Stop renting and start owning. This is the dream of most growing families who want to raise their kids in a better home environment. If you’re among them, know that homeownership calls for prioritizing the safety of your family and the community you’re going to live in. A safe home, after all, is a happy home.
Like most things during the pandemic, the definition of a secure, family-friendly home has changed. Safety is more important than ever, and it’s present in many ways in today’s condo developments.
Take, for example, One Lancaster Park in Cavite. This project sets itself apart from other communities by having a safety-focused design and advanced engineering technology. This kind of condo holds the key factors that make an ideal home for starting families.
Peace and Security Enabled by Technology
New condo developments are now replacing traditional keys and locks to improve residents’ overall safety. In these communities, Radio Frequency Identification or RFID technology is literally the key to a more private living space. At its core, RFID allows wireless communication between a specialized reader and an RFID keycard.
RFID elevators and locksets in One Lancaster Park ensure that access to buildings would be contactless and limited to residents. It also has a single entry point to its covered basement and 24-hour CCTV monitoring in corridors and lobbies. By having all these features, dwellers can get a good night’s rest and wake up feeling refreshed for the next day.
Safe, Well-Designed Walkways
Designated areas for people to walk can improve the community’s safety and livability. Aside from enabling a positive pedestrian experience, it also encourages families to be more active outdoors and engage with other residents.
In One Lancaster Park, residents can comfortably stroll along elevated walkways, which are also connected to the condo’s recreational spaces. Well-lit, tree-lined walk paths make walking a delightful and safe experience for residents of all ages.
Efficient Zoning of the Amenity Area
Amenities also play a crucial role in improving family relationships, so they must be designed for everyone’s safety. A vast amenity area divided into multiple zones promotes physical distancing and proper use of facilities and open spaces.
For instance, in One Lancaster Park’s 7-hectare nature park, families can choose to unwind at the Family Bonding Zone, Kids Zone, or Play Area. There’s also an Active Zone for outdoor sports activities and a Pocket Garden and Quiet Zone to spend time in nature and reflect.
Transit-Oriented Community Design
Integrating transit into a community is another way of ensuring enhanced safety and accessibility. It helps reduce vehicle dependency and thus improves overall health. At the same time, families can easily reach places that support their changing needs.
As a transit-oriented community, One Lancaster Park not only offers its residents a walkable pedestrian environment. It also provides access to an exclusive transport system. The condo is part of the Lancaster New City township, so it has access to the latter’s transportation hub, the LNC Link. Shuttle services from One Lancaster Park to Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) allow residents to easily reach Metro Manila in just 30 minutes.
The condominium is also near major transport infrastructures like Cavite Expressway, Cavite-Laguna Expressway, South Luzon Expressway, and Daang Hari, providing convenience to those with private vehicles.
Many condo units seemed to be designed for young and dynamic professionals, but newer ones are more suitable for starting families. Space and security are central to these family living spaces, so they’re larger than typical units and equipped with child safety features.
In One Lancaster Park, you can find units measuring 30 to 44 square meters. Each one has a fire detection sprinkler system and electrical outlets placed out of kids’ reach. Units also have fully finished kitchens, allowing for an efficient cooking experience.
At the same time, these units are large enough to have a designated work area for parents who are remotely working. Surrounding the units are open spaces, which help in shaping the work-from-home experience. They provide creative inspiration and a space to switch off when the need to take a break rises.
One Lancaster Park is set to have 15 mid-rise residential towers, while 70% of the community will be dedicated to open, green spaces. Its first and second towers are eight stories high, with only 191 units so families can enjoy a more private and calm environment. Interested buyers can expect a monthly rate starting at only P19,000.
All the above features point you towards a safe community built for nurturing family relationships. While embracing safety in its entirety requires a multi-layered approach, you can start by living in a condo where your family’s health and security are top priorities.
This article originally appeared in Lamudi (https://www.lamudi.com.ph/journal/starting-families-safe-condo/)