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When talking about luxurious communities, the first thing that pops into people’s minds is subdivisions around Metro Manila. For sure, you automatically think of manicured neighborhoods in Makati, Taguig, San Juan, and Alabang, with ultra-tight security and boasting of huge, beautiful homes. What most people overlook though is that upscale residential enclaves exist even outside the metro.
In fact, most of them are simply at the fringes of the national capital region, particularly the Southern Tagalog area, more popularly known as CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon). Here are some of the gated communities in this region:
Located in Imus and Dasmariñas, The Courtyards is a 130-hectare land that features 470 to 1,947-sqm lot sizes. The subdivision features a swimming pool, a multi-purpose court, a play field, and a community center. Currently, lots are available for aspiring homeowners. Another Ayala Land Premier subdivision perfect for homebuyers who have a specific taste for luxury is Westgrove Heights located in Silang. The lots range from 300 to 1,000 sqm. You get to enjoy scenic views and lots of green spaces in this luxury community.
Meanwhile, The Grove at Plantation Hills, situated in Tagaytay, combines luxury and eco-friendliness as it features the conveniences of modern living and the joys of farming. Future homeowners will enjoy a contemporary home with a farmhouse architectural theme, as well as enough space for cultivating fruit trees and vegetables. The sizes range from 750 to 1,300 square meters. The Tagaytay Highlands development features a playground, gazebos, a grand lawn complete with benches, and pocket parks.
High-end homes are the hallmark characteristic of Brentville International, a residential enclave in Biñan. Developed by Filinvest, the community is equipped with parks, jogging trails, swimming pools, cluster cabanas, a playground, and a tennis court. It has several model houses ranging from duplexes to triplexes. The sizes vary, from 520 to 1300 sqm.
Ridgeview Estates Nuvali sits on a 26-hectare land developed by Avida Land. Located in Calamba, the community is complete with various amenities, from a clubhouse and a swimming pool to a basketball court and play area, all suitable for modern suburban living. The sizes of the homes range from 98 to 129 square meters.
Popular among the affluent, Terreno South is a luxury community in Lipa. Here, you’ll see a lot of green spaces, as two hectares of the 38-hectare land is dedicated to pocket parks, verdant landscapes, and community areas. The developer, Rockwell Land Corporation, purposefully preserved thousands of mature trees on site that, in fact, there’s a 1:1 house to tree ratio in the community. The unit sizes range from 120sqm to 250 sqm. Similar to other high-end developments, Terreno South offers several amenities for homeowners: swimming pools, jogging and biking trails, lawn and picnic areas.
The Bloomfields Heights, another high-end subdivision in Lipa, comes with 200-sqm lots and tropical-inspired modern architecture. Designed by Robinsons Land Corporation, it has leisure amenities, including swimming pools, gazebos, jogging paths, parks, and children’s play area. On top of this, the community is near key establishments, from schools and hospitals to supermarkets and even places of worship.
The Peak at Havila is among the most talked-about when it comes to luxurious communities. Its highland location in Antipolo-Taytay offers picturesque views of the city, as well as the rolling terrains of Sierra Madre. Lots come in huge cuts, ranging from 245 sqm to 841 sqm. Future homeowners can likewise enjoy several amenities, including pools (lap, kiddie, and infinity), function rooms, and landscaped gardens.
Another Filinvest project that earned the nod of affluent circles is the Forest Farms, also located within the township of Havila, but this time, located in Angono. The home sizes vary, from 113 to 163 sqm. The community’s amenities bring touches of nature and include a meditation garden, a picnic area, a lagoon, and even a hiking trail and a campsite. Families who have a specific taste for luxury and embrace the active lifestyle will definitely enjoy living in this subdivision.
Situated in Tiaong, Quezon, Hacienda Escudero stretches 180 hectares, boasting of vibrant cultural heritage and unfiltered natural beauty. Developed by Landco Pacific Corporation, the homes feature an old-world charm and sprawling green spaces, making homeowners feel like they’re hacienderos themselves. The lot sizes range from 350 to 984 sqm. Fittingly, the community’s public spaces include lakeside promenade for biking and jogging, plantation farm lots, nursery, and lagoons.
These communities in CALABARZON prove that luxury isn’t only exclusive to the metro. It’s also well displayed even at the fringes. Live your dream lifestyle within the comforts and conveniences of these luxurious residential enclaves.