Condominiums on the rise, offering Filipinos lifestyle views from top of the metro

Look up anywhere in the city and reaching towards the sky are the sharp edges of skyscrapers looming over the daily routine of the metro. With the space in urban districts becoming fewer and fewer, buildings whose heights were once imperceptible are now a reality to satisfy demand for commercial, retail, office, and housing requirements. Beyond the necessity of high-rise developments, however, are the rewards these structures bring to the overall well-being of their inhabitants and the outlook of the metropolises in the future.

The foothold of condominiums at present, for one, has evolved from the need to accommodate the growing city population into an overall shift in the housing preference of the residents. Colliers, a leading investment management company operating in the Philippines, forecasts the increasing expectations on condominium offerings from local professionals and expatriates returning to Metro Manila alongside the beginning of face-to-face classes in schools and universities.

The rewards of living in a condominium extend towards the overall well-being of their inhabitants.

Condominiums provide a plethora of advantages that make them attractive housing options, one of which is their prime location. Salcedo Square in L. P. Leviste Street, for example, is a short distance from Ayala Avenue, catching a glimpse of the activities in the top financial district during the weekdays and the community market on weekends. This allows residents access to a multitude of experiences, from retail complexes, entertainment venues, dining options, and other places of interest. Further, the value of strategically located properties tends to appreciate over time, and as the high-rise lifestyle continues to create traction in cities, the income stream through owning and leasing condominiums is an excellent investment opportunity.

Condominiums include e-libraries, study halls, and function halls to cater to the academic population.

Proximity to transportation modes also enhances the way of life of condominium dwellers, as the time consumed on commute can otherwise be spent on enriching passions and well-being. Residents of Pine Crest and The Symphony Towers in Quezon City benefit from their nearness to Aurora Boulevard and EDSA, respectively, and are a short walk from LRT-2 and MRT-3 stations. Those who travel from Laureano di Trevi Towers in Makati City, on the other hand, can reach any point in Metro Manila and adjacent provinces through a number of possible routes.

Developers have accommodated facilities such as swimming pools in their condominiums.

Developers have also ingeniously designed condominiums to be thriving vertical communities in themselves, accommodating a multitude of facilities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and playgrounds to rooftop gardens and communal spaces for socializing. Lifestyle features such as commercial centers, retail establishments, and office floors are also included with compact footprint. Plumeria Heights and Bradbury Heights in Manila and Hawthorne Heights in Quezon City take it a step further by complementing the academic population with e-libraries, study halls, and function halls for hosting events, school meetings, and review groups.

Increasing expectations on condominium offerings come from local professionals and expatriates returning to Metro Manila.

Safety is a top priority for many who aspire to live in condominiums, and these developments excel in this aspect. Japanese-inspired Kizuna Heights and Sky Arts Manila, touted as an enclave for the modern Filipino, both located in Malate, add a layer of protection in their condominiums through 24-hour security personnel, enhanced surveillance systems, and manned entry and exit points.

The most impressive incentive of living in a condominium is the breathtaking vista it offers.

Perhaps the most obvious, if not the most impressive, incentive of living in a condominium is the breathtaking vista it offers. The sweeping panoramas of the cityscape, picturesque sunsets over Manila Bay, or the stunning play of lights across the metropolis, are the icing on the cake of a condominium lifestyle experience.

For over two decades, Vista Residences, condominium arm of the Philippines’ largest homebuilder, Vista Land, has continuously delivered developments expertly planned and maintained, along with a flair for finding accessible locations in the most attractive of locales, in order to provide its residents an exceptional view from the top. For more information on Vista Residences condominiums, visit, like and follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call (0999) 886 4262 and (0917) 582 5167.