Secure Your Privacy with Concrete Fence
Written by GJ Stott
Gated community fences are not just for the wealthy anymore. There has been an astonishing increase of gated residential communities over the past few decades. Many middle class people are turning to gated wall community lifestyles. A properly designed gated community fence provides the safety, privacy and security homeowners’ desire and in turn equates into higher property values.
The Census Bureau states that all across the United States as well as around the world, people in cities and suburbs desire to live in walled or gated communities. The Census Bureau’s 2001 American Housing Survey contacted 62,000 random household and found:
- Over seven million households are in areas behind gated community fences.
- Four million have gates with entry codes, key cards and/or security guards.
- The West and Southwest areas have the largest concentration of gated communities, but popularity is growing in the East and around the world.
- After 9/11, living gated community fence use increased as a way to create a family or community safety zone.
- Security is paramount for baby boomers as they look forward toward retirement.
Whether surrounding luxury homes or apartment buildings, gated community fences create a barrier defining property, providing protection and keeping specific objects or persons in or out. Gating or walling a community limits the number of people who can come in, park their cars, loiter and litter. A gated community wall can discourage criminal activity as well.