Villa Valencia in Forbes

December 6, 2022.

Villa Valencia was recently featured in the Forbes article “New Residential Communities Where Socialization Is A Leading Amenity”.

From the article:

With every passing year, more and more evidence has pointed to the health and longevity benefits socialization can deliver. Interacting with other people can spur an interest in fitness, reduce anxiety and stress and improve cognitive functioning. Social activity is associated with a decreased risk of dementia in old age, and can lead to sharper memory and improved communication and empathy skills.

Many older adults experience greater difficulty forging strong human bonds than they did in their younger years. For that reason, senior living communities have long recognized the importance of encouraging socialization as a means of staving off deterioration of mind and body. That’s why residential settings for older adults urge residents to leave their apartments for dining, book clubs, educational programs, fitness classes, volunteer activities, worship services and even knitting groups.

Post-pandemic, what’s worked for senior residential settings has been embraced more avidly at growing numbers of luxe residential settings catering to all ages. A Forbes Health survey revealed 56% of respondents felt a greater sense of isolation and 29% were more depressed after onset of Covid-19 lockdowns. This kind of evidence has helped convince developers of new luxury residential projects to designate gathering spaces that spark bonding experiences and inspire diurnal social rituals.

The recently unveiled Villa Valencia in Coral Gables incorporates 39 ultra-high-end condominium residences in what it calls “a wellness community.” The property offers a 10,000-square-foot onsite park and garden for group exercise classes, 78-foot pool with lap lanes and waterfall, fitness facility with yoga and Pilates, a sprawling hammam, his-and-hers saunas and hydrotherapy plunge pools.

Read more from Forbes HERE.