Gated Communities are sought after here in Sarasota and Charlotte counties because they usually are very well kept. When you are outside of these gated communities you may get a hodgepodge of homes with no uniformity. Usually in a gated community you are looking at similar homes or condos of similar design, color pallets, stature, etc.
Many times Gated communities will also have amenities like a community heated pool and clubhouse. Some are like miniature resorts and still others are just a group of homes with a gate. Whatever your tastes, there is a gated community here in South West Florida for you!