Waking up each day to the aromatic scents of lush gardens, bathing under the gentle touch of the sun, relaxing in a homey café, and taking a stroll around a secluded community reminiscent of a quaint Italian city sounds like a rare and precious commodity nowadays, especially inside the concrete jungle of a central business district.
That is why Megaworld, the country’s leading real estate developer and pioneer of the “Live-Work-Play-Learn” township concept in the Philippines, brings to Manila a relaxed, Italian-inspired garden living through The Florence.
Noli D. Hernandez, Megaworld’s senior vice president, shares that, “Megaworld brings the Tuscan lifestyle in the country. Residents will get to enjoy living in a gated community amidst the vibrant McKinley Hill township.”
The prominent McKinley Hill is known to be Megaworld’s largest township in Metro Manila at 50 hectares. This integrated urban township is a place where people can experience lights, sounds, and tastes inspired by Italy at every turn. It is also home to the McKinley Hill Stadium, the country’s first world-class, competition-ready football field, and the famous Venice Piazza inspired by Venice’s Piazza di San Marco.
To add to its Italian appeal, McKinley Hill will also bring the sights and sounds of the city of Venice with its highly anticipated premiere commercial establishment, The Grand Canal Mall. The mall will be McKinley Hill’s new lifestyle destination which will feature the country’s first man-made Grand Canal complete with authentic Italian gondolas.
Unique garden community
Megaworld welcomes The Florence as a residential garden community with picturesque sceneries of lush gardens. It is the perfect dwelling place for relaxation and tranquility, tucked inside the bustling urban landscape of Fort Bonifacio.
An emblem of modern Europe, the three-tower curvilinear condominium creates a modern distinction of upscale living and exudes a relaxing ambiance brought about by its lavish surroundings of greenery. The modern contemporary design of its centralized residential lobby also gives it a unique “homey” atmosphere.
Each tower, 22 to 28 storeys high, will have one- to three-bedroom units consisting of 43 to 94.7 square meters of luxurious space. All units will come pre-furnished and with a balcony that overlooks the picturesque view of the Makati Central Business District, Fort Bonifacio, and the beautiful garden landscape below.
The residential enclave is easily accessible through major thoroughfares such as C5, EDSA, and the South Luzon Expressway. It is also conveniently located near cosmopolitan establishments such as the high-end shopping areas of Fort Bonifacio, premier schools like The International School Manila and Manila Japanese School, the CBD of Makati, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, a world class hospital.
Megaworld currently holds the record as the biggest landholder in Fort Bonifacio with approximately 105 hectares, offering four townships each with different lifestyle identities. Each township serves as a living masterpiece that brings the best of select global destinations to the Philippines. Aside from McKinley Hill, other townships include the 15.4-hectare Uptown Bonifacio, the 5-hectare Forbes Town Center, and 34.5-hectare McKinley West.
Other townships under Megaworld’s portfolio include the 18.5-hectare Eastwood City in Quezon City, which is known to be the country’s first cyberpark that saw the birth of the BPO industry in the Philippines; the 25-hectare Newport City in Pasay City which is home to the famous Resorts World Manila; the 12.3-hectare Woodside City along C-5, Pasig City; the 28.8-hectare The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu; the 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City; the 11.2-hectare Davao Park District in Davao City; the 350-hectare Suntrust Ecotown in Cavite and Global-Estate Resorts, Inc.’s 561-hectare Southwoods City in the boundaries of Cavite and Laguna; 150-hectare Boracay Newcoast in Boracay Island; the 1,300-hectare Twin Lakes in Tagaytay, the 62-hectare Alabang West in Alabang, and the newly launched 34-hectare The Upper East and 50-hectare Northill Gateway both in Bacolod.