Greater Fort Myers Area Gated Communities
Fort Myers gated communities offer many amenities like gulf access and marina for your boat or yacht. Common areas abound. Many enclaves offer lake or preserve views for you to enjoy. The vast majority of these gated neighborhoods are located in South Fort Myers and through the highway 41 and I 75 area. Almost everything within the neighborhoods is constant except the prices. The amenities, the location, the housing types and styles all remain the same. The gate can have a security guard 24 hours or only during certain hours. In others you have a bar code on your car window, or a security card to get in. Since these planned communities typically provide shared amenities like pools, exercise rooms and clubhouses, it’s easier to meet your neighbors on a daily basis than you would in a standard subdivision. Strict design regulations enforced by neighborhood associations also provide a more uniform look to streetscapes.
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Below we have compiled an extensive list of Fort Myers Gated Communities for you to explore. Most are gated communities. You may click on the links to view real estate for sale within them. Homes and Condos abound! There are also highlights of amenities available within the communities. Go through the Fort Myers list and find the lifestyle that fits your requirements. Many of the communities have har-tru tennis courts.
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My wife and I have lived in three of the gated communities on A & W Bulb. This street runs between McGregor and Gladiolus. I would be happy to answer any question you may have in regards to living in this South Fort Myers Area. Sandy lives in a gated community on highway 41 or Tamiami Trail. She would be happy to answer questions in regards to this area.
Gated communities remain popular. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey, 11 million households lived in gated communities in 2009, up from more than 7 million in 2001.
Over eight million Americans have sought refuge from crime and other problems of urbanization by installing gates and fences to limit access to their communities – and their numbers are growing. Since the mid-1980s, gates have become ubiquitous in many areas of the country. New towns are routinely built with gated villages, and some entire incorporated cities feature guarded entrances. Along with the trend toward gating in new residential developments, existing neighborhoods are increasingly installing barricades and gates to seal themselves off.
Gated communities physically restrict access so that normally public spaces are privatized. They differ from apartment buildings with guards or doormen, which exclude public access to the private space of lobbies and hallways. Instead, gated communities exclude people from traditionally public areas like sidewalks and streets.
Gates – along with fences, private security forces, “residents only” restrictions on public parks, policies to control the homeless, land use policies, large-lot zoning, and other planning tools – are part of a trend throughout the country to restrict or limit access to residential, commercial, and public areas. These turf wars, representing a retreat from the public realm, are a troubling trend. Gated communities are a dramatic manifestation of the fortress mentality growing in America.
The context for the gated community trend is an America increasingly separated by income, race, and economic opportunity, although people with a range of backgrounds live in gated communities. In Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States, we classify gated communities into three major categories. First are the Lifestyle communities, where the gates provide security and separation for the leisure activities within. These include retirement communities and golf and country club leisure developments. Second are the Prestige communities, which lack the amenities of the Lifestyle communities, but where the gates still are valued as markers of distinction and status. The Lifestyle and Prestige communities are developer-built, and primarily suburban. They range from the enclaves of the rich and famous to the subdivisions of the working class.