If long driveways, high hedges and large lots don’t offer enough exclusivity, there’s an option in town for luxury real estate that remains off limits even for most local residents.
Private neighborhoods feature gates, guards and, in some cases, cameras. In neighborhoods such as Belle Haven, Conyers Farm and Indian Harbor, only those with express permission can venture past their gates. Inside, several have additional associations that require yet another specific access.
Many of the homes sell for millions of dollars, and last year several sales topped $20 million. The homeowners include celebrities and business titans who could buy a home anywhere in the world.
Privacy and, for some, tight-knit community lure them. For Kathie Lee Gifford, it is a sweeping waterfront vista in a Riverside community. Hedge fund titan Paul Tudor Jones has a home so striking it is often mistaken for the local yacht club. Diana Ross is among those who lives in a private community within another gated community.
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