Tired of taking over an hour to get to work? And even more tired of taking the same time to return home! If living close to work represents quality of life for you, don’t waste time! Continue reading this blog post.
For many people living close to work helps to increase their quality of life. Today more than ever, time is money!
We often hear successful professionals from all walks of life, film stars or top sports people famous for their success and wealth, say they would give up part of their fame or wealth in exchange for more time for themselves.
A feeling we “mere mortals” often share. Many young, and not so young, professionals often work very long days, dedicating most of their time to their careers.
This is a reality for the employees of large companies which, in many cases, are located in the financial centres of large cities, where housing is not only scarce but also expensive. These are professionals who often live some way from their place of work, in the outskirts or even in nearby towns.
Several reports, such as the one prepared by Ipsos and Boston Consulting Group, show that Europeans spend between nine and ten hours a week travelling to and from work. That’s 40 hours a month! According to the University of Waterloo in Canada, the time spent on “coming and going” makes us less satisfied with our lives: the longer the travelling time, the greater the dissatisfaction.
Along the same lines, a study carried out by the University of the West of England in the UK aimed at measuring job satisfaction concluded that a 20-minute increase in the time spent travelling to work is perceived by workers, in psychological terms, as a 19% cut in salary.
Time is money: time to spend with family and friends, time to spend on hobbies and pastimes, studying, cultural interests, leisure activities or sport.
But it’s not just time we lose if we live a long way from our places of work. Money is another factor to take into account. Transport and lunch can take a chunk out of our salary. It is also important to take these costs into account. Going to work can be expensive!
If this is your case, if you don’t want to neglect your career but, at the same time, you want to have the time to enjoy other areas of your life, Testa Residencial could be the best option to make this change in your life.
At Testa Residencial we offer home rental developments in strategic locations in terms of distance and time from the capital’s main financial centres. So, if you are looking to rent a flat in Madrid close to the Las Cuatro Torres Business Area or Azca, our housing development in Plaza de Castilla meets your needs. And at an affordable price! Arriving at work will be a question of minutes, either on foot or a couple of stops on the metro.
Starting at 830 euros a month we have studio flats for you with all home comforts. And with unbeatable connections: metro, bus station, five minutes from the Chamartín railway station, and with access to the M-30, M-40, and to the north of Madrid via the M-607, A-1 and A-6.
However, if quality of life means something else to you, at Testa Residencial we also offer other kinds of home rental developments in more residential areas enabling you to enjoy green spaces and wide avenues and a different pace of life from the city centre but without being too far from it. Examples of these include some of our developments in Conde de Orgaz, very close to the IFEMA trade fair centre, or in Las Tablas.
At the same time, if you are looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city, we can also offer developments in towns close to the capital. Alcorcón, Móstoles, Getafe and Las Rozas are some options.
In other large cities, such as Barcelona, we also offer developments close to the main business areas, such as our housing development in Diagonal, in addition to properties in nearby towns such as Badalona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, and San Cugat.
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