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Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a Housing Estate

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Category: Tips and Tricks
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Housing EstateA housing estate consists of houses with a certain type, and generally all of them have the same type of house. Even so, living in a housing estate does offer both advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages of living in a housing estate

  1. In terms of social interaction, most of the residents in the estate have a good social interaction. Generally they know each other well.
  2. Since most of the residents in an estate already know each other well, they usually like to do activities together such as neighborhood meetings every week, organizing various activities for mothers and children, and many activities are carried out among the residents.
  3. Residents can trust their neighbors to take care of their home when the owners are away. And, the neighbors are often asked for help to take care of the children while the parents work in the office.
  4. The housing estate planing is well organized. Try to compare it with the township area, which look less neat and organized.  The housing estate is thoroughly maintained and get extra attention from the owners.

Disadvantages of living in a housing estate

  1. Housing estates generally have inadequate security systems. In other words, the level of safety is less sufficient. However, there are also estates that are equipped with security officers. Usually the presence of security officers in an estate is highly dependent on the initiative of the residents. The low level of security is also caused by a quite high number of access. Housing estates are generally connected to the township area.
  2. Another disadvantage of living in a housing estate is the less complete public facility since it is commonly built not for commercial purposes, but for residential area only.
  3. Unfortunately, a housing estate has limited playing area. As the land is not too large, there is no space left for public places such as play areas, parks, and fields.
  4. The residents in a housing estate are prone to conflict. This is caused by the close social relationships in which each resident knows exactly everything about the neighbors, call it a matter of salary, home life, family situation, etc. These factors can then trigger conflict among homeowners in a housing estate.

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