If you live in one of the most stressful cities in the world, how will you cope?
For many Filipinos, particularly those living in key cities, such a struggle can be all too real—from having to bear with the horrendous traffic, pollution, and natural calamities, to enduring work stress, and even internal pressures.
Validating that “reality” was a study released in September 2017 ranking Manila as the 10th most stressful city in the world, along with Baghdad, Cairo, Tehran and New Delhi. The report by UK-based Zipjet assessed a total of 150 cities based on pollution, unemployment rate, debt per capita, family purchasing power, mental health, physical health, as well as gender and race equality, among others.
Given today’s highly competitive and fast-paced lifestyle, some urbanites have thus resorted to weekend getaways, or even just a staycation, as this will allow one to find a temporary respite where he or she can unwind and rejuvenate. But all these also entail cost—covering your plane fare or gas and toll fees, and of course, your accommodation and meals. Hence, it’s a luxury that not all urbanites can enjoy.
Fortunately, there has been a movement in recent years among some real estate developers to espouse stress-free living and offer that much-sought laidback lifestyle in their respective condominium projects. Through their different amenities and features, these condos have somehow served as an antidote to stress that makes city living a breeze.
Here are some of the key points you might want to use as a guide in your next condo hunt that could help you in achieving a more relaxed, stress-free lifestyle:
Safety and security
Coming home to a place where you’d feel safe and secure is always a priority for any buyer. After all, restful sleep is said to be crucial to one’s health, well-being, and mental clarity, and is therefore priceless.
And there are condos that take safety and security a notch higher with their CCTV-equipped buildings and well-trained security guards, who will look after the welfare of the homeowners. The guards and property management team are the ones who help ensure that there’s order within the community and that all facets of the development are well taken care of.
Living in a resort-themed development is like being on vacation every single day, all year round. With the water’s calming effect and nature’s healing power, a well thought and intricately designed community can be your sanctuary after a hectic day in the concrete jungle.
A resort-inspired development has thus become the preferred choice for many homeowners as it allows them to relax and recharge without having to leave the comfort of their homes. Indeed, living in a resort-inspired community has its perks as it aids one in achieving that relaxed, laidback lifestyle.
Nothing beats the level of comfort and ease that condo living provides. Strategically located in key cities, condos offer unit owners access to practically everything they need, thus giving one the ultimate convenience.
Given the metro’s worsening traffic condition, condos that are transit-oriented have become a top choice for many as these could help guarantee easy access to key institutions and establishments. Another plus would be the commercial spaces usually located on the first two floors of condos, as these offer retail, services and dining options.
Equipped with well thought out facilities and amenities such as a gym, jogging paths and pools, condominiums often help promote a more holistic, well-balanced lifestyle. Given the stress of an urbanite’s daily grind, it is necessary to find activities that could help you loosen up and take a break.
Exercise is said to be one of the best ways to de-stress and recharge as it helps release the chemicals called endorphins, which trigger happy, positive feelings. And given the highly competitive environment that individuals are often exposed to, every ounce of aid to reduce one’s stress level is considered good news.
Living in a community that is conducive to raising kids is a welcome treat for any parent. Admittedly, there are communities that are deemed as ideal for raising a family, given its quiet and safe environment.
It’s another plus that these developments are equipped with facilities like play areas and daycare that can help enhance a kid’s physical and mental abilities as well as their social skills.
Hence, if you’re looking for a good investment that could double as a stress buster, real estate might be an excellent option to consider. But this would only be prudent if one would choose a trusted developer like Empire East, which has long cemented its reputation as a reliable builder of innovative developments.
As it is, Empire East ticks off everything in the list as its projects are designed to offer that ultimate living experience that can cater to your varying needs.
For instance, those seeking for accessibility and convenience may want to choose Empire East’s Transit-Oriented Developments or projects that provide a direct link and immediate access to some of the country’s major transport hubs. These include Little Baguio Terraces in San Juan, Pioneer Woodlands in Mandaluyong, San Lorenzo Place in Makati, and Covent Garden in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Those meanwhile looking for an idyllic sanctuary in the city can go for Empire East’s Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City, The Rochester, also in Pasig, and Mango Tree Residences in San Juan City.
Indeed, whatever your demands or needs may be, it’s clear that Empire East can readily and efficiently provide you top choice condo projects that could help you better deal with stress and improve the quality of your life.
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