Don't ever want to live in a gated community. Besides, I'll have dogs, guns, and a clear field of fire.My brother bought some land a few years ago in a rural area about 30 minutes drive east of Johnson City. The place is beautiful. Only problem he is having is getting ridiculous quotes for his house. He'll end up ok, but if it were me, I'd probably have to sell the land cause I would not be able to afford those prices. His land is in a gated expensive community... but not the super expensive ones. Just look into the builders in the area... there are not many east of Johnson city in the mountains and they seem to know it and are taking advantage of it.