Philippine Daily Inquirer

By Vaughn Alviar @INQ_Property


Many know Cavite province as a bedroom community, dotted with homes that are empty during the day. People would retreat here after working hard in Metro Manila to recharge for the following day.

But Cavite has become so much more. In fact, some people who say they are going to “Manila” nowadays, actually refer to a spot somewhere in Cavite. This synecdoche reflects how separating the capital and the neighboring province has turned futile for many of us.

One understands why this is so. In an already dense urban sprawl like Metro Manila, economic activity naturally extended to Cavite and other areas in Greater Manila or NCR Plus in today’s parlance. Add to that the government’s decentralization thrust and its ambitious Build, Build, Build infrastructure program, which has sparked interest in traditional commuter towns.

Today, the province holds its own. More than a place for repose, Cavite is now an extension of the metro, offering urban comforts, as well as entrepreneurial and career opportunities. It has shopping and entertainment centers and economic zones, top-notch schools and hospitals as well.

If you compare Metro Manila and Cavite, you might find great advantages in the latter: You can look back on the country’s revolutionary and religious heritage; take spontaneous getaways to the beach in Ternate, springs in Indang or the Taal outlook in Tagaytay. Down south, you have more space, fewer people, less traffic, greener views and fresher air.

Enjoy these suburban benefits by becoming a resident at Saddle & Clubs, a masterplanned community developed by trusted builder Sta. Lucia Land Inc. in a fast-evolving section of Cavite—spanning across Tanza, Trece Martires and Naic. By integrating a horseracing track, an 18-hole golf course, a water park and a manmade lake into one luxurious design, the 576-ha project backs its claim as “Cavite’s premier residential and recreational estate.”

The development currently offers prime residential and commercial lots in six exclusive villages: Flemington Fields, Delmar Promenade, Chantilly Park, Melbourne Grove, Belmont Residences and Triple Crown Commercial Estates. Dwellers can use the community clubhouse, swimming pool, the basketball and tennis courts, parking area and open spaces.

Quality development is a given with Sta. Lucia Land. Perimeter walls secure the premises. You are welcomed home by a landscaped entrance gate and guardhouse. Concrete roads that are 10 to 35 meters wide and paved sidewalks are lit with mercury streetlamps. Saddle & Clubs is complete with concrete curbs and gutters, plus an underground drainage system. The villages have complete electrical facilities, a centralized water distribution system and elevated water tanks.

Your stomping grounds provide you with avenues for leisure and business. At your doorstep are fun activities at Aquamira Resort. The clubhouse at Saratoga Lake Residences allows you to play outdoor games right beside the manmade Lake Victoria. For a thrill, visit the Santa Ana Park racetracks to catch some equine action or practice your swings at the Royale Pacific Golf Club designed by the world renowned Arnold Palmer and Ronald Fream. Launch a business in the shopping mall and mixed use lots of Triple Crown Commercial Complex.

In a future wherein telecommuting may be the norm of the workplace, there will be no need to drive out of Cavite to report to work. But, if you need to, your address is about an hour or so away from Metro Manila via Centennial Road, Emilio Aguinaldo Highway or South Luzon Expressway. The Cavite-Laguna and Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressways, among others, ensure ease of access to destinations in the Calabarzon Region.

Cavite has outgrown its reputation as a bedroom community but while complete with urban experiences and continually unlocking more progress, it maintains a priceless provincial charm. Experience all the province’s offerings in luxury at Sta. Lucia Land’s Saddle & Clubs.

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