You may not think that your proximity to public transit should play a critical role in choosing a home, but you’re wrong. How long it takes for you to get to work, home, shops, restaurants, and anywhere else life must be a major factor – no matter if you’re buying your first home or you’ve been through the process a time or two before. Just because you own an automobile, that doesn’t fix your transportation problems. Public transit has its many perks; when you live close to good, dependable transit you start seeing the benefits; below are a few of them.
The convenience cannot be ignored
As an example, let’s assume that you live in our Streetsville Centre in Mississauga but work at University of Toronto – St. George. Since you would be within walking distance of the Streetsville GO train station, all you have to do is get off at Union Station within roughly 45 minutes and hop on the TTC subway. It’s that easy! No driving, no waiting in traffic, no stopping for fuel. Simply get on the train, make the proper transfers, and you’re within walking distance to work!
Good for your mental health
We kid you not. A study shows that you’re happier when you live close to good, reliable transit. According to the study, “contentment with travel was leading to contentment with life.” That should come as no surprise if you’ve ever dealt with driving a long commute. When people have quick access to the great amenities a city has to offer, it makes sense to think people will be happier. It’s one of the things that’s amazing about the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and while we can’t promise that you will be happier and have better mental health by moving to one of our properties we can at least guarantee you’ll be less stressed taking transit than driving your automobile!
Cheaper alternative to driving
Automobiles can sometimes cost a small fortune to maintain. From fuel costs that seem to fluctuate as regularly as the wind blows to replacing parts, basic maintenance like oil changes, tire changes, automobile insurance, and so much more it makes you wish there was a cheaper alternative. That’s where public transit comes in. If you can ditch your vehicle and only take transit systems around Toronto, you’re going to save an absurd amount of money annually. Transit is cheap; vehicles are not. If you live in a Dunpar home that’s within walking distance of reliable transit? You’ll save even more.
More free time
When you take public transit regularly, something amazing happens: you have more free time. Without congestion slowing you down, you’re free to travel the rails of the GTA without focusing on traversing the busy streets of Toronto as you try to find a parking space, hit that exit, or turn left before the stop light turns red. Those woes of vehicle travel take time, wear down your patience, and cause you to be exhausted by the time you get home. By living close to transit, these problems are a thing of the past.
Have we convinced you to find homes near public transit? If so, give Dunpar Homes a call today so we can tell you about any openings we have for homes near public transit in the GTA. You’ll be glad us to provide you with our dream home – we guarantee it!