By Vanessa B. Hidalgo

September 24, 2022


Reverse migration was one of the trends that emerged during the pandemic—unsurprisingly so.

Many sought to find refuge in the provinces where they can lead simpler lives and engage in new hobbies such as gardening. Here, they enjoyed better air quality, more lush wide open spaces, less crowds and traffic. Not to mention the fact that some goods and services are more affordable, enabling many to better manage their finances.

Fortunately, trusted developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. has long been building a portfolio of developments outside the metro, providing these migrants safe, quality dwellings that afford them the same kind of lifestyle they’re used to in urban centers, but without the marked stressful frenzy you often see in cities. Just right outside Metro Manila are numerous innovative residential estates that are proving to be well equipped to meet your needs postpandemic.

BatangasWho could ever say no to cool clime and serene surroundings? Royale Tagaytay, located in Lian, Batangas, offers a tranquil community that allows residents to enjoy its cool temperature (thanks to its high altitude) and a mellow, more relaxing ambiance.

A focal point here is its country club and the nine-hole layout, set in the midst of a lush and much larger leisure complex, where you can find facilities for other sports such as basketball, tennis, badminton, swimming, bowling, billiards and table tennis. This garden golf course can easily do wonders for your physical and mental health.


In neighboring Cavite, Sta. Lucia has a well-curated residential estate in Southplains. The golden fields of Southplains give its residents a sense of belonging and oneness with nature. The green pastures will offer a gentle respite from the harshness of everyday living.

Nestled in tree-lined walkways, Southplains offers a place where families can spend meaningful time together, enjoying choice amenities such as the picnic grounds, clubhouse and other recreational facilities. Southplains is also located near commercial areas like SM and Robinsons Dasmariñas, making everything you need within convenient reach.


Located in Antipolo, Rizal where mountain ranges offer a safe haven for growing families, Summerhill Executive Village allows residents to enjoy the cool, refreshing breeze as well as panoramic views of the metro.

This residential estate offers a rewarding respite from the constant buzz of the metro. It is brimming with greenery, spacious parks, as well as sporting facilities such as a basketball court and swimming pool. It also has a community clubhouse where families and neighbors meet up for tennis matches and merienda.


In Bulacan, Sta. Lucia also has a gem of an estate for families who wish to be near nature.

Colinas Verdes in Bulacan breathtaking views of mountain ranges and spectacular night skies, as well as lush open spaces and gardens where they can readily commune with nature. Health buffs will find living in Colinas Verdes a joy because of the jogging paths. And after a good run, they can go for massage and sauna right within the village. For the youngsters, the playground and arcade await them. The country club is also equipped with facilities such as swimming pool, wading pool, courts for tennis, basketball and badminton and bowling alleys.

Meanwhile, the wide concrete roads and paved sidewalks give residents a sense of security and stability, while the landscaped open spaces offer ample breathing room for the community.

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