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The Advantages of Living in a Planned Housing Estate

By Guest Author | December 22, 2011

Once upon a time, it was believed that just the rich could afford to buy a home in a planned housing estate. However, this has changed in the last few years, with even families from middle class looking towards planned housing estates as an answer to their housing needs.

Community housing

If you are in the market for a new home, you should not ignore planned housing estate. There are several benefits to living in this type of community. In fact, such a neighborhood will be able to provide all the facilities that you are looking for. Some of the benefits of living in a planned housing estate include the following:

Community Atmosphere

A planned housing estate is always built around the community that inhabits it. So, the estate will come equipped with parks, lakes and walking trails. It will be self-sufficient, with its own shopping center, clubhouse, theaters as well as sports area. Some of these neighborhoods go as far as having their own schools and hospitals. These facilities make it extremely safe for kids, who can play outdoors without constant supervision. Furthermore, with regular community events being organized, a planned housing estate ensures that leisure and entertainment activities are there for all age groups. Residents learn to recognize their neighbors and mingle with them, rather than keeping their distance.


If you are worried about the environment and its wellbeing, then a planned housing estate is the perfect choice for you. With ample space allotted to green areas, some of these communities have their own sewage treatment and water recycling facilities. The green spaces in the neighborhood are kept as natural as possible, so that residents feel that they are living in a natural environment. Imagine the feeling when you step outdoors and see lush green trees and bushes, and chirping birds instead of smoke, honking cars and a concrete jungle?

Design Guidelines

All the homes in a planned housing estate are often built by a single builder. So, the homes have the same quality of building materials. Furthermore, the architecture of the homes is in harmony with one another, making the neighborhood look organized and balanced. However, based the type of housing estate a buyer wants to live in, the floor plans can be changed to meet the needs of the buyer.

With the community in mind, the housing estate provides common areas, such as street lights, sidewalks, playgrounds, swimming pools and other community amenities. All these are maintained by the homeowners’ association, with each household paying a fixed sum annually for the upkeep.

Sound Investment

As most homeowners in a planned housing estate will maintain their homes, buying a home in such a neighborhood is always good investment. In fact, research has shown that even if the real estate market experiences a downturn, such homes fetch a better price compared to home in normal and unplanned neighborhoods.


If you are looking to live in a neighborhood where community and family are important, then planned housing estate are perfect. Such a community offers the advantage of living in a small town setup in the heart of a city. Not only are these communities safe, they also offer easy commute to workplaces.

Go beyond the plan and contact LWP Property Group today and see how they can help you find a house and land package in their new prestigious communities North and South of the river.

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