In recent months, Pampanga has become increasingly attractive to families who prefer suburban living and all the benefits that go with it. True, Metro Manila remains the center of everything. However, the worsening state of traffic, population congestion, and lack of open and green spaces are enough reasons for families to live elsewhere. Here are the reasons why Pampanga is poised to be among their top choices.
1. Easy access to everything and everywhere
The Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) has made Pampanga much more accessible. Traveling to and from Metro Manila is no longer an arduous three-hour drive. And it is not just the roads.
With the development of Clark International Airport in full swing, Mabalacat will soon be home to a new international hub north of Luzon. It currently serves 19 local destinations and nine international destinations which will likely expand to many more when three new passenger terminals are completed by 2025. Mabalacat and the nearby municipalities in this area of Pampanga is envisioned to become part of an aerotropolis with a world-class airport surrounded by business, commercial, and residential areas.
The Manila-Clark Railway Project which is set to be completed in 2021 will make traveling much more convenient. There will be five stations in Pampanga alone, in addition to the 12 other stations in Metro Manila, Bulacan and Tarlac.
All of these infrastructure developments will bring economic development to Pampanga itself, and to its residents.
2. Opportunities and many more within reach
Likewise, sustainable growth has been mapped out with the Pampanga Megalopolis Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for the urban development of the province that will make use of its natural resources such agriculture, water, and ecology.
Among other things, the plan will stimulate the generation of business and employment opportunities. Numerous commercial districts are also set to be developed for the benefit of residents. One such development is Ayala Land’s mixed-use estate, Alviera. It will house a business and industrial park, a commercial district, educational and recreational facilities. With these within reach, there’s no need for families to flock to Metro Manila when they’re in the middle of Central Luzon’s growth center.
3. Unending family bonding moments
Apart from Pampanga’s culinary delights, families are also flocking towards the province for its adventure destinations. One such destination is Sandbox at Alviera, a development by Ayala Land in Porac. At Sandbox, families may enjoy such attractions as the country’s first rollercoaster zipline, the country’s tallest swing, an aerial obstacle course, and an outdoor archery range along with wall-climbing facilities and ATV rides.
If your family is looking for one-of-a-kind nature trips, a trek to Mount Pinatubo should be on top of your list. The annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark is another must-visit attraction. You may also check out Aqua Planet in Clark, which is one of the biggest water parks in Asia.
4. Better options for suburban living
While Metro Manila has its share of interesting real estate developments which combine open spaces with modern amenities, nothing beats living close to nature. That’s precisely what’s in store for families who choose from among the variety of residential developments in Pampanga.
Avida Northdale Settings, Avida Land’s newest project in Alviera, features modern homes within a park-like setting. Choosing to build your home at Avida Northdale Settings gives you easy access to hiking trails and open spaces, which you can enjoy with your family. Its location is also close to business and commercial districts, educational institutions, and leisure facilities that will rise soon in Alviera.
With these four factors, Pampanga has become a most attractive option for suburban living, most especially for parents who want to raise their children in a progressive, sustainable, and clean environment.