Residing in a gated subdivision has its own advantages but condominium living is becoming a popular choice for many urban dwellers nowadays for a number of reasons.
Rain or Shine Elasto Painters assistant team manager Jay Legacion and his family for one moved into a two-bedroom unit in DMCI Homes' Arista Place in JP Rizal Street, Barangay Sto. Nino, Parañaque early last year even if they have a house in nearby Barangay Tambo in the same city.
In an interview, the 43-year-old father of two shared five reasons why they decided to embrace vertical living in DMCI Homes' Asian Tropical-themed condominium community.
"The best thing is security. I think the primary reason why people are shifting to condominiums is security," Legacion said.
He even recalled an instance when his brother was barred from entering the Arista Place compound because security guards were not advised of the visit.
"My brother called me up complaining that he is being denied entry. I told him that he should understand that it’s for our own welfare,” Legacion said.
“I actually like what happened. It’s not because I don't like him here but because I know that me and my family are secured here. I did that to my brother and he got mad at me," he giggled.
When it comes to security, living in a gated subdivision or a condominium is almost the same but there have been some instances when robbers were able to break through the perimeter fence of gated villages, Legacion pointed out.
do that in a condominium like this," he said.