5 Reasons to Start a Life in the North

Live close enough to give you and your family the perks of being close to work, school, and all you need, minus the stresses of that city living brings. By Maita De Jesus

Carving out a space for you and your family within Metro Manila is getting harder, not to mention more expensive, by the minute. The price per square meter in exclusive villages keep rising. It’s no wonder that many early nester families are looking outside of Metro Manila to start building their dream home. Bulacan is one of those areas, because of its close proximity to Metro Manila, but minus the congestion and stress.

There are multiple ways to travel to and from Bulacan

With so much development being built in Bulacan, including an NLEX-SLEX Connector update, even an airport right in Bulacan, traveling in and out from the Central Luzon province is becoming easier and easier.

P2P buses are steadily gaining popularity among commuters due to its efficiency and ease and comfort when traveling, showing that commuters don’t mind paying extra for better service. Routes from Sta. Maria, Bulacan to TriNoma are already in effect, with 15 buses leaving every 30 minutes to and from the two locations.

If you would prefer to travel by car, the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), is continuously being improved by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). The current Plaridel Bypass already makes travel time to Balagtas, Guiguinto, Plaridel, Bustos and San Rafael a breeze, while the creation of the Balagtas Bypass will bring more business to the region as well.

Such routes and ease in travel give you quick access to your place of work or your children’s future schools, and the travel time is comparable to that if you were in Metro Manila — but maybe even without the crazy traffic.

Possible better employment is within reach.

Metro Manila traffic isn’t easing up anytime soon. While waiting for it to do so, seeking employment that’s closer to home appears to be a sensible option, not to mention cost-efficient. And if you’re a parent, working close to home gives you added quality time that you can spend with your children, which is definitely priceless.

Central Business Districts, or CBDs, near Bulacan are growing — Vertis North in Quezon City and Altaraza in San Jose del Monte City, to name a few — and are roughly 30 minutes to an hour away. If you compare that to traveling two to four hours — one way! — to your current place of work, doesn’t finding work closer to home sound like the dream?

Convenience is a ride away.

Bulacan has always been considered by those from Metro Manila as being close enough to head out to for quick road trips. And because of its location, getting what you need — like groceries or supplies for your child’s school project — is a ride to the mall away. You also have access to places of worship, schools, hospitals — without worrying about being too far away.

There’s a space to fit every family.

Whether you’re newlyweds dreaming of adding a baby to make it three, or have a brood of five growing kids who need their own personal space, Avida Parkfield Settings Pulilan in Bulacan has the ideal house and lot option for your family to grow in a life full of harmony.

Spacious common areas, comfortable bedrooms, and perhaps even your own backyard—dream it, find it, and build it. And when early nesters invest in their dream house now, it’s definitely more affordable than if you purchase it five years down the line.

You’re close to nature.

There’s something about being surrounded by greenery that instantly relaxes anyone; and that’s especially important after a long day at work or school. Avida Parkfield Settings Pulilan is a gated suburban community that contains pocket parks for your kids to — well, be kids! Let them run around, ride their bikes, have picnics, or just enjoy the fresh breeze and warm sunshine. This perk isn’t reserved for kids only — why not head out to the park for a run yourself, or to simply destress?

Bulacan is looking very good to families who want to have their own space to have fun, grow, and enjoy their time together, but away from the anxiety of being in the city.