Every Filipino dreams to provide his family a home in a peaceful community. Sometimes, this means choosing a place away from the city to avoid congestion and overcrowding.
Julie Nicolas, a 38-year-old financial advisor, is one of the many who left the metropolis with her husband and son. After a long search, she finally found the house of her dreams at Lancaster New City in Cavite.
“The area na pinanggalingan ko talaga, sobrang dikit-dikit talaga ‘yung mga bahay. Dito kasi sa Lancaster, ang nagustuhan ay talagang dedicated siya for living. Nandito na lahat ng hinahanap namin. Meron na ring school, nandiyan din yung church so kumpleto na siya,” Julie shares.
Families can live the life of their dreams at Lancaster New City since it’s free from noise, pollution, and chaos. It’s a family-friendly community where jobs, urban amenities, learning opportunities, worship place, and a reliable transport system are found in one area.
“Ganun sila katutok talaga sa community itself, hindi lang sa mismong bahay, parang ‘yung comfortability ng mga tao, which is bihira ngayon, ‘yung nagkakaroon ng ganyang service sa subdivision na may bus talaga,” Julie says.
Before moving, Julie admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic tested her family’s journey. “Honestly, tinatamaan din ako minsan ng depression kasi sabi ko, ‘Hanggang kailan ‘to?’ Previously, may mga nangyari sa family namin about health at natatakot din ako na anytime baka mawalan ng trabaho yung asawa ko.”
“‘Yan ‘yung usapan namin ng husband ko, what if doon tayo naabutan ng lockdown sa Makati, baka hindi ako makatagal,” Julie adds. Despite this, her family was able to settle down in the neighborhood.
For Julie, Lancaster New City is an ideal community for her family since everything they need is just a short drive away. “Ang maganda dito, maraming available talaga na mabibilhan online kasi ang daming homeowners na nag-o-online selling. Aside from Pasabuy, may grocery talaga na nag-o-offer sa homeowners ng delivery, ime-message niyo lang sa kanila ano yung item na gusto niyo.”
“Aside from nagde-deliver din yung mga restaurants dito ng food, merong mga restaurants na nago-offer din ng pick-up. Ang dami ring ATM at may specific bank rin silang nilagay dito na anytime pwede kang makapunta,” Julie adds.
One of the areas near Julie’s neighborhood is a clinic where she can bring her family if they need a check-up or medical care.
What also made Julie fall in love with the community is how her friends in the neighborhood feel like an extended family. “Kahit hindi kayo blood-related, parang considered na family mo sila. Kaya, talagang marami kaming naging kaibigan rin dito.”
Despite its difficulties, Julie believes that moving out of the metro was worth it since her family can now live comfortably.
“Kapag nakita ko talaga yung mga nangyari, positive pa rin ako kasi thankful ako na mas marami talagang comfortability na nararanasan ng family namin ngayon,” she adds.
As we face a time filled with fear and anxiety, the Nicolas family is happy and grateful that they have chosen a community that they can call home.
The present times are difficult, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life you and your family deserve. With Lancaster New City, life can still be beautiful.