Having happy childhood memories of playing around trees and gardens with fellow children are experiences that resonate and are remembered throughout one’s life. With the advent of urbanization, growing up with nature has become increasingly rare, as more structures occupy nature-rich, open spaces.

Providing children and adults the value of exploring, discovering, and learning with nature is the vision behind Greenfield Development Corporation’s subdivision developments in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, namely Solen Residences and Pramana Residential Park.

Situated within Greenfield City – the “city within a park” – Solen and Pramana are crafted for homebuyers who are looking for the type of spacious living that they’ve been accustomed to at the time when they spent their childhood by the lakes, woods, or fields of their provinces.

Interactions with nature are a part of life at Solen and Pramana, while residents enjoy comfortable living in modern homes. House and lot sizes in Solen usually range from 155 sqm to 288 sqm, while Pramana offers 155 sqm to 300 sqm units.

Both communities dedicate spaces for purposes of rest and leisure. Spanning a total of 50 hectares, Solen allots more than half to green open space to serve as recreational venues for the family. A small lake and a 5,000-sqm nature park, as well as tree-lined roads, serve as the backdrop for the subdivision’s amenities.

Residents can unwind at the lap pool, pool deck, or at the patio, or otherwise maintain a fit and active lifestyle at the well-equipped gym room and basketball court. The kids, meanwhile, can bond with other kids at the children’s pavilion, nature parks, and playgrounds; not to mention having a dip at the kiddie pool with aqua play.

The centerpiece of these amenities is the clubhouse, with its high ceiling and cozy lounges. As an events venue, the clubhouse can accommodate up to 200 persons. Smaller meetings, on the other hand, can be held at the boardroom.

Equally upholding an intimate affair with nature, 30-hectare Pramana is dubbed as the first Residential Park in the Philippines. Its numerous pocket parks, lagoons, meditation gardens with gazebo, and tree-lined roads, walkways, jogging and bicycle paths promote a fun community and family life. Its functional amenities are composed of a premium clubhouse with a veranda café, children’s playground, and a basketball court.

Apart from being communities that allow adventure and exploration with nature, both have ample security measures and convenience facilities that help ensure peace-of-mind for parents. The gated enclaves have 24-hour security, are Wi-Fi ready, have semi-underground utilities, abundant water supply, and efficient property management services.

Moreover, the subdivisions’ location within Greenfield City makes them a mere 45 minutes’ drive away from Makati City, thus making them suburban getaways that are outside, but still near, Metro Manila.

Shopping destinations are in close proximity as well, including outlet stores at Paseo de Sta. Rosa and S&R Membership Shopping, as well as schools and hospitals.

With more businesses being established and existing ones flourishing along Sta. Rosa, such as those in its industrial park located nearby, residential communities such as Solen and Pramana are ideal for urbanites who are drawn to the employment and investment opportunities.

Residential lots in Greenfield City, for one, rose from P8,000 per sqm in 2010 to P20,000 per sqm at present. This means that a residential lot bought at Solen in 2010, for example, can be sold with as much as 150 percent profit because its value has more than doubled since that year.

Both are expected to increase in value as Sta. Rosa continues to gain status as a business district.

SOURCE: newsbits.mb.com.ph