When you’re starting a family and thinking of a new home to live in, there are a myriad of items to consider. From your eventual house’s proximity to your workplace to the schools your future children will be studying in, accessibility is your major concern.
Indirectly, having an accessible home can affect your relationship with your family. This is because it also affects how long it takes for you to get to and from point A to B. So if your home’s accessible, it won’t take you long to travel to your office and back again. If you’re home early, you’d still have time to bond with your spouse or children.
Convenience almost always comes from the same vein. After all, if something is easily accessed, it is considered convenient. Of course, this goes beyond just being in close proximity to areas of interest. This also means the existence of different kinds of amenities that help improve the quality and experience of life.
When searching for a home, accessibility and convenience can spell the difference between having a happy family life and just having to move over and over again. Here are a couple of things you should consider when looking for a home.
Major Roads and Thoroughfares
As mentioned earlier, accessibility to your place of work can affect your well-being and your family. According to a column in Inquirer
, employees experience a combination of physical and mental strain when going to and from their workplace. This plus considering the centralized nature of Metro Manila, people from across Luzon have to travel 2-3 hours in advance to get to the office in time and avoid the stressful effects of traffic.
When searching for a home, consider the location’s major roads and thoroughfares. Are there alternative paths that you can choose from? As an example, The Villages at Lipa
can access Metro Manila through four major roads: SLEX, Skyway Stage 3, STAR Tollway, and J.P. Laurel National Highway.
While it’ll be great to have your workplace just a few minutes away from your home, being able to have different options for reaching Metro Manila is still good to have. It might not take a few minutes, but an hour and a half will always beat three to four on any given day. This gives you the time and energy to spend with your loved ones when you get back home. Not only does it work for the best of your relationships, it’ll work for your own well-being too.
Supermarkets And Shopping Malls
Of course, whether or not a family is concerned, having a place to acquire food and other necessities close by is a plus. When looking for a house, it’s important to note how far away markets and shopping malls are. Will it take a full hour to get there? Or is it a 5-minute walk away from your place?
As an excellent example, The Villages At Lipa is a horizontal development located in the LIMA Estate, an integrated economic center in Lipa and Malvar, Batangas.. The LIMA Estate, being a 700-hectare township, has a lot of commercial components that can provide for its residents, one of them being The Outlets at Lipa
. With dozens of dining establishments and designer brands lining its walls, The Outlets at Lipa should help you provide for your family’s shopping and dining needs. Right beside the Outlets lies the LIMA Exchange
, a central hub in the area that has a community center, transport terminal, major supermarket and a hardware/DIY store. With pharmacies, appliance stores and food kiosks to be added soon.
Having a readily available shopping center can provide a bonding experience with your family. So it’s important to have one close by that won’t require you to travel the entire day to get to.
You’d like to move to an area that’s booming with economic growth. Other than making sure your land’s value grows exponentially as time passes by, it also ensures that you can find amenities like more shopping malls or recreational shops near your place. It also turns your location into a place full of potential work opportunities. So if you’re looking for a new job or you’re still looking for one, choosing a steadily growing community might be a good bet for you.
A good way to determine this is to check on which areas are steadily being urbanized. How much infrastructure is being built into it? Are there major road projects that are in the process of being completed in the area? Are major companies (foreign or local) building manufacturing sites or corporate offices in the area?
You can also check in with experts that can weigh in on the matter. You can also take a look at the news and other relevant websites to keep yourself updated on the economic growth of some locations.
Recently, South Luzon is considered an emerging residential hotspot
outside of Metro Manila. Being a major contributor to Lipa’s being named a Next Wave City by the DICT, LIMA Technology Center is an up-and-coming Central Business District for work opportunities. This makes it a great place to start building a home.
Considering how crowded the Metro is, it makes sense that people are looking for homes that are outside of it. Based on trends, buyers are more attracted to getting house-and-lot type developments. This could lead you to believe that investing in the same kind of development might be a good idea in the long term.
At the end of the day, developed and highly urbanized communities provide both accessibility and convenience mostly due to the components built around them. This makes it a good idea to do some research and consult some experts.
Amenities for Recreational Activities
You might also want to look into what amenities a certain development has. Other than increasing your property’s inherent value over time, it also expounds your experience with it. If, after a long day of work you want to just take a dip in the public pool, having a swimming pool in the community rather than travelling somewhere else is always a good thing. If you want to keep fit, hitting the local gym that’s 5 minutes away is better than travelling an hour and a half to the metro.
The Villages At Lipa, being the official residential enclave of the AboitizLand LIMA Estate, have amenities that include a swimming pool, a basketball court, a clubhouse, and a function room. You also have access to the LIMA Exchange and The Outlets at Lipa, components of the area that have several recreational institutions. Finally, you will also have access to the Aboitiz Pitch, an Olympic-sized football facility that has a 1,500 seating capacity for other activities.
Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate an important family milestone or just a place to shoot hoops in and play ball, a community that has it all is one you might not want to let go of.
The Property’s Developer
Another important consideration to make is a specific project’s developer. Knowing who built it gives you an idea of what that area is supposed to offer. After all, a developer’s project is supposed to be a reflection of its value and brand promise.
Being considered an institution in itself ever since the 1920s, Aboitiz has continued to build the nation by engaging in industries like power distribution, banking, food production, construction, infrastructure, and land development.
In real estate, AboitizLand creates holistic developments to cater to your needs — from mixed-use spaces for enterprise growth to neighborhoods that families can thrive in. So if you’re looking for a developer who cares for your family and its holistic growth, consider AboitizLand’s The Villages At Lipa
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