Gated Communities are a blessing. The aged become isolated in 'the community' quite often they lack transport, heating is another major problem with rising power bills and they don't feel like preparing a meal for one. Yes I think gated communities are a blessing security is excellent, a gardener mows the lawns and tends the gardens. This is an ideal environment to live in.
That really depends on who is inside the gate with you. If you have a good community, it is a blessing. Not such a blessing, if you are in an area that has a high crime rate and/or undesirable people gated with you.
I certainly can see the pros of living in a gated community as most of the participants have mentioned. On the other side however it seems a bit sad that there are gated communities to keep people out who often live in the same region but maybe are les fortunate and unable to afford living in a gated community.
Maybe inequality is going to lead to more and more safe zones (gated communities for the happy few) and danger zones (where the not so happy few live).
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