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Gated home communities in Orange County, CA

Gated Community homes for sale in Orange County, CA

The popularity of gated communities is on the rise nationwide. For OC homebuyers, a gated community, whether it be an attended gate or an automated system, offers maximum security and peace of mind. Many of these communities are upscale, offering the homeowner the prestige of living in an exclusive community. However, it is a myth that gated living is only for the wealthy. Many very affordable home tracts and condo communities have gated entrances as an added benefit. Many larger gated communities may also include security guards who periodically patrol the neighborhood. Also, door-to-door soliciting is often forbidden in many gated neighborhoods. Gated developments are also highly sought after by retirees and 55 and over home owners, who appreciate the added safety and security of this type of housing. These buyers are generally seeking Orange County properties for sale for 55+ age groups Please visit my web page here: 55+ homes for sale .This page includes homes for sale as well as for lease.

Notable gated communities in Orange County

In Ladera Ranch, the exclusive community of Covenant Hills contains many luxury and custom homes, as well as custom lots. The Trabuco Canyon area features four gated communities. The best known is Coto de Caza, a community of over 4,000 homes, two championship golf courses, and equestrian facilities. Also very popular is Dove Canyon with over 1,000 homes. Two lesser known gated neighborhoods in Trabuco Canyon include Rancho Cielo, plus Walden, a community with no Mello Roos.  Mission Viejo has several gated developments including Canyon Crest, as well as the lakeside condo communities of Finisterra on the Lake and Mallorca. Mission Viejo also includes two 55+ gated retirement communities. These are Casta del Sol and Palmia.  In San Juan Capistrano, two of the most prestigious gated developments are Hunt Club and Marbella Estates. In Laguna Niguel, the community of Bear Brand Ranch includes homes with ocean views. One of Irvine's newest gated enclaves is Shady Canyon. In North OC, Fullerton's Fairway Village includes condos and town homes overlooking the golf course. For the coastal areas, Newport Beach includes Pelican Hill, Dana Point features Monarch Bay, and Laguna Beach holds the Montage, Emerald Bay, and Three Arch Bay communities. These are just a few of the many gate guarded neighborhoods in OC. 


Gated entry

Gated homes for sale search by city

Gated community and gate guarded homes for sale in all Orange County cities. Homes for sale are sorted by price so that you can quickly locate the price category you are interested in. If you are looking for a home to buy in a particular area or community, feel free to contact me. I will be happy to send you a list of available homes for sale. Note that some of the homes listed below may be in 55 and over retirement communities. This will usually be indicated in the comments. 



Entrance to secure housing tract

Gated Community homes for sale search by Price Range

For homes seekers who prefer to search for homes by price range, I have included searches for homes in South OC, North OC, and the beach and coastal areas. Homes for sale are sorted by price range for both under one million and over one million. If you would like a customized search by price range, just call me. 
South County North County Beach and Coastal areas
$250,000 to $1M $250,000 to $1M $250,000 to $1M
$1M and up $1M and up $1M and up



Ocean view home in gated community

Specialty Searches

I have added several specialty searches for homes for sale in gated or gate guarded neighborhoods. These searches includes bank owned or REO homes, homes with no Mello Roos, homes on the golf course or with golf course views, 55+ retirement and senior community housing. This link will provide you with 55 and over communities in Orange County, CA. Homes with lake or ocean views. . If you have any other gated development home requirements, just call or write to me. My team will be glad to e-mail you with a list of homes that include your criteria. 


Homes for lease in gated communities

The following links are for homes for lease in Orange County, north, south, and beach areas.


Gated Communities Frequently Asked Questions

How are gated community homes listed on this page?

Homes are listed for sale or leases on this page if the listing agent has tagged the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) with the correct codes. These codes can include "gated community", "gated community with attendant", "gated community with guard" or "automatic gate". Like all of the pages on my web site, the information is only as good as the data that was entered by the agents. For example, a property will not appear on my horse properties page if an agent inadvertently omits the proper identification tag in the MLS.  

Do all Orange County gated communities have attended or guarded gates?

While many gated housing developments do have live gate attendants and security patrols, many others have automated gates that require a special card or that use a keypad with a combination code for gate access. In many cases this is due to the cost. Communities with live attendants must obviously bear the higher cost for this service. Also, many gated neighborhoods are smaller and there may only be space at the entrance for an automated gate. Generally speaking though, the more affluent, luxury communities tend to have live security entrances and added features such as a neighborhood patrol, while smaller and more affordable housing tracts usually rely on an automated system. 


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I will be happy to help you find your prefect home in one of Orange County's gated communities! Whether you are looking for a gate guarded, lake front condo. a luxury estate on the golf course, a 55+ community, or an executive home, call me. My team will be happy to assist you!




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