Coterminous with Barangay Dasmariñas, one the 33 barangays that make up Makati City, Dasmarinas Village is considered as the Philippines’ second most exclusive and expensive gated community or subdivision. It occupies 187.21 hectares of verdant land, bound by Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) to the northwest, McKinley Road and Pili Drive to the northeast, and Pasong Tamo Extension to the southwest. Similar to its next-door neighbor, Forbes Park, it boasts of some of the biggest and most expensive houses in Metro Manila, owned and occupied by some of the country’s most prominent families and personalities.
A Dasmarinas Village house and lot for sale may be expensive, but it definitely gives the buyer a piece of real estate that earns income many times over its original purchase price. Being close to the Makati central business district and Bonifacio Global City, the village is the preferred location for high-profile expats, diplomats, and ambassadors who want to live a mere stone’s throw away from these two business centers.
The streets of this exclusive neighborhood are lined with old acacia and tamarind trees, its parks and greeneries are well maintained, and its gates are guarded 24/7, which makes a leisurely stroll anytime of the day safe and worry-free. Outside its village gates along McKinley Road is Sanctuario de San Antonio, a church plaza surrounded by commercial and retail establishments, so residents do not need to drive to Ayala Center to purchase their everyday needs.
A Dasmarinas Village house for sale falls in the more expensive side of the price spectrum. Although not as expensive as those found in Forbes Park, houses here normally have higher asking prices than those found in other Makati villages, including San Lorenzo Village, Bel-Air Village, and Magallanes Village.
One example is a three-bedroom bungalow built on a lot measuring 620 square meters. This property features a den, a garage big enough for two cars, a big yard, a swimming pool, and is in the market for PHP 230 million. Another more expensive house for sale in Dasmarinas Village is a five-bedroom five-bathroom property that features a formal dining room, a lanai and swimming pool with a waterfall feature, a mini-theater, and a well-appointed gourmet kitchen. This striking property is currently on the market for PHP 340 million.
Limited availability and a highly sought after location are two of the reasons why a Dasmarinas Village house for sale is an attractive investment option for well-heeled property buyers. As a village that sits right in the middle of Makati, location alone ensures that property values here will continue to appreciate over time, and because there are very few available for sale, houses here are highly sought after not just by buyers but by prominent renters as well. Indeed, Dasmariñas Village is one of the few places in Metro Manila where the investment mantra, “as safe as houses” holds very true.