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What an urbanite would consider a vacation is just the daily life of those based in more provincial settings. Ecotourism spots and artisanal food that would need meticulous planning and preparations for a city dweller to visit and enjoy, can be simply accessed on a whim by their counterparts in these less busy addresses outside the metro.
The pandemic, indeed, got us rethinking the many things we held as advantages of city living. COVID-19 also made social distancing a more straining challenge in congested spaces, thus prompting some to consider relocation outside the city bounds where one can enjoy fresh air, wide expanse of lush spaces and less dense communities.
If you are thinking of moving, the Goldilocks areas would be Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog, currently accessible to Metro Manila and still set to benefit from big-ticket state projects. They put you next to great destinations, to gastronomic delights and awesome sights. Particularly in Pampanga, Cavite and Batangas, property developer Sta. Lucia Land offers quality addresses that could very well be your next.
Get a property in a project that marks the dawn of a new age for Santo Tomas town in Pampanga. Glory Heights Residential Estates is the first full-scale subdivision there, complete with a clubhouse, courts, parks and security. It gives residents access to the distinct Kapampangan culture (which includes sumptuous cuisine ) and ecotourism gems further inland. The subdivision is by the McArthur Highway and near the San Simon Exit of North Luzon Expressway. It is also a few minutes away from essential establishments.
Country club lifestyle
An opulent subdivision where residential lots are up for grabs is Saddle & Clubs in Tanza, Cavite. It can be reached via South Luzon Expressway’s (SLEx) Southwoods Exit and many other major routes.
It is just about an hour away from Metro Manila and makes both the urban and rural features of the province—from its commercial establishments to its mountains and beaches—easily within reach.
Choose among the various estates and get to hang out at the Santa Ana Park, the Aqua Mira Resorts and Residences, and the 18-hole golf course. Buyers also enjoy community life in the clubhouse, pool and courts.
In nearby General Trias, Sta. Lucia Homes has house-and-lot choices at Rio de Oro.
This prime residential community recreates a modern Spanish village, an architectural choice resonating with the rustic vibe of the place.
Inside, investors are treated to first-class features that promote well-being, including courts, greenery, jogging routes and a swimming pool. It is a few minutes away from malls, banks and food joints. From there, drive to highland hotspots like Tagaytay, and the various natural draws of Batangas and Laguna.
Celebration of tradition
Get yourself a Sta. Lucia house and lot at Brookside Residential Estates in Summit Point, Lipa, Batangas.
It promises modern living and a celebration of family, friendship and tradition, all in a village of lush greens. It is right beside a golf and country club and treats its homeowners to modern facilities like a clubhouse and a swimming pool.
If all that is not enough, consider how much awaits immediately outside the gates—from reputable educational institutions, malls and significant churches to the lived culture around strong coffee, lomi, lambanog and kakanin.
Home by the lake
Build yourself a house on a residential lot that indulges your senses with the magnificence of nature. At Catalina Lake Residences in Bauan, Batangas, you will reside among Spanish-Mediterranean homes embracing the grand vista of a lake.
At the focal point of the development is the sense of community, elevated with a sense of luxury. It has a swimming pool and lighthouse on Paradise Island and community and sports clubhouses.
Pan out to find that, from it, you can easily reach commercial centers and tourist spots in Batangas and Cavite. That’s assuming you will ever want to leave the gates of such a grand vacation-like address.