Many dream of living in a city with uncrowded streets and available green spaces. Many dream of living in a city that promotes wellness and values residents’ welfare. Many dream of living in a city that’s welcoming.
In busy Metro Manila, it’s difficult to find a place that remains accessible to the rest of the city while being far enough for peace and privacy. Thankfully, recent developments in Muntinlupa City have begun to shape it into one of the most sought-after cities to live in – and it has everything one envisions in an ideal residence.
- Muntinlupa is accessible to the rest of Metro Manila
The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), C5 Road, and Skyway ease the commutes of residents of Muntinlupa to cities such as Makati and Taguig. The Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) connects Muntinlupa to cities of Cavite such as Imus and Bacoor. Those bound for Pasay or Manila can take the Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), while those heading to Batangas City can take the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR). These roads aren’t just accessible for those with cars, as public vehicles pass these expressways as well for faster and safer travel.
Additionally, Muntinlupa is nearby many favorite getaway locations such as Tagaytay, Enchanted Kingdom, Nuvali, and the beaches of Batangas.
- Muntinlupa is an environmentally-conscious city
Muntinlupa was the first city to ban plastic and styrofoam containers, and they have taken that initiative even further by requiring small-scale food vendors and canteens to use reusable containers when buying takeout. This is strictly practiced throughout the city, as the only time plastic would be seen would be when purchasing wet goods from the market.
The air is also evidently cleaner there. The city’s streets are filled with lush greens and even their main roads are lined up with trees. In 2017, the local government even pledged to plant and to grow 2,000 trees across different areas of the city.
3. The relaxed, suburban lifestyle is a treat for families
Being based in Muntinlupa means being a few minutes’ away from premiere shopping malls and lifestyle centers. But there’s a lot more to see aside from these malls. There are many parks in Muntinlupa, including Cuenca Park, River Park, and Alabang Country Club, three of the most famous places in the city to go for recreation and relaxation. They are also the perfect setting for families to do activities together.
- Some of the country’s premier schools can be found in Muntinlupa
Top high schools and colleges can be found down south, and several can be found in Alabang. De La Salle Zobel can be found inside Ayala Alabang Village (AAV), while San Beda College Alabang’s campus is inside Alabang Hills Village. Also inside the exclusive AAV subdivision is private school for girls, Woodrose, while its all-boys counterpart Southridge is located inside Hillsborough.
Its irresistible urban lifestyle in a cleaner and calmer environment is enough to convince many to live in Muntinlupa. Its streets are surrounded by greenery; its culture is focused on its residents’ health and well-being; and its community is one of the most family-oriented and welcoming communities in the country. Moreover, the infrastructure is modern and its business districts are thriving. It’s not difficult to see why many are seriously considering making the big move to the south.