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If you find Tagaytay too expensive, then neighboring Alfonso may be right for you
Much has been said and written about Tagaytay for being a popular weekend getaway among residents of Metro Manila and being a favorite location among real estate developers, who seem to launch exciting developments and projects in the city on a regular basis.
However, Tagaytay’s popularity is proving to be a major drawback. Being a prime real estate market, properties here come at a hefty price, and those that offer spectacular views of Taal Lake and Volcano—being very limited in number—are even more so.
In addition, the city gets quite crowded during holidays and long weekends, not to mention the heavy traffic along Tagaytay–Calamba Road and Tagaytay–Nasugbu Road as all people seem to be going to exactly the same places, such as Skyranch, Calaruega, Twin Lakes, Mahogany Market, and Ayala Malls Serin.
However, one location close to Tagaytay is proving to be an attractive—not to mention affordable—alterative to the city. It is the municipality of Alfonso. Here are reasons why.
1. Alfonso Is Located Just North of Tagaytay
This town of almost 52,000 residents shares the northern border of Tagaytay, which practically makes it the city’s twin sister. Alfonso is also part of Tagaytay Ridge, which means it features the city’s cool climate.
2. It Offers Some of the Attractions Tagaytay Is Known for
Contrary to popular belief, some of Tagaytay’s best-known spots are actually not located in the city, but in fact in Alfonso. These places include Sonya’s Garden—a popular restaurant and bed & breakfast; HillCreek Gardens—a popular wedding venue; and Royale Tagaytay Country Club.
3. It Is Close to Tagaytay’s Best-known Attractions
Because of its geographical proximity to Tagaytay, Alfonso is mere minutes away from the city’s top hangout places, including Twin Lakes, a Megaworld development that’s teeming with coffee shops and new restaurants, SkyRanch, Ayala Malls Serin, Breakfast at Antonio’s, Mahogany Market, and Bag of Beans, among others.
Finding an Affordable Home in Alfonso
One of the real estate players with notable developments in Alfonso is noted boutique developer Don Tim Development Corporation. The company, who has projects in Tagaytay and Silang, has recently turned over the Daisy house model within its Alta Montebello project in Alfonso, a few minutes away from picturesque Tagaytay via Amuyong–Kaytitinga Road. The newly turned over Daisy house model features two bedrooms and boasts a floor area of 131 square meters. Its sits on a lot measuring 108 square meters, and its selling price is Php3.6 million.
Alta Montebello is a 15.4-hectare gated village that offers 517 residential lots, ranging in size from 177 to 368 square meters. This development complements Metro Tagaytay’s picturesque country ambiance with trees, park, and recreational areas, and it also faces the famed Mount Batulao. According to Don Tim, balikbayans, retirees, and expats who dream of owning a stylish yet affordable home in the Tagaytay ridge can now have that dream fulfilled with properties at Alta Montebello.