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Friday, May 24, 2013

Be Happy, Work Close To a Park

Central Park, NY
Central Park, NY

Before you moved to your current office, were you thinking how far it was from a park? Probably not, but next time you move, you may want to keep that in mind. 

A recent study made to 12,000 people in the UK by the University of Essex, revealed that people who live near greener areas were consistently more satisfied, and experienced less anxiety.

This not only applies to where we live, but also to where we work. According to the author of the research, Mat White, “living near a green space has a third of the positive mental effect as getting married, and a tenth of the impact of getting a job when you don’t have one”. 

Additional research suggests that being close to nature can enhance recovery from surgeries, improve immune system functioning, give greater mental health overall and help diabetics achieve healthier blood glucose levels.

Given it has such a positive effect; we decided to search for a list of the best parks in America, we’ve made a list of the top 10 parks where people check-in through Foursquare.

10. National Mall, Washington DC

9. Mission Dolores, San Francisco

8. Boston Common, Boston

7. Millennium Park, Chicago (see: offices near Millennium Park)

6. Washington Square Park, New York

5. Madison Square Park, New York

4. High Line Park, New York

3. Bryant Park, New York 

2. Union Square Park, New York (see: offices near Union Square Park)

1. Central Park, New York.

New York is the big winner with 6 out of 10 parks from the list. If you’re looking for an office with great views of a park in your city, give us a call at (866) 354-5478 and one of our local experts will help you find an office, we have executive office rentals nationwide.

Do you know any other great parks we might have missed?
Send us your comments and share with us which parks you like the most in your city. 

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