Gated living provides the ultimate peace of mind, offering privacy, security, a built-in sense of community, first-rate amenities and complete control over who has access to your home. They also tend to guard some of the most exquisite estates in the world. From the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to the golden coast of Southern California, here are properties currently on the market worth considering.

Southern California

1697 Potrero Road

Tucked away in Thousand Oaks’ exclusive celebrity enclave of Hidden Valley, this exquisite new build rests on a sprawling and privately gated 22-acre property encompassing three structures: an 11,022-square-foot main residence, a replica 2-bedroom guest home and renovated horse stable. From the soaring ceiling and spectacular primary suite to the gourmet kitchen and Yellowstone-inspired views, the self-sufficient estate leaves nothing to be desired. Plus, it’s only moments from the prominent Lake Sherwood Country Club or a scenic drive to Malibu. Tracy Smith holds the listing.

17536 Camino de Yatasto