Hankering for new adventures, but don’t want to entirely leave everything familiar behind? It’s time to look into finding another corner of our beautiful country to settle down in. With all our islands and cities, you’re bound to find a place in the Philippines that can play host to a lifestyle more suited to your evolving tastes.
Ready? Let’s look at some promising options.
Located in a sweet spot just south of Metro Manila and (it seems) a world away from the capital’s congestion, Cavite offers an escape for adventurers that doesn’t take them too far away.
Cavite boasts of a booming economy; as part of the Calabarzon region, the province contributed 1.2 percentage points to the Philippine economy’s overall 6.2 percent growth in 2018. The province will only go from strength to strength in the near future, as new transportation developments like MCX (via SLEX) will ease Cavite residents’ connections with the outside world.
Within the province, historical landmarks like Imus Cathedral and lifestyle outlets like The District appeal to those looking for the old and new. Planned developments, like the 10-hectare Avida Verra Settings Vermosa, ensure that new Cavite residents can easily find a modern suburban community they can call home—its swimming pool, landscaped parks, among other opportunities for adventure will simply seal the deal.
Pampanga, located northwest of Manila, offers easy access with its connection to the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). It also has the Clark International Airport and the Manila-Clark Railway Project which is set to be completed in 2021.
Pampanga is a bustling hub in the making. There’s old and new in close proximity—New Clark City and San Fernando are prime examples. The province offers great education, good food, historical sites, mountains, beaches, and most importantly, the ability to easily access whatever else you need.
You don’t have to go far to find a personal base in Pampanga—developments like Avida Northdale Settings Alviera in Porac check all the boxes (accessibility, comfort, great value) in Central Luzon’s growth center—not to mention family-friendly amenities like a jogging path, basketball court, adult and kiddie pools, and children’s play area.
The province of Laguna, just over the border south of Metro Manila, is the capital’s fastest-growing suburban escape.
City residents can find a more well-balanced life in Laguna developments like Avida Southfield Settings NUVALI: set in the country’s largest eco-city development, with access to Nuvali’s 35-kilometer mountain bike trail, a multi-functional lake, hiking paths, a wildlife and bird sanctuary, and teambuilding and camping grounds.
Nuvali residents also get easy access to shopping hotspots like the Ayala Malls Solenad and its Landmark Department store; Santa Rosa’s outlet stores; and fine dining in places like Tagaytay.
New transport developments like the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway and CALAX promise to knit Laguna closer to Manila’s business and lifestyle experiences—so new Laguna residents don’t have to completely withdraw from the capital!
There has been an influx of people from Manila moving to Alabang due to its close proximity to the capital as well as its ability to offer a less harried, more relaxed urban lifestyle compared to Makati or BGC.
Compared to the city, Alabang offers cleaner air and a more family-friendly vibe without skimping on urban amenities. Shopping and lifestyle destinations like the Alabang Town Center and Molito; business opportunities in the area’s many technoparks; and easy transport access to the capital via SLEX/Skyway make Alabang a top choice for people looking for an alternative to city living.
Alabang developments like Avida Towers Ardane show what new residents can dream of when picturing a future life in the area. The project integrates seamlessly with the 6.6-hectare South Park District, Avida Land’s first pocket, mixed-use development. Residential condominiums, a regional mall, and office buildings anchored by a Central Park create an environment where residents can live, work, and play.
Sure, Cebu has centuries-old churches like the Santo Nino Basilica and historic districts like Colon Street. But there’s more to the ancient city than its history—such as easy access to Mactan Island’s beaches, and short drives to other adventures like canyoneering, skydiving, and hiking.
The Cebu International Airport and the Cebu Port offer quick transportation to outside destinations. And developments like the Cebu IT Park ensure that the metropolis is always ready to do business.
Residents of Avida Towers Riala within the Cebu IT Park live within walking distance to IT-BPO business opportunities and 24-hour dining, shopping, and entertainment options, all in a campus-like environment.
Ready to find another area for adventure? Avida Land has 93 projects in 25 strategic locations nationwide. Its strategically-located communities can be found all over the Philippines, ready to help you get a foot in the door to the life you want to live. Explore your opportunities and expand your horizons with Avida Land, and click here to know more about Avida neighborhoods: avidaland.com/neighborhoods.