Known for its majestic skyscrapers and its cosmopolitan ambiance, the city of Makati is frequently referred to as the country’s financial and business capital. With thousands of commercial and retail establishments within and around Makati, residents of the city enjoy a glut of options for relaxation and recreation. But Makati is also home to thousands of companies including some of the largest corporations in the Philippines, driven daily by a workforce that numbers hundreds of thousands.
There’s a premium placed on the convenience of having everything one would need within a few minutes’ walk, not to mention the easy access to and from one’s place of work. This ease of travel is what piques the interest of many—primarily yuppies and executives—to move to Makati, and condominiums present itself as the easiest, most affordable housing option for them. Although Makati has become densely populated in recent years, developers saw the potential of the city early on; thus, many of them are investing to providing more housing options for people. The product of this investment is the high-rise condominiums that have since taken residence in prime locations in various neighborhoods of the city. Now, depending on one’s budget, one can easily find a condominium in Makati.
For many, however, the opportunities of living in a city like Makati bear a bigger weight in their decision to move—although accessibility and ease of travel are welcome benefits. For one, investing in a condominium means granted access to numerous amenities and enviable perks. But beyond condominium living, it’s the attractive work–life balance in Makati that people ultimately chase after. Well-groomed green spaces and parks, paved sidewalks, and an energetic nightlife can all be accessed within walking distance from Makati condominiums; there’s always something to do in a city like this.
Primary Business District
Makati’s central business district (CBD) can be roughly divided into Legaspi Village and Salcedo Village. In each of these areas, mid-range to high-end residential developments can be found. Practically a few steps away from some of these condominiums are office spaces belonging to some startups and established corporations. With the availability of condominiums a few steps away from the office, many look to purchase a home in these villages for an easier day-to-day commute.
Known to be the slower and more relaxed side of the Makati CBD’s two major areas, Legaspi Village boasts captivating tree-lined streets and pocket gardens that its residents adore. There’s a calming vibe to Legaspi Village, and despite its regular busyness on weekdays, the neighborhood is the perfect address for those who prefer peace and quiet.
On the other hand, Salcedo Village is known for its irresistibly welcoming culture. A community of young artists, families, and working professionals can be found in Salcedo Village. Though surrounded by towering commercial buildings and even several schools that many people flock to on a daily basis, Salcedo Village manages to maintain its identity as a neighborhood overflowing with excitement through its community events. Condominiums for every budget are available in Salcedo Village for buyers to pick the right one for their needs and wants.
Legaspi Village for the Laidback Professional
Eton Residences Greenbelt is a 39-story development under the Lucio Tan Group located in Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village. Featuring one to three bedroom exclusively loft units, residents can enjoy a majestic view of the city from every corner. Units range from 47 sqm to 154 sqm depending on the unit type. At Eton Residences Greenbelt, urban living remains within reach as Greenbelt Mall is right outside its front doors.
Meanwhile, The Residences at Greenbelt along Esperanza Street is a towering residential complex at one of the busiest areas of Legaspi Village. A project developed and managed by Ayala Land, The Residences at Greenbelt is composed of three towers; namely, Laguna, Manila, and San Lorenzo. With units ranging from a one-bedroom to three-bedroom set up, residents can choose the perfect unit to match their lifestyle needs.
At the corner of Legaspi and Rodriguez Streets is Senta, a project by Alveo Land. Residents can expect an exciting experience in Senta as it promises upscale living through its high-class amenities which include a lounge pool, garden rooftop, and fitness athletic facility. With studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units available, residents can rest in this urban haven a few steps away from Makati’s corporate hubs.
Salcedo Village for an Urban Lifestyle
Shang Salcedo Place, a residential building situated at the corner of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue and Tordesillas and H.V. de la Costa Streets, is a 67-story high-end development by Shang Properties. Featuring contemporary designs and incomparable comfortable living, residents can enjoy a studio (36 sqm), studio with balcony (36 sqm), one-bedroom (67 sqm), or two-bedroom (104 sqm) experience of unparalleled class. Moving around the area is comfortable and easy, as several colleges, the business district, and Salcedo’s upscale restaurants are just a quick walk away.
Meanwhile, One Central, fully loaded with a swimming pool complex and four gardens, is a luxury address for rest and rejuvenation in the neighborhood. With luxury noticeable from every corner, One Central is a standard of elegance from its exterior to its interior. Available units range from 46 to 134 sqm depending on unit type, with prices going from Php8 million up to Php51 million. Assuring their residents of an elite lifestyle in the city, One Central is a private place to call home at the heart of Makati’s bustling daily activity.
Resting at one of Salcedo Village’s busiest streets, Two Lafayette Square in Tordesillas Street boasts spacious abodes and impressive amenities for residents to indulge in. Two Lafayette offers only two and three-bedroom units ideal for families. The residential tower includes a roof deck swimming pool, sauna, and fitness gym; it is a home in the city for living luxuriously and comfortably.