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If you're looking around Metro Manila for a place to live, it can get hard to choose from all the possible locations. Affordability, quality of the development and local environment, and the metro's notorious traffic are all major considerations. Here's why Pasig should be at the top of your list for real estate investment.
Pasig is a great hub from which to access the rest of Metro Manila, including some of the most important areas. Key business centers such as Makati and Mandaluyong, and the premier educational institutions of Quezon City, are just on its borders. Major thoroughfares run through Pasig, including EDSA and C-5, plus two MRT stations, making it easier to move about the metropolis. Living here can thus prove both affordable and convenient for those whose jobs take them to important nearby business areas such as Eastwood City, Bonifacio Global City, or San Juan.
Within the city, transportation is also given much consideration - Pasig is one of the few local government units with a dedicated office for transportation issues. The city has launched several initiatives to promote the use of bicycles, with a network of lanes and bicycle-sharing stations implemented to make major streets more friendly to cyclists. The modernization of local public transportation, with electric tricycles and jeepneys replacing old polluting vehicles, is underway here as well.
Despite its emergence as a prominent business district in its own right, Pasig remains much more affordable than some of the pre-eminent business centers in Metro Manila. In a 2017 survey, the price of premium properties in Pasig was consistently lower than the other central business districts (CBDs), both for purchase and rental - and in some cases, nearly half the price.
Pasig may be among the more expensive of the northern municipalities in Metro Manila, but its strategic location and premium facilities simply mean that you're getting excellent value for money. Whether you're scouting units ready for occupancy or looking for a pre-selling condo in Ortigas Center in Pasig, you know that you'll be maximizing your investment - and it will only continue to appreciate over time.
While its location and transportation options make it convenient for you to access various amenities across the metropolis, excellent local establishments and attractions will make you rethink any plans even to leave the city and brave the Manila traffic.
Look no further than the newly established Estancia and Ayala the 30th shopping malls for your retail needs. Kapitolyo, Tiendesitas, and Metrowalk all offer great options for food, entertainment, and after-work activities. When you consider that Pasig also offers some of the best office spaces, with opportunities in companies from various sectors such as IT, advertising, and finance, this lets you balance work and life without ever needing to venture further afield.
In 2013 Pasig City received a Category E Gold Award as one of the most liveable cities in the world. This is tied into the local government's initiatives for cleaner transportation, reduced use of plastic, and support of green developments. Disaster management programs are also implemented to reduce the risk of flooding. Residents even have discounted access to the local Rainforest Adventure Experience (RAVE) park, and there are further projects in the works to transform the C-5 corridor into an open green space for the public.
With its ideal combination of several important factors, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better location than Pasig to live in, whether you're relocating now or with an eye on a move some years down the line.
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