This is almost like “corner office” for houses. Everyone fights for the corner office - oftentimes because it has a better view.
But, I think this is more than just a pretty view. I think the nearby amenities are why Park Homes are more desirable.
#7. Privacy. Many homes that are next to an Open Space have privacy because there aren’t as many neighbors cramped in beside you.
Obviously, this depends on the setting. If you live next to Open Space - and not many people walk there - you’ll have plenty of privacy. But, if you live next to a busy park, you won’t have as much privacy.
#8. Kids love living on a park. It’s easy for them to get outdoors. And, if the park has features like a Playground or Skate Park, there is plenty for them to do.
And, it’s good for them as well! A recent study by UCLA showed that Open Space improves the lives of children and the elderly. According to the study, kids that grow up surrounded by nature have 55% less risk of mental disorders.
Another 30 Year Study showed that kids raised on an Open Space had fewer mental disorders later in life.
#9. You get the benefits of a huge yard without the upkeep! I grew up on 16 acres in the country. Life was great - except for the mowing! My parents had 10 kids and lots of mouths to feed.
So, we didn’t always have the best mower! For many years, we used a Walk-Behind Mower to mow about 6-7 acres. Mom always wanted us to mow more and more of the yard. She kept adding more mowing sections and we even mowed walking paths thru the rest of the property.
(If she could have her wish, her yard would look like a Golf Course.) So, what did that mean for me? Because I got the benefit of free room and board, I also got to volunteer to mow the yard. (I didn’t actually volunteer. More like my parents “volunteered” me.)
It took about 5-6 hours each week to mow everything. (We lived in Florida and the grass grew super fast!)
This gave me plenty of time to think. Other people think about the meaning of life. I thought about the meaning of “Mowing.” I mean, why do we do it? Why is it needed? Did God really put us on earth to spend hours every week mowing?