A gated community is defining as an enclave with a gate, guardhouse or other mechanism that prevents people other than residents or guests from entering.
The appeal of such security measures is obvious for the wealthy and well-known who want to protect their privacy and possessions.
Florida gated communities range in size from well over a thousand homes to only a few. Community security features vary from remote controlled gates to 24-hour security guards.
But many communities that cater to the wealthy and well-known provide more than a gate. Some have sophisticated security patrols like the Sanctuary in Boca Raton or Heron Bay in Parkland/Coral Springs.
FEATURED GATED COMMUNITIES
Tall Pines, Parkland
Tall Pines is a pristine community in Parkland, Florida. Nestled in a serene environment you'll find a unique selection of one-half and one-acre home sites. A charming gatehouse, a tastefully landscaped entranceway and buffers, and artfully carved waterways are features that enhance the natural aesthetics of Tall Pines.
The Isles, Coral Springs
The Isles is one of the communities surrounding Lake Coral Springs, it is known for its magnificent entry and exotic waterscape. Peace and privacy reign supreme amid winding roadways abundant with landscaping, enhanced by privacy walls and a manned gatehouse entrance. The homes reflect distinctive tastes and individuality.
Le Rivage, Boca Raton
This island is only minutes away from the Boca Raton's best golf courses, cultural centers, world-class shopping and sophisticated dining. Yet it is here that one finds the rarest of priceless commodities: privacy and tranquility, the true definition of splendor and excellence and nothing short of a paradise.
Le Lac, Boca Raton
Le Lac is a small and exclusive private community where the residents love the fact that they have the space for privacy around their homes and yet have a convenient in-town location. Constructed around two large lakes with breath taking water edge views, a wide array of single-family homes are scattered across lavish lots varying in acreage.
In The Pines, Parkland
This premier community is an intimate enclave, where privacy, security and luxurious estate homes with spectacular interiors are nestled in a peaceful environment of natural greenery, lavish landscaping and wide open spaces.
Bay Colony, Fort Lauderdale
Bay Colony is a guard-gated community of waterfront homes bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway. All homes in this exclusive community sit directly on waterways providing deep water dockage in the backyard, ocean access and no-fixed bridges. Bay Colony offers stunning estates on tree-lined streets with a variety of home styles.
Watercrest at Parkland, Parkland
Watercrest at Parkland is a new gated community in Parkland FL and offers one- and two-story single family homes surrounding nearly 150 acres of glistening lakes. Plentiful community amenities will be offered including a clubhouse, recreation area, dog park and exercise trail.
Versailles is a community of estate homes with rich finishing detail and unique French inspired architecture. The grand entrance includes a spectacular fountain, glistening lakes and decorative gazebos. Versailles has three sub-developments. Most of these luxurious homes are placed on one of the beautiful lakes throughout the community.
The Sanctuary, Boca Raton
The Sanctuary is one of Boca Raton's most luxurious security-oriented (both on land and water) communities on the Intracoastal Waterway with private docks and no fixed bridges. The Sanctuary features 107 homes custom single-family homes on 1/2 to 1/3 acre tracts along the Intracoastal Waterway and private canals.
Cypress Trail, Parkland
Cypress Trail is a charming and small community located in the heart of Parkland. Only 31 homes in this private and exclusive neighborhood complete with tennis and jogging trails. Cypress Trail offers 3/4 acre home sites in a private community where the residents love the fact that they have the space for privacy around their homes.
Rio Poco, Delray Beach
Rio Poco is a private gated community of one-acre custom estates nestled in a lovely landscape amid tropical lakes and canals. This growing estate enclave provides a unique Florida lifestyle combining the seclusion and tranquility of the countryside with close proximity to the city's conveniences.
Mizner Lake Estates, Boca Raton
On the grounds of the prestigious Boca Raton Resort & Club, Mizner Lake Estates is an intimate gated enclave of only 15 estate homes. Private seclusion is ensured with a 24-hour manned security. Available Premier Club membership to championship golf courses, tennis courts, spa and fitness centers, water sports, and more.
Windmill Lake Estates, Weston
Lushly tropical landscaping and breathtaking water views distinguish the gorgeous custom homes of Windmill Lake Estates. The community features an excellent variety of styles and designs to choose from.