The stressful life in the city, coupled with pollution and social isolation, is affecting our mental health. Studies show that growing up in urban areas nearly doubled the risk of developing psychotic symptoms at age 12 primarily due to exposure to high crime rates and low social cohesion. However, more people still prefer city life as reflected in a recent UN report that projected a surge in urban population: from 54% of the world’s population in 2014 to 66% by 2050.
Halfway living is an emerging trend among millennials and young families. This pertains to living away from the bustling metropolis, but are still in close proximity to business districts, schools and commercial establishments. Making the most of halfway living is possible with DMCI Homes’ resort-style Siena Park Residences in Parañaque City.
Accessible via EDSA South
Siena Park Residences is a 31,313 sqm mid-rise condo community strategically located at West Service Road, Sun Valley, Bicutan, Paranaque City. It’s accessible via EDSA Southbound route, then to Nichols/SLEX, exit to West Service Road and straight ahead to Bicutan. The modern tropical community lies beside the Toyota Bicutan Showroom. In less than 20 minutes, you can reach your home from the the metro’s main avenue, EDSA.
Proximity to commercial establishments
Metro Manila dwellers know that traffic can get horrendous during the rainy season. One of the benefits of living away from the metro is being able to escape the traffic congestion and the frustration that comes with it. Siena Park Residences is a 10-minute drive from Duty-Free Fiesta Mall and Greenbelt. If you don’t want to leave Bicutan, the Wet Market is only 5 minutes away from your home. You can also do your quick grocery trip at Shopwise – San Antonio, Robinsons Supermarket Merville or SM City Bicutan.
Schools are within reach
Traffic can drain your energy and affect your disposition. Time better used for personal development and relaxation is wasted on the road. You can spare your kids the taxing travel to school during rush hour. Siena Park is 8 minutes away from PAREF Southridge School and 7 minutes from St. James College of Parañaque and Asia Pacific College. Living near schools will allow your children more time for extracurricular activities and resting.
For your medical needs, the Parañaque Doctors’ Hospital is 5 kms or a 5-minute drive from your home. Five-star hospitals including the Asian Hospital and the Makati Medical Center are also near.
There’s a community council for a better community living
Researchers warn that social isolation in cities is adversely affecting people’s, especially young children’s, mental health. In Siena Park Residences, the sense of community is of utmost importance. To build stronger ties between DMCI Homes and its residents, there’s a community council primarily responsible to listen and address homeowners’ and tenants’ concerns and recommendations in improving the community, and in communicating with the DMCI Homes administration for action. This is in consonance with the Filipino culture of a barangay where a chosen few represent the community in matters concerning peace and harmony.
11 well-equipped residential buildings
Siena Park Residences is composed of 11 buildings each with five residential levels and one basement parking. You can choose to live in any of these modern tropical-inspired buildings: Auburn, Lavender, Peach, Citrine, Lilac, Magenta, Indigo, Cerise, Olive, Plum or Crimson. Each building is equipped with a service area, a fire alarm system and fire exit, provision for CCTV, a mailbox area, passenger elevators, and garbage rooms. You can also relax in landscaped atriums in every building.
Each two-bedroom unit includes a provision for CATV, metered utility, and phone line, and a fire alarm and sprinkler system. This will save you a lot of money in setting up a home security system.
Focus on things that truly matter
The convenience of condo living allows one to focus on more important things in life. Imagine yourself home in less than 30 minutes, just early enough to hit the gym for an hour or two before you prepare dinner. After doing the dishes, you still have a couple of hours before bedtime so you can read a good book by the leisure pool and under Metro Manila’s majestic night skies.
In Siena Park Residences, homeowners and tenants have access to lifestyle amenities including a fitness gym, basketball court/playcourt, jogging/biking path, leisure pool, game room, etc. It’s also easier to convince your techy kids to play under the sun in the children’s playground or kiddie pool.
Your health, your family and your me-time—these are far more important than wealth in the world!
Staycation: an affordable way to have fun
It is said that most meaningful lessons in life are learned by traveling. The mobile lifestyle is gaining popularity especially among entrepreneurial millennials who are able to bring their work in their backpack. Even for those who maintain a domicile, traveling to the province or abroad as often as their bank accounts permit is becoming a way of life. There is nothing wrong with a quarterly vacation to a faraway island as long as you don’t put your finances at risk.
Living in a condo can make staycation an affordable alternative to hitting the road. There are fitness areas and a function hall where you can hold simple parties with family and friends. Why not a Sunday barbecue get-together at the open lawn/picnic grove? Relax at the pool deck on slow weekend afternoons. At Siena Park, vacation is a daily affair.
City living has its ups and downs. The best career opportunities and the country’s top schools are still concentrated in the metropolis.. However, the congestion brings about pollution and traffic, downgrading people’s lifestyles. Most workers spend long hours stuck in traffic, and these precious hours are better spent getting fit, spending time with family, and relaxing. Explore the wonders of halfway living in Siena Park Residences.