Here are six reasons why walkability should be a key factor when you’re looking for your next home.
1. A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
A university study found that residents in new housing developments increase their health and wellbeing when they have easy access to parks, public transport, shops and services. The study followed more than 1400 people after they relocated and found that, for every local shop, physical activity increased by more than five minutes of walking per week. For every recreational facility, residents’ physical activity increased by 21 minutes. Jindee meets the brief for a healthy, walkable community. Every home is within walking distance of a park.
2. CHILD SAFETY
Living in a pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood like Jindee will ease the worry when you start giving your children a taste of independence. Whether it’s walking a few blocks to the beach or parks, or strolling to the shops with their friends, a well-planned, walkable neighbourhood will ensure they’re never too far from home, and always have a positive outlet for their energy. Our safe streets with garages at the rear will give parents peace of mind.
3. FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURS
Jumping in your car whenever you need to go somewhere is like living in a bubble, limiting the likelihood of crossing paths with your neighbours. Conversely, if you’re able to walk to the shops, beach, parks and train station, you’ll probably see your neighbours doing the same thing. While block sizes and backyards may have decreased in size over the years, residents are embracing neighbourhood playgrounds and pocket parks, allowing communities to become more connected and social than ever before. What starts as a bit of pleasant banter with someone on their verandah could develop into reciprocal babysitting, street parties and someone to water the garden when you go on holidays. It’s about being part of a community.
4. LEAVE YOUR CAR AT HOME
Tail lights and honking horns don’t make for happy commuters – especially when driving to work is the only option.A handy commute on public transport frees up travel time for reading, web surfing and power naps, replacing road rage with R&R. The Butler train station is only 600m away from Jindee.
5. EASY DINING
In the future when the Jindee coastal village is established, strolling to restaurants and cafes will be one of the perks of living in Jindee. Within walking distance of home will be coastal cafés, bars and restaurants. Have a relaxed dinner and enjoy a nightcap and live music at the local tavern – no UBER or designated driver needed.
6. FINANCIAL PERKS
Proximity to public transport and amenities will cut down on costly car trips and could boost your property value, too. Connection to community, the village feel, bike paths, walkways and public transport. A walkable neighbourhood isn’t just convenient – it also helps to create closer communities, healthier residents and, often, a healthier bank balance.