We are social beings. We love interacting with one another, and naturally tend to depend on each other for support, love and growth. As quoted by the famous poet, John Donne “No man is an island’’ and truly so, gated communities have embraced this idea in the real sense.

Gated communities inadvertently tend to 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 gated communities peaceful abodes of living. Perhaps this is the reason why gated communities have become popular when compared to individual homes. Working women prefer to stay in these communities for the safety and security these provide. Very often help in terms of house maids, provisions etc are readily available in a well planned community. 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 of such communities like tuition classes, hobby classes, cooking classes etc. Senior citizens find staying in apartments safe and comfortable. Like-minded individuals come together for morning walks, social works, etc.

For children and young adults, living in such happening community where various events are held on a regular basis is a process of continuous learning, especially given a scenario where children are stuck either with the television or video games, this learning become valuable. Life long bonds are formed in a close knit community, made possible in a gated community. Get-togethers provide an opportunity for the community members to develop their organizational and leadership skills, making them responsible citizens who would become assets to the nation. For enterprising individuals, a gated community offers opportunities to innovate and improve oneself on a constant basis, be it personally or professionally.

Apart from these social benefits, gated communities offers a multitude of infrastructural advantages as follows.

*          Uninterrupted power supply

      Uninterrupted water supply

*          Availability of cooking gas supply

*          24*7 Security

*          RO water plant

*          Sewage treatment plant

*          Community halls

*          Community gardens

*          On call electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc

*           Nil traffic

*           Quiet and safe environment

*           Availability of tailor made plans for DTH, Telephones etc

Considering the benefits, that staying in gated communities offer to the residents, one can safely conclude that the ongoing trend, of, developing gated communities are here to stay for a long time to come.