Some gated communities are staffed by private security guards and are often home to high-value properties. Several gated communities are secure enough to resemble fortresses and are intended as such.
[The next video shows a gated community in Colorado.]
Gated communities usually consist of small residential streets and include various shared amenities. For smaller communities this may be only a park or other common area. For larger communities, it may be possible for residents to stay within the community for most day-to-day activities.
Some gated communities are set up as retirement villages.
[The next video shows a gated community in Berlin.]