Located in the heart of the Philippine archipelago in the Luzon region is a metropolitan blooming with color and vibrancy. National Capital Region (NCR) or commonly called as Metro Manila is the capital district of the country and is composed of sixteen (16) cities namely; the City of Manila, Caloocan, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Makati, Pateros, Valenzuela, Muntinlupa, San Juan, Taguig, Quezon City, Pasay, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Malabon, and Marikina. Encompassing a land area of 246.55 square miles and a population of 11,855,975 people based on the 2010 statistics, it is the country’s center of trade, culture, finance, politics and education.
Three of the country’s major business centers are situated in the capital district. Makati Central Business District (CBD), the largest of all, is host to local and international companies, major banks as well as prime shopping centers and recreational hubs. Same goes with Ortigas CBD in Mandaluyong and Taguig’s posh Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Notable schools and universities are also situated in Metro Manila most especially in the University Belt – an area where most colleges and universities are located. Reputable universities such as De La Salle University – Manila, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern University (FEU) are along the University Belt.
Metro Manila is also home to various transportation means. Four railroad systems; Light Rail Transit 1, Light Rail Transit 2, Metro Railways Transit 1 and the government operated Philippine National Railways are currently operating here to transport people from different parts of the National Capital Region. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport that hosts local and international flights is located in both Paranaque City and Pasay City. Extensive roadways such as the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) that connects cities and neighboring provinces are found in Metro Manila.
Residential properties around Metro Manila are increasing in numbers throughout the years as the district is experiencing rapid urbanization and an influx of locals and foreign nationals.For individuals who plan to buy a house and lot, a condominium, a townhouse or an apartment around Metro Manila is highly recommendable. Aside from having a high investment return, it is located in the center of business, trade and education. From professionals to growing families, anyone can live here and experience a convenient and accessible lifestyle.