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The South: An Overview on Cavite and Laguna and its Communities
April 23, 2021 by Iane Gabriel Mance
There is no doubt that more and more people are seeking to move away from the crowded and traffic-infested streets of Metro Manila to go to the open, refreshing spaces of the cities nearby. Why? Factors such as price, space, traffic, pollution, etc., all play a role in why people choose to do so. Metro Manila might offer the convenience and luxury of being at the center of work, business, and in general, everything, however with an expected 700,000 more people by 2025 (psa.gov.ph), the National Capital Region is getting crowded as time goes by. And especially during these trying times where space and social distancing is paramount, people are weighing their options and looking elsewhere.
The outskirts of Metro Manila such as the South is a viable option for people seeking to move away from the metro. The South gives you the best of both worlds: it is near Metro Manila’s central business districts but still located away from the congestion of Manila. It is teeming with open spaces, and alongside the increasing property developments and the strong infrastructure projects planned and being built, the value that the South can offer will only increase over time. But the million-dollar question is, where exactly in the South?
The South is home to numerous land developers – ranging from huge developers to small developers. Although there are a lot of good options to choose from, whether it may be a house and lot for sale in Cavite or a house and lot for sale in Laguna, it can be overwhelming and difficult to narrow your options due to the sheer number of properties found here. Also, the South is huge. In the narrowing down process, the city or province and the things they offer must also be considered. But worry not, Crown Asia has provided a quick overview of the South, what it offers, and the communities found within its vicinity.
Communities in the Provinces of Cavite and Laguna
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First, here is a quick background on Cavite. The Province of Cavite is originally an agricultural town. But with time comes changes and now it is one of the most industrialized and fastest-growing provinces in the country. It is known as the bedroom community of Metro Manila mainly due to it being a place where urban dwellers settle overnight and go to work in Manila the next day. Another main reason is it is located right next to Metro Manila itself. Multiple expressways such as the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx), and the planned C-6, connect this bustling province to the metro. Along with expressways such as the under-construction Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), the planned Cavite–Tagaytay–Batangas Expressway (CTBEx), and the proposed LRT extension projects, Cavite is well connected not only to Metro Manila but to the surrounding provinces as well.
Themed communities of the City of Bacoor
Scattered around the province of Cavite are different communities by Crown Asia. Along Daang Hari in Bacoor, near MCX, you will find Crown Asia’s Italian-inspired community, Ponticelli. Emanating from the Italian word which means “Bridge to the sky”, Ponticelli bridges the path to be one step ahead in life. This serene community is located along a major thoroughfare and is within a stone’s throw away to malls, markets, and lifestyle centers such as Vista Mall Daang Hari, SOMO Market, and Evia lifestyle center.
Along Molino Boulevard you will find Vita Toscana, another premium Italian-themed community by Crown Asia. Reflective of the new city’s continued progress, Vita Toscana cultivates a luxurious and invigorating atmosphere through its beautifully crafted homes that evoke true Italian elegance, beauty, and sophistication.
Straddling the boundaries of Bacoor and Imus lies one of Crown Asia’s original communities, Citta Italia. With an entrance located along Molino Boulevard, this 80-hectare Italian-inspired community provides a host of wonderful options for you and your family when it comes to a house and lot for sale worthy of your time and hard-earned money. Equipped with a tennis court, a basketball court, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, and scenic jogging trails, this exclusive community also has sixteen phases each with their own unique identities, patterned after Italy’s famous cities.
Enjoy a laidback Northern California living with Crown Asia’s Carmel. This charming community is located along the Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor City, giving the premium residential experience of being away from the city yet allowing families to enjoy the benefits of urban living. Expect nothing short of the best from the sophisticated homes and amenities of Carmel where stylish comfort is an everyday experience. Other communities, such as Amici and Vittoria are also located inside Bacoor City with Crown Asia’s Vivace being the sole project located inside the City of Imus.
Themed communities in Dasmarinas
Premium themed communities of Crown Asia are also found in Dasmarinas, Cavite. La Mediterranea, another Italian-themed community is situated along Governor’s Drive. Enjoy homes that provide peace of mind and a long breath of comfort for those who want relaxation and tranquility in life. This peaceful community is also within arm’s reach of beautiful malls and world-class medical and educational institutions.
Vista City’s new block, The Island Park, is a huge stage hosting three of Crown Asia’s communities – Amalfi, Caribe, and Levanzo. Bridging this beautiful island are major road networks that will connect you to Vista Alabang in just minutes. Within The Island Park is the Mango Grove events place. Managed by Palazzo Verde, Mango Grove is a state-of-the-art events venue fit for all occasions. The Island Park is also a university hub with St. Paul College built within and highlighted by De La Salle University and the upcoming University of the Philippines set to rise within the proximity of The Island Park.
Inside The Island Park is Amalfi. Named after the famous Italian tourist destination, the Amalfi coast, Amalfi by Crown Asia is a premium themed community with sweeping views of Italian-style homes and vast expanses of protected spaces. Amalfi is a great place to enjoy the sophistication of Italian living while indulging in a relaxed resort-like atmosphere.
Caribe, also located within The Island Park, is a beautiful Caribbean-inspired community by Crown Asia offering lot only packages. A charming and idyllic community in Dasmarinas, Caribe is not too far from the busy streets of the metro. Equipped with a clubhouse and a swimming pool, you will find a relaxing and tranquil environment in Caribe, allowing kids to play, neighbors to mingle with each other, and finally, make the dream of living in paradise a little within reach.
Last but not the least is Levanzo. Levanzo is an 8.8-hectare community located inside The Island Park offering Crown Asia’s Designer Series house models. Imagine living in a premium development with a laid-back suburban community where you can also enjoy the exquisite Vista Lifestyle.
Leisure in Cavite
Along with its accessibility, Cavite also provides numerous places where you can relax, unwind, and have a good time. Say you are coming from a week of hard work and want to go to a nearby place to unwind, Cavite has options to choose from. Drive further south and you will find Tagaytay, the second summer capital of the Philippines. Go near the coast and you will find lovely beaches. If you want to learn about the history of the Philippines, Cavite also has it for you with places such as Corregidor Island and the Aguinaldo shrine. Or if you would like to go hiking, Mt. Pico De Loro is there for your undertaking. Golf courses are also scattered across the province.
Cavite gives you perfect access to work and leisure. With all these in mind, Cavite offers you a good reason why you should invest in it.
Laguna, nicknamed “The Resort Capital of the Philippines”, hugs the southern part of the largest lake in the country, Laguna De Bay, with Laguna being named after the lake itself. Blessed with natural resources, Laguna is also a thriving economy and investment hub. Laguna’s economy is mainly centered on the Laguna Lake with agriculture and tourism at the forefront. However, there have been shifts to a commercial and industrial economy over the past years. With numerous motor vehicle factories located here, Laguna is also called “The Detroit of the Philippines”. Along with the aforementioned nicknames, Laguna is also called “The Silicon Valley of the Philippines” as there are also numerous electronic companies operating in the province. It is also noted for its woodcarving industry and being a huge historical contributor with Laguna being the birthplace of the Philippines’ national hero, Jose Rizal, and where the Laguna copperplate was found, which dates back to 700 CE. Laguna is also known as a bedroom community of Metro Manila due to its proximity and its ease of transportation with the numerous road networks that connect it to the capital.
Themed Communities in Laguna
In San Pedro, near the San Pedro exit along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), you will find La Marea. One of Crown Asia’s pioneer communities, La Marea is a Southern American-inspired community. Here, homes are reminiscent of American country living, and the lovely house models and landscape provide homeowners with boundless opportunities to enjoy not just wonderful home life, but also to discover and appreciate the beauty of the world outdoors. Located along Magsaysay Avenue, La Marea is near the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) which gives its residents the opportunity to access premier lifestyle centers, malls, and markets such as the Evia Lifestyle Center, SOMO market, and Vista Mall Daang Hari. La Marea is only minutes away from Alabang being located along the San Pedro exit.
Moving further south you will find Crown Asia’s Italian-themed community in Sta. Rosa, Valenza. Valenza perfectly balances the luxury of living in a serene and secure community while still having access to the comforts of the metro. Equipped with a clubhouse, a swimming pool, a basketball court, and scenic jogging trails, you will also find charming Italian-inspired house models amidst an inspiring neighborhood complete with beautiful parks, fountains, and statues, giving you the feeling of a lovely town in Italy. Located along the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Valenza is surrounded by shopping malls, restaurants, medical and educational institutions and is only a quick drive away to the country’s second summer capital, Tagaytay. Not only does Valenza offer house and lot for sale, but mid-rise condominiums are also available here with Valenza Mansions. A 2.5-hectare enclave, Valenza Mansions is located within the 25-hectare community of Valenza, comprising of 8 mid-rise buildings 3 to 12 storeys high. The first mid-rise condominium development launched in Sta. Rosa, Valenza Mansions is also the only one nestled within a thriving, gated, and highly secured community.
Located in Cabuyao, Laguna lies Fortezza, another Italian-themed community by Crown Asia. Coming from the Italian word meaning fortress, Fortezza is a lovely and vibrant 15-hectare community where your family’s future looks as bright and colorful as the wonderful homes in the neighborhood. Situated along Pulo-Diezmo road, Fortezza is near Malayan Colleges Laguna, St. Vincent Academy, and Calamba Medical Center. Enjoy living in the relaxed countryside as you relish life’s simple pleasures and savor every moment in your very own “fortress” in Cabuyao.
Leisure to the fullest
A known tourist destination, Laguna boasts several man-made and natural attractions. Laguna is home to Lake Caliraya, a massive man-made lake created with the construction of the Caliraya Dam. You will also find the beautiful Pagsanjan falls, the hot springs of Los Banos, and many more inside the province. Aptly nicknamed “The Resort Capital of the Philippines”, Laguna is also home to a lot of resorts, may it be big or small. If you plan on seeking the thrill of riding rollercoasters and more, Enchanted Kingdom, an amusement park is there for you. Mount Makiling is also there, perfect for hikers, campers, and trekkers. A historical province, Laguna is also full of important historical places. In Calamba, you will find Jose Rizal’s home which is now a museum, and also a huge bronze statue of him at the Calamba Rizal Park.
May it be for you and your family’s future or your investment portfolio, the South provides a lot of good reasons on why you should invest in it. Comfort, peace, security along with access to major road networks and leisure all within your reach, Crown Asia and its properties located in the South would happily welcome you. Invest now with Crown Asia!