Santa Barbara county is one of the most desirable places to live in the world and is known for its niche neighborhoods, gated communities, private estates, beach towns, equestrian ranches and breathtaking ocean views.
You can find some of the most exclusive homes and estates in this area highly sought after by celebrities, wealthy and notable people. Explore the different Santa Barbara neighborhoods and view more information on their location and homes for sale.
There are some gated communities in the Santa Barbara area and the owners of such communities enjoy many luxury amenities. Among the desirable amenities are guarded security gates, community club houses, community pools, sports courts and playground areas. There are however many upscale but un-gated communities in the Santa Barbara and Montecito area with many affluent estates and high end residences.
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Benefits of living in a gated community in Santa Barbara, CA
There are many benefits of residing in a gated community and he we discuss some of the main points of why residents are attracted to gated communities.
Safety is the number one reason why people choose to live in a gated community. Most gated communities features 24 hours guarded and gated entries. These neighborhoods are guarded and fenced and have controlled access to the community grounds. The residents are able to control their guest lists and who can enter beyond the community gates. The gates often reduce crime, theft and vandalism.
Due to fencing and gates being installed in the gated communities, access is limited and there is no drive by traffic. Many celebrities and notable people prefer residing behind gates to avoid curious fans and paparazzi from driving by their homes.
Many Santa Barbara gated communities have great luxury amenities.
- Community Pools. Luxury pools are a great amenity for residents and often used for entertainment and community gathering
- Sports Courts. Basketball courts, tennis courts, pickle ball courts are among some of the most popular amenities in gated communities
- Club House. Many communities have club houses that can be used by the residents. Withing such club houses one can find BBQ areas, card rooms with game tables, lounge and TV areas, theaters and gathering halls.
- Gym and Spa. Often you will find fully equipped with state of the art fitness equipment gyms and spas.
People are more inclined to buy a home in a gated community to enjoy a sense of community, where they can meet neighbors, enjoy community events and socialize with people who live nearby.
To get a complete list of communities and neighborhoods in Santa Barbara or if you would like to buy or sell a home in one of these areas please contact your best Santa Barbara Realtor Timm Delaney at 805-895-1109