Metro Manila is definitely a lively metropolis, with so many sights to see and places to either visit at least once, become a regular in, or set up a residence in. However, with seventeen cities within its borders, all with their own charms, it’s different to choose which city in the Metro to settle in.
So, whether you plan to live in a Paranaque suburb or one of our condominiums for sale in Quezon City, check out this guide on where in the capital should you call home.
Let’s start from the top – the biggest city in the Metro. Named after Manuel L. Quezon, the Philippines’ second president, it was the country’s capital for almost three decades, thus the reason why a lot of government offices can be found here.
The city is home to Trinoma and SM North EDSA – two of the country’s most prestigious malls, leading universities such as University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. It is also home to commercial centers like Eastwood, and rows of bars and restaurants in Tomas Morato, Timog, Panay, and Banawe Avenue.
Halfway between the north and south and in between two cities lies the Ortigas Centerone of the largest commercial districts in the country, is conveniently located.
On its west side is Mandaluyong City, which is also known as the shopping capital of the Philippines. It’s an appropriate moniker, considering it’s where SM Megamall, The Podium, Shangri-La Mall, and St. Francis Square is. On the east side is Pasig, and it is also home to several commercial centers as well as The Medical City, one of the country’s largest hospitals.
Iconic because of its skyscrapers – the tallest ones in the Metro – and its strict policies on traffic and cleanliness, the country’s financial center looks and feels like a city from another country.
Aside from the major and myriad businesses establishments, Makati is a place that has a lot of classy places to go to. The Ayala Center – Greenbelt, Glorietta, and the Link – and Rockwell are where you want to be if you want to shop, catch a flick, dine, and have either coffee or beer once the day is done. And if you’re looking for a different gastronomic experience, give Little Tokyo, which is home to authentic Japanese restaurants, a sumptuous bite.
This city connects Manila, the country’s capital, with the rest of the Metro’s southern cities. It also connects Manila with the rest of the world, as it’s where Manila International Airport is situated.
If you’re looking for someplace to shop and lounge around, check out SM Mall of Asia, the country’s largest mall. Said mall is also where SMX, the biggest convention center, and the Mall of Asia Arena, where many concerts and games are held, is located. And if you want to be in the lap of luxury, check out Resorts World, Solaire, and the recently established City of Dreams.
So, where will you reside in the country’s densest city? That’s up to you to decide, so choose wisely.