No longer a quiet mountain town, the hype of the nearby metropolis was imbibed by Antipolo to transform itself into an exciting getaway. Located 29 kilometers east of Manila, the city is considered as a romantic and serene escape when you are tired of your fast-paced lifestyle in the Philippine capital.
Nowadays, the city is not only known as a location of the famous waterfall Hinulugang Taktak, but it is also a melting pot of good food and countless relaxing activities. The city also offers a sight to behold with its magnificent panoramic view of Metro Manila from its mountainous vantage point.
More than just a tourist destination, Antipolo is also a popular pilgrimage site. Pilgrims and devotees of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage flock to the city, especially during Holy Week. A large crowd of devotees walk their way to the church from far-off places to express their devotion and their faith.
In addition, because of the city’s cooler climate and rolling hills, it has also become a popular venue for retreats, seminars, team buildings, and company outings. The city is gaining attention as grounds for families, friends, and company gatherings. For just a short drive or an easy commute, you can come here and go on a fun adventure with zip lines, rappel, and nature treks.
Antipolo’s local government is working hard to raise the bar of excellence when it comes to business and trade in the city. Fortunately, it seems that the city is doing a great job, as it is seen to be one of the catchment zones for the spillover of urbanization from the country’s National Capital Region. In fact, the population of Antipolo grew 2.62 percent from 2010 to 2015, based on data from the Philippine Statistical Authority—testament to the city’s reputation as a good alternative location for homebuyers.
Transport-wise, Antipolo is well connected to the rest of Metro Manila. The Ortigas Avenue Extension and Marcos Highway are the common routes to the city, while the ongoing development of LRT-2 will extend the commuter railway from its current terminus in Santolan to Masinag, Antipolo. This means travel time from Masinag to Recto Avenue in downtown Manila will be reduced to a mere 20 minutes.
This proximity to Metro Manila’s urban sprawl makes it a rising destination for real estate. Home-hunters who cannot afford the high prices of properties inside Metro Manila can look at the city and its neighboring towns as possible alternatives for their new homes. In fact, choosing houses for rent in Antipolo will afford newly-wed couples and starting families many housing options. Living in the city will also offer them a great excuse and opportunity to relax and unwind more often.
The city government is also working on a high-density commercial development. Along with it is the continuous rise in the number of real estate developers that choose the city for their next big projects. Buyers and renters can choose from a wide range of property options in the city. Prices for an Antipolo house for rent can range from a very affordable PHP 10,000 per month to a very high PHP 65,000. This only shows how buoyant the city’s real estate market is, as there are available options for every possible budget.
Being a city boasting a size of more than 300 square kilometers, Antipolo undeniably has plenty of areas and neighborhoods that offer a wide range of houses for rent. One of these areas is Barangay Dalig, which is near Antipolo’s poblacion area. An example of a rental property in this part of the city is a three-bedroom house for rent, which has a monthly rental rate of just PHP 12,500.
A bit pricier is a four-bedroom two-storey house for rent located in the Town & Country Executive Village along Marcos Highway. This property is currently listed for PHP 60,000, and is located close to Robinsons Metro East, the Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, and SM City Marikina.
Slightly more affordable is a three-bedroom single-detached home in Woodberry Subdivision located in Barangay San Luis. This property, which has a monthly rental rate of PHP 20,000, is perfect for families with small children, as it is located within a gated community and is close to good schools, commercial centers, and many leisure areas.