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Gated communities are designed to offer privacy, security, and a feeling of community. One of the many benefits of living in a private gated community is controlled access entry. Gatehouses are usually manned and offer 24-hour security. There are gated communities for every lifestyle, such as retirement, golf, waterfront, mountain, and equestrian.

Amenities typically include clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, and walking trails. Luxury gated communities sometimes include private airstrips, resorts, and five-star restaurants. From established master-planned communities with luxury homes to new gated communities with customizable new construction homes, your search for the perfect community starts here.

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Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This renowned golf and beach resort community has been ranked among the top 25 of Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of “World’s Best Family Resorts.” There are three miles of sandy beaches stretching the length of the community, three award-winning golf courses, a full-service marina, an oceanfront pool, walking & biking trails, and an 11-mile lagoon for fishing and kayaking. Vacation rentals available. Lots priced from $200,000 to $4 million; Villas from $180,000 to $3 million; Homes from $525,000 to $8.9 million. Read More...


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Sea Pines

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Homeowners at this 5,000-acre oceanfront enclave on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island have access to four championship golf courses and five miles of pristine Atlantic beaches, along with a full-service marina, tennis and equestrian facilities, resort dining and a 603-acre Lowcountry nature preserve. Lots priced from $119,000 to $5 million, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $170,000 to $8.7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Seabrook Island, South Carolina

This island resort community located 30 minutes from Charleston offers a South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle, encompassing a wide range of housing options, Atlantic beaches and golf, tennis, equestrian and marina facilities. Lots priced from $50,000 to $1.3 million; new and resale homes, villas and townhomes priced from $100,000 to $7 million. Read More...


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Seabrook Plantation

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Gated Community
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This coastal South Carolina community is conveniently located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway just minutes from the Grand Strand. Amenities include a private beach club, lakefront clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style swimming pool, walking trails, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and a putting green. Homes priced from $361,990 to $421,990. Read More...


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Seasons at Prince Creek West

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Gated Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This 55+ community offers an active adult lifestyle only 10 minutes from Myrtle Beach in the celebrated Grand Strand village of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The property features a clubhouse and fitness facilities, three Har-Tru tennis courts, indoor and outdoor heated pools and a full-time lifestyle director. Homes priced from $250,000 to $450,000. Read More...

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Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

The largest 55+ active adult community in South Carolina, Sun City Hilton Head by Del Webb is home to 36 holes of championship golf, three amenity centers, a sports complex, fitness centers, two social halls, parks, community gardens, biking and hiking trails and over 100 clubs and resident community groups. Located 15 miles from Hilton Head Island and Savannah, Georgia, this coastal South Carolina community offers low-maintenance homes priced from the low $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. Read More...

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The Cliffs at Glassy

Landrum, South Carolina Gated Community
Landrum, South Carolina

This Blue Ridge Mountain gated community features South Carolina's only mountaintop golf course and a variety of amenities that complement an active lifestyle. Members have access to a clubhouse, fitness & wellness center, outdoor swimming pool, tennis & pickleball courts, an on-site chapel, hiking trails, and more. Lots priced from $5,000 to $290,000; Homes from $275,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee

Sunset, South Carolina Gated Community
Sunset, South Carolina

Amenities at this Blue Ridge Mountain community include a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a 200-slip marina and village center, guest house, pool complex, clubhouse, tennis, and fitness. There are 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails and green space, with easy access to Greenville, Asheville, and Clemson University. Lots are priced from the low $100,000s to over $950,000; Custom Homes and Cottages from the $500,000s to over $3 million. Read More...

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Tree Tops by Lennar

Lancaster, South Carolina Gated Community
Lancaster, South Carolina

Designed exclusively for active adults, this 55+ community in Lancaster, South Carolina is located just 30 minutes south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers will enjoy fishing and kayaking on the community's 10-acre lake, bird watching at the rookery, and sightseeing on miles of walking trails. Resort-style amenities include a clubhouse with fitness center, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball. Homes priced from $275,000s to the $440,000s. Read More...


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Wachesaw Plantation Club

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Gated Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Once the site of two 18th century rice plantations, this gated golf community boasts a rich, South Carolina Lowcountry history. Its championship Tom Fazio golf course has been designated “Best in the Myrtle Beach Area” by Golf Digest. An elegant 18th century-style clubhouse, swimming pool complex and tennis courts complete the country club lifestyle. Lots priced from $80,000 to $250,000; Condos and Homes from $250,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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Woodside

Aiken, South Carolina Gated Community
Aiken, South Carolina

Located in the historic city of Aiken, South Carolina, Woodside covers more than 2,800 acres of rolling countryside and offers classic country club amenities combined with a diverse group of neighborhoods. This active community offers four championship golf courses, a pool, tennis, croquet, community gardening, two clubhouses, a wellness center and lakes for fishing and canoeing. Lots with wooded, golf, and lake views are priced from $40,000 to $100,000+; Homes and Villas with low-maintenance living options from $325,000 to $750,000+. Read More...

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Fredonia Mountain Nature Resort

Dunlap, Tennessee Gated Community
Dunlap, Tennessee

This gated mountain community in East Tennessee features a selection of custom homes on large homesites with pasture, creek, forest, bluff, and lake views. Amenities include a lodge-style clubhouse, nature trails, parks, and stocked lakes and ponds for fishing. Downtown Dunlap, healthcare, and golf courses are just minutes away. Homes priced from $200,000 to $1.3 million; lots from $7,000 to $200,000. Read More...


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Norton Creek Mountain Preserve

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Gated Community
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Featuring mountain estates in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, this luxury gated community is 6 minutes from the excitement of downtown Gatlinburg. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the recreational amenities of neighboring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and fly fishing in the nationally ranked Norton Creek. Lots priced from $150,000 to $450,000. Read More...

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Rarity Bay

Vonore, Tennessee Gated Community
Vonore, Tennessee

Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this private golf and equestrian community is located on a scenic peninsula with 10 miles of shoreline along Lake Tellico in East Tennessee. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, an equestrian center with 10 miles of riding trails, clubhouse, swim & tennis club, activity center and private boat docks. Lots priced from $19,900 to $595,000; Condos and Homes from $139,900 to $2.8 million. Read More...

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WindRiver

Lenoir City, Tennessee Gated Community
Lenoir City, Tennessee

WindRiver is a gated lakefront and golf course community on Tellico Lake in East Tennessee. Carefully built among rolling hillsides and gently sloping shoreline, the community offers a range of lakefront, lake view and wooded home sites. Lots are priced from the mid $100,000s to $1 million+; Homes and Cottages are priced from the high $300,000s to $3 million+. Read More...

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Boot Ranch

Fredericksburg, Texas Gated Community
Fredericksburg, Texas

This Texas Hill Country community is situated among rolling hills and vineyards, five miles from the historic town of Fredericksburg, Texas. With an emphasis on a family-centered lifestyle, amenities include a Hal Sutton-designed 18-hole golf course, clubhouse village complex, 4.5-acre pool and sports campus, and all-season outdoor recreation. Lots priced from $250,000 to $2.5 million; Homes from $1.5 million; Shared ownership Sunday Houses from $325,000. Read More...


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Cimarron Hills

Georgetown, Texas Gated Community
Georgetown, Texas

Nestled on 1,000 acres in the Texas Hill Country, Cimarron Hills features a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, tennis, clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, and walking trails. The community keeps a full social calendar of events for all ages and the attractions of Austin are 15 minutes away. Lots priced from the $100,000s to the $300,000s; Homes priced from the $300,000s to $2.5 million. Read More...


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Eagle's Bluff

Bullard, Texas Gated Community
Bullard, Texas

15 minutes southwest of Tyler on the shores of Lake Palestine, this gated East Texas country club community combines a challenging 18-hole golf course with a full suite of recreational amenities and direct access to year-round boating and fishing on Lake Palestine. Lots priced from $40,000 to the $200,000s; Homes from $300,000 to $2.5 million; Villas from $250,000 to $400,000. Read More...

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Kissing Tree

San Marcos, Texas Gated Community
San Marcos, Texas

This 55+ community features an active adult lifestyle in the retirement hot spot of San Marcos, Texas. Amenities include a semi-private 18-hole golf course, tennis & pickleball courts, hiking & biking trails, and a clubhouse with a biergarten, live entertainment, billiards, a demonstration kitchen, and much more. Lots priced from $0 to $400,000; Homes from $284,990 to $524,990. Read More...


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Red Ledges

Heber City, Utah Gated Community
Heber City, Utah

This four-season mountain community near Park City, Utah, offers a selection of estate home sites and luxurious Western-style cottages, with 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus signature golf, deluxe tennis and equestrian facilities and a private ski chalet at the neighboring Deer Valley Resort. Lots from $150,000 to over $700,000; Homes from $650,000 to over $2 million. Read More...

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