“Oh, they are all the same.” Do you feel this way about condominiums? Nothing but tall buildings in the middle of the city? If you are looking for a condo that will serve as your home for a long time, you should be able to spot the uniqueness and what makes it different and special. Look for the X-factor — the one thing that makes you and feel excited about moving in and possibly spending many years in that condo.
In condo hunting, you must know what your priorities are. For example; location, value for money, and space. If you are working in Makati, you must be very familiar with the rush hour traffic that seems to worsen every single day. Since Makati condos are typically more expensive, why not find a condo near the area that is as accessible but guarantees more value for money? DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong is high-rise development located near the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge. This DMCI Community is inspired by Asian tropical gardens and promises refreshing greenery at every turn. So, you live close to the business district and go home to nature’s arms.
This is what condo living is all about. It promises the convenience of a city but gives you space to relax and be calm after a long day. It’s the best of both worlds, they say. But in order to get the most out of condo living, go beyond the features, amenities, and the structure. Ask yourself: what can I do with them? In exploring this condo community in Mandaluyong, let us find out the many activities you can do in Tivoli Garden Residences. After all, the structure and location may lead you to buy a home, but the experiences are what can make you stay.
Enjoy an early morning walk
Tivoli Garden Residences is nestled on a 2.7-hectare property. While it is home to six high-rise residential towers, it seeks to make room for as many open spaces as possible, marrying the cosmopolitan lifestyle with love for natural beauty. Its tropical modern design provides the perfect balance for contemporary architecture and abundant greenery. In the morning, you can enjoy a leisurely walk amongst the greens. Pathways are landscaped and there are pocket gardens everywhere. There is also access to lush tropical sky patios. And in fact, there is a garden after every five floors. You see green everywhere and there’s nothing more breathtaking than waking up to the sight of life and nature.
Reach for the stars at the Observatory
How would you like to end the night with a breathtaking view of the city skyline? How about sitting amid landscaped gardens while looking at the stars? Sounds like camping in the woods? Well, not really. This is definitely a type of privilege that you can only experience if you head out to Tivoli Gardens’ tallest tower, the 42-storey Iris. It has an Observatory which features a promenade at the roof deck, landscaped walkways, observation decks with telescopes, comfortable seating areas, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls. You may invite friends for a few rounds of cold beer to end a long work week. Or you may simply look at the metropolis at night and have some much-needed R&R.
Barbecue weekends at home
How do you imagine your weekends to be? Is your family just all about enduring mall traffic and long lines at the cinema? You can do better than that. Just head out to your balcony, set up a table, and bring out the grill for some barbecue. Among the many family activities you can do in Tivoli Garden Residences require nothing more than just stepping out to your balcony to enjoy natural light and air with a view of the garden or the metropolis.
Play dates in the Garden
If you have kids, choosing to live in a condominium community is perhaps one of the best decisions you could ever make. Aside from the 24-hour security, kids will never run out of things to do. Among the many amenities at the Tivoli Garden Residences are dedicated to kids. There is a common outdoor play area and indoor children’s center at the sky lounge over at the Bauhinia Tower. You can arrange play dates there with other kids so your child will grow in a neighborhood with friends and with many memories to treasure.
Getting sporty at the Podium
It’s easier to follow a healthy lifestyle when you live in a place that encourages you to be fit and healthy. Between the Iris and Hibiscus Towers in this DMCI Community is the Podium, where you can enjoy a game of basketball or badminton with friends. There is even a play area for kids if you want to keep your child busy at the same time. And everywhere in the Garden are several jogging and biking paths to keep you moving.
Conversations at the Sky Lounge
Aside from the Observatory, there is also a Sky Lounge where you can sit and feel the night breeze or have one of those fun chats with a friend until the wee hours of the morning. There are comfortable seating areas at the Lounge overlooking the metro skyline.
Host a pool party
Living in a community inspired by Asian tropical gardens is definitely a relaxing one. But if you feel energetic and want to have fun, well, you can do that too. You can set up a pool party with your friends on a Friday night to splash all those work worries away. There’s a pool deck, leisure pool, Olympic-sized pool, and a kiddie pool to choose from. These clubhouse-like amenities will surely raise the level of fun many notches higher. There’s also interactive water play and cascading water jets for adults and kids to enjoy.
Beer night with the boys (and girls)
It’s payday weekend, and where do you go? If you refuse to get stuck in heavy traffic, you may just invite the boys or girls over and chill at the clubhouse. There is a game room and sports lounge where you can play billiards or take turns at the football table. There is also an entertainment room so you can catch up on an NBA game or UFC match. That’s what Friday nights are all about — fun, food, and friends.
Finding the perfect home should go beyond location and living spaces. It should be about experiences and creating memories. Find a home that keeps you moving, keeps you active, and lives up to the fun. At the same time, find one that keeps you calm and relaxed. A balance of fun and quiet is always a good place to be in.