Master­planned com­mu­ni­ties

Opt­ing to live in a pre-planned res­i­den­tial en­vi­ron­ment has a lot to rec­om­mend it if you choose wisely

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the nu­cleus for planned and un­planned so­cial gath­er­ings, fos­ter­ing com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment and well­be­ing,” he says.

Each master­planned com­mu­nity of­fers its own unique fa­cil­i­ties, which can in­clude ev­ery­thing from bike tracks and na­ture walks through to swim­ming pools, play­grounds and even well-ap­pointed golf cour­ses.

Be­fore you buy

If you’re con­sid­er­ing buy­ing into a master­planned com­mu­nity, Brent says it’s worth do­ing your home­work. “Firstly, make sure you un­der­stand the his­tory and cre­den­tials of the devel­oper to en­sure that there is a proven track record of de­liv­er­ing on the estab­lished vi­sion, par­tic­u­larly since the time frame for com­ple­tion can span sev­eral years,” he says. “Given master­planned com­mu­ni­ties are typ­i­cally lo­cated in evolv­ing ur­ban ar­eas, it is im­por­tant for a prospec­tive pur­chaser to probe into the pro­posed and ex­ist­ing ameni­ties, ser­vices and recre­ational ar­eas to un­der­stand what level of con­ve­nience will be avail­able in the fu­ture.” Be clear in your own mind about what mat­ters to you most, whether it is ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion, trans­port, re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties or green space and look for de­vel­op­ers who have a track record of de­liv­er­ing on their prom­ises. If you buy into the first stage of a master­planned com­mu­nity, it may be sev­eral years be­fore the whole area is com­pleted, along with the as­so­ci­ated dis­rup­tion. But choose wisely and you’ll live in an en­vi­ron­ment your fam­ily will love in a high-qual­ity home with ev­ery­thing at your fin­ger­tips.

Com­mu­ni­ties such as The Her­mitage at Gledswood Hills of­fer qual­ity hous­ing set among gen­er­ous green spa­ces.

Look for com­mu­ni­ties of­fer­ing fa­cil­i­ties that meet your needs now and into the fu­ture.

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