Picking your new home is not just a financial decision; it is also a reflection of your lifestyle choices and priorities in life. So, before you make up your mind and settle on a potentially life-changing verdict, you may want to ask yourself these four important questions.
What are your priorities?
What are the tradeoffs you are willing to live with?
Where do you see yourself in a couple of years?
And, where can you best grow and thrive individually, and collectively as a family?
The classic debate between City and Suburban living
Both city and suburban living have their own respective merits and drawbacks. City living, for instance, provides exposure to a vast array of choices as far as the arts, culture, events, entertainment, attractions, and destinations are concerned. It also allows more flexibility and freedom in going around as you have easy access to public transportation. Finally, proximity to your workplace saves you more time that you can spend for your family or yourself, rather than being stuck in monumental traffic.
Unfortunately, city living also exposes you to over-abundance of people, noise, polluted air, and not-so-pleasant sights. You are expected to keep up with the fast pace which often triggers stress and a whole slew of adverse emotional, physical and psychological conditions. You also have to deal with higher crime rates, which is a natural effect of overpopulation. Your living space is cramped because real estate in the city commands a much stiffer, oftentimes exorbitant, price. Your daily cost of living is also much higher.
In contrast, the suburbs are not crowded with people, vehicles, houses, tall buildings, and commercial activities. This essentially equates to less or no traffic at all (especially if you happen to find work in the suburban community that is strategically entrenched in a business or industrial park), relative peace and quiet, plenty of spaces and greeneries, and clean and fresh air. The pace is basically relaxed and a little laid back, which has a positive and restorative effect on your general wellbeing. Your cost of living in the suburbs is also much lower.
However, as with almost everything in life, suburban living has its disadvantages, too. For one, it typically entails limited options. You may need to travel to the city to eat at your favorite restaurant, or to avail of great discounts that a particular department store is offering, or to watch a much-anticipated event, or to see your favorite band’s concert. Career options may be limited too, and your daily work regimen may include a very early start. You and your family might need to maintain at least one car for mobility.
It’s a great thing that Avida Land has already considered these important issues and addressed them accordingly for you.
How Avida Land is making your home-buying decision easier for you
Investing in a new home is probably one of the hardest decisions you’d have to make. And as you take on a new chapter in your life, Avida Land can help you “Live Ready” for a quality of life that is determined by a dynamic integration of passion, leisure and lifestyle.
Avida Land Corp., a wholly-owned Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary, provides secure, accessible, and sustainable communities perfect for home-seekers with various goals in different life stages: middle-income families looking for safety and convenience, single millennials and empty nesters exploring their freedom and independence, OFWs searching for a great investment to secure their family’s future, and retirees who wish for a new beginning in a relaxing and peaceful place.
Aside from being a trusted brand, Avida offers value for money and value of appreciation for people who want to invest in a place where they can be free to do what they want — all while thriving in their pursuit of passion.
Moreover, Ayala Land estates, within which Avida communities are located (Avida Southfield Settings Nuvali in Laguna, Avida Settings Alviera in Pampanga, Avida Settings Altaraza in Bulacan, Avida Verra Settings Vermosa in Cavite, and Avida Village Northpoint in Bacolod, to name some or a few), offer a sensible mix of residential communities, commercial hubs, businesses spaces, institutional facilities such as schools and hospitals, hotels and/or country clubs, and even industrial zones for the homeowners’ holistic and enriched lifestyle. You will no longer feel the need to go to the city often as most of the essential things that you need are already within your reach.
Finally, Avida prides itself for their sustainable real estate developments and continues to undertake initiatives to become the industry benchmark in sustainable practices. With the overall goal of achieving carbon neutrality in its commercial properties by 2022, Ayala and Avida preserve onsite native trees, integrates parks with appropriately sized tree nurseries in some of its projects, started to reduce the use of chemical pesticides, and switched to natural alternatives in landscaping. Avida continuously integrate safety, transit connectivity and pedestrian mobility in its designs to guarantee that projects are commuter and pedestrian friendly. Through these initiatives, Ayala Land and Avida continue their commitment to sustainability, making sure that not only its current users benefit from the development, but also the community and future generations of Filipinos
Avida, meaning “to celebrate life,” is the excellent choice for people who want to invest in a place where they can be free to do what they want — all while thriving in their pursuit of passion.