The allure of working in a big city such as Philadelphia, New York City or Boston can be hard to resist, but what if you could have all the amenities and accessibility without all of the hassle? Renting office space in Boston is expensive, commute times are long and frustrating, and the constant frenetic energy can burn you out over time. Still, for many, the trade-off is a tough one.
You have access to everything you need in a big city, from hotels and restaurants to dry cleaners and personal trainers, it’s all in a city block or two. Plus, many Boston office buildings include customizable office space, community conference rooms and off-hours security. You won’t find these things if you move your business to the suburbs of Boston.
Or will you?
Suburban Office Park Perks
Suburban office parks near Boston and other big cities offer a surprising amount of perks. Take the The Lakeside Park for instance. While it’s located in the Boston suburb of Wakefield MA, it’s just moments from shopping, restaurants and eateries, entertainment venues, attractions and so much more.
- Longhorn Steak House
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Chili’s Grill & Bar
- IMAX Theater
- Jordan’s Furniture
- Home Depot
- Super Stop & Shop
- Market Basket
- Honda Gallery
- Salem Five Cent Bank
- Pediatric Health Care Associates
- Hallmark Health Medical Associates
- Western Union
- Red Box
- Baby Furniture Warehouse
- K&G Fashion Superstore
- The Paper Store
- Fraen Corp
And because these office parks want to attract high demand professionals from the city, they offer many of the same office building amenities, such as customizable office space, community conference rooms and security patrols – at a fraction of the cost of renting office space in Boston.
Big City Convenience
What’s more, office parks can actually function as a small city in and of themselves. There are a number of major benefits when it comes to renting office space within a business park.
Need an accountant, acupuncturist, health professional, cleaning service, graphic artist, personal trainer, marketing company or physical therapist? You’ll find all of these businesses and more inside The Lakeside Park, which means you can walk to appointments and take care of day-to-day chores, just as you would in a big city. There’s even a full-service bank, hotel with restaurant, community conference room and daycare facility right on the premises.
Improved Quality of Life
In addition to reducing your commute times, The Lakeside Park offers busy professionals a respite from the hectic work day. Located in a park-like setting along the banks of picturesque Lake Quannapowitt, Lakeside Park provides tenants with the perfect place to decompress and recharge during a break. Spread a blanket in the park and enjoy a picnic lunch by the gazebo, or visit Wakefield Square, the downtown region, and browse the shops and businesses.
Easy Access to Nature
Incorporating more nature into the office environment is one of the latest trends in office space. Many employers are making an effort to bring the outdoors in, freshening up their spaces based on the philosophy of biophilia, which suggests that humans have an innate instinct to seek connections with nature and other living things, and that catering to this instinct can help to promote health and wellness, reduce sick days and staff turnover, and increase cognition and productivity in the workplace.
While some employers have opted to try to bring the outdoors in, in the form of window boxes, indoor plants, windows that open and even outdoor patios and rooftop terraces where feasible, other employers have opted to bring their offices to the outdoors by choosing suburban office space. In doing so, they can provide office workers with easy access to fresh air, sunlight and plants – and they can save some money on rent!
Make the Move to Lakeside Park
Are you interested in renting office space near Boston? Do you think our office park might be a good fit for your business? With prices starting as low as $16 per square foot for a modified gross lease (including utility costs), office suites and commercial spaces at The Lakeside Park are an affordable option for any business looking to establish a location in the Boston MA area. Give us a call at (781) 557-5555 or request a tour today!