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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a nice villa for next summer and some say theyre in a gated community which is sometimes more expensive. Im wondering how important that would really be?

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    They are no more expensive than non gated - a owners overheads are what sets the price for the home not whether it's a gated community or not.

    Some people like them as it makes them feel more secure but others don't mind non gated at all - horses for courses

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    I would be cautious of the word gated. When I moved to FL I signed up to live in a gated apartment complex. In my mind gated means that a gate or fence surrounds the property and to arrive on the property you must go through a gate. I was shocked to find out that gated just meant that to drive on the property you had to go through a gate. That's the only gate/fence on the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreverducky, post: 252715
    I would be cautious of the word gated. When I moved to FL I signed up to live in a gated apartment complex. In my mind gated means that a gate or fence surrounds the property and to arrive on the property you must go through a gate. I was shocked to find out that gated just meant that to drive on the property you had to go through a gate. That's the only gate/fence on the property.
    Gosh, that's a bit dodgy - ours is actually gated and you have to enter a access code to open the gates and each owner has their own unique code so when guests use the code it is easily traced to the owner

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkvilla, post: 252716
    Gosh, that's a bit dodgy - ours is actually gated and you have to enter a access code to open the gates and each owner has their own unique code so when guests use the code it is easily traced to the owner

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    It wasn't just my apartment in Tampa, there were a lot of apartments that advertised as gated but were just as I described. We had the code at the gate too, but it was just a gate. If you wanted to get on the property you could just step out of your vehicle and walk around the gate. Didn't make sense to me.

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