Tivoli Garden Residences' community love delights young retiree
One of the misconceptions about condominium-living is the perceived lack of social interaction because of some unit owners' tendency to just live in their own bubble.
Young retiree Richard Dumlao is thankful he never had this feeling living in DMCI Homes’ Tivoli Garden Residences which he has embraced as his home for the past four years.
“The community here is really something like what you call a fellowship. They’re all friendly. It’s easy to make friends here,” he shared in an interview.
Apart from the 2.7-hectare property’s ideal location in Coronado Street, Barangay Hulo, Mandaluyong City, it was the community-style of living in DMCI Homes projects which convinced him to buy a studio unit from the country’s first Quadruple A developer according to Dumlao.
“I don’t want the mall concept. I don’t want the high end concept. I prefer more of this one, community living, landscapes, and the amenities not only here but also outside the property. We have everything here in Tivoli Garden Residences,” he said.
“I also like that there’s a professional group handling all the needs of residents. I don’t like the ‘homeowners organization concept’ of managing the property. It’s good that we have a professional group in the Property Management Office to ensure that the project will not deteriorate,” Dumlao pointed out.
After leaving the corporate world eight years ago, the retired customer service trainer in a telecommunications firm has been busy “enjoying life leisurely with friends” while staying at DMCI Homes’ modern tropical five-tower community near the boundary of the cities of Mandaluyong and Makati.
“One thing that attracted me here
actually is the location because it is strategically located. It’s accessible
to churches, schools, hospitals and especially malls because I love shopping,”
he said in between laughs.