Tagaytay Highlands: From weekend getaway to alternative primary home

Homeowners are now earnestly looking at idyllic suburban developments with wide-open spaces and a lush, tranquil environment as their primary residence.

This comes as the country continues to grapple with the health crisis.

One such place now on the radar screen of Filipino homeowners is Tagaytay Highlands, a mountain-resort-themed estate coveted for its stunning views of Mt. Makiling, Canlubang Valley, Laguna de Bay and placid Taal Lake.

The property, a premier leisure development of the SM Group, has evolved into every Filipino family’s dream home with expansive lots, signature log cabins and spacious units.

As far as safety and well-being go, the property takes pride in its proactive management and high level of emergency preparedness.

Today, amid COVID-19, Tagaytay Highlands remains a safe haven for homeowners and guests. Its low-density communities, wide-open spaces, the serenity and the crisp, clean mountain air serve as deterrent to the transmission of the virus.

Still, Tagaytay Highlands enforces stringent health and safety measures mandated by health authorities. Residents and guests are urged to do frequent handwashing, wear face masks and shields outside their domiciles, and observe social distancing. On the other hand, employees continue to be monitored closely and undergo non-contact thermal scanning upon entering the property. Temperatures are again checked at all entrances.

Tagaytay Highlands’ tranquil setting, wide-open spaces, and lush mountainous area have made it a haven for homeowners and their guests.

The estate exercises due diligence in the upkeep of its common areas and amenities while adhering to community quarantine rules.

With the country adapting to the “new normal,” families and individuals are beginning to see the wisdom in relocating to and making Tagaytay Highlands their permanent address. The premier development is their best — and probably only — option south of the metro for long-term safety, security and good health.