Metro Manila might be the slam-dunk choice for those who want everything within reach: work, a good assortment of malls, schools, hospitals, and just about every other vestige of 'city living.' But putting down roots in the big city comes with a whole set of drawbacks as well: traffic, pollution, the rising cost of living. If you've decided that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages, you might want to consider looking for a suburban home that can offer you a respite from the noise and hazards of living in the NCR and provide you many recreational and outdoor activities and options. Here are five reasons why you should look South of Metro Manila particularly General Trias, Cavite for your ideal home:
1. Location, location, location
With the construction of the Skyway and the SLEX complete, traveling to and from the South has never been easier. From Cavite you can get to the Makati Central Business District in as little as 30 minutes' quicker than traversing EDSA during rush hour.
2. You get the perfect blend of urban and rural living
Whoever said that Cavite was too provincial has never seen its many shopping and business districts, not to mention the abundance of schools, hospitals, banks, hang-out places and other leisure areas that rival Metro Manila. Host to rapidly developing economic and industrial zones, Cavite is one of the fastest growing regions in the country.
3. It's the gateway to some of the Philippine's best tourist spots
There's Taaland Anilao in Batangas, the hot springs and hiking trails of Laguna... we could go on and on. Whether you're after pristine beaches or an escape to the mountains, your weekend escape is only a couple of hours away. And if you're already living in the South, you won't have to cross the huge parking lot that is EDSA to get to the gorgeous views and exciting adventures of the southern provinces.
At the same time, the area has still kept its old provincial charm. It may be because of the open fields, trees and fresh air. In the South, people are friendlier, life is simpler, and living is easy.
4. Your getaway from stressful city life
While the Cavite is not completely traffic-free, you can still get away from the hassles of city living. There's plenty of green, open space to help lower your stress levels and refresh your spirits.
5. It's the only place you can truly call home
There really is no place like home. And with San Miguel Properties, Inc.'s developments in General Trias, Cavite, you have your choice on where you want to lay down your roots. Whether you prefer the Spanish Mediterranean-inspired houses of Maravilla, the smart and elegant Bel Aldea residences and modern living in Asian Leaf, General Trias is sure to capture your hearts.
Couple that with the superb amenities and facilities of each of the developments ? from swimming pools, clubhouses, parks and playgrounds to round-the-clock security that will ease all your worries ? there really is no contest. Choosing to live in the South is just about the wisest decision you can ever make.