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gated community

A fenced and gated community of homes. Most local governments require public access to all roads maintained by the government. As a result, gated communities must usually assess homeowners in order to maintain their own roads.

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Pompe, [4] however, contends that much of what has been written regarding gated communities reflects author bias and often concentrates on opinions about the sociological effects of "walling America" and further segregating income classes.
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