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5 Benefits of Living in a Gated Neighborhood

When deciding to purchase a new home, there’s hundreds of things to consider. How many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, one-story or two- but, one of the most important decisions is what neighborhood is best for your family. At Shearwater, you can choose from multiple neighborhoods, including Shearwater’s only gated neighborhood, the Woodlands. While not everyone prefers life in a gated neighborhood, there are definitely some benefits. Here are our top 5 reasons to live in a gated neighborhood like the Woodlands.

  1. Community Mentality
    When you purchase a home in the Woodlands, you’re surrounded by a community of people who also enjoy and want to preserve the benefits of the gated neighborhood. You’re more likely to have neighbors who respect quiet hours, limit visitors and have a stronger desire to be part of an exclusive neighborhood. It feels less like moving into a new neighborhood and more like joining a family.
  2. Sense of Security
    Because the comings and goings from the Woodlands is limited by the gate, you’ll feel a stronger sense of security in your new home. This extra sense of safety can make you feel more comfortable and reassured with your new home purchase. And at night, the gates are closed and the neighborhood is only accessible to Woodlands residents, so you can sleep a bit more soundly.
  3. Extra Privacy
    Since access to the Woodlands is limited compared to other Shearwater neighborhoods, you can go about your daily life without as much interruption from the outside world. The Woodlands is located at the back of the community and has no outlet, so there’s very little thru traffic. So, you can sip coffee on the front porch in the morning, walk your dog in the afternoon and garden in the evening without the distraction of extra cars and people passing your home.
  4. Peace and Quiet
    Fewer visitors and an increased sense of security means the atmosphere at the Woodlands is a little quieter and a little more peaceful. Unwind with a glass of wine on the porch or a stroll along the trails with your partner to enjoy the chirping birds and sunshine. And with less traffic coming through, you can feel more comfortable letting the kids play in the front yard or walking down to their friends’ house.
  5. Special Opportunities
    The Woodlands offers some unique opportunities that you won’t always find in other Shearwater neighborhoods. Homes by D.S. Ware and Drees Homes are situated on some of the largest lots in Shearwater, so you’ll have plenty of space for that three-car garage or extra bedroom. Many homes in the Woodlands also don’t have backyard neighbors, and instead feature beautiful nature preserve and lake views that can make it feel as though you have the whole world to yourself.

Come visit the Woodlands to experience the benefits and unique features of this neighborhood for yourself. The Woodlands model homes are open for tours seven days a week. Visit D.S. Ware Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5:30pm and Sundays from 12pm – 5pm, and Drees Homes Monday – Thursday and Saturdays from 10am – 6pm or Friday and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. Click here for directions.

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