Safety, Accessibility, Productivity: The benefits of living in a condo near your work or university

Posted January 18, 2022

The benefits of living in a condo near your work or university Living in a strategically located condo is not only convenient, but it also allows you to be more productive. Image from:

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, schools, universities, and businesses strived to shift to a virtual set-up. Some people headed back to their hometowns to save on costs and be closer to their families during the health crisis. Despite this, there are a lot of people who stayed on living in their condo units in the city because of convenience, faster and more stable internet connection, and safety. As the economy is starting to open up, people are realizing more the importance of living close to where they work or study.

While staying in your hometown has its perks, here are the advantages of having a unit near your work or school especially if you’re heading back to physical reporting.

1. Less travel time 

Spending hours on the road can be tiring and draining. One of the benefits of living near your work or school is not having to drive or commute for hours just to get to and from your destination. If you’re a college student, you can go back to the comfort of your condo during long vacant hours. If you’re a professional, you can spend your lunch break at home to lessen expenses and even take a power nap.

For instance, residents of 3Torre Lorenzo have the utmost convenience of living near De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, and De La Salle University Manila.

With the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, do yourself a favor and invest in a condo near your work or school. This will not only lessen your stress and save your sanity, but you will also have more time to rest and be more productive. 

2. More time to focus on things that matter 

With time considered as a luxury nowadays, the time saved from not having to travel can be spent on other activities like reading, cooking, or bonding with loved ones. You can also spend more hours preparing for an important exam or a big presentation without getting stuck in traffic. You also have more free time to unwind and pamper yourself or squeeze in other wellness activities.  

3. Proximity to daily essentials

Living in a strategically located property means everything is within reach. You’re close to restaurants and cafes, retail shops, malls, as well as centers of worship, medical institutions, and transport hubs.

4. Access to amenities and open spaces

The COVID-19 pandemic allowed people to realize the importance of safe recreational spaces within the neighborhood. This is why you have to be more discerning when investing in a unit. A well-designed property includes premium amenities which may not be available in all condos. A building may have a swimming pool, but is it big enough for the number of unit owners? Is it well-maintained? A building may have a gym, but is it fully equipped? It’s important to also consider these things when choosing a condo aside from the unit itself.

In all Torre Lorenzo buildings, amenities were designed with the client in mind. Case in point: the newly inaugurated 3Torre Lorenzo building in Malate Manila has a 25-meter lap pool, a fitness center, a Sky Deck, and Sky Lounge for residents’ use. This means that you don’t need to spend for an expensive gym membership to be able to work out. You don’t need to book a hotel or resort if you want to swim because you can already do that in your condo. More importantly, these amenities are regularly maintained by a top-notch property management team, so unit owners are assured of high-quality standards of health, safety, and resident care.

Aside from that, having premium amenities lessens the risk of exposure to other people as you can do leisure activities within the building.

5. Safety and security

One of the significant benefits of living close to your work or school is safety. Most condos have 24-hour security and CCTVs, with security guards and receptionists who screen each person entering or leaving the building.

There are also condos, such as 3Torre Lorenzo, that use a premium security feature through an RFID. Each resident has a key card that when scanned in the system, shows the receptionist all relevant information about the resident’s time in and out of the building.

A few developers also go above and beyond to ensure the safety of its residents. At Torre Lorenzo Malate, a shuttle service will be available to pick-up and drop-off residents within the vicinity. This is especially helpful if you’re a medical student or a doctor in UP Manila or the Philippine General Hospital who get off late at night or during the wee hours of the morning.

6. 24/7 connectivity

Even when schools and businesses are starting to open up, the hybrid work or school arrangement is likely here to stay. A fast internet is a necessity nowadays that’s why at Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation, all buildings have provisions for telephone and fiber wifi.

7. Flexible end-use

A centrally located condo unit is suitable for flexible end-use. It’s an investment that can grow with you from being a student, to a young professional, to a starting family. You can also have the option to use it as an income generating vehicle and be assured of value appreciation.

Times have changed drastically because of the pandemic. People’s time, safety, and security are now paramount considerations especially when choosing a place to live.      

Make sure that you invest your money with a trusted developer. Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) is at the forefront of creating new opportunities in real estate. From pioneering premium university residences in the country, the company has grown its portfolio to include mixed-use and leisure developments in Manila, Quezon City, and Las Pinas, as well as in key emerging regions like South Luzon and Davao. 

Quality and investment value are the hallmarks of TLDC’s premium residences, which have become distinct addresses in the metro’s university districts. In Davao, TLDC has partnered with international hospitality brand Dusit to bring Dusit Thani Residence Davao, Dusitd2 Hotel, and Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort - providing the most rewarding residential and leisure experiences in the region.