01 Jun Want to Be Happier? Live Closer to the Stuff You Want to Do
The next time you’re house hunting, don’t start by looking for the perfect building or home. Instead, look for the places where you’d like to spend your time—gyms, libraries, restaurants, and so on—and pick a home as close to those amenities as possible.
Preferably, no more than 15 minutes away. Living within a short radius of amenities like parks, libraries, coffee shops, and gyms can literally change your life.
Living in an amenity-dense neighbourhood not only reduces isolation but also increases trust in other people and prompts you to become more involved in local activities.
Plus, it’ll be easier to build those low-stakes friendships that are also correlated with an increased sense of community and well-being.