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A new dimension in sporty living

A new dimension in sporty livingFor the athlete and the athlete wannabe, looking for a home may sometimes prove to be a challenge.

Especially if you’re a city dweller, there are few places in the world that would consider the specific needs of sportsmen. Thankfully, those that do often provide the best facilities for different kind of sports. Whether you’re a swimmer, mountain climber or basketball player, there is always something that will keep you up in your game in the following apartments and communities.


Check out some of the best places in the world where you can live, breath and enjoy sports to your heart’s content.

The Aldyn

The former home of National Basketball Association superstar Carmelo Anthony, the Aldyn of Upper West Side Manhattan is arguably the champion of sports-oriented condominiums.


It offers the most luxurious amenities for fitness fanatics. The condominium caters to an athletic club and spa that occupies 40,000 square feet (3,716 sqm). This area is roughly equivalent to eight NBA standard size basketball courts.

It also has a full-sized indoor basketball court where you can shoot hoops even in the worst weather of New York City.

In addition to basketball, the Aldyn offers a 75-foot indoor swimming pool, yoga, Pilates, personal training and kinesis rooms, a 38 foot-high climbing wall, a bike room, a squash room, and a simulator area where you can play bowling and golf. There is even an indoor playground maintained by Kidville, a children’s enrichment company, where your toddlers can start training to become the next Olympic gymnast.

A new dimension in sporty livingIf you find yourself exhausted trying all the sports facilities of Aldyn, you can head to their hot tub, sauna, steam room or private treatment rooms to relax and recuperate.Overall, it’s the dream home of any serious sportsman or sports fan. You’ll always be on the top of your game as a resident of this luxurious apartment.

Waterline Square

Composed of three residential towers in the 61st Street of New York City, the Waterline Square is set to be the ultimate address for active families. Designed by “starchitect” Richard Meier, the complex offers some of the most unique facilities that you can imagine living with.

The towers share access to the Waterline Club, an indoor facility with an area of 100,000 square feet (9,290 sqm). Inside, you can use any of the following amenities: a tennis court, a full-sized basketball court, an indoor soccer field, a squash court, a 30-foot rock climbing wall, indoor half-pipe skate park, a boxing studio, a fitness center, a yoga/barre studio and a golf simulator.

The skate park has real estate enthusiasts all pumped up as it will be the first of its kind to be built in a residential building in New York City.


A new dimension in sporty livingBesides these indoor sports facilities, Waterline Square offers a 25-meter lap pool, a children’s pool, saunas, an indoor gardening room, a bowling alley and a games lounge. There is also a 2.6-acre park where you can jog or walk your pet dog amid the elegant water features and well manicured lawns.

Even your furry friends can live the ultimate active lifestyle within the community. Waterline Square has its own indoor playroom, training studio and washing salon exclusively for dogs. In this posh New York address, you can be sure that your whole family will grow up to be lean, healthy and fit even while living in a busy city.


In the Philippines, only a few developments focus on the needs of sports enthusiasts.

Thankfully, there are some projects in the works that are beginning to highlight the need for the ultimate sports amenities. One of these is Ayala Land’s Vermosa community, a 700 hectare mixed-use development in Imus, Cavite, that is set to bring residences, retail shops, business hubs and sports facilities in one prime community.

A new dimension in sporty livingThe Vermosa Sports Hub is a professionally-managed facility that aims to become the ideal training facility of professional and amateur athletes. It offers an Olympic size pool, an IAAF Certified track oval, a sports science laboratory and an indoor training facility. Tie-ups with established sports trainers and institutions provide Vermosa with one of the most-equipped facilities to prepare our country’s representatives in the SEA Games and other international competitions.

The great thing is that the Vermosa Sports Hub is open to the public as well. Residents, however, get to exclusively enjoy a sprawling estate where they can jog, raise pets and nurture their families in a green and healthy environment. The community is just a few kilometers away from Metro Manila, providing the best of city and country living.

Overall, sports is becoming a primary feature in many of the world’s most exclusive and luxurious real estate developments. Whether you live in a residential building or a sprawling estate, you can enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle by making the most of these amenities. Though only a few of us might be able to enjoy international recognition as professional athletes, at least we can enjoy life in a winning home.

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