UCF students looking for a little extra security shouldn't worry. There are plenty of apartment communities near the UCF campus that have security gates to regulate who comes in and out. Gated communities not only help with security, but also offer an extra peace of mind for all the residents that live there. The three apartment complexes below all have security gates.
Riverwindis my first pick for a great UCF apartment community with a security gate. Riverwind is located just north of the UCF campus on North Alafaya Trail. Besides being a gated community, Riverwind also has courtesy patrols and controlled access, which further boosts security within the apartment complex. UCF students living at Riverwind won't just be secure, but also entertained. Community features include: a fitness center, swimming pool with hot tub, tanning bed, computer lab, movie theater, coffee bar and game room. UCF students will also have convenient transportation option right outside their front door. A private UCF shuttle is available for residents. The official UCF shuttle and LYNX bus stops are also within walking distance of your apartment.
Boardwalk Apartments at Alafaya Trailis my second pick for a great gated apartment community near UCF. In addition to the security gate, Boardwalk also has courtesy patrols to help strengthen safety and security for its residents. Apartments at Boardwalk at Alafaya Trail come in only a four bedroom, four bathroom floor plan. However, the unit is extremely spacious at around 1,500 square feet. Rent is only $575 per room. The apartments at Boardwalk come with cool perks like a patio or balcony, ceiling fans in every bedroom, tile floors and private bathrooms. Residents can easily hop onto the UCF Shuttle when heading to class each day.
I saved one of the best for last. The Retreat at Orlandois my final pick for an awesome gated apartment complex by the UCF campus. I love The Retreat because of the apartments. These aren't the typical college apartments you see around campus. At Retreat, you can live in your very own cottage! Each unit is like a whole house. So, rather than having a bunch of noisy neighbors living above and below you, the cottages at The Retreat allow you to live in multi-level house with some of your closest UCF friends. And if you have a lot of friends, don't worry. Floor plans at The Retreat come in two, three, four, five or six bedroom options. Each one is super spacious, has private bathrooms, and has beautiful architecture you can't find in a typical apartment. Apartment features include: vaulted ceilings, crown molding, walk-in closets, bay windows, balconies, wood floors, dishwashers, and washer and dryers. If you are a UCF looking to live in luxurious gated community, The Retreat at Orlando is the place for you.