House and lot For Sale in General Santos City, South Cotabato

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Buying a house and lot property in General Santos, South Cotabato is a good investment for buyers of all incomes, with prices for in the area typically ranging between Php250,000 to Php4 million.

Formerly known as Dadiangas, General Santos was named after prominent General Paulino Santos, who was responsible of developing the area.

The city sits at the the southernmost tip of Mindanao and South Cotabato.

The main industries of General Santos are agriculture and fishing. It’s the leading exporter of corn, coconut, pineapples, asparagus, banana and rice. The city also exports livestock and cattle.


The Tuna Capital of the Philippines

Brand New Houses in Gen Santos CityWhile General Santos or GenSan, as it is commonly referred to, is known for its export quality tuna, with its sashimi-grade catch, it is far more diverse than what people usually expect. Not only is it rich in agriculture and fishing, but it is also strategically located, in that it is the closest point in the Philippines to Indonesia, and is within three hours of flying time to cities like Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Going beyond the tuna industry, GenSan’s Central Business District acts as the SOCCKSARGEN Region’s business and commercial hub. Its local government has plans to transform General Santos City into “a garden city of business and leisure”.

Being the shopping capital of SOCCKSARGEN, General Santos is home to many shopping complexes such as KCC Mall of Gensan, SM City General Santos, Robinsons Place GenSan, Veranza Mall, among many others. Both local and international retailers enjoy their distribution in General Santos City.

Further exploring South Cotabato, one can find white sand, pristine beaches along its coastline. While they are not as developed as Boracay or Palawan, the resorts along the Glan, Saranggani Bay are as beautiful, as they are untouched.


Life in Gen San

Because of its rich agriculture and fishing industries, it is only natural that GenSan is home to some of the finest food the country can offer. Homegrown restaurants like the Ranchero Grill, located in SM City GenSan or Nadies Chicken House serve the best local flavor one can ask for. For those looking for sweets, the Apareja Buko Halo-halo, available by the side of the road, on the way to Koronadal City, is also worth the drive.

Affordable Houses in GenSanGeneral Santos is home to the largest airport in Mindanao, the General Santos International Airport. It is the 9th busiest airport in the Philippines and the second busiest airport in Mindanao. Getting around GenSan is quite simple, compared to commuting in Manila or Cebu.

The roads were widely designed and constructed, during the American occupation, to ensure efficient traffic flow. Buses, jeepneys, utility vans, tricycles and air-conditioned taxis are used by commuters to get around the city and its neighboring localities. Host to more than 50 private schools, General Santos City has three main universities: The Notre Dame of Dadiangas University, Mindanao State University - General Santos and New Era University - General Santos Campus.


Buying a House and Lot in General Santos

New families with young dependents, typically 14 years old or younger, make up for a little less than half of General Santos City’s inhabitants. Thus, making the city a prime area to purchase a household.

According to Lamudi’s listings, a single detached home, can go for as low as Php340,000. This is suitable for those who would like to demolish, the structure, in order to build a new home for their new family. Another option would be to purchase a newly built home. This kind of investment would cost a buyer within the range of Php3 to 3.5 million.