Growing a family in a high-rise residential building seemed unthinkable several decades ago. No lawn or an expansive porch? No way. But trends and preferences have changed. For modern families today, it seems like vertical living is the only lifestyle to choose. Living in a condo community is more than just the practical choice. Condo living is also an emotional choice, something that you make for your family’s sake—their convenience, safety, and well-being.
Among the family-friendly condos in the Philippines is Dansalan Gardens in Mandaluyong. This three-tower development is located at the quiet side of the city but just three blocks away from EDSA. A real estate property of DMCI Homes, this resort-inspired complex is composed of towers Paloverde (31 storeys), Sycamore (31 storeys), and Willow (18 storeys). Sounds cramped? Absolutely not. Sixty-five percent of the community is dedicated to open, breathing spaces, which are perfect for growing a well-rounded family.
Units in Dansalan are bigger that the standard sizes and they all come with a balcony, which can serve as your extended living room. There are only two units per floor so residents do not feel cramped and crowded. No unit is facing another unit. If it’s not the skyline, units are facing amenities, never a wall.
There are a lot of reasons why you should live in Dansalan Gardens especially if you have a family. We have rounded up a dozen reasons for you.
Taking it slow and easy
Can you barely catch up on the city’s fast-paced lifestyle? Slow down. While strategically located at the heart of the city, Dansalan Gardens is pretty laidback. Abundant spaces give you room to move and explore. The community is landscaped, allowing you to relax and enjoy nature. There are also landscaped walking paths that lead to private nooks that your family will surely love. It’s like having a refreshing piece of privacy right outside your homes.
Nature, koi, and more
Dansalan Gardens embraces nature and the great outdoors. The 8,000 sqm DMCI community is a good place to commune with nature. There are pockets of green gardens and gazebos everywhere you look. Six of the units at the ground floor of Paloverde Tower even have private gardens. There’s also a koi pond that both adults and kids will surely find relaxing.
Near to everything that matters
When thinking of the perfect place for your family, the primary consideration is location. Good thing that Dansalan Gardens is near areas of interests such as schools, hospitals, malls, and public transportation. It only takes a 10-minute walk or a tricycle ride to get to the MRT and a 10-minute drive to Ortigas. Even Makati is just a 15-minute drive away. Schools are barely two kilometers away and commercial establishments are also easily accessible.
Time for play, rain or shine
Parents often worry that their kids won’t have a “normal” childhood in a condo community. It may not offer the traditional lawn and backyard, but among the benefits of living in a condo community is having kid-friendly spaces. In Dansalan Gardens, there’s an indoor playground where kids can enhance their social and motor skills. They can start building friendships with other children in the community. Rain or shine, kids can arrange and enjoy play dates in the community’s indoor play area.
Stay in tip-top shape
It is easier to get fit when going to the gym is hassle-free. The community’s fitness gym is located at the Willow Tower, complete with all the facilities found in commercial fitness centers. The treadmill overlooks a garden for a more refreshing view. Hardworking dads can also loosen up after a long, tiring day in the complex’s basketball court. They can even arrange a mini-tournament to acquaint them with other dads in the community.
Lounge in the sky
The Paloverde Tower Sky Lounge offers a magnificent 270-degree view of the skyline. To the west, you can watch the sunset in Manila Bay. To the south, you can see a cityscape of the Makati Business District, and to the east, you can see the Antipolo Hills. Another sky lounge is located at the Sycamore Tower.
Both sky lounges can cater intimate gatherings. Its casual ambiance is also perfect for late-night coffee and catching up with friends.
Pool parties with the family
Among of the advantages of living in a condo are the amenities that the whole family can enjoy. Children would surely go crazy over the amenities in Dansalan Gardens, which include a wading pool for kids. There’s also an adult swimming pool so parents can watch over their kids as they splash away. It would be fun to invite friends over or gather other families in the community for a fun pool party during the weekends.
Round the clock peace of mind
Families can experience worry-free urban living at Dansalan Gardens in Mandaluyong. Aside from secured entry and exit points and a perimeter fence, all common areas are secured round the clock. There’s also an intercom in all units so that all guests coming in are screened at the lobby. There are security cameras strategically placed in all floors and an automatic fire sprinkler system for all units.
Convenience at your doorstep
Everything you need is right outside your doorstep. Busy moms do not have to worry about doing their laundry because there’s a laundry pickup station in the community’s commercial area at the ground floor. Should they want to relax, there’s also a beauty salon and spa. And when you run out of seasoning while cooking, there’s a convenience store too.
A handyman at your service
A leak in your sink in the middle of the night? Don’t worry because one of the advantages of condo living is property management and assistance. General maintenance is available in all common areas. There’s also taxi call-in service, newspaper delivery, and garbage collection. Upon moving in, they will help you with utility application and leasing assistance. A hassle-free move-in assistance may also be requested.
Just for fun
You don’t have to brave the traffic on a Friday night if you want to have a karaoke night. There’s an audio-visual room in this DMCI community where you can belt out pop songs. Each tower also has indoor function rooms for get-togethers. They also have multipurpose halls with a billiards table, table tennis, and a snack bar.
Do you like inviting guests over? It is not only the residents who have a lounge area. Visitors are also welcomed to a grand hotel-like lobby in each tower. There are also three high-speed elevators per tower so waiting should not be a problem. And yes, there’s a parking space for visitors.
Raising a family in a condo can now be done more conveniently and comfortably. No, your kids are not going to grow up without friends or with a sad childhood. It’s all a matter of providing opportunities for a well-rounded life. A condo community with everything you need might just be the answer.