Live and love the lush life

Lush may rhyme with rush but one doesn’t have to rush through life. There is a difference between moving fast and rushing. When you rush, you sacrifice thoughtfulness. In this aspect, a well-thought-out and master-planned community is commendable.

Walkability, Train Stations

Living in Makati is convenient and a blessing but challenging with the daily traffic. Fortunately, with its several walkways and pathways, Makati is one of the most walkable cities in the country.

Location is the most important factor in choosing a residence and Lush Residences, along Bagtikan Street in Barangay San Antonio, is spot-on for it is walking distance from the corner of the two main thoroughfares of Makati: Ayala and Buendia. Public transportation is accessible with MRT stations in Ayala and Buendia and a PNR train station in Buendia. Future infrastructure projects include a subway station near the corner of Ayala and Buendia.

Hospital and schools

For your medical needs, Makati Medical Center, one of the country’s premiere hospitals, is a few minutes drive.

While checking out the condo units, I saw the new campus of Mapua (Top 4 in the Philippines), which is just a 10-minute walk. Other nearby schools include Centro Escolar, Far Eastern University, Lyceum, and Ateneo in Rockwell. A fire station and a post office are a few hundred meters away.


The Lush Residences is an oasis in an urban sprawl. It is a nature-inspired enclave with touches of green, leaves, and foliage. Its interiors incorporate elements of nature. Being green is not just a trend. It actually makes sense — good business sense. With the maximum use of natural light and ventilation, environmental and economic concerns in a business model are reconciled.


SMDC (SM Development Corporation) was awarded Developer of the Year during the Property Guru Philippine Property Awards. It was also awarded a special recognition in ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance), which is a barometer for corporate social responsibility and an investment value in real estate.


Lush Residences prides itself with well being amenities in a low-density environment.  It is complete, sustainable and master-planned with professional property management and end-to-end leasing services.

There is an indoor gym and a swimming pool. For the kids, there is a kiddie pool and a playground. A function room for special events and a Wi-Fi-ready residential lounge are available for residents. Highlight is the Lush Podium Garden, a rooftop terrace with a lush landscape.

For your other needs, The Strip on the ground floor entrance houses Altamart; Meat Me, a premium meat grilling restaurant; Brew Cafe; The Bliss spa and wellness center; Laundry Ozone, laundry service; and Fortwaters, a water-refilling station.

Move in now

One can move in right now with a five-percent spot cash payment. As an incentive, a 10-percent discount is given upon reservation. Also, a premium furniture from Our Home is given as a bonus

Living in Makati, the economic center of the Philippines, has many perks. Lush Residences has the advantage of being near where the action is, yet it sits on a quieter side of Makati, a sort of an extension of Ayala Avenue. No need to rush. Enjoy the lush. Live and love the lush life.

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JP Ordoña (Manilakad) leads Manilakad Walks in Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo and more. In between, he writes, climbs, dives, and more. Let him guide you to several walking destinations in Manila. Manilakad (JP Ordoña) can be reached on Facebook Messenger or through text at 0916-3597888.