“NCR Plus” is not exactly new. We’ve known its components, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna and Rizal, as the Greater Manila Area (GMA) before the pandemic.

In the time of COVID-19, these places have been lumped together for being interconnected and difficult to cut off from one another. This, of course, is due to the much older fact that urbanization has spilled over from the capital to the surrounding provinces. People move to the city to work and back to the provinces for rest. Businesses have established themselves just outside the metro.

When the pandemic is over, this relationship between Metro Manila and the provinces around it, as well as the sprawl of economic dynamism, are expected to continue. Confident in this direction, the government is going full throttle in better interlinking GMA. Thousands of homebuyers see this vision and now look for addresses in less congested suburban locations in Bulacan and Laguna.

Here’s some good news: trusted real estate developer Sta. Lucia Land Inc. has a number of quality offerings there.

Metropolis North

North of the capital, Sta. Lucia Land offers Metropolis North, a 62-ha masterplanned community along McArthur Highway in Malolos, Bulacan. You would not miss this grand project because of its prominent landscaped entrance gate—a foretaste of the life within the suburban subdivision.

Available for buyers are 120-sqm properties within Greek-inspired phases Olympian Woods, Elysian Aviary and Athenian Garden. The neighborhood has the thoughtful Sta. Lucia guarantees of wide cemented roads, concrete curbs and gutters and good drainage systems.

Living here becomes even more elegant because of amenities. The Grand Clubhouse and function room invite residents to socialize. The active set will enjoy an expansive 2,000-sqm sports and recreational complex, a swimming pool and courts for basketball and tennis. Kids, too, can use the playground and gardens.

Metropolis North is already near essential establishments in Bulacan and is less than an hour away from Metro Manila, but it is also ready for special developments like a church, specialty stores, a school and a commercial complex.

Metropolis South

If you drive south, another Sta. Lucia metropolis beckons. Along the Maharlika Highway in Laguna’s “City of Seven Lakes,” you can settle down in Metropolis South San Pablo.

Many companies and families have already settled in San Pablo City for various reasons. First, it is highly accessible to both Metro Manila and various getaways in the rest of South Luzon. Second, the city itself is already replete with development: malls and other retail spaces, food brands, banks, hospitals, schools and government offices. All these will benefit Metropolis South dwellers, but they also have 24-hour security and perimeter fences.

In the 15-ha subdivision with a breathtaking view of Mt. Banahaw, you can build your own dream house. Sta. Lucia ensures topnotch amenities. The community clubhouse features a swimming pool, as well as basketball and tennis courts. Families can also enjoy picnic grounds. Onsite developments are also superb—a landscaped entrance gate; tree-lined and paved sidewalks; concrete roads, curbs and gutters; underground drainage system; and water and electrical systems.

From a brand highly trusted by Filipinos with its close to five decades of real estate expertise and over 250 projects across the country, Metropolis North and South are ideal homes in GMA enjoying both urban conveniences and the suburban vibe.


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