Perks, ease of condo living
When most of the country was placed under enhanced community quarantine, many of us felt like we’re living in some sci-fi, dystopian film.
We found ourselves scrambling for supplies. The lack of public transportation forced many to walk long distances and wait in long lines so we could refill our kitchen shelves with the basic essentials, stock up on vitamins and medicines, and make sure that we don’t run out of disinfectant.
Barely a month into the ECQ, cabin fever began to creep in. We started feeling restless, irritable and antsy of having no other choice but to be cooped up at home. Despite revisiting long-neglected interests, delving into new hobbies just to keep entertained and binge-watching series after series on Netflix, many still longed for some physical activity outdoors.
The COVID-19 pandemic made us rethink our living spaces and the communities where we are in. Those living in vertical communities where the convenience stores, pharmacies, banks and other shops offering basic needs are within the building or walking distance are considered the luckiest. It emphasized, in particular, the perks and ease of condominium living.
Imagine not having to panic where on earth you’ll have to trek just so you can secure yourself a month’s worth of groceries. You don’t have to worry either how you can possibly haul those boxes of supplies home. The supermarket is a mere five-minute walk from your unit, if not an elevator ride away. Out of clean, drinking water? No problemo, there’s a water-refilling station at your condo’s ground floor. A pharmacy is located at the tower next door, as well as a medical clinic. You won’t have to be embarrassed about running out of clean, freshly washed clothes because the laundry is simply downstairs as well.
Keeping active, healthy
If you’re feeling edgy and looking to release all that pent up energy, you can take a quick jog down your condo’s dedicated jogging paths. For some, a leisurely stroll is the solution to clear one’s mind. You may also escape to one of your condo’s pocket gardens for a breath of fresh air and some necessary self-care. The fully equipped gym and the swimming pool are both just waiting for you so you can have your boost of endorphins. Can you easily sustain your active lifestyle anywhere else during this time without feeling exposed?
Apart from the convenience of having immediate access to your basic necessities, it is of course important, too, that you’re in a residential development that values your safety and security as if you are family. Nothing gives you peace of mind than knowing that you are provided with 24-hour security coupled with a complete CCTV coverage—not to mention a reliable onsite concierge and an efficient property management team.
As the pandemic made us feel vulnerable and defenseless, living in a condo—especially one that promptly takes steps in ensuring that its residents are safe—has increasingly become the preferred lifestyle.
SM Development Corp. (SMDC), for instance, is one property developer that did not waste time in laying down protective measures to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Common areas in every SMDC development have been undergoing regular disinfection and sanitation as soon as the government placed the country under community quarantine. Hand sanitizers have been placed in entrances as all residents and staff are required to sanitize upon entry.
Many of us may have overlooked how some of these condos are part of a bigger integrated community.
Long before the pandemic turned our lives upside down, SMDC has made it its mission to provide its residents with their various needs right at their doorstep. With commercial strips an integral part of each SMDC development, and essential establishments such as malls, pharmacies, banks, service centers, convenience stores and even offices, right beside it, SMDC residents are afforded a bit of comfort.
As we navigate towards a post-pandemic world, it certainly helps to have a developer such as SMDC whom we can count on for ease.
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