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Naples Florida Gated Communities

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Overview of Naples Florida's Gated Communities

Gated communities comprise a large portion of the Naples Florida area. Many of the gated communities have a guard at the gate, while others have a mechanical gate. The purpose of a gated community is to provide security, and to keep sightseers or other parties that do no have business in the community out. Gated communities range from thousands of residents, to just a handful. The larger gate communities also have security patrols.

Some of Naples larger gated communities, such a Pelican Marsh, have gated communities within the main gate. Meaning some owners have to pass through the main gate, and then through a gate to their subdivision. The second gate keeps those residents residing within the main gate from sightseeing through their neighborhood.

For Naples, gated communities started becoming popular in the 1980s, and by 2000 any new community designed to appeal to second home buyers was gated. As well as most no-frills communities. When excluding the Golden Gate Estates area (middle eastern edge of Naples), well over 50% of the Naples land mass is within gates.

Naples Areas that are Gated

Map of Naples Gated Communities


Guard at Gate Communities

The map above indicates the various location of communities that are gated, and have a guard at the gate. Pelican marsh with thousands of residents, has three separate gates, all with guards. Some gated communities are very small. The Georgetown subdivision within Pelican Bay for example, has a guard at the gate for only 36 homes. All the upscale communities have guards, as well as most golf communities (which most are also upscale).

Communities with guard at gates include.

Audubon, Autumn Woods, Barefoot Beach, Beachwalk, Bears Paw, Briarwood, Cedar Hammock, Colliers Reserve, Cove Towers, Delasol, Eagle Creek, Fiddler'S Creek, Forest Glen, Grey Oaks, Hammock Bay, Heritage Bay, Imperial Golf Estates, Island Walk, Kensington, Lely 'S Classics, Longshore Lake, Mediterra, Monterey, Moorings, Naples Cay, Naples Heritage, Naples Lakes Country Club, Olde Cypress, Pelican Marsh, Quail Creek, Quail West, Saturnia Lakes, Stonebridge, The Dunes, The Quarry, The Strand, Tiburon, Treviso Bay, Tuscany Reserve, Twin Eagles, Vanderbilt Country Club, Verona Walk, Village Walk, Vineyards, Wiggins Bay, Wilderness, Windstar and Wyndemere.

Mechanical Gate Communities.

Obviously, a mechanical gate is a lot less expensive than having a guard at the gate. And provides a lesser degree of security, but more security than a non-gated area. Communities with mechanical gate systems include.

Arbor Trace, Aviano, Banyan Woods, Bay Forest, Blue Heron, Botanical Place, Bridgewater Bay, Bristol Pines, Brynwood Preserve, Calusa Bay , Camden Cove, Carlton Lakes, Countryside, Cypress Woods GCC, Eden On The Bay, Enclave, Falling Waters, Falls Of Portofino, Forest Park, Foxfire, Glen Eagle, Glen Eden, Granada Lakes, Hawksridge, Heritage Greens, Huntington Lakes, Ibis Club International, Ibis Cove, Il Regalo, Imperial Wilderness, Indigo Lakes, Key Royal, Lakeside, Laurel Lakes, Lemuria, Mandalay, Mill Rund, Moon Lake, Naples Bath And Tennis, Napoli, Old Cypress, Orange Blossom Ranch, Orchards, Pebblebrooke Lakes, Pipers Grove, Positano Place, Reflection Lakes, Remington Reserve, Reserve At Naples, Sapphire Lakes, St Croix, Stratford Place, Summit Place, Tarpon Bay, Tarpon Cove, Tuscany Cove, Valencia Lakes, Vanderbilt Surf Colony, Waterways, Whippoorwill, Wildwood Lakes, and World Tennis Center.

Non-Gate Communities

Naples non-gated neighborhoods would mostly be the earlier built areas. These would primarily be single family home areas in western, central and south of Olde Naples. Also Golden Gate Estates, and Golden Gate City at the eastern edges of Naples would not be gated.