Much has been said and written about Makati being the Philippines’ foremost commercial and financial hub. The city indeed is the epitome of success, opportunities, and growth. It is home to the country’s largest banks and corporations; the main trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange; some of the tallest skyscrapers in the country; the poshest hotels; and the most exclusive villages and subdivisions. And smacked right in the middle of Makati is the very prime Legaspi Village.
Politically under the jurisdiction of Makati’s Brgy. San Lorenzo, Legaspi Village is bounded by Ayala Avenue to the northeast, Makati Avenue and Ayala Center to the east, Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road) to the south, and Chino Roces Avenue (Pasong Tamo) to the west. Office skyscrapers that line Ayala Avenue’s southwestern side are under the jurisdiction of Legaspi Village as well, from Makati Avenue to Gil Puyat Avenue, including The Enterprise Center, the headquarters of the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Rufino Tower, and the upcoming Nex Tower and Alveo Financial Tower. The village is home to many condo developments, from older projects built in the 1980s and 1990s, to newer and taller ones completed in the 2000s and 2010s.
Long been a popular choice for people looking for quality condos for rent in Makati, Legaspi Village plays host to a good number of them, from older developments that offer larger living spaces, to newer ones that boast better features and amenities. Here is a sampling of the best condos in Legaspi Village.
Situated at the corner of Dela Rosa and Perea Streets, Shang Grand Tower is a high-end, 48-story residential condo by Shang Properties. Located at the leafier section of Legaspi Village, this condo’s amenities are nothing short of luxurious: a 25-meter swimming pool, sauna, well-equipped gym, and a game room, among others. A typical two-bedroom, 135-sqm condo for rent in Shang Grand Tower commands a rate of Php140,000 per month.
One of the earlier projects of Ayala Land in Legaspi Village, One Legaspi Park is situated along Rada Street, right next to Washington Sycip Park. This 45-story residential condo offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. A typical fully-furnished, two-bedroom, 97.3-sqm condo for rent in One Legaspi Park commands a monthly rent of Php112,000.
A project by Ayala Land subsidiary Alveo Land, Senta Residences is situated along Legaspi Street right next to the Legazpi Active Park. This condo development offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. An unfurnished, 139-sqm, two-bedroom condo apartment for rent in Senta Residences is on the market for Php120,000 per month.
Greenbelt Excelsior is a project of Megaworld Corp. and is situated along Palanca Street. This 35-story condo is popular among renters, and it offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. A typical furnished 36-sqm studio for rent in Greenbelt Excelsior commands a monthly rent of Php30,000.
Another Megaworld Corp. project, Greenbelt Chancellor is 35-story residential condo located along Rada Street. It offers studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 36 to 120 sqm (some units have been combined for bigger living spaces). A typical 38-sqm, fully furnished studio for rent has a monthly rate of Php30,000.
This two-tower development by Alveo Land is situated at the corner of Amorsolo Street and Arnaiz Avenue. This distinctive twin-tower development offers some of the best value-for-money properties in Makati City: well located, relatively affordable, and of high quality. A fully furnished, 42-sqm studio for rent here can be had for just Php30,000 per month.
Grand Midori Makati is situated along Legaspi Street close to the Makati Medical Center. This 38-story, twin-tower condo development by Federal Land offers studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments, and its amenities include a lap pool, children’s pool, gym, sauna and steam room, a day-care center, and a 100-meter jogging path. A 37-sqm studio for rent in Grand Midori Makati is on offer for Php35,000 per month.
Greenbelt Hamilton is a 31-story, two-tower condo development of Megaworld Corp. It is situated along Legaspi Street, and offers studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments (some of which have been combined by owners for bigger living spaces). A two-bedroom, 78.4-sqm condo for rent in Greenbelt Hamilton is on the market for Php75,000.
Not to be confused with The Residences at Greenbelt, Eton Residences Greenbelt is a project of Eton Properties and is situated along Legaspi Street just across Greenbelt 1. This 39-story, single-tower development offers one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom lofts. A typical two-bedroom, 122-sqm loft unit for rent has a monthly rent of Php120,000.
Towering 40 stories at the corner of Dela Rosa and V.A. Rufino Streets, Eton Tower Makati is a mixed-use development, offering SOHO units at its lower floors, in addition to commercial spaces at its podium and hotel rooms branded as Mini Suites. A fully furnished, 22-sqm studio condo for rent in Eton Tower commands a monthly rent of Php34,000.
Projects of St. Francis Square Group of Companies, Asian Mansion I and II are situated along Dela Rosa Street, between Paseo de Roxas and Shang Grand Tower. Both are 28-story developments that offer studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. A typical one-bedroom, 40-sqm condo for rent in Asian Mansion II commands a monthly rent of Php40,000.
Situated along Gamboa Street, Eton Parkview Greenbelt is a 33-story high-rise condo standing right next to Washington Sycip Park. It offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom lofts. A typical two-bedroom, 43-sqm loft for rent here commands a monthly rent of Php40,000.