San Antonio, Makati is Today’s ‘It’ Neighborhood: Here are 3 Reasons Why

San Antonio is emerging as one of Makati's dynamic communities perfect for young professionals, young families, and talented entrepreneurs. By Cecile J. Baltasar

Barangay San Antonio in Makati, where Avida Towers Asten is located, is turning into a business-friendly neighborhood

San Antonio Village in Makati has steadily established itself as an important community. You can tell just by the amount of activity in and around it. Growing from the quiet neighborhood it was decades ago, San Antonio is now a dynamic residential location ripe with retail opportunities.

It helps that this barangay sits in a city whose local government obviously values its business environment. In January this year, the Makati city government collected P815.6 million more in revenue from business and realty taxes than it did in January 2018. That’s proof, according to Makati Mayor Abby Binay, that investor confidence is up in Makati City. Add to that, in November 2018, the Commission on Audit computed Makati’s assets to be P196.57 billion, more than any other local government in the country.

That sounds like a stable place to live and conduct business in, correct? If you are looking to set up your own business in San Antonio, Makati, here are three details to help you decide.

1. San Antonio is conducive for small, but successful, businesses. Small businesses have found a home in San Antonio, thanks to a welcoming community. There’s also the Business One-Stop Shop on the ground floor of the Makati City Hall, streamlining the renewal of business permits and new applications.

Here’s a suggestion: Avida Towers Asten would be a good choice to put up your business, and also to live in. Along with its residential units, Avida Towers Asten offers commercial spaces, as well, to newly established brands that are looking for a home.

Located on Malugay and Yakal Sts., Avida Towers Asten makes up the West boundary of San Antonio and puts its residents and business owners close to the cozy neighborhood’s many establishments. It is also a short ride away from the Makati City Hall and the Makati CBD, and a block away from Gil Puyat Avenue.

2. The neighborhood is strategically located. Main thoroughfares lead into and out of San Antonio Village: Ayala Ave., Gil Puyat Ave., Chino Roces Ave., Vito Cruz Ave., and SLEX. San Antonio is also accessible by public transport.

  • PITX and P2P buses from Cavite, Laguna, Paranaque, and Quezon City stop at Circuit Makati, which is a tricycle ride away from San Antonio Village.
  • There is a P2P bus stop at Trassiera Makati, as well, which is a short jeepney and tricycle ride from San Antonio Village.
  • Jeepneys from EDSA ply Chino Roces, where you can get off at Estrella Ave., one of the main streets of San Antonio.

Then there is the Makati subway, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025. The subway will run underneath Ayala Avenue, on through JP Rizal, and up past Bonifacio Global City. It can accommodate up to 70,000 passengers daily, easing road traffic considerably. Another equally wonderful advantage would be the boost in residential and commercial development in the city.

In fact, this development can already be seen in San Antonio, with the number of establishments being built within its gates. Once finished, the subway would be just a short ride away from San Antonio village.

3. A young and vibrant community with well-developed earning power considers San Antonio home. Because of its proximity to the Makati CBD as well as commercial establishments such as the Ayala Center, San Antonio village attracts a good collection of residents. There’s the millennial crowd, young professionals, BPO employees, and foreign expats who work in multinational companies with offices in the CBD.

Satinka Naturals in San Antonio is a store and café that promotes organic produce and products from the Mountain Province

As a result, small enterprises in and around San Antonio village are booming. Restaurants and cozy cafes are filled at lunch and dinner, while live music venues are hopping on weekends. The lifestyle shops selling handmade home and skincare products also have regular customers. If you are looking to establish your business, and live close to work, San Antonio is the place to do it.

Take the first step to your entrepreneur dreams and reach out to Avida Retail Management to inquire a retail space that directly connects you to your target market. Visit the Avida Land retail leasing page for more info.