4 Reasons Why You Should Live in a Gated Community

The real estate industry in Ghana is largely run by big real estate developers who construct most of the gated communities we have for sale in the country. These developers in the industry are usually supported by real estate agencies who fill in where the top guns fall short.

Most people believe that properties in gated communities are a more expensive housing option as compared to other house types. However, If you should ask a property developer in Ghana, they will give you a number of compelling reasons why gated communities are worth every penny.

This is primarily because gated communities, often referred to as estates in Ghana offer services that go beyond just providing accommodation – they typically go hand-in-hand with exclusive access to a wide range of communal amenities and facilities that are either absent entirely or poorly managed in traditional neighbourhoods. This gives gated communities an edge over other housing options and gives you value for your money.

Below are 4 reasons why you should consider gated estates.

Privacy and Security

In a gated community, you are more likely to have your privacy as compared to other house types. Visitors will need to check with you before coming around or they will be turned away as most gated communities have a security post at the gate. Paradise Estate at East Legon Hills is one gated community that takes the security and privacy of its tenants very seriously and goes above and beyond to protect them.

One other peculiar feature of gated communities is that you don’t have to worry about traffic because the only “traffic” you may experience comes from residents leaving and arriving. This leaves you with your peace of mind and the serenity that a good home offers.

Shared Amenities

Another perk of living in a gated community is the access you get to the shared facilities you would normally pay exorbitant prices for like swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, golf courses, spa and others. These amenities are provided and make living in gated communities interesting and exciting. Some gated communities come with community centres which are great for activities that unite its residents, providing a balance between exclusivity and community.

Paradise Estate in East Legon Hills is a perfect example of a gated community that not only exudes serenity with our lush green parks and gardens but also provides facilities that unite our community. Facilities such as our clubhouse (which includes a gymnasium, tv room and restaurant), our fun and healthy living amenities including our community swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, as well as a play area for kids fosters that sense of community even deeper. Our gated community is spread over 12.41 acres and offers 3 and 4 bedroom luxury villas which will fit your everyday needs, making one of the most sought-after residential communities in Accra.

It’s not uncommon for management of gated communities to throw a mid-year or Christmas get-together. Some gated communities have the added advantage of having a property management company handle the provision of utilities and other essential amenities like water, electricity and internet services.

Higher Property Value for a Gated Community

While estates in Ghana may be typically more expensive to buy, they make very good investments. This is because homes in gated communities meet higher standards of quality and design, thus, mitigating the risk of losing property value during market fluctuations. A gated community adds value and is simply a good investment. You can rest easy knowing homes in gated communities sell for $30,000 more on average than those in non-gated communities.

Plus, the exclusivity and privilege that comes with gated communities ensure that the value is consistently rising.

Safe for Children

One of the greatest advantages of living in a gated community is for families with kids. While the benefits can be reaped by both single and families alike, the safety and security in gated communities are especially good for the little ones with aspirations for exploring. Since there are no open roads with moving traffic, it is safer to allow your kids to play outdoors; you wouldn’t have to worry about them bumping into strangers either. With communal areas set for the kids to play, it is also easier for parents to monitor them.

Conclusion

The benefits of living in a gated community far outweigh the price tag attached to it. Most of the Ghana government’s affordable housing projects are being constructed as estates for a good reason.

This is a great opportunity for working professionals and young families who may not have the luxury of affording high-end estates. For those who cannot make an outright payment, many real estate companies and mortgage institutions provide flexible payment plans with the option to buy a house in Ghana and pay monthly.

Before you go hunting for which gated communities suit your needs, it is essential not to rely solely on online reviews. You should get permission to enter the neighbourhood to see if you enjoy the vibe it offers. You should consider things like the security, amenities, cleanliness, the aesthetic and the estate managers as well.

12 Aug 2020