Abstract— In the late seventies, the Egyptian government decided to establish new urban communities on the edge of Great Cairo Region (GCR) to provide different types of housing, services, facilities, job opportunities and facing escalating population growth. Gated communities spread vastly in the Egyptian real estate market especially among the rich people due to privacy, prestige, quality of life, segregation, separation from their community. Soon their demands became a target model for less economic classes as well.
This study classified the gated communities’ in Egypt into four types (Luxurious, moderate, low high and post enclosed gated com-munities) based on residents’ economic status. An assessment was done to measure residents’ satisfaction for the features of each type. Therefore, our case study selected six gated communities symbolizing the four categories’ of research classification. All selected gated communities are located within New Cairo city as one of the most important new cities on the eastern edge of Great Cairo Re-gion (GCR).
This study was concluded by determining the strengths and weakness of each gated community; and defined the types that are suitable for the Egyptian society. It raised some further research topics that need to be studied.