One such place with an established history as one of the first towns that revolted against the Spanish rule is the City of Imus in Cavite. The historical Flag Capital of the Philippines has its roots that can be traced way back during the Spanish colonization when Imus was once a part of Cavite el Viejo, the name given to Kawit during that time.
The people of Imus have always clamored for independence. For more than a century, they had to endure traveling nearly five kilometers just to reach the parish church that was in the city proper. This led to their demand of establishing a parish church in Imus. In 1762, the Augustinians established a church iwithin the city, which is now known as Bayang Luma.
Around 15 years later, the church was ravaged to pieces by a strong typhoon. Soon after, another religious group, the Recollect Friars, transferred the site of the parish church to barrio Toclong and then finally to Sitio de Balangon, the place where the city plaza of Imus can now be found.
It was also this religious group who pushed the separation of Imus from the jurisdiction of Cavite el Viejo. In 1795, Imus became an independent municipality.
Perhaps the biggest event the former municipality had seen was the Battle of Alapan, where the last remains of the Spanish empire were wiped out from the land of Imus. This battle resulted in the Philippine Declaration of Independence in the nearby Kawit, Cavite. Days before the country’s significant independence day, the first Philippine flag was flown in Imus.
Almost a century after in 1977, former President Ferdinand Marcos hailed Imus as the capital of the province of Cavite. It officially became a city in 2012, making it a component city of the province.
Since then, the city has been an attractive site for commercial and residential development. A comfortable distance from the urban jungle of Metro Manila, Imus, Cavite has been a preferred site of industrial establishments. In fact, more than 18 major establishments with a total market value of PHP 1.31 billion have set up their headquarters here.
Due to its attractive location, Imus, Cavite, has been one of the go-to places for people looking to rent an apartment. The city is well-regarded as a bedroom community of Metro Manila—meaning it is home to thousands of people who work and commute to the National Capital Region every day—and many of its subdivisions and gated communities offer apartment rentals, most of which are very affordable.
One of the notable developments in the city is the Lancaster New City, which is seen to house Cavite’s future business district. This massive development by low-cost developer Profriends, is touted to become a complete project that will eventually offer not just homes but also shopping areas, places for worship, business process outsourcing (BPO) offices, public parks, and a lot more. Another notable Imus development is Jade Residences by Charles Builders Group of Companies. Apartments for rent in this development are fairly accessible from the city center and to the nearby city of Dasmariñas, very affordable, and come in a wide variety of designs and sizes.
You can also try renting an apartment in Boston Heights Subdivision. Monthly rents for a one-bedroom apartment townhouse in this subdivision start at PHP 6,200. This village is near several shopping malls including Ayala Malls’ The District, SM City Bacoor, and Robinsons Place Imus.
Given the rapid development of Imus, the city will host a great number of gated communities and subdivisions that will offer plenty of apartments for rent in the future. Some of these developments include Avida Settings Cavite, Southgrove Estates, Ayala Land’s massive development Vermosa.
These are but some of the areas where you can find an apartment for rent in Imus, Cavite. Looking at its history from independence and then to cityhood, Imus continues to be a destination of choice for both private residential persons and commercial firms. With transportation infrastructures expected to improve really soon, with the continuous development of LRT-1 and the planned construction of the Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAX), which will connected CAVITEX with the South Luzon Expressway, Imus will continue to become the preferred location of many homebuyers and renters looking for affordable, quality, and easily accessible properties outside Metro Manila.