Finding a new home is undoubtedly challenging, even more so if you’re bringing up a family. Whether you’re at the early stages of familial life or moving with older children, the goal is to find a family-friendly community.
With little ones now in the picture, you want your new environment to be as safe and life-enriching as possible. So when you start your home search, zoom in on the location highlights of a family-friendly neighborhood. Here are some of them:
Proximity to Essentials
When you’re raising a family, the last thing you want is to be hours away from establishments like schools, retail shops, and future developments. Hence, the importance of living in a thriving place like Ozamiz City.
Those who choose to live in this area, particularly in new projects like The Emerald Residences, can easily access prominent institutions like La Salle University and Misamis University. Since Ozamiz is also a center for commerce, addressing shopping needs won’t be a hassle either. The biggest mall in the city is the Gaisano Capital Mall.
Also, future developments like the Kinuman Sports Complex (also known as Ozamiz Mega Arena) will likely bring more establishments to Ozamiz. The 22-hectare and largest fully air-conditioned indoor sports arena would soon become the city’s epicenter of urbanization and financial district expansion.
A Culture-Rich, Scenic Environment
A cultural and historic destination like Ozamiz is also perfect for families who want their kids to have a developed worldview. The city is home to Cotta Fort (think: a small version of Intramuros), which existed before the Spanish colonial period. The city’s old-world charm is also evident in its rustic towns and ancestral homes that will surely encourage kids to learn more about history.
Meanwhile, for family bonding, Ozamiz and surrounding areas have plenty to offer. The city itself is home to nature-oriented spots like parks and beaches. In the neighboring city of Tangub, there’s the Hoyohoy View Deck, where visitors are treated to the grand view of calming greenery and unique rock formations.
Living in a serene environment is more than just having a home in a secured and exclusive community. Lush and expansive greenery should also be there, such as parks and playgrounds, where families can pursue outdoor activities safely.
This is beneficial for kids as they will be encouraged to spend more time outdoors and away from technology. Time in nature allows them to learn through first-hand experiences and form social connections with other kids.
Meanwhile, for parents, a peaceful home environment is like a refuge from life’s hectic pace. At The Emerald Residences in Ozamiz, hardworking moms and dads can unwind within the community’s green spaces or find comfort in the breathtaking views of Bukagan Hill from their homes.
Family-Friendly Amenity Access
Families that spend leisure time together also tend to form stronger bonds. This is why you should consider a home with additional family-oriented amenities. A lap pool and a clubhouse are ideal to have, so you and your loved ones need not go far to have a resort-like downtime.
There should also be facilities that inspire you to exercise together, whether through workout routines or ball games. In this case, living at Piedra Verde in The Emerald Residences would be a wise choice. The community has an indoor gym, a basketball court, and a function hall to accommodate other activities.
Vast, Affordable Spaces to Live In
It’s not uncommon for starting or growing families to choose a spacious house. After all, many of them have a goal of finding that “forever home.” If you’re also on the lookout for a place to live in for a long time, it’s smart to think about the unit size.
At Piedra Verde in The Emerald Residences, families won’t have to worry about outgrowing a home since the units here are designed for flexibility. Its two-storey single-detached houses—Alexandrite, Jade, and Peridot—have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, spacious enough to accommodate the growing family demands. The largest unit, Alexandrite, comes with a carport, a maid’s room, a porch, a powder room, and a balcony—perfect for families looking to upgrade at-home lifestyles.
However, it’s no secret that raising a family can be a costly endeavor, which is why developer Mediatrix Homes, Inc., makes it less financially straining to own a home. This reflects their promise to clients: “Dito ang titulo laging sigurado.”
In Piedra Verde at The Emerald Residences, quality and affordability are at their finest. Ultimately, dwellers here will enjoy the life-changing experience of being in a family-friendly neighborhood.
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