One of the initial things a prospective homeowner thinks about is the location.
As they say, location is key and is usually a pivotal aspect of home buying. With that, Metro Manila is typically an ideal city. It is probably the first city that comes to mind when contemplating an excellent location to settle in. No doubt, Metro Manila has everything within proximity–from various schools, grocery stores, shopping malls, entertainment districts, and so much more. Unfortunately, as many metropolitan dwellers would attest to, life in the metro is not always as glamorous as it seems. In as much as living in the city affords you plenty of advantages, the downsides often outweigh the benefits. Pollution often comes with urban living. Other drawbacks include overpopulation and seemingly heavy traffic everywhere–all of which would culminate in a stressful environment and lifestyle. Indeed, life in the city has been so incredibly fast-paced lately that even the metro struggles to keep up. Today, living in metropolitan cities no longer has the same allure it once had.
If you have been planning to move somewhere, you might want to consider locations that are outside the city but with enough access to conveniences that you might need. Tagaytay, known as one of the country’s Summer Capital next only to Baguio, is one of the most in-demand cities for residential living. While regarded as primarily a popular tourist destination, Tagaytay is slated and primed to become the Philippines’ next premier residential area. Situated just a couple of hours away from the country’s capital, the city offers homeowners a distinct opportunity for a lifestyle that harmonizes aspects between city and provincial living.
So, if you have been scouting for a few good places to build your future home, here are just some of the few good reasons why Tagaytay should be your first choice:
1.) The undeniably fresh air
Fresh air, if not nonexistent, is hard to come by in Metro Manila. With the metropolitan city so engulfed by pollution, finding a place where you can breathe fresh air is practically impossible. While most people tend to overlook the pollution, inhaling bad air can be potentially hazardous to your overall health. With that said, most of us should seek a place where the air is fresh and clean. Moreover, it would be a nice change to smell air free from fumes and other toxic elements–something most of us have become accustomed to. Tagaytay is one of the few places near Metro Manila that affords visitors and residents fresh air because of the forest and fruit-bearing trees. Just imagine waking up to a morning wherein you are greeted by air that is not permeated by pollution and thick smog–that alone should be enough to perk you up for the day ahead!
2.) An excellent mix of urban and rural
One of the reasons most city-dwellers hesitate on relocating to the countryside is the lack of accessibility and modern conveniences. Over the years, however, Tagaytay has shown great potential–something which real estate developers and other investors have noticed. Today, it is a city with a good number of establishments that consist of various malls, restaurants and so much more. Unlike most cities, however, Tagaytay’s progress and urbanization ensure that the natural environment is preserved. Beautiful and natural sceneries are never compromised as a result of these developments because the city government knows how to take care of the trees and the city’s overall environment.
3.) Less traffic
If you have lived in metropolitan cities all your life then you are probably well aware of the city’s unrelenting traffic. Living in Tagaytay ensures that you will never have to worry about unmanageable traffic problems ever again. In Tagaytay, the traffic is considerably more manageable than it is in the metro, so you can ease your worries about getting to work on time and getting home in time for dinner. Also, it should be noted that Tagaytay sits quite close to Batangas which is ideal if your family wishes to go on weekend trips every now and then. With Batangas close by, you no longer need to make extended road trips just to visit beaches or have a weekend holiday out of town with your family and friends.
4.) Cooler climate all year round
Regarded as the country’s second Summer Capital, Tagaytay is a city of many delights. This small town in the province of Cavite remains one of the most visited Metro Manila destinations and a premier location for weddings primarily because of its cooler climate. As the city sits atop the mountain ranges, Tagaytay experiences year-round cold and misty weather. In fact, the cooler climate is one of the most compelling reasons why prospective homeowners start searching for homes and settling in Tagaytay. There is no question that over the years climate change has affected us with cities taking the brunt of the effect. Today, sitting inside your city homes or condo units without any form of air-conditioning during hot afternoons is not only stifling, it can be downright unbearable. With that said, it is understandable why having a home in Tagaytay can be appealing. The colder climate does not only make you feel a lot more relaxed, but it also contributes to your overall well-being. Moreover, having naturally cool air all year round encourages you to limit your air-conditioning usage resulting in lower electricity bills.
5.) Proximity to Metro Manila
If you find that you cannot entirely let go of the city, you do not have to worry at all! Tagaytay is situated only a few hours away from Metro Manila. Depending on traffic, it would only take you about a couple of hours to get to Tagaytay. In fact, with the construction of numerous expressways and shortcuts, going to and from Tagaytay has never been easier! So, living away from the city should be the least of your concerns when you do decide to relocate to Tagaytay as it is only a few hours away from Metro Manila.
There is absolutely no doubt why Tagaytay remains as one of the Philippines’ favorite weekend getaway spots. With the cool weather complemented by the idyllic lifestyle, it should come as no wonder why this place is considered as a weekend retreat. However, why consider the place as a weekend retreat when it can be your daily sanctuary? Having a home in Tagaytay affords you only the best of both worlds as it is considered both a rural and urban city at the same time. In here, you can finally have the conveniences of a modern city sans all the downsides of living in one.