Live where you can walk

There are many benefits of walking, there’s the obvious health benefits, as well as the ability to save money on gas and insurance.Many people know the benefits of walking, and as such look for ‘walkable’ communities and living areas. Living where you walk to work, walk to the grocery store, and walk to other amenities is a great way get some exercise and fresh air and save money as you don’t require a car!

Downtown apartments have all the convenience and benefits of walking!

Believe it or not, today’s most wanted features of a home – marble counter-tops, a walk-in closet, a bonus room – are actually not what some buyers are looking for. To some, it’s all about the walkability of the property and the close proximity of available amenities in the surrounding area. So what does walkability actually mean? Walkability is the extent to which a location is compatible to the presence of people living, shopping, enjoying, visiting, or spending time in an area.

In an age where the demand for metropolitan transit systems and autonomous vehicles are rising, there’s no denying people desire more convenience in terms of getting around within their everyday life. People are starting to ditch their motor vehicles and are moving towards public transportation and on-foot travel as walkable urban and suburban areas are readily growing. Millenials are increasingly becoming multi-modal and moving to communities that provide robust public transportation and amenities that are in close proximity. Being walking distance to grocery stores and entertainment facilities isn’t a burden for those who get around with their feet.

House hunters today are becoming more car-averse with the rise of fitness culture heavily influencing people to undertake a more healthier lifestyle by walking, running, or biking on their daily commute.  At the same time, the growing number of new residents moving away from smaller urban areas – where walkability has already been firmly established – have shifted their focus to cities that offer larger walkable neighbourhoods and a greater number of amenities at their disposal.

To some, grabbing coffee right next door from where you live is a blessing. To others, its a simpler way to drive business. To everyone, it’s just convenient.

MHA offers hundreds of high quality apartments for any stage of life, whether you’re moving for school, a new job, or downsizing. MHA Apartments have amazing amenities in every building, from fitness centres to games rooms to outdoor community seating areas. You can search our variety of apartments here! Contact us at each specific building for more information, we’d love to hear from you!