A gated community can add a sense of security and privacy. A gated community will insulate the community from the surrounding area and will limit access to non-residents. Having a gated community may add to the cost and complexity of maintaining the community as entrance cards, fences and gates will have to be maintained. It may also complicate deliveries, moves, having visitors etc.
In the Tysons Corner area there aren’t that many gated communities. For an alternative to a gated community, a controlled access condomium may provide some of the same benefits.