An important province south of Metro Manila, Cavite boasts some of the most affordable apartments for rent in CALABARZON. A typical apartment for rent in the province range from PHP 9,000 per month for a three-bedroom townhouse in General Trias to PHP 24,000 per month for a fully furnished one-bedroom condo apartment in Wind Residences in Tagaytay.
Renting an apartment in Cavite is perfect for families, especially those with college-bound children, as the province is home to a good number of colleges and universities, including De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Adventist University of the Philippines, Lyceum University of the Philippines–Cavite in General Trias, and Cavite State University.
In addition, the province serves as a popular bedroom community of Metro Manila, especially since is highly accessible from the capital via several tollways and highways, including the South Luzon Expressway, the Manila–Cavite Expressway, Muntinlupa–Cavite Expressway, and Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.
As a prime real estate market, Cavite is home to 12 economic zones, and at least 10 major townships or mixed-use developments by some of the country’s largest developers. They include Lancaster New City by ProFriends, Vista City by Vista Land, Twin Lakes Tagaytay, Maple Grove, Southwoods City, and Suntrust Ecotown by Megaworld, and Evo City and Vermosa by Ayala Land.
Known as the “Historical Capital of the Philippines”, Cavite is one of the country’s 81 provinces. Situated in Luzon and bordering the southern shore of the Manila Bay, it is the “CA” in the CALABARZON region. (The rest being LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal, and QueZON.) It is one of the most industrialized provinces in the country, and though its economy is still predominantly reliant on agriculture, it has 12 economic zones that serve as the location of many companies from various industries.
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish colonizers, Cavite was already a flourishing trade area between the native Filipinos and many foreigners, especially the Chinese. During the time of the Spaniards, the province became a significant military asset. Due to its unusual tongue of land thrust into Manila Bay, Cavite became a port to the Spanish galleons. It not only linked the country to the rest of the world, but due to its fortifications, it also became the first line of defense for the city of Manila.
It is its proximity to the capital region that has made Cavite a fast-growing province. Only 21 kilometers from Metro Manila, it is only an hour away by car via the Manila-Cavite Expressway. This is why getting an apartment for rent in Cavite is a wise choice because it is far enough from the Metro area to provide a relatively calm lifestyle, but not so far that it becomes inconvenient. It is the perfect alternative to the capital for young professionals and families as getting to and fro is easy whether by private or public transport.
The major cities in the province and some of the best places to find an apartment for rent in Cavite are the following:
Dasmariñas (pop. ~575,000) - the largest city in Cavite
Bacoor (pop. ~520,000) - provides the majority of the province with the most direct land access to Metro Manila.
Imus (pop. ~301,000) - home to some of the province’s premier shopping malls, e.g., District Mall. It is the official capital city of the province.
Trece Martires (pop. ~104,000) - has exceptional and is home to the seat of the provincial government.
Cavite City (pop. ~101,000) - one of many historically important port cities of the Philippines that thrived under Spanish rule. It takes up the majority of the Cavite Peninsula.
When it comes to finding an apartment for rent in Cavite, any city in the province is actually an ideal place for mobile families and workers who want to easily access the Metro area while living a calmer and more peaceful way of life. It is also a very good place for professionals who work in the CALABARZON region. There are many jeepneys and tricycles one can use to get around the urban areas, and buses and taxis are also widely available for traveling between cities and between provinces.
However, residents of the province need not necessarily travel to the capital for their everyday needs and wants. Each major city has lively nightlife. Restaurants, cafes, and entertainment centers are found in abundance. There are many schools and universities, and over 50 hospitals. Naturally, the level of activity in the province is not as high as the National Capital Region, but life in Cavite is very convenient and vibrant.
An apartment unit for rent in Cavite has a rental fee ranging from PhP 4,000 to PhP 6,500. These properties can be a studio to one-bedroom unit. Affordable apartments for rent in Cavite are often bare or semi-furnished with basic furnishings. Nonetheless, these properties give you the freedom to design your space based on your taste.
Apart from units, you can also lease a whole townhouse unit or apartment house for rent in Cavite. These properties are found inside gated subdivisions in Cavite such as Georgetown Heights, Perpetual Village, and Camella Homes East in Bacoor. Rental fees in these homes range from PhP 15,000 to PhP 35,000 a month.