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Why You Should Own a Home in South Luzon
May 11, 2022
Updated as of May 2, 2023
Too much of something, no matter how good of a thing it is, is bad for you. This goes the same for having too less of anything. Moderation is key to having a balance in life in order to enjoy it to the fullest especially when your loved ones are involved. This philosophy also applies to our environment as well. Too much city life could be draining for you, especially with the heavy traffic and the whirlwind of its lifestyle. Similarly how country life could get too slow-paced for you and suddenly make you miss your favorite go-to malls with world-class restaurants. What if we tell you there is such an area that gets the best of both worlds?
Living in the Southern Tagalog Region is the answer. It opens a door to living a more peaceful yet adventurous life. You get to enjoy picturesque and breathtaking views without missing out on the fun side of the world offers. Indeed, your house and lot for sale located in South Luzon could have access to quick portals to both the city and nature that you have long been searching for. But first...
A perfect combination of the Metro Manila urban lifestyle and the Southern Luzon rural life
Where is Southern Luzon on Luzon Island?
Southern Luzon is a mountainous and narrow region that extends to the southeast of the Quezon province. The regions in the area are known for their volcanoes that are widely considered tourist destinations, such as the Mayon Volcano in the Bicol Region, and Taal Volcano in Batangas.
If you travel further down south of Luzon, and to the Bicol Region, you will find lovely beaches and the southeast edge of the Philippines where the East Coast is, and enjoy the waters of the Philippine Sea; or visit the adventurous mountains, caves, and beaches of Sorsogon City.
Here in Southern Luzon Island, provinces with a plethora of unique destinations that you have yet to visit and hidden gems that are yet to be discovered can be found. Southern Luzon is indeed the perfect place for those who want to embark on the journey of their life.
What Areas Are in South Luzon? And Is NCR Part of Southern Luzon?
Southern Luzon is ideal whether you plan on going on a family trip or if you plan on relocating. It is a mix of a rural, suburban, and urban lifestyle as many of the provinces in the area are now transitioning to city hoods, slowly outgrowing the way rural life is lived before.
Despite the changes, the traditions and beliefs continue to live in the highly urbanized city up to the outskirts of rural areas of Southern Luzon. Recent migrations and the increasing population of South Luzon is the evidence that everyone is now veering away from the hustle and bustle of one highly urbanized city and growing a preference for living a quieter life. And as much as you know the basics of Southern Luzon, there is much more to it than meets the eye. You may be able to visit some but there are different areas that make the Southern Luzon.
In visiting Southern Luzon you should not forget to include the area of the Caramoan peninsula on your list. It can be found in the Camarines Sur province. The peninsula is the perfect place to ignite the adventurous side of yourself by saying yes to diving, hiking, spelunking and even discovering hidden places through island hopping.
Areas in Southern Luzon are also home to mountains and volcanoes that have been a part of Philippine history. Mount Mayon volcano in the Bicol region and mount bulusan in Sorsogon are some of the volcanoes that can be found there. Aside from the scenic views in the South, they are also known for livestock raising and rich agriculture. Most sought delicacies can also be found here, pili nuts from Bicol being one of the examples.
Everything that you might need or want can be found here. This makes Southern Luzon the best choice for those who are still searching for the perfect place to settle down. Living in the South is the way to start living the simple life you've been dreaming of.
And there are indeed so many areas in South Luzon, but is NCR part of it? To answer that, the Metropolitan Manila, commonly known as National Capital Region (NCR) is a part of Southern Luzon, located specifically in the southwestern portion. It is considered the political, cultural, social, and economic center of the Philippines. It consists of cities like Manila, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Taguig, etc.
Considering the fact that NCR is located in the South can be one of the reasons why its neighboring provinces are evolving. The fast phase changes of the region are spilling over to the rural areas of Southern Luzon which makes it easier for people to adapt and adjust.
How Many Regions Are There in South Luzon?
The regions that makeup South Luzon are Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, and National Capital Region. Each of them highly contributes to how beautiful Southern Luzon is.
First on the list of regions in South Luzon is Region IV-A, CALABARZON. It consists of 5 provinces, 112 municipalities, 20 cities, and 4019 barangays. Region IV-A is located in Luzon's Southwestern part. It is known before as the Southern Luzon mainland before it was separated from Region IV-B. The city of Calamba is considered the regional center of CALABARZON. The region is famous for its classical architecture that played an important role in history up to the different must-visit tourist spots.
In the Southern part of Luzon, you'll be able to find MIMAROPA. It is also known as Region IV-B with 5 provinces, the City of Calapan being its regional center. It has 71 municipalities, 2 cities, and 1,460 barangays. It is home to scenic and tropical beaches and islands frequently visited by local and foreign tourists. Aside from its culture, it is also rich in the production of crops and livestock allowing its fishery and agriculture sector to improve its growth. Festivities also make the whole region more colorful, alive, and united.
The city of Legazpi is the regional center of Bicol Region. Region V has 6 provinces in total with 107 municipalities, 7 cities, and 3,471 barangays. Bicol is famous for its active volcanoes, astounding coral reefs, and other outdoor activities perfect for the always-on-the-go tourists. The largest fish, whale sharks, and other gentle giants can be found in the seas of the Bicol Region. The beauty of the region is depicted and engraved on the walls of its famous cultural sites, traditions, and beliefs. Bicol Region is also famous for its spicy foods and delicacies.
The last region in Southern Luzon is the National Capital Region (NCR). It has 1 municipality, 16 cities, and 1,710 barangays. The City of Manila is its official regional center. It is considered as one of the three metropolitan centers in the Philippines alongside Metro Cebu and Metro Davao. It is highly dominated by major industries such as mass transportation operations, tourism, machinery, textiles, garments, food processing, handicrafts, and furniture.
So, if you are looking to move to the South, check out the provinces of Cavite and Laguna aside from the fact that it is close to the NCR region aka the home of different business centers is that it gives you a myriad of choices to choose from.
How Many Provinces Are in Southern Luzon? What Provinces Are Found in South Luzon?
Southern Luzon consists of four (4) regions which are CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol region, and NCR. The provinces each region have is 5, 5, and 6 respectively. NCR doesn't have provinces under it but rather cities.
In total, Southern Luzon has 16 provinces. CALABARZON or the Region IV-A of our country's provinces is Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon Province wherein they have the perfect combination of urban and rural life with first-class municipalities and major cities outside of the Metro, especially the first two mentioned areas.
The region is also home to popular tourist destinations like hot springs and glorious white sand beaches, aside from that it is also a perfect hub for residential communities because it houses vibrant industries and economic zones which are good for investment and has various infrastructure projects like the Cavite Laguna Expressway, THE Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), and the Muntinlupa Cavite Expressway (MCX) making it a highly accessible locale.
MIMAROPA stands for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan. This region is greatly known as Southern Luzon's "Treasure Trove". You'll be able to live your island girl life with so many beaches that are located here and discover unique treasures that can only be found in the region.
As for Bicol Region, the provinces are Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Catanduanes, Masbate, and Sorsogon. This is where you'll witness the duality of its place, continuously allowing everyone to experience the solemnity and the adventurous side of it.
By living in, for example, Crown Asia’s Carmel in the progressive local government unit of Bacoor, Cavite, you can quickly go to your favorite mall in Makati since the South Luzon Expressway is just a wiggle away from this area, as well as enjoy Tagaytay’s breath-taking scenery of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano that is only a 20-minute drive away!
Up the Ante With Crown Asia
Living in any of the areas within South Luzon is a great choice to make but choosing Crown Asia to be the curator of your dream homes is the best choice to go for since one of our main priorities is to strategize each of our locations so that many opportunities, as well as the basic needs, are just a stretch away from you and your family.
Crown Asia offers its premium and upscale lifestyle that you and your family would totally get while having a taste of life’s best in the following areas in South Luzon.
Looking for a Condo in the South? We Got You!
If you are opting for the best condominiums to call your beloved home, we have Hermosa of Las Pinas with its contemporary design which will remind you of the world-class malls you love in the Metro while staying in a condo in Las Pinas. There are also Pine Suites and Pinevale in the famous area of Tagaytay which, of course, will deliver the breath-takingness and coziness this place always oozes during your visits for some of its famous bulalo. Lastly, we also offer Presidio at the Lakefront in Sucat, Muntinlupa, its Italian-themed community will up the scale of your living, especially with a mall and recreational areas that are literally a street across from you.
House and Lot for Sale? Your Choices Are Endless With Crown Asia
Well, not literally endless, but come on, you already have a hard time in which color your new designer bag should have, how much more in choosing your family’s new home with 16 astounding choices? But need not fret, we got you covered. Here are some of Crown Asia’s communities that you and your family could totally pride living in:
Valenza just keeps on delivering the best things in life and that is why we keep mentioning her! And yes, Valenza offers not only a premium condominium for sale but also the finest of house and lot for sale!
It is true that South Luzon’s best malls are just a street away from Valenza. See it for yourself! With just a few steps you could already get a taste of world-class food and get your hands on imported goods through the famous S&R that resides here in Solenad, as well as go jogging at Nuvali’s scenic park with gorgeous views and greens! Of course, if ever you are faced with an emergency, with Valenza’s strategic location, the services of the world-class hospital will immediately come to the rescue since it is so near that you could walk there!
Additionally, another cherry on top of this area is that it is just a wiggle away from the best schools your children could receive world-class education in such as Miriam College and Xavier School.
Southern Luzon already has successfully integrated business centers and is greatly connected to the South Luzon Expressway making it a great place not only to live but to invest!
Carmel is another great contender to build a home in. Residing along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor, Cavite, this ready-for-occupancy American-inspired community will make you think you are living in California. This is a great plus if you ask us because Cavite itself is already a patriotic ground! Many heroic acts took place in this province and that is why it is coined as the Land of the Brave.
American lifestyle in a historical province? Again, what a great area of two worlds!
Located at The Island Park, Paliparan, Dasmariñas, Cavite, Amalfi is another ideal place to live in the province of Cavite. While Carmel offers an American lifestyle, its cousin, Amalfi, is from Europe she delivers the vibes of Italy right to your rooms since she Italian-themed.
Both Carmel and Amalfi have all the basic qualities checked and have other great things to put on their list. The two areas are near prestigious schools such as De La Salle, Dasmariñas, and Cavite State University, as well as recreational areas where you and your family could create fond memories.
Lastly, such as all of their other cousins, with its accessibility and strategic location, you will always be surrounded by the sweet, fresh air of nature and the coolness of beaches, as well as see the sparkling tall buildings of Metro Manila that are not too far away.
Nevertheless which you choose in the end, if you are looking for the perfect balance of everything, South Luzon is the way to go, no matter which Crown Asia community you decide to call home.
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