April 28, 2021

Living in a relaxing environment has been important now more than ever after experiencing the pandemic for over a year now. Urban living has piqued the interest of the people as it offers a serene and calm ambiance that’s close to nature. 

Here’s a list of cities outside Metro Manila that you should consider to achieve that laid back lifestyle. 

San Jose Del Monte

Bulacan is among the ideal places for real estate investment, and one of the emerging cities to watch out for inside this province is San Jose Del Monte City.

It is envisioned to be the new central business district (CBD) as major real estate developers are building townships and business districts here. Several promising infrastructures are also present here which makes it more convenient and accessible to Metro Manila. 

Some of the notable infrastructures here are Skyway Stage 3, Metro Manila Rail Transit System (MRT) Line-7.

San Jose Del Monte is the perfect location for you if you dream of going home to a community with ample spaces and modern conveniences at hand after a long day at work.

Bacolod City

Known as the “City of Smiles”, Negros Occidental’s crown jewel Bacolod City is one of the thriving cities in the country where the real estate sector remarkably progresses. 

Several projects such as townships and business districts are being developed here as the city continues to become a powerhouse of economic activities. Last July, Bacolod was among the declared “Center of Excellence for Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing” by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

While the city continues its urbanization projects, it also launched an Urban Greening Program in 2018 that turns idle lands into green spaces and seedling nurseries. 

Bacolod is definitely one to consider if you are looking to move to Visayas where rich cultural heritage, nature, convenience, and job opportunities are present. 

Iloilo City

Iloilo is one of the best places to start investing in real estate. Infrastructure and industrial developments make its way here as the city continues to progress. 

As the center of trade, commerce, finance, health, and tourism in the Western Visayas, Iloilo have your daily essentials that are available at your convenience. In addition to that, the city also offers a laid back and stress-free lifestyle.

Big real estate companies have also built major developments here such as townships and business districts. Iloilo will be your best choice if you want to have an urban lifestyle in a rural setting with Spanish aesthetics and rich history.

Angeles City

Located inside the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, Angeles City has been one of the prime locations of real estate investment in the country. 

Angeles City offers a lot more than their famous sisig with the major infrastructures like Clark International Airport, improving transportations with the Point-2-Point (P2P) routes and Malolos-Clark Railway project, and booming businesses available here. 

If you are interested in a place with a relaxed lifestyle and amazing food, Angeles City should certainly be on your top list. 


A well-known tourist destination in the South, Tagaytay is a no-brainer option for many investors in the real estate industry.

The real estate market in this city is particularly thriving as everything that the city offers is here – even better. For one, establishments that are needed on a daily basis are conveniently accessible. Another thing is the awe-inspiring surroundings that feels calming and refreshing. 

Big real estate developers have also invested in building mixed-use communities that offer a live-work-play-learn lifestyle. 

If you are ready to live your dream of urban living with conveniences at hand, Tagaytay will be the perfect place to invest in your vacation home or even move here for good. 

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