True to its live–work–play–learn–shop concept, McKinley Hill is perhaps one of the few complete and self-contained real estate developments in Metro Manila and the Philippines. This 50-hectare mixed-use township of Megaworld Corp. is home to at least 18 office buildings that host numerous local corporations and multinationals, including Colgate–Palmolive, Holcim, Thomson Reuters, Ericsson Telecommunications, Diageo, and numerous business process outsourcing (BPO) firms.
McKinley Hill also boasts a number of international schools and top-notch colleges, including the Chinese International Manila, the Korean International School Philippines, Enderun College, and Mint College, while a stone’s throw away are dining strips, shopping complexes, and leisure centers, anchored by the very popular and Instagram-worthy Venice Grand Canal Mall.
It is not surprising then that McKinley Hill is one of the most popular places to find a condo for rent in Metro Manila. Aside from all these features and amenities, this township is also conveniently located, being mere minutes away from Bonifacio Global City (BGC) and approximately 10 kilometers from another Megaworld project Newport City and Resorts World Manila, and Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) via Lawton Avenue.
Most popular condo projects in McKinley Hill
Boasting Italian- and Spanish-inspired design and architecture, McKinley Hill’s residential projects are some of the most highly sought-after condo developments in Taguig and Metro Manila. Catering to virtually every budget, these Megaworld condos are popular not only in the expat leasing market but also among local renters, most notably those employed in the buoyant BPO industry.
Condos for young professionals
One of these condo developments is Morgan Suites, a three-tower, 22-story condo development that features studio and one-bedroom condo apartments. A typical 40-sqm, one-bedroom condo here commands a rental rate of Php30,000 per month. Nearby is the three-tower, 18-story Stamford Executive Suites—an all-studio-unit condo development catering to young professionals. Studio condos here range from 22.5 to 32 sqm, and its rental rates range from Php20,000 to Php25,000 per month.
Condos for starting families
Catering to newly-weds and starting families, Italian-inspired Tuscany Private Estates and McKinley Garden Villas offer larger condo apartments amidst low- to mid-rise towers. The former features seven condo clusters (six to 17 stories) with condo units ranging in size from 46-sqm studios to 131-sqm three-bedroom apartments. A three-bedroom, semi-furnished 130-sqm condo apartment for rent here typically charges a rate of Php120,000 per month. McKinley Garden Villas, on the other hand, is a six-cluster low-rise development that offers two- and three-bedroom condo units (between 64 and 120 sqm). A typical three-bedroom condo for rent here has a monthly rental rate of Php105,000, while a two-bedroom condo charges a rent of Php70,000 per month.
Condos for the high-end market
Aimed at higher-end clientele, seven-tower Venice Luxury Residences features balconied units ranging from 40-sqm studios to 162-sqm three-bedroom apartments, while the development itself is directly connected to the Venice Grand Canal Mall, giving residents convenient access to supermarkets, shops, and restaurants downstairs. A fully furnished, 40-sqm studio condo for rent here has a monthly rent of Php40,000, while a 66.4-sqm one-bedroom charges Php68,000 per month. Not only are residents given direct access to the mall below, its amenities located on the condo’s podium are also topnotch, which include a tennis court, badminton courts, a jogging path, a multipurpose deck, a clubhouse, and adult and kiddie swimming pools.
Why renters prefer McKinley Hill
Aside from the aforementioned features and amenities, one of McKinley Hill’s defining characteristics is impeccable location. It is ideal for people looking for condos for rent near BGC, being mere minutes away from 5th Avenue and McKinley Parkway.
McKinley Hill is also ideal for people who work in the Makati CBD, as it is highly accessible to Ayala Avenue via McKinley Road, while those who frequently travel will be delighted to know that the development is just 10 kilometers away from NAIA’s Terminal 3 via Lawton Avenue, and since the completion of the NAIA Expressway, Terminals 1 and 2 can now be conveniently accessed from McKinley Hill. In addition, once the C5 Road bridge and extension is completed, McKinley Hill will become easily accessible from the south, notably Las Piñas and Cavite.
But despite its accessibility, residents of McKinley Hill most often need not venture outside the township for their everyday needs. There are numerous commercial establishments within the community, such as the popular restaurant strip just outside the gates of Tuscany, a supermarket and convenience stores one elevator ride away from Morgan Suites and Stamford Executive Residences, and a high-end mall directly connected with The Venice Luxury Residences. If all these are not enough, further high-end condo developments are in the pipeline as well, including the four-tower Viceroy scheduled to be turned over in 2018, and the three-tower Florence, which is slated to be completed in 2021. Both of these condo projects will ensure that plenty more condos for rent will become available in McKinley Hill in the years to come.
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