Gated communities comprise a large portion of the Naples Florida area. Many of the gated communities have a guard at the gate, others have a speaker to a remote guard, and others have a mechanical gate where residents enter a personal code. The most expensive housing in Naples is not gated, while several very affordable neighborhoods are gated.
Naples is safe and has a low crime rate. Probably 99% of residents inside gated communities grew up in non-gated neighborhoods and maybe not as safe as Naples. So why is so much of the Naples area gated? The purpose of gates:
Gated communities range from thousands of residents, to just a handful. The larger gated communities also have security patrols.