Last Updated on May 24, 2021 by Lamudi

With the rising demands for large spaces and greenery, eco-friendly communities crop up as a viable option for second-home buyers wanting to live outside the metro and closer to nature.

Nature is indeed a wellspring of health and well-being, emphasized by the growing number of people gravitating towards houseplants and greenery amid the pandemic-caused lockdowns and mobility restrictions. Along with the rise of plantitas and plantitos, an even profound interest in a greener lifestyle has been noticeable in the current real estate market trends.

Lamudi’s March trend report showed that land experienced the highest page views growth from 2019 to 2020. In the same report, the buying market in provincial leisure destinations appeared to have recovered, citing interest in a home environment where outdoor spaces are greener and wider, and there is better air quality. These insights show that property seekers likely see their dream home and nature as one. At the same time, this leads to a renewed interest in a nature-based lifestyle, such as mountain living.

A Return to Nature After Pandemic

The uptick of demand for open areas has been evident since last year, continuing into the first half of 2021, with balconies and gardens attracting 11% of overall amenity leads. With developments centered around nature-inspired living, a life of peace after pandemic also awaits property seekers.

AboitizLand, one of the esteemed developers in the Philippines, leads homebuyers to Foressa Mountain Town, a residential community where nature is the most precious amenity.

Nature as a Playground

Banking on its more than 25 years of industry experience and commitment to creating better ways to live, AboitizLand has started crafting a masterpiece of a community inspired by the beauty of nature and thrills of the great outdoors.

Foressa Mountain Town covers more than 250 hectares of land, where future dwellers can live in harmony with nature. It offers an expansive backyard of hike trails, bike trails, forest streams, and camping spots, featuring over 800 species of flora and 600,000 sqm of protected riverside areas.  

Promoting biodiversity is at the core of this mountain town development, with half of its overall land preserved as natural open spaces. In collaboration with the US-based firm DPZ CoDesign, AboitizLand designed the mountain town following the New Urbanism concept, filled with walkable neighborhoods that encourage eco-friendly habits.

To complement its natural features, Foressa Lodge, the community’s main pavilion, will be built at the estate’s highest elevation, surrounded by the scenic backdrop of mountains and seas. It features infinity pools for relaxing dips, a viewing lounge for restful sightseeing, and event spaces to take momentous celebrations to new heights. These amenities inspire a laid-back lifestyle in the mountains, adding a perfect contrast to Foressa Mountain Town’s adventurous side. 

The Search for a Second Home

Located in Balamban, Cebu, and accessible from the Transcentral Highway, Foressa Mountain Town is valued not just for its well-preserved and sustainable community but also for its strategic location. The development is near mountain resorts, such as West 35 and PineTree Mountain Resort, giving future residents access to other activities that make mountain life fulfilling. Likewise, the AboitizLand development is a short drive away from industrial parks and malls, keeping modern conveniences at arm’s reach.

Besides the improving infrastructure and expanding business landscape in Cebu, developments like Foressa Mountain Town spurs growth in the province’s residential market. Aimed towards families looking for a second home, this mountain resort community provides an escape from life’s hustle and bustle.

The developer said in a statement upon launching its mountain town community, “Foressa Mountain Town is a first of its kind in Cebu, a nature community that ensures the property’s natural assets are preserved and left for future generations to enjoy. It was designed as a second home or vacation residence where families can create lasting memories together. With this project, we believe that families deserve an excellent investment that values quality life.”

Foressa Mountain Town – Artist’s Perspective

Foressa Mountain Town unfolds in four phases with generous lot cuts measuring over 500 sqm. The average price ranges from P7M to P10M, while the starting price is at P59,000 monthly. Interested buyers may take a peek of the mountain resort community at the country’s first and biggest month-long online housing fair, where a 20% discount for spot cash down payment is up for grabs until the last day of the fair on May 31, 2021.

Foressa Mountain Town – Actual site development as of May 2021

Hosted by leading real estate partner Lamudi, the online housing fair features Foressa Mountain Town and other premium developments by AboitizLand. Vacation home buyers joining the event will have the chance to get exclusive discounts on their chosen dream property, plus access to webinars that share valuable insights on property buying, home design, and more.

Know the property deals on Foressa Mountain Town through this link.


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