One of the four original cities to make up Metro Manila in its early days, Pasay City boasts a rich history and culture. Located near the capital city of Manila, it is also one of the metro’s richest cities. With several entertainment and cultural attractions, as well as first-rate condo living and transportation systems, Pasay City is proving to be a great place to build a home. Learn more about the top reasons why you should raise your growing family in this thriving city.
Exposure to cultural attractions
Living in an urban location gives you easy access to cultural attractions. A renowned center for culture and the arts, Pasay City’s Roxas Boulevard is home to the Cultural Center of the Philippines, an institution that holds the mandate to preserve, promote, and enhance the cultural heritage of the Filipino people. The Folks Arts Theater, a massive theater that showcases the work of architect Leandro Locsin, is located nearby. Cultural exploration will be at your family’s doorstep if you choose to live in the city.
Museums to explore
Speaking of cultural exploration, you’ll have several museums to explore within the city. Your children can have fun experiencing the world from a topsy-turvy perspective at the Upside Down Museum. The interactive museum will have the whole family enjoying a “Stranger Things” kind of experience as the place distorts both your perception of size and orientation. You may also revisit the history of the Philippine Air Force at the Aerospace Museum. The first and only aviation museum in the country, the Aerospace Museum is massive enough to showcase PAF aircrafts models. It also displays artifacts and relics from the Second World War, along with suits, weapons, and medals that offer a glimpse of the bygone era.
A uniquely Filipino flavor
Living in Pasay City will bring you closer to the Coconut Palace. Also called the Tahanang Pilipino, the structure was built in 1981 to welcome Pope John Paul. It is remarkable for being made up of 100% Philippine materials. Located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, the Coconut Palace offers an impressive display of Philippine architecture. It also showcases the many uses of the coconut palm tree and other native materials, such as the Philippine hardwood and banana fiber.
The travel capital of the Philippines
Home to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Pasay City has been called the Gateway to the Philippine Islands. The main point of entry to the country, the airport welcomes countless local and foreign travelers at its gate. Airlines of all sizes are headquartered in the city. Large areas of Pasay City are now dedicated to tourists, such as the tourist belt located along Roxas Boulevard. Living in Pasay City will have your growing family exposed to cosmopolitan people who can contribute to a broader view of the world. Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds can help increase tolerance and compassion, and can engender a healthy view of life in your children.
The third largest shopping mall in the world
With the third largest shopping mall in the world located nearby, your growing family will never run out of things to do in Pasay City. Located in the Bay City area, the SM Mall of Asia boasts four interconnected buildings that are home to hundreds of shops and restaurants. More than just offering dining and shopping, the mall has countless entertainment amenities, including the EXPLOREUM Science Center, an IMAX theater, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, the MOA Eye Ferris wheel, the SMX Convention Center, and an entertainment arena.
Cheaper and accessible transportation
Living in Pasay City means you won’t have to rely solely on time-consuming and expensive private rides. From the LRT and MRT to FX and jeepneys, you will find all sorts of public transportation in Pasay City. There are also several thoroughfares that make these modes of transportations accessible. With readily available public transportation, parents won’t have to chaperone their kids all the time. Your children can gain a sense of independence as they learn to navigate the city on their own. You can also get by easily even when your car is on coding or you simply would rather spare yourself the expensive gas and difficult parking.
Water adventure within the city
Living in Pasay City puts your young family in close proximity to Oceanarium, the first theme park in the Philippines that showcases the marvelous sea life. The Manila Ocean Park also offers a deep insight into the Philippine marine life. More than anything, the park offers a host of activities that children enjoy and don’t mind coming back to over and over again. With package rates that include several fun activities, the whole family can spend the day having non-stop fun without breaking the bank. While most tourists have to spend the night in the H2O Hotel, you will only need to take a short drive from your Pasay home for your day of water adventure.
Fresh seafood at the bay
Living in Pasay City means you’ll be located near Manila’s Dampa scene. Dampa is a place where you could buy fresh seafood from a market found within the vicinity and have one of the restaurants cook it to your liking. It’s a Philippine food scene everyone should experience. And once you’ve tried it, you’ll keep coming back for more. Some of the popular Dampa dishes are stir-fried prawns, chili crabs, and cheesy mussels.
Entertainment for the whole family
Pasay has everything for the whole family. Dad can spend a relaxing day golfing at the Villamor Golf Club, a 50-hectare golf course with 18 holes. The club boasts a driving range, pro shop, putting practice, swimming pool, and a restaurant and cafe. DMCI Homes’ Fairway Terraces is literally a stone’s throw away from this, with unit views overlooking Villamor Golf Club. Mom can go shopping at high-end specialty stores at Resorts World Manila, and enjoy the world-class integrated entertainment offered in the complex. The kids, on the other hand, can have an adventure-filled day at Star City, a family amusement park that offers countless attractions sprawled over 35,000 square meters of space.
A well-balanced lifestyle at a prime residential space
The Aston Residences is soon to rise along Dominga Street, a location in Pasay City that offers convenient access to schools, business districts, shopping malls, and other key areas in the southern part of the metro. A project of prime developer DMCI Homes, the Aston Residences is slated to offer a well-balanced life as it promises to deliver the same condo amenities DMCI is renowned for. From the Lumiventt Technology that provides DMCI condo properties with excellent natural lighting and ventilation to the resort-like feel of the landscaped atriums and well-designed pools, the Aston Residences offers a lifestyle that merges the convenience of urban living with the comfort of the vacation lifestyle.
From hassle-free condo living to access to unlimited entertainment, you have all the reasons to raise your young family in Pasay City. Start preparing for your move now!