One could be forgiven for assuming that Laguna—a province of 24 municipalities, six cities, and some 3 million residents—is composed of two separate provinces. This is because at first glance, the province looks to actually be so.
The first, more urbanized portion of the province, runs from San Pedro just south of Muntinlupa to Calamba City right at the terminus of the South Luzon Expressway. As expected, the cities and municipalities in this part of the province are highly urbanized, characterized by industrial estates and parks, massive mixed-use townships, and lots and lots of gated communities.
The second portion runs from the town of Los Banos going all the way to Siniloan at the province’s boundaries with Rizal and Quezon. Although highly populated, the towns and cities in this part are heavily rural, more idyllic, and with a topography punctuated by lakes, mountains, and especially, waterfalls. Although not as highly developed as its northern counterpart, it is in this part of the province where living can be described as laidback and relaxing. It is no coincidence that most of Laguna’s resorts and nature parks are mostly found here.
Whichever part of Laguna one decides to settle in, one is assured of finding the perfect property, especially houses, which can be had in a jiffy. This is thanks to the province’s very buoyant residential real estate sector, which makes sure that there are plenty of houses for rent in Laguna from splendid villas in Santa Rosa to contemporary duplexes in Calamba.
Rental rates, too, will not be a problem, as the province offers a wide range for every possible budget. For PHP 10,000 per month, a quaint bungalow-style home can be had in Avida Setting Canlubang, while a stately six-bedroom Mediterranean-style house can be rented in Bel-Air Santa Rosa for PHP 80,000 per month.
Whatever Laguna house for rent one chooses, and whichever locality one chooses to settle in, one will always be assured that there will be something that matches your lifestyle and requirements. This is because the province has been a focus of many of the country’s largest real estate developers for quite some time now.
Over the last decade, the province has seen large portions get developed and converted into massive mixed-use projects and townships. These projects include Ayala Land’s Nuvali and Ayala Greenfield Estates, Cathay Land’s South Forbes, Vista Land’s Sta. Elena City, and Greenfield Development’s Greenfield City. All these feature subdivision and gated community developments that offer homes of every possible size and budget. Once fully completed, these estates will offer numerous houses for rent in Laguna, which will surely draw more residents into the province.