Living the Good Life Close to Nature

Illustrations by: Steph Bravo

 

There’s no better cure than nature to help one destress and calm one’s frayed nerves.

While living in highly urbanized communities affords one much comfort and convenience, it is also associated with increased stress levels. It is thus no longer unusual for one to yearn for a more laid-back, tranquil surrounding.

Those who reside in the city dream of living closer to nature, where one can run along tree-lined trails and be treated to a view of nature’s lush greenery.

 

Proximity to parks and adventure zones

While it has, without a doubt, made everyday living so much easier, technology has also caused us a sedentary lifestyle. Living in a community that has its fair share of parks and is near adventure zones encourages families to go out more and be active for that well-balanced lifestyle.

Located on the boundary of Antipolo, Tanay and Baras in Rizal is Palo Alto, a 200-ha prime residential and commercial estate. It boasts of a 78-ha forest reserve, with waterfalls and an untouched mango orchard.  It is also positioned within the eco-tourism map of the 600-km Sierra Madre Trail.

Palo Alto is easily accessible via the Ortigas, Sumulong and Marcos Highways. Everything one needs is a few minutes’ drive away—commercial establishments, schools and universities, leisure and entertainment centers, and medical facilities.

Palo Alto also features a 53-ha open space that houses a Sta. Lucia Country Club where one can do sports or socialize with the rest of the community.  There’s a six-lane bowling alley, a gym, swimming pools, and basketball and tennis courts.  Seventeen hectares of the estate will be for residential use, 73 ha for commercial and 62 ha for farm.

 

 

Living near calming greens

We are always told that to relax and soothe our tired eyes, we should focus on something green.  Moreover, studies have shown that living in or near green areas improves one’s mental health and can increase one’s life expectancy.

Imagine the benefits of waking up each day and looking at the endless stretch of green once you look out your window at Summit Point.

A residential community with breathtaking views of the Malarayat Mountain Range, Summit Point is located just off Lipa City in Batangas.  It showcases an all-weather Summit Point Golf Championship course designed by renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.

The gated residential estate is situated at an elevation of 1,100 ft and promises cool weather all year round together with breathtakingly lush greenery that spans 220 ha. Here, you are given the luxury of basking in nature beside well-manicured fairways.  Clear out your worries and stresses the moment you step out of your door.

Just an hour’s drive from Makati, Summit Point is located in Lipa City, Batangas, near SM City Lipa, De La Salle Lipa, and other key establishments and commercial areas.

Palo Alto and Summit Point are both projects of trusted long-time property developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc.

 

 

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February 9, 2019