By Melissa Allison
Whether the fences, walls and gates are for a single home or a whole community, they bring privacy -- and a certain degree of glamour -- to what's behind them.
Celebrities have long favored gated living, and retirees are known to roam there as well. Here are a batch of listings to keep the magic in and the paparazzi out:
319 Diamond Oaks Road
For sale: $575,000
Manitou Springs, Colorado
6120 Aspen Way
For sale: $358,000
Privacy abounds in this gated community outside Colorado Springs. It borders a national forest, and from this home's private deck, you can take in the aspen grove and listen to the burbling of a nearby creek. See what else is on the market in Manitou Springs.
8500 Pine Valley Trail
For sale: $549,000
Here's a home on 18 acres with a pond -- all inside a gated community. The home's great room and master bedroom feature fireplaces and vaulted ceilings.
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For sale: $449,900
This gated estate includes hiking trails, a stream and a pond with a fountain and a gazebo. That's before you even walk inside, where you'll find 3,335 square feet of skylit luxury, including a wet bar in excellent proximity to the sauna and a hot tub with sylvan views. Visitors stay in the two-bedroom guesthouse.
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Boone, North Carolina
206 Leatherflower Lane
For sale: $515,000
The mountains of North Carolina are home to this gated community that feels like a national park. The home features a wide deck for taking in the natural beauty.
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Mason City, Iowa
1545 N. Carolina Avenue
For sale: $397,545
A gated entry and a white picket fence set apart this Midwestern home, which measures 4,910 square feet and includes a landscaped yard with a gazebo.
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Perched on a desert oasis between Las Vegas and Lake Havasu City, this home offers panoramic mountain views. It also boasts 2 master suites, each with a closet the size of a bedroom, plus a Jacuzzi tub with more views.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
985 Bear Island Drive
For sale: $375,000
This home has a heated pool and spa, and it backs up to a golf course -- all within a gated community that's surrounded by green space.
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1816 Squirewood Drive
For sale: $369,000
This home in a gated community just outside New Orleans features an open floor plan spread across 2,950 square feet, a large den with a fireplace and a covered patio overlooking the landscaped yard.
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
195 Doral Drive
For sale: $547,500
Coastal South Carolina offers lots of opportunities for golfing, including homes in gated communities like this one that boast their own golf courses. The 4,200-square-foot home includes a screened-in porch and a skylit "Carolina room."
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