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Good Neighbourhoods and Healthy Humans Go Hand in Hand

A recent revival in the interest of neighbourhoods is sweeping the globe, but why are good neighbourhoods so important? Read more here...

Good Neighbourhoods and Healthy Humans Go Hand in Hand

A recent revival in the interest of neighbourhoods is sweeping the globe as more people scramble to find places to live as a result of the escalating population.

The concept of neighbourhoods has always been very important in society and the neighbourhood you grow up in often determines the person you become as a result of the influences around you.

Raising a family in a community-orientated neighbourhood is as important today as it was 20 years ago and as new developments pop up, more and more families are looking for modern accommodation that provides the security, social interaction and sophistication of suburban neighbourhoods past.

A recent global study by researchers at the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine found that neighbourhood design can affect the health of the community. Results from the study showed that people living in an activity-friendly neighbourhood got 90 minutes more exercise weekly.

A densely populated neighbourhood with interconnected streets to shops, amenities, public transport and services increases the likelihood of residents walking more often, according to the study.

As Africa expands and property developers capitalise, the focus is very much on modernisation. However, some savvy property developers still believe in the concept of neighbourhoods. Phoenix Villas, a new residential development located in the heart of East Legon, holds this concept in high esteem.

The development is conceptualised as a small neighbourhood within an urban context, and planned around generous open spaces and common areas. It features a fitness centre, crèche, clubhouse and swimming pool.

With amenities like the A&C Mall, hospitals and schools situated nearby; Phoenix Villas is set to provide residents with a modern day activity-friendly neighbourhood conducive to a healthier way of living.

If you’re interested in giving your family an old-fashioned urban neighbourhood experience with a modern sophisticated twist, contact Modus today for more information on the properties on offer at Phoenix Villas.

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