If you want to experience the best of urban living in the Philippines, consider condo living in the South of Manila. The South is composed of the cities of Makati, Taguig, Pateros, Pasay, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas. This cluster is known for its massive business districts, bustling commercial areas, and high-end residential areas. It’s also home for the top schools and technoparks.
Living in a condo is especially ideal for yuppies starting their career in the city. A condo community is strategically located near transport networks or at the very heart of the city, making it easier to travel. The facilities provide comfort and peace of mind for professionals who are always on the go. There’s 24-hour security, surveillance cameras, and alarms in common areas, and eco-friendly features. The lifestyle amenities, available to tenants and their guests, ensure that busy bees attain a work-life balance.
Why should you consider condo living in the South of Manila? Here are 8 reasons.
1. Home of the country’s largest business districts
Amid the emergence of techno hubs everywhere, the South of Manila is still the country’s premier business district. Makati is one of the leading financial centers in Southeast Asia where you will find the biggest local and international banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and the stock exchanges. Nearly all major corporations and firms maintain their principal offices in Makati or Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig.
If you’re aspiring to join accounting and tech firms, think-tanks, and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, the South is the place for you. Drop your resumes in companies headquartered in Makati, Taguig, and Parañaque.
2. Healthcare and wellness facilities everywhere
When choosing a place to live in, one of your considerations is the availability of healthcare facilities. The South of Manila is where you will find hospital and clinics with top-rated professionals and high-end medical technologies. There’s Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa, St. Luke’s Medical Center in BGC, Makati Medical Center in Makati, Parañaque Doctor’s Hospital, and Perpetual Help Medical Center in Las Piñas.
Looking for spas and centers near your home? The South provides an almost endless selection for you. Check out LifeScience Center for Health and Wellness in BGC, Heilen Medical Wellness Center in Makati, Tree of Life Wellness Center in Parañaque, and Centro Holistico in Muntinlupa.
3. Quality education in prestigious institutions
Simply living in a condo close to schools offers lots of perks. Whether you’re going for a graduate/post-graduate degree or sending a child to school, the South of Manila is where you will find some of the country’s prestigious institutions. Top universities have branches in Makati to cater to their executives enrolled in master’s or law classes. There’s Lyceum of the Philippines, Far Eastern University, De La Salle University, and Mapua Institute.
For private elementary and high schools, the South is home to Saint Paul College (Makati), Don Bosco (Makati), Manresa School (Parañaque), Singapore School Manila (Parañaque), De La Salle Zobel School (Muntinlupa), Maria Montessori Foundation (Muntinlupa), and Elizabeth Seton School (Las Piñas).
4. A major gateway within your reach
Are you travel junkie? Live in a condo in Pasay or anywhere near the South. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is an easy 20-minute drive from the resort-style DMCI Homes condo Fairway Terraces. Fly to Hong Kong, Japan or anywhere else in the world. With the country’s gateway within reach, you’ll be inspired to explore new places as often as you can.
5. The ideal home for the shopaholic
Buying a condo in the South might be the best investment decision you’ll make this year. A condo for rent is a reliable source of passive income. Lease your property to yuppies, students or young families who want to live at the heart of the metropolis. Consider investing in a condo and see what opportunities lie ahead.
The South is a shopper’s paradise. The Atherton, an upcoming DMCI Homes condo in Parañaque, is surrounded by commercial hubs including Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall Alabang, SM City Sucat, Santana Grove, and a long list of hypermarkets and grocery stores. Drive a bit farther north to Makati and BGC and you’re off to a shopping spree at Greenbelt, Glorietta, Powerplant Mall, Market Market, and Bonifacio High Street.
6. A food crawl like no other
Are you a foodie? Embark on a gastronomic tour anytime you want by moving to the South. BF Resort Village in Las Piñas features a stretch of diners, pubs, coffee shops, specialty bakeries, and restaurants offering various cuisines. Some of the best picks include Skillets and Grill, Izanagi Japanese Cuisine, Cerealicious, Erawan Thai Street Food, and Loleng Pancit Malabon.
Looking for buffet dinner? Binge on Korean BBQ at Sigsaga Yakiniku Buffet or Sachon in BF Resort. Want something traditional? Cecile’s Bermuda Country Restaurant offers sinful crispy pata, lechon kawali, and sisig at affordable prices.
7. Reach Metro Manila and the rest of the country
The South is your link to the rest of the capital and beyond. Drive to the northern cities via C5 or Skyway. Need to take a breather in the countryside? Visit Laguna or Batangas, which you can reach via SLEX. You can go farther by heading to Batangas Port and taking the ferry to the islands in southern Philippines. Navigate the archipelago easily by living in the South of Manila.
8. Better manage your stress near green spaces
City life can be distressing. The fast-paced lifestyle that seems to have become the norm is blamed for the rise of mental health problems. One way to manage your stress levels is by living near green spaces. The South prides itself for its packets of nature in business districts and commercial hubs. You can have relaxing walk around Ayala Triangle in Makati after a stressful meeting or a stroll with your pet dog in parks near Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa.
More urbanites are choosing resort-style condo communities for the gardens, water features, and other amenities that inspire relaxation and a more active lifestyle.
Whether you’re looking for a new residence or an investment venture, consider a condo community in the South. Its cluster of highly-urbanized cities is home to business districts, topnotch healthcare facilities, and prestigious educational institutions. The South is also home to commercial hubs and recreational centers — a certified shopaholic’s paradise. Get inspired to travel more in and out of the country by living in the South, where you’ll find the country’s largest airport and tollways to provinces.
Experience the best of urban living in Metro Manila’s southern cities.