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In Praise of a Home – at Gems City, Joka

25 January, 2023

“A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is more beautiful nor more apt in describing what a home means in our hearts, than these words of the American poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. They evoke that warm feeling we commonly associate with coming back home, either after a long day at work or a long sojourn abroad. On a more practical note, a home is where people typically spend most of their time, a common venue for social contact and, for most people, a major financial and personal investment.

One’s choice of residence also reflects one’s choice of the surrounding neighbourhood, which has a significant impact on one’s well-being and quality of life. How many times, after deciding on a residence at Gems City, Joka, have we heard ourselves say, “It’s just the right outdoors for the children to grow up in.” or “Once the Joka to Esplanade Metro is complete, going to office will be as smooth as a breeze.” or “Evenings on the balcony will be something to look forward to, coming home from office.”

“We can live without our friends, but not without our neighbours.”
– Thomas Fuller

How true are the words of this quotation! We can choose our friends, but rarely, if at all, do we get a chance to choose our neighbours. Here, at Gems City, Joka, we can at least be assured that the most prominent feature of a gated community will be on our side – that they are gated on a special group of people such that one cannot enter and exit freely without being a member or at least getting access permission. So, unwanted people will have to stay out, and we will be left with neighbours who share our concerns and belong to the same socio-economic class.

“You are not buying a house you are buying a lifestyle.”

Whatever one may conjecture, choosing one’s house is not a simple decision to make. A bungalow or apartment is very important for individuals; after all it’s going to be their home! Choosing the residential location is not only limited to the definition of the connections with the urban environment but it also influences the whole family’s lifestyle – their activity, wellbeing, social life, work and education.

“Families are like branches on a tree. We grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.”

Every member of the family has an individual dream around their new home. However much buyers choose a house mainly based on the plan or design of the bungalow or apartment, its location and the neighbourhood, ultimately it must encompass the dreams and aspirations of other family members. Put together, this creates the buzz of satisfaction regarding the choice.

“Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience.”
– P.T. Barnum

Choosing to live in private enclosed residential areas has recently been the prevailing trend in both developed and developing countries. Gated residential communities have become the new trend for a number of reasons, chief among them being social security, more amenities, value for money and a certain exclusivity. An earlier pair of blogs on this website has dealt with them in depth.

Visit the Gems City, Joka, site office; let the sprawling layout capture your imagination as you take a ride around on the go-kart and, of course, view the horizon as it is from the terraces of Gems Akademia International School. Discover how you can make a bungalow or apartment here, your home.

“Life takes you to unexpected places, love brings you home.”

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