Living outside Metro Manila is indeed becoming a practical option. With economic development felt by areas in the outskirts of the metropolis, provinces such as Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, and Rizal are feeling progress, allowing businesses to become prosperous in these areas. Batangas is far ahead as it is a very progressive province offering residents an ideal balance between modern living and a serene atmosphere.
Batangas is a province rich in history and culture. It is a land of heroes and age-old traditions that are kept alive by generations. Tourist destinations abound in the province, ranging from natural spots such as beaches and dive spots, to man-made attractions such as ancestral homes and modern malls.
Through the years, Batangas has risen to become a first-class province due to its ideal location and proximity to where business activities are done. Aside from its accessibility to Metro Manila via various roads and expressways, Batangas has a strategic seaport and an active maritime industry.
Thus, it was not surprising that major Filipino developers have flocked to Batangas to build their horizontal communities to fulfill the needs of Batanguenos who want a decent, quality, and affordable home for their families.
One of the top developers who believed in the potential of Batangas was Suntrust Properties. At present, the developer is offering two distinct communities in Batangas—one located in the bustling city of Lipa, while the other is in the verdant environs of Sto. Tomas.
“Suntrust believes in providing quality homes for those living in Batangas,” said Atty. Harry Paltongan, president of Suntrust Properties. “The province is experiencing robust economic growth like never before. Our communities intend to provide not only a blissful lifestyle to residents, but one that is convenient as all the comforts of life are within reach.”
SERENE CHARM OF SIENA HILLS
Located at P. Torres St., Barangay Antipolo del Sur in Lipa City, Siena Hills is a 51.54-hectare Italian-themed community.
Suntrust Properties promises residents that they can “find serenity and solitude away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila at Siena Hills.”
This promise is evident as one enters the community welcomed by an imposing arch. Works of art are tucked in various corners of the neighborhood. Amid the peaceful and rustic charm of the community, residents remain close to important destinations for business, education, and leisure.
Various home models, in various sizes and configurations, are available at Siena Hills. Amenities are complete in this community. There is a clubhouse for community activities, a swimming pool for leisure, a basketball court for exercise, and a sandbox play area for the kids, among others.
TRANQUIL LIFESTYLE AT AVILA HEIGHTS
The city of Sto. Tomas is a perfect example of how a city can retain its provincial charm yet be modern at the same time. A historical city (this is the hometown of Philippine Revolution hero Miguel Malvar), Suntrust Properties is offering Avila Heights to those who want the best of both worlds—near various conveniences yet far from the noise and rush of urbanity. Developed and launched by its subsidiary, Stateland, Inc., Avila Heights is an exclusive townhouse community with a magnificent view of Mt. Makiling and the vast greeneries surrounding it.
With this kind of environment, residents can experience leisure activities outdoors.
Envisioned as a community in the “middle of a lush haven,” Suntrust Properties is offering townhouse units in this 7,500-square-meter lot. For security and peace of mind, the community has a landscaped main entrance with guardhouse and a perimeter fence. There is also a multipurpose hall for meetings, school gatherings, and events. For the young ones, there is a landscaped children’s playground with complete equipment.
With a strategic location, a complete community, and a peaceful surrounding, living in Batangas—specifically at Suntrust Properties’ Siena Hills or Avila Heights—is indeed not only practical, but a wise option too.
By Johannes L. Chua
As seen on Manila Bulletin - Nov. 6, 2019