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Gated Apartments | University of South Florida

Gated Communities

As you are exploring apartment options near the University of South Florida, you're likely thinking about the inside of your apartment and the exciting amenities the communities have to offer. While it's fun to think and necessary to think about those details, don't forget to think about the not so obvious yet very important details like, is the community gated? While this isn't an amenity that is necessary for everyone, it can add a feeling of comfort and security to both residents and parents. Below are a couple of reasons students may choose to live at a gated community.

Added Sense of Security: When you live at a gated community, there is less access to the community. You will typically need a key fob or code to enter the community. Non-residents will likely need to enter a code that calls your phone to gain access past the gate. Although it isn't fool proof, the gate will act as a deterrent to unwanted visitors.  

Privacy: The last thing you want to deal with after a long night of studying for your exam is a knock on the door bright and early from a solicitor. And what about those fliers left on your windshield that get wet and never want to come off? With a gated community, you don't have to worry about these situations.

Remember, even if you choose a gated community, it's important to always be aware of your surroundings when walking to and from your apartment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do gated apartment communities near USF have gate guards?

You will not find manned gates at most apartments near USF. Gated communities will typically provide you with a key fob, remote, or personal gate code upon move-in. There will also be a call box that your friends and family can use to contact you and gain access while visiting.

What type of gates do apartments near USF have?

The type of gate will vary by apartment. The most common gate found at apartments are 6 ft+ iron gates; however, you may find pole gates that lift to allow access. These can be found in some apartments with parking garages.

Should my apartment near USF be a gated community?

This is a personal preference. For some, it may provide peace of mind to live in a gated community. We suggest researching communities in the area and call the team or visit in person to ask questions about the community, amenities, and services to help you decide what amenities and features will make you feel the most comfortable.

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