Negros Occidental is a province in Western Visayas made up of 13 cities; its capital is Bacolod City. Negros Occidental lies on the northwestern half of the entire island of Negros; Negros Oriental occupies the southeastern half. The province is known as the “Sugarbowl of the Philippines” because of its vast sugar plantations which produce more than half of the country’s sugar. As such, you can expect a lot for sale in Negros to be a sprawling mass of farmland in the rural areas. In the more urbanized cities like Silay, however, Negros Occidental lives up to its reputation as the center of culture and arts.
- Bacolod-Silay International Airport
- Kabankalan City Domestic Airport
- Sipalay Airport
- La Consolacion College
- Colegio San Agustin
- University of St. La Salle
- Technological University of the Philippines Visayas
- Panaad Park and Sports Complex
- Capitol Park and Lagoon
- Balay Negrense
- San Diego Pro-cathedral
- The Ruins
There’s a wide range of lands you can buy in the province, from residential to agricultural. The lowest range for a lot for sale in Negros Occidental is Php 105,000, which is for a 28-square meter foreclosed residential property. The highest value for a single plot of land for sale in Negros is Php 4.5 billion for a 150-hectare property.
Buying land in Negros Occidental is ideal for those who prefer a quiet life outside of bustling cities like Cebu and Manila. The province is rich in mountain ranges, natural resources, fresh produce, and beaches. It’s also centrally located with tons of transport options that could easily take you to other parts of the Philippines. Additionally, the cost of living in Negros Occidental is significantly lower compared to other, more urbanized provinces in the country.
Negros Occidental’s sugar industry is one of its largest. It generates approximately Php 18 billion every year, and it’s one of the biggest sources of employment in the province. While it originally focused on cultivating sugarcane, it has since diversified to include crops like palay and corn. There’s also a burgeoning fishing industry in the coastal areas like Cadiz City, lively mining industry in Sipalay City, and a BPO industry in Bacolod City. Each part of the province lends itself to a specialized field so when you buy a lot for sale in Negros Occidental, consider what type of business you want to establish or what type of employment you’re after.
The selling average depends on the specific area, but in commercial areas, you can expect to buy land in Negros Occidental valued at Php 15,000 per square meter.