Living near green spaces raises children's IQ
1st September 2020
Children raised in greener areas have a higher IQ, according to a new study just released. The reasons behind the findings are uncertain but it’s believed that the green spaces encourage lower stress levels, more play and social contact.
“There is more and more evidence that green surroundings are associated with our cognitive function, such as memory skills and attention,” said Tim Nawrot, a professor of environmental epidemiology at Hasselt University in Belgium, where the study was conducted.
When we choose an area to build a new neighbourhood in, we have a long ticklist to complete. Being family friendly, especially as a family business ourselves, is high up that list. For us, that means thinking about what a family wants and needs, including community, good schools, and green spaces to run and play.
We’re proud to say our Field Farm neighbourhood ticks all those boxes, and has a great choice of parks nearby, including Bramcote Park and Woods just down the road, as well as Wollaton Park, Highfields Park AND Attenborough Nature Reserve, all less than 15 minutes’ drive away.
Find Your Perfect Home
Why Westerman Homes
Westerman Homes have been providing high quality homes at realistic prices for over 85 years and purchasers can feel content in the knowledge that their new home has been tastefully designed and constructed. We will also do everything we can to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Walter Westerman started his own business in 1933 and Westerman Homes is still a family run business with the same philosophy of providing high quality homes at realistic prices.Find Out More
Helping You Move
Westerman Homes will do all we can to help you move, as such we have listed some of our commonly used services which we hope you will find useful.Find Out More
Help To Buy
You could buy a Westerman home with only a 5% deposit and gain funding up to 20% of the purchase price - for a limited time this initiative is available to all buyers, not just first time buyers.Find Out More