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Gated Communities and Airbnb

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Gated Communities

During the past few years, gated communities have rapidly increased in South Africa. Gated communities can be categorised as security villages and enclosed neighbourhoods. Due to high crime rates, many people want to live in enclosed neighbourhoods or security villages as it is the only option for safe living in cities. However, few pause to consider the longer-term impact of these developments.

A gated community (walled community) is a form of housing estates containing controlled entrances for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles, and is often characterized by a closed perimeter of walls and fences.

Majority of the communities in South Africa involve two types of gated communities. The two types include: 

  • Enclosed neighbourhoods (road closures). These are existing neighbourhoods that have been fenced in by the closure of public roads. 
  • Large luxury security villages or estates, such as golfing or country estates and other large residential, security areas. 


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Author Gated Estates
Published 22 Oct 2018 / Views -
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