As your family is shopping for a new home, it’s important to consider the surrounding community and not just the house itself. Yes, this often does include information like whether it is a safe neighborhood and how close it is to your kids’ schools. We also encourage you to think beyond this.
What parks and opportunities for outdoor recreation are close to the new house? If you haven’t yet considered this question as being important in your new home search, we recommend you do so now. The reason for this is that the benefits of your family living near a park are numerous!
The perfect house that is far from everything you love won’t feel very perfect for long. It’s important for your family to settle into a new home located a short driving distance from the many DeBary Parks. There are many reasons for this, and a few of the top include:
Being outdoors, and especially being active outdoors, is essential for healthy living. Living near a green space is associated with a wide range of health benefits. The exciting benefits of living near a park include a reduced risk of Type II Diabetes, heart disease, preterm birth, and even premature death, researchers found. As well, people living near nature also tend to sleep longer and have lower levels of stress. It is no surprise then that they also tend to report being in good health.
Your family is able to exercise and play outdoors nearly all year round. They don’t call Florida the Sunshine State for no reason! Parks and trails provide a beautiful and convenient reason to get outside and get active. Some research has found that exercising in a green environment is more beneficial than doing the same exercise in an indoor gym.
According to studies, spending regular time outdoors is linked with better mental wellbeing and happiness. This could be due to a number of reasons, including added socialization. Parks and other public green spaces promote social interaction, which can contribute to an improved sense of well-being.
Any parent will tell you, “I feel like they’re on their screens too much!” Getting fresh air, being physically active, meeting new friends, and exercising their curiosity in nature is only the start of the benefits on your child’s wellbeing that will come from living near a park. Studies done in Australia tell us that there have been cases of significant improvement in impulsive behavior and attention problems, a decrease in signs of depression, lower anxiety, reduced risk of lifestyle diseases, and more. It truly is what’s best for growing minds and bodies.
There are many reasons to consider living in this area; the DeBary parks are just one of them. Your family is sure to have plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor living when you’re in close proximity to Rob Sullivan Park, Gemini Springs, Alexandra Park, and Bill Keller Park. In fact, this list is only the beginning!
There are countless opportunities for your family to play on a playground, have a birthday party at a pavilion, play basketball, enjoy a splash pad, and more. Your biggest concern will be which of the fun parks to visit next!
The only thing left to decide is which house in DeBary should be your family’s new home. We encourage you to begin your search in Rivington! Our community is centrally located to be a short and easy drive to many nearby parks. We are closest to River City Nature Park, but other park choices are only minutes away. Your family will be spending your weekend at Lake Monroe Park and Gemini Springs before you know it!