Looking for a New Home? Here are the Best Places to Live in Metro Manila

Mandaluyong City.

It may not seem like it, but Metro Manila is a huge place to live in. Some places are nice to live in, while some… well, you be the judge.

But how would you know the best place to live in Metro Manila? You should take it from the people who actually had the experience to live there. Luckily for you, Metro Manila is filled with accessible condominiums you could choose from.

Which one is the best home for you? Let’s find out.

Parañaque City

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Part of the country’s major commercial area, getting a condo in Parañaque City is a good option for those who often travel by plane and those who want to live near highly urbanized cities like Taguig and Pasay.

  • Transportation galore – Parañaque is home to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where foreigners and locals alike travel in and out of the country. Public transportation is also heavily available like the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), the PNR, and the Metro Manila Subway, so you won’t worry about going to and from your home and office.
  • Heart of leisure and entertainment – Dubbed as the “most economically dynamic city,” Parañaque is home to many malls and recreational facilities you and the entire family can enjoy on any day.
  • Tourism hotspot – If it’s your first time in the city, you have a lot of tourist attractions to visit including the Bird Sanctuary, filled with birds from nearby countries migrating for the winter season, especially from August to March. If you’re the biggest fan of seafood, you can check out Parañaque’s Dampa where you can hoard to your heart’s content.

Las Piñas

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From being a small fishing village in 1979 to now the gateway to the Calabarzon region, investing in Las Piñas makes it a perfect place for those who want a balance between the fast-paced urban life and the peace and serenity of the rural life.

  • Salt and jeepneys – Las Piñas is at the center of the salt-making and jeepney industries. During salt harvest season, part of the city is filled with white crystals in pyramid form. Las Piñas is famous for its Primera or First Class Salt, which is commonly distributed in public markets in NCR.The city is also famous for hosting the Sarao Jeepney Factory, which has been present since World War II, for converting the willy jeeps into the transportation vehicles we use today.
  • Commercial center – It won’t be difficult to get a condo in Las Piñas. Looking for a place to get your essentials? Las Piñas City is filled with commercial centers like SM Center Las Piñas, Vista Mall Las Piñas, Evia Lifestyle Center, Robinsons Place Las Pinas, and SM Southmall.

Quezon City

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Dreaming of living in the biggest city in Metro Manila? Well, you’re in luck. DMCI Homes have a lot of existing and upcoming properties to choose from. But why live in condo in Quezon City? Here are just some of the reasons.

  • Rich historical bowl – Quezon City is filled with rich cultural heritage with shrines and monuments of Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Ninoy Aquino, Jr. Melchora Aquino, and General Licerio Geronimo – who have all fought for the freedom of our country. Quezon City is also home of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Shrine, the Cry of Pugad Lawin Shrine, and the Boys Scouts Rotonda.
  • Leisure and concerts – Quezon City is home to the Smart Araneta Coliseum, which has hosted many basketball tournaments, concerts, and other historical events that Filipinos have loved. Furthermore, the city offers many malls and leisure areas that the entire family could enjoy.
  • The best and the brightest – Apart from hosting national government offices, Quezon City is also home to some of the top universities in the country, the University of the Philippines, and the Ateneo de Manila University.

Pasig City

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If you’re looking for a home that has the perfect balance of the city and laidback life, then you may want to consider living in Pasig City. Dubbed as the “Green City,” Pasig City hosts the Ortigas Business Center on the west side and its residential area in the east part in nearby Rizal Province.

  • Hustle and bustle – Pasig City may have the perfect balance of city and provincial life, but it is also the host of one of the busiest business districts in the country. Ortigas Center, Arcovia City, Capitol Commons, Kapitolyo, and Metrowalk are all in Pasig City. If you’re working in any of these business hubs, then living in Pasig is the best option for you.
  • All-in-one area for your needs – From your essentials to your wants, having a condo in Pasig City is filled with malls with everything you need: banks, grocery stores, medical services, entertainment, sports, and a lot more!

Mandaluyong City

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Right next to Pasig City is the “New Tiger City” of Metro Manila, Mandaluyong City which was dubbed the “Second Most Vibrant City Economy in the Country” by the Department of Trade and Industry. It is home to the country’s premium commercial hub and is the perfect home for working professionals and businessmen. Check out the perks of having a condo in Mandaluyong:

  • Near and accessible transportation – Coming to and from Mandaluyong City would be easy as it comprises main thoroughfares like Shaw Boulevard, EDSA, and Ortigas Avenue. Three stations of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT): Ortigas, Shaw Boulevard, and Boni station, all pass through Mandaluyong City.
  • Vast business opportunities – Mandaluyong City is the perfect home for working professionals who are looking for opportunities with big international and local companies like Robinsons, SM, PLDT, and the Worldwide Corporate Center

Makati City

Makati City has been part of the National Capital Region and became the center of commercial and financial industries in the 1970s. It is home to a lot of business opportunities for Filipinos thanks to the local and foreign companies that hold offices in the Ayala Business District.

If you’re working within this area, DMCI Homes offer condos in Makati that you can purchase or rent, depending on your needs.

  • The core of Filipino business – Dubbed as the “Financial Capital of the Philippines.” Ayala Business Center, one of the biggest business centers in the Philippines, is located in Makati City. This business center is home to the PBCom Tower, the tallest commercial building in the country. Furthermore, the main offices of the top Philippine Banks are also located in this city.
  • Leisure and parties – Want to unwind after a long day of work? Makati has got you covered. This city isilled with luxurious malls like Glorietta, Greenbelt, and SM Makati. It is also home to the Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati Park and Gardens, the Legazpi Active Park, and the Washington SyCip Park where you can unwind with your officemates and friends after work.

No matter where you choose to live in Metro Manila, DMCI Homes is ready to welcome you with its spacious units and tremendous amenities.

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