Houston Goes Gated

Gated communities are on the rise.

By: Chelsea Lameira

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and apparently that even goes for gated communities.

According to the Houston Business Journal, the demand for high-end homes in gated communities in Houston, Texas has prompted the development of over $120 million worth of new homes.

Homes from $589,000 to $2.4 million are set to be constructed through at least five new projects that will become urban communities worth over $120 million dollars. The demand for residence in these gated communities has the Houston building industry extremely busy. Thanks to the projects there are a lot of job opportunities opening up to workers of the industry.

There are many advantages to living in a gated community, the safety, the proximity to the city and the feeling of living elite.

According to the analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2001 American Housing Survey, a sampling of 62,000 households that is representative of the nation’s 119 million households, seven million households or about six percent of the national total were homes in gated communities, and that number has no doubt significantly risen since then.

Houston is home to many gated communities including Villa D’Este Houston, Texas Wrought Iron Works, Millennium Greenway- Luxury Housing and Tremont Tower.

Houston -Based Sudhoff Properties LLC President, Jacob Sudhoff markets homes in several gated communities.

“These neighborhoods are becoming extremely popular,” Sudhoff said in an interview with the Houston Business Journal.“It’s a quality-of-life decision more than anything.”


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