Thinking of trading high-rise sights and city skylines for lines of trees and spacious lawns? Over the years, city-dwellers from Metro Manila have become more open to the idea of living outside the city.
The metro’s congested state, as well as the prolonged period of staying indoors since last year, has convinced people to diversify their properties, establish second homes away from NCR and in master-planned communities with houses near open spaces, lush greenery, and attractive outdoor landscapes.
There are benefits to living in a home near parks and spaces close to nature, as the present scenario stirs interest in real estate investments. As desires for more holistic lifestyles rise, along with dealing with constantly changing quarantine schemes, the most discerning buyers are now looking into sprawling properties outside Metro Manila, and are keen on establishing a more permanent change in address.
Economists also project a more optimistic economic outlook for the country this year, making this an opportune time to make strategic investments in real estate: ADB projects a 5.5% GDP growth for the country in 2022, as vaccination programs have been implemented and the economy gears up for a revival.
Aspiring investors and property owners are looking at locations that have vast open spaces for relaxation and a slower pace of living. These buyers want locales that grant the luxury of space and nature while creating a peaceful yet vibrant community that results in a higher quality of life for families.
That said, staying close to Metro Manila has its merits. Nearby developments are making it possible for a new set of property owners to benefit from the conveniences of the city while being able to enjoy a fulfilling home and family life, surrounded by parks and other landscapes.
Considering a move from the big city? Here are the benefits of living near parks and open spaces.
Improves health and well-being
Several pieces of literature have shown a link between being surrounded by greenery and good health in various ways: a study by the Yale School of Environment shows that living in or near green areas is a must-have for physical health and cognitive function. Living within the vicinity of parks also encourages you to adopt and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, as the wide pathways and abundance of trees create a soothing and conducive venue for working out.
Open, green spaces don’t just pose benefits for physical health; they’re also beneficial to maintaining mental well-being. Greenery is said to keep you calm and relaxed. Another study shows that those who jog in a green setting feel more restored and less anxious, angry, or depressed than those who run in urban environments.
Rockwell South at Carmelray lets you live your best and healthiest life through a luxurious, nature-filled space. With over three hectares of leisure space, you can nourish your mind and body at the Fitness Park, with 2,800 square meters of expanse for your fitness routines, while the Wellness Park has its own meditation garden and paved paths within 900 square meters. Ride your worries away through the 4,100-square meter Bike Park, with its own outdoor trail.
Enhances work and productivity
When you’re surrounded by nature and open spaces, work would be the last thing on your mind. That said, in the age of work-from-home schemes and remote workplace arrangements, it is now possible for working family members to consider an environment that provides a more holistic way of life.
Living right next to your workplace certainly has its perks, yet research shows that living in the suburbs can actually help you perform better at work—and can even help your kids excel in school. One study determined that interacting with nature for just an hour can improve memory and attention spans by 20%.
As more workplaces embrace flexible working schemes, this provides individuals with the freedom to shape their days and strike a better work-life balance as they please—creating greater satisfaction in both personal and professional pursuits.
Provides with great community places to gather
While living in the center of action has its perks, there are also benefits to living within a secure community with a clubhouse, spacious lawns, and picnic areas. Being close to parks and open spaces gives you more opportunities to regularly bond and enjoy nature with your family, while providing a more convivial environment for you to meet other members of the community and socialize safely.
Creates memorable family moments
Home is where the heart is—yet being able to freely yet safely create memories with your children helps you live a more fulfilling family life. From picnics at the park to playdates, barbecue cookouts, or even just quiet strolls around, having a home near parks can help you create even more special memories that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.
Imagine creating priceless memories as your children explore their imagination at the Treehouse Park with a cabin up in the trees looking over 1,700 square meters of greenery. Your little ones can wander and play to their hearts’ content with a 1,400-square meter Play Park.
The 2,900-square meter Barbecue Park lets you enjoy a weekend grill with your loved ones with its own outdoor grill, treehouse, and lounge. And even your own furry family members can join in on the fun, with a 700-square meter Dog Park where they can play and socialize with other dogs in the neighborhood.
With fully occupied villages in the metro, families who wish to spread their wings and live life freely may consider moving to the outskirts of the city for a more relaxed and balanced lifestyle. While condominiums are usually situated in prime areas such as CBDs and have their own set of exclusive amenities, for some households, a drive to the suburbs is worth the effort — providing you with a respite from the city and allowing you to enjoy the elegant pleasures of suburban living.
Make family moments more special and provide your loved ones with the best life possible in a community that allows you to live life in balance. An hour’s drive from Manila, Rockwell South at Carmelray brings the signature Rockwell lifestyle to a wide, nature-filled development in Calamba, Laguna.
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