Six Reasons Why Buying a Property in the South of Metro Manila Makes Sense

Last Updated on March 4, 2019 by Lamudi

Know why Metro Manila’s southern cities, especially Muntinlupa, are fast becoming a real estate hotspot

Known for its relaxed vibe and serene ambiance, southern Metro Manila—particularly the cities of Las Piñas, Parañaque, and Muntinlupa—are considered as a great place to live and raise a family. With the South Luzon Expressway and the Metro Manila Skyway running across these cities, commutes to Makati and the provinces of Laguna and Cavite are but a breeze.

The city of Muntinlupa, in particular, is getting a lot of attention, especially from homebuyers. Long been the home of exclusive villages, mixed-use townships, and upscale shopping centers, the city is now becoming a favorite among people looking to buy their first homes. The great news is that homebuyers now have plenty of real estate options in Muntinlupa, including new condominium developments. Whether you are looking for a place that is located close to Metro Manila’s most exciting spots, Muntinlupa is worth looking into if you are in search of a new neighborhood to live or invest in.

1. It Is a Rapidly Developing Urban Hub

Offhand, the south can be seen as somewhat removed from the rest of Metro Manila. It has its own central business district, shopping malls for both high end and mid-market, international schools, top-notch hospitals, and its own convenient access to the rest of southern Luzon. In fact, there is practically no need to travel to Makati, Taguig, or Quezon City if one lives in the south, since everything you need is provided for in the area.

Alabang Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Alabang, Muntinlupa. Photo via Shutterstock

2. It Is Near the Manila Airport

Perfect for those who love to travel and are always on the go, living in the south will cost less time to get to the airport than when traveling from the north. Since terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airports are just a short drive away from Muntinlupa, Parañaque, and Las Piñas, there will be no need to wake up early and leave home at 4 am just to catch an 8 am flight at NAIA.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo via Shutterstock

3. The Area Is Near Leisure Destinations

The South Luzon Expressway traverses the cities of Parañaque and Muntinlupa, which gives this area a very convenient access to Laguna. In addition, Manila–Cavite Expressway starts from Parañaque along the coast of Manila Bay and traverses Las Piñas, going to the province of Cavite. The presence of these two important thoroughfares afford southern residents very easy and convenient access to Laguna’s and Cavite’s most popular vacation spots, such as Tagaytay, Enchanted Kingdom, and the hot springs of Calamba and Los Baños. Even the beaches of Batangas can be reached within three hours.

Tagaytay Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Taal Lake and Volcano as seen from Tagaytay City. Photo via Shutterstock

4. The Area Will Soon Benefit from Added Infrastructure

With the completion of the Muntinlupa–Cavite Expressway (MCX), which connects Daang Hari Road with the South Luzon Expressway, commuters from Muntinlupa who wish to go to Bacoor and Imus can now avoid the congested Alabang–Zapote Road and get there in less than 30 minutes. But the good news is that MCX is just one of several infrastructure projects currently in the works in the south. Other projects include the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway, a 47-kilometer expressway dike that will run from Taguig to Calamba along the western shores of Laguna de Bay, and the Cavite–Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Project, which when completed will connect Imus, Cavite, with SLEX at Mamplasan Interchange. When these projects are completed, vehicular traffic along the area’s major thoroughfares will be greatly decongested.

Metro Manila Skyway Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Section of Metro Manila Skyway going to Alabang, Muntinlupa. Photo via Shutterstock

5. It Boasts Cleaner Air

According to the Environmental Management Bureau, cities in the south of Metro Manila have less polluted air than those situated in the north. This is due to the various LGUs’ stricter implementation of the Clean Air Act from various LGUs, the area’s lower density, and the fact that there are fewer factories situated in the south.

Opening Window Curtain Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Cleaner air awaits residents of southern Metro Manila. Photo via Shutterstock

6. The Area Is Mostly Flood-free

Based on the findings of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Mines and Geosciences Bureau, most of the flood-free to least flooded cities can be found in the south of Metro Manila. This can be attributed to the cities’ land slopes, effective drainage cleaning and maintenance, garbage and waste management, mandatory use of eco-friendly materials, implementation of carbon footprint deduction ways, and the area’s lush greeneries that help reduce risk of flooding.

Floodwater and Car Muntinlupa Living in South Metro Manila
Southern Metro Manila is virtually flood free. Photo via Shutterstock

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This article was sponsored by Landco Pacific Corp.

Tribeca Private Residences has set a new standard for condominium living in the South, providing a leisure and resort setting for today’s urbanites. This first-class property boasts of a 1800-square meter Aqua Park, three-hectare Central Park with open and active spaces, and Clubhouse. Located along the South Luzon Expressway in Muntinlupa, Tribeca Private Residences is conveniently located near the Makati and Alabang CBDs, private schools, hospitals, shopping malls, and airports. This is one of the creations of the real-estate developer Landco Pacific Corp., who develops leisure communities, resort-inspired condominiums, and luxury home communities. As the purveyor of resort living experiences for 25 years, the company has consistently pioneered innovative and outstanding lifestyle products that revolutionize the way people live.


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