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The Grecian acropolis is a complex built on an elevated area. The term combines two Greek words: “akron” and “polis,” which literally mean “the highest point or extremity” and “city,” respectively. For many large ancient cities, the acropolis served as the nucleus.
Sta. Lucia Land Inc. guns for a modern interpretation of that concept with Acropolis Loyola.
This project will transform a 40-hectare property into one vibrant nucleus glorifying the benefits of residing north of Metro Manila: laid-back living that isn’t cut off from all the modern offerings of the metropolis. The address will, thus, attract a clientele that aspires for a life that strikes a balance between the rush of the city and the repose of home.
The property nestled on rolling hills at the border of Quezon City and Marikina City will sell up to 308 residential lots and 14 commercial lots. It will afford dwellers, business owners and visitors a spectacular panoramic view of Marikina Valley.
The residential homes will be sold starting at P7 million, promising premium living to interested buyers. Commercial buildings, on the other hand, will cost P40 million minimum. The strongest selling point on this front is the very location of the project: in a few years, it might even become an economic epicenter on its own.
In amenities, the mixed-use development will have a swimming pool, covered courts for basketball and tennis, and two community clubhouses (one on the Marikina City side and another on the Quezon City side, that is). Acropolis Loyola will also feature an underground drainage system, electrical facilities, a centralized water system and a guarded gate. The roads will be wide, lined with mercury lamps and trees. Sidewalks will be friendly to pedestrians—paved, with concrete curbs and gutters.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that a property within Acropolis Loyola is accessible to everything the metro has to offer.
The site is a few minutes away from major establishments along Katipunan, Marikina and even Commonwealth. It is also accessible to prestigious learning institutions like the Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines Diliman, Miriam College and St. Scholastica’s Academy in Marikina. A few minutes away would be the shopping hubs, nearest among them are UP Town Center, SM City Marikina and Ayala Mall Feliz, all just about 20 minutes away.
Recreational spaces are just 30 minutes away: Art in Island in Cubao for art appreciation; Quezon Memorial Circle for a jog; Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center for nature appreciation; and La Mesa Ecopark for a weekend picnic.
Hospitals and churches in both Marikina and Quezon City are nearby as well.
Seeing increased accessibility in the near future, Acropolis Loyola is part of the ongoing Katipunan Avenue Extension project that will traverse major Quezon City subdivisions, such as Loyola Grand Villas, Capitol Hills, Capitol Homes, Vista Real Classica and Northview Subdivision. Upon completion, it will drastically cut the travel time from Rizal to Quezon City.
Furthermore, a four-lane Marikina-Vista Real Bridge is in the works, scheduled for completion in 2023. At the same time, the JP Rizal-Lopez Jaena Bridge will be built. Two years later, in 2025, the 28.3-kilometer Mega Manila Subway will connect North and South Metro Manila, definitely benefiting residents in the area. Those are only some of the many public works in the pipeline.
All things considered, Sta. Lucia’s undertaking will be a great address for young professionals, couples starting out, even families relocating to a home within the metropolis. Come to think of it, Acropolis Loyola is ultimately a dream address for all city dwellers.
After all, when we leave work, our “highest point” is getting home to people who give us reason to work hard so we may rest by their side. With premium homes and laid-back living in the city, that is an option Sta. Lucia Land’s modern-day acropolis gives us.