Healthy Urban Living
Discover a longer, healthier, and happier life in Cartesius Utrecht
In the lively heart of Utrecht, a new world is emerging, inspired by the scientific theory of Blue Zones. A sustainable and green city oasis with all the ingredients for a longer healthy and happy life.
Cartesius is the place to live in balance. With the iconic CAB as the living room of the neighborhood and the Cartesius Park where young and old relax. Connected to the residents, the rest of the city, and nature.
Nicoya, a piece of Cartesius, is currently on the market. This includes townhouses and upscale apartments, comprising 4 penthouses and 4 maisonettes.
Human connection is essential for a long, happy and healthy life. Cartesius is designed to encourage natural encounters, a place where you can run into family, friends and colleagues as you stroll the neighborhood. Explore the footpaths in Cartesius Park with friends, meet new people in the CAB, play a pickup game of football, or enjoy a cookout together in the common areas. Need a break? There's plenty of room for that, too.
Nothing is required, anything is possible, live life your way.
Cartesius will reintroduce nature to the urban landscape. Within the heart of the neighborhood lies Cartesius Park, offering a peaceful retreat from the city's hustle and bustle. Encircling Cartesius is a verdant loop where you can engage in daily exercise or revel in the delights of the urban food forest; green infrastructure comprised of only edible plants. This natural expanse provides shelter, secluded spots, recreational opportunities, and vegetable gardens for cultivation.
In Cartesius, embracing regular exercise is seamlessly woven into daily life. Residents are both consciously and subconsciously encouraged to think healthy. With a carefully planned layout that facilitates walking, cycling, and other sporting activities: Cartesius includes a network of walking paths and other recreational infrastructure that promote physical activity including numerous locations to exercise in nature throughout the community.
What is your Ikigai? This Japanese concept refers to something that gives a person a sense of purpose, a reason for living. Cartesius adds to your ikigai, providing a warm and social haven where you can find both tranquility and vibrant activity. Abundant open spaces throughout the neighborhood offer opportunities for yoga, picnics, profound conversations, or a leisurely game of shuffleboard.
Embracing a longer, healthier, and happier life is intertwined with making mindful decisions. Opting for a conscious and healthy lifestyle aligns seamlessly with selecting a home that is future-proof. Cartesius not only promotes healthy living but also champions sustainability. Our residences boast low energy consumption, ensuring significant savings for you and the environment.
The CAB. The common living room of Cartesius.
Het CAB. De gemeenschappelijke woonkamer van Cartesius.
At Cartesius, we promote physical health through convenient cycling and walking paths to downtown. We advocate for organic exercise, recognizing that taking 10,000 steps a day is healthier than visiting the gym three times a week. Life at Cartesius will constantly promote environmentally friendly choices; whether it's utilizing an electric shared car, hopping on a bike share, or strolling to Utrecht Zuilen station within minutes, these flexible solutions are always at your doorstep. Thus, the obligation of owning a personal car is no longer a necessity to our residents.
Cartesius promotes a healthy lifestyle with enticing offerings. Imagine facilities in the CAB featuring local products, restaurants serving produce from on-site vegetable gardens, and a supermarket stocked with a diverse array of organic products. Fostering healthy eating habits starts early, with school classes engaging in playful lessons about nutrition in our botanical garden. Moreover, Cartesius actively collaborates with food initiatives in Utrecht and is a participant in the City Deal for a Healthy and Sustainable Food Environment.
Cartesius is the first development in the Netherlands to embrace healthy urban living. Our commitment to healthy living provides an industry-leading example for other projects still under development.
At Cartesius, we apply lessons from scientific research to all aspects of our development. That's why we collect data in collaboration with the City of Utrecht, educational institutions, and the RIVM. Our ultimate goal? Increased longevity and quality of life for our residents.