

This Par Spec House Is Under Construction With Projected Completion Date December 2018. Exceptional 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath New Home Offers Finished Courtyard Side Entry Garage And An Oversized 23' Screen Porch And A Patio In Rear With Spectacular Golf Course V...

CB Chicora Advantage New Home

Captivating Curbscaping, Luscious Landscaping, ...

Photo of Listing #1814666

$374,900 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths

Residential

217 Deep Blue Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC

MLS® #1814666

Captivating Curbscaping, Luscious Landscaping, And Picturesque Views. This 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Lakefront Home Is Unmatched. Located In The Private Gated Community Of Brighton Lakes, This Meticulously Maintained Home Has A Blissful 170 Feet Lakefront View That ...

BHHS Myrtle Beach Real Estate

Location, Location On The Midway Inlet With Mar...

Photo of Listing #1814698

$1,180,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • Baths
  • 1 Acres

Residential

139 Grackle Lane, Pawleys Island, SC

MLS® #1814698

Location, Location On The Midway Inlet With Marsh And Direct Ocean Views. This Very Unique Location And Home Is Gated And In A Very Boutique Community. This One-of-a-kind 5 Bedroom, 6.5 Bathroom, 4 Story Home (only One In The Entire Area) Would Make A Perf...

CENTURY 21 Boling & Associates

Open, Spacious And Filled With Natural Light! T...

Photo of Listing #1814709

$489,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • Baths

Residential

79 Berkshire Loop, Pawleys Island, SC

MLS® #1814709

Open, Spacious And Filled With Natural Light! The Perfect Home For Entertaining With Open Living Room, Spacious Kitchen And Spectacular Views Of Lake, Live Oaks And The Golf Course! A Breakfast Area And Patio Are Conveniently Located Off The Kitchen. The ...

Century 21 Hawkeye Realty

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