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Four undeniable benefits to living in a Green Home

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How green is green enough“I live in a green home.”

It just sounds so edgy and modern. Reducing your carbon footprint, enjoying green lifestyle benefits like common social space, and saving a chunk of cash on utility bills are just a few reasons to seek out a green apartment home. But if you look a bit closer, you’ll see why urban professionals, young people seeking a first home, and seasoned city dwellers insist that there’s more to green living than carbon footprint reduction.

Green homes are good for your body.

One of the many benefits to living in a green home, is that it is likely situated among amenities within walking or biking distance. Everyone understands the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, and one way to combat couch potato syndrome is to make daily movement a habit. A short walk to a great coffee shop or a daily bike ride to work contributes to a healthier body. Many green living communities also offer on-site fitness centers to facilitate a healthy lifestyle, even when the weather isn’t cooperating.

Green homes make your food taste better.

Even if your apartment community doesn’t have acres of garden space available, a sunny window and a container garden is enough to help create a thriving herb garden or a pot of quick growing greens. You don’t need a green thumb, just some good quality potting soil, a few seeds, and bright sunlight. Natural light is a high priority in many green home designs. Using that light to help create home grown herbs and vegetables is a brilliant way to capitalize on this popular feature.

Green homes help grow your savings account.

Energy efficient appliances and green heating and cooling systems offer a great reduction to utility bills. Green homes offer standard low flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets, which reduce those bills even further. When the cost of day to day living decreases, you can put that money away for a rainy day. Or a sunny vacation.

Green homes are good for your social life.

Common areas that feature swimming pools, grills, and abundant seating offer residents a beautiful and convenient way to socialize with their like-minded neighbors. Whether relaxing near a gorgeously landscaped garden space, or entertaining friends in the courtyard, meeting new people is easy in a green living space.

For more information on the specific amenities offered by Wood Partners communities, please contact us.

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