ADVANTAGES OF LIVING IN A GATED COMMUNITY
We humans, are social beings. We love interacting with other people and naturally tend to depend on each other for happiness, love and growth. John Donne, the English poet had said “No man is an island’’ and truly so, the apartments and gated communities seem to have embraced this idea in the real sense.
Apartments bring together individuals with varied skills across different cross sections of the society. People from across the country belonging to different religious and linguistic backgrounds stay together harmoniously in communities making them peaceful abodes of living. Perhaps this is the reason why apartments have become popular even when compared to individual houses. Working women prefer to stay in these communities for the safety and security these provide. Very often help is also in terms of house maids, provisions etc who are also readily available in well planned housing colonies. Many home makers have turned into entrepreneurs and are successfully earning a substantial income while staying in the comfort of their home by catering to various needs like tuitions, hobby classes, cooking etc. Even senior citizens find staying in apartments safe and comfortable. Like-minded individuals come together for morning walks, evening satsangs and even social work.
For children and young adults, living in such happening communities where various events are held on a regular basis is a process of continuous learning experience. Life long bonds are formed.Community get-togethers provide an opportunity for youngsters to develop their organisational and leadership skills, making them responsible citizens who will be an asset to the nation. What is generally seen is also the bonhomie the residents share with each other. For the enterprising, a gated community offers a plethora of chances to innovate and improve on a constant basis, be it personally or professionally.
Apart from these obvious social benefits, gated communities offers a multitude of other advantages. Uninterrupted power supply, availability of water and cooking gas and 24*7 security makes living safer and easier for all the residents. Services of electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. can be readily availed. Common amenities like parks, swimming pools, club house etc provide the recreation that is much needed in an otherwise busy life. Maintenance of these facilities and landscaping of gardens and parks is taken care of. Another positive aspect of living in a gated community is that traffic is almost zero, making the place quieter and safer for it’s residents.
Considering the many benefits that staying in gated communities offer to the residents, one can safely conclude that they are here to stay for a long time to come.