Living in congested cities raise children's risk to mental health problems. Researchers from Duke University and King's College London suggest that living in toxic neighborhoods cultivate psychotic symptoms in kids. According to the study, low social cohesion and high neighborhood disorder have the largest impact on a child's mental health. However, with the swelling population and poor living conditions in most cities, how can you protect your kids and raise them to be well-rounded adults?

Consider condo living in the Philippines. DMCI condos, though located in bustling cities, provide a healthful environment for growing families. These residential communities are equipped with 24/7 security and feature recreational amenities that help urbanites cope with city-induced stress.

Explore 8 DMCI condo communities you should consider for your family.

Tivoli Garden Residences, Mandaluyong City

DMCI Tivoli Garden for Young Family

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Tivoli Garden Residences is a resort-style community near two major cities: Mandaluyong and Makati. This is an ideal place to raise your family while staying on track of your career goals.

Tivoli Garden Residences is surrounded by top schools including St. Paul College of Makati, Don Bosco, and Lourdes School. Drop off your kids to school in morning on the way to your office in Makati CBD. No need to wake up at ungodly hours to beat the horrendous morning traffic. By living in an accessible address, you have more time for your family, social life, and relaxation.

Flair Towers in Mandaluyong City

Flair Tower Condo for Young Family

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Flair Towers in Mandaluyong is a recommended condo for growing families. This country club-inspired community offers 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units that you can rent bare or furnished. You can go for a bare unit if you want the greater flexibility of creating a home that reflects your personality as a family.

Flair Towers is an easy drive from major highways including EDSA, and commercial centers. It also features amenities that allow your family to bond after a long week. Go for a swim in the leisure pool or invite family and friends for an afternoon picnic in your DMCI community.

Dansalan Gardens, Mandaluyong City

Dansalan Gardens Condo For Young Family

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Dansalan Gardens is your reprieve from the daily stress of city living. It's situated at the crossroads of various cities: Mandaluyong, Pasig, Manila, Taguig, and Makati. Dansalan Gardens is like an oasis in the middle of urban chaos. It features open spaces and lifestyle amenities typically found in resorts. You and your family can enjoy the leisure pool, entertainment room, and the indoor children's playground. After a long day in the office, hit the fitness gym or embrace minutes of solitude in the Sky Lounge.

Renting a condo may be a more practical option for now compared to home ownership. Your family is still growing and you may need to expand from a 1-bedroom unit to a larger condo space.

La Verti Residences, Pasay City

La Verti Condo for Young Family

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La Verti Residences is the residential community for every urban family. It links Pasay, Makati and Manila, allowing you to travel from point to another without wasting hours in traffic. This condo residence features the innovative Lumiventt Design Technology that allows circulation of natural air and sunlight around its two high-rise buildings. It's easy to forget that you're not in a congested city when you're relaxing in the resort-style ambiance of your condo community.

Safety and security are among the benefits of a condo home. In La Verti Residences, you can sleep well at night knowing that your family is safe. This condo features 24-hour security, CCTV in common areas, a fire alarm system, automatic fire sprinkler and fire suppression system, and a standby power generator.

Mahogany Place III, Taguig City

Mahogany Place III Condo For Young Family

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Mahogany Place III offers the best of city living. Encouraging your kids to put down their gadgets and play outdoors will no longer be a struggle. They will surely love to run around the park, play in the kiddie pool or join a basketball game in the play court.

Mahogany Place III is located in the massive Acacia Estates in Taguig, which is minutes away from the Bonifacio Global City and Makati CBD. This residential community offers the best condo amenities you'll ever find. It has a mini theater, dance studio, and sauna. There's also a charming gazebo for your meditative activities and a clubhouse for your special events. You can live a vacation-style lifestyle every day.

Ivory Wood Residences, Taguig City

Ivory Wood Residences Condo for Young Family

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Ivory Wood Residences has a Filipino-Spanish architecture that creates a warm and luxurious ambiance. This condo community in Acacia Estates is perfect for raising a family in the bustling metropolis. It's an easy drive to business and commercial hubs but secluded from the chaos of urban life. It has a “so near yet to so far” vibe.

Ivory Wood Residences features low-rise residential buildings surrounded by lush greenery and equipped with lifestyle amenities. You can be rest assured that your children are safe to play outdoors with the 24-hour security system and well-maintained structures. There's a basketball court, children's playground, and swimming pools.

Accolade Place, Quezon City

Accolade Place Condo For Young Family

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Accolade Place has beautiful 2- and 3- bedroom homes for your growing family. This landscaped condo community in Quezon City is a few minutes away from top private schools including La Salle Green Hills, Xavier School, and Immaculate Conception Academy. It's also accessible to hospitals, churches, and commercial areas.

Accolade Place is equipped with a 24-hour security system, backup electricity, and a reliable water supply. You can be assured that your family is always safe inside the community. But that’s not all. This residential community features a lap pool, pool deck, and manicured gardens.

Sorrel Residences, Manila City

Sorrel Residences Condo for Young

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Sorrel Residences redefines city living. This tropical resort-inspired community offers indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities for the entire family. Your kids can enjoy the kiddie pool, playground, and entertainment room, while you can relax in the lap pool and thematic garden.

Sorrel Residences is accessible via transport networks that connect the rest of the capital. It's linked to Quezon City, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Makati. You can cut your daily travel time, giving you the chance to bond more with your family. Why not play scrabbles at the Sky Park or a have a picnic by the playground?

The metropolis can be toxic. You're exposed to all types of pollution and the discomforts of congestion. However, this is still where you can find the best schools, the most career opportunities, and the luxuries of modern life. It remains a top place for your family. It's just a matter of finding an ideal place in this urban jungle. Consider raising a family in a condo community.