Choosing a place to live is not as easy as packing your bags and hoping for the best. It’s a very important decision to make, so you need foresight.
There are many possible locations in the metro to call your home, but before making that big-ticket purchase, take these things into consideration: cost of living, affordability and the local environment. Ask yourself these questions, too: Is this the perfect place to have a fresh start? Is the location ideal for startup families? Do you see yourself living and thriving in that city five to 10 years from now?
Among the major cities in Metro Manila, Pasig stands out as a thriving metropolis ideal for young professionals, executives, and growing families. Here are five reasons why a home in Pasig City is a smart investment:
Good governance. With Mayor Vico Sotto leading the city, Pasig has become one of the country’s most effective and efficient local governments. He has made the city’s economy more vibrant and globally competitive, too. So far, Mayor Sotto has found creative ways to ease traffic, opened the hotline to city hall 24/7, and as for COVID-19 response, Pasig City was the first LGU to have its vaccination rollout plan approved by the Department of Health. Pasig City is also known for its green measures. The city rolled out e-jeeps, e-tricycles, and a bike-sharing program to encourage people to cut back on their carbon footprint. It was also the first city to ban the use of single-use plastics.
It’s in the heart of the metro. Pasig sits in the heart of Metro Manila, providing easy access to the rest of the region. Important areas in Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Quezon City are just at its borders and are accessible through EDSA and C-5. Commuters can also go in and out of the city through the many available modes of transport like through the Pasig River Ferry, MRT-3, LRT-2, and more.
Better infrastructure. Under the national government’s “Build, Build, Build Program,” the Kalayaan Bridge (a.k.a. The Santa Monica-Lawton Bridge) was constructed to link the two business districts of Ortigas Center and Bonifacio Global City and to decongest EDSA. The four-lane bridge will reduce travel time between BGC, Pasig, and Mandaluyong to 12 minutes. During the pandemic, more bike lanes have also been created along major thoroughfares like Julia Vargas, Emerald, and ADB avenues to make roads safer for cyclists.
A lifestyle haven. With a bevy of shopping centers and mixed-use developments spread across the city, Pasig residents need not look far to have a good time. You can shop until you drop at SM Megamall, Ayala Malls the 30th, Estancia Mall, The Podium, and Arcovia City, while those looking for good eats can visit Kapitolyo, Tiendesitas, and Metrowalk.
Opportunities are a walk away. In addition to lifestyle hubs, Pasig City is also home to Ortigas, one of the country’s busiest business districts, which houses many companies from diverse industries like BPO, IT, banking, advertising, real estate, entertainment, and more. Near the CBD are property developments where young professionals and executives alike can settle in so that they’re just a stone’s throw away from their place of work.
Your gateway to a better life. Lighting up in the burgeoning city of Pasig is Suntrust Kirana: a development ushering in light, future, and ambition to the busy city center through its spacious units and amenities that complement urban living. This residential enclave, inspired by Modern Asian themes, provides an escape from long workdays by promoting serenity and closeness to nature. Nestled in an eco-friendly community, Suntrust Kirana hosts four residential towers, commercial units, and a sweeping fountain entrance evoking “ecopolis” elements. It also features master-planned units and sustainable amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, kiddie pool, gazebo, gardens, children’s play area, and an activity area.
The condo development is also in close proximity to schools like Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasig, St. Paul Pasig, Arellano University Pasig, University of Asia and the Pacific, and Mint College at Frontera Verde.
And when occupants need to run errands, establishments for groceries and other government necessities are within reach. They can easily drop by Pasig City Hall, Pasig Public Market, SM Hypermarket C5, and Landers (Arcovia). And in times of emergency, hospitals, including The Mission Hospital Pasig, The Medical City Ortigas, St. Luke’s BGC, and Holylife Hospital, are easily accessible to residents.
Ready for a fresh start in Pasig? Get ready to enjoy the convenience, innovations, and sustainable features that the soon-to-rise ray of light, Suntrust Kirana, has in store for you.
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