Hailed as the “Tiger City of the Philippines” and the “Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines”, Mandaluyong City was once a sleepy town that eventually transformed into a booming business district and residential area. Now, this place has become one of the fastest developing economic centers in the country. Living here is like having your own empire, complete with monuments, memorials, government institutions, modern commercial centers and prestigious companies you can work for. Here are 6 more reasons why moving to Mandaluyong City can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in your life.
1. Home of the Business and Shopping District
Living in Mandaluyong City brings you right at the heart business opportunities. With the existence of the western portion of the Ortigas Center–one of the major centers of business and commerce–your career and personal needs are sure to be met. International institutions and multinational companies, glittering glass malls and concrete jungle of high rise buildings can be found here, such as the main headquarters of the Asian Development Bank, San Miguel Corporation, Shangri-la Plaza, EDSA Shangri-la Manila, SM Megamall (one of the largest malls in Asia), EDSA Central and Star Mall.
2. Healthy living supported here
The government of Mandaluyong City encourages its residents to live a healthy life through physical activities and healthy diet. For the past four years the local government has organized fitness events with regular exercise programs held during the weekends. Early this year, 12,975 participants dressed in yellow T-shirts filled the streets of Mandaluyong, dancing their way to breaking a Guinness World record for the largest Zumba class held in a single venue. Who would have thought exercise can be so much fun?
3. Cradle of world-class accommodations
Regardless if you are a traveler or local resident, Mandaluyong City will still be your go-to place in the metro when looking for luxurious and high-end hotels. Grand Hotels such as EDSA Shangri-La, BSA Twin Towers and New Horizon Hotel are just some of the most elegant hotels to stay in. Envision yourself living in the city where you can have the option of taking a break for a night at one of the most high-end hotels on the country.
4. Exceptional Schools
Surrounded by outstanding schools like Don Bosco Technical College, Rizal Technological University and Jose Rizal University (all of which belong to the top 100 colleges and universities in the Philippines), Mandaluyong City is an ideal place for starting families or parents who want to ensure their children’s bright future. High quality education are ensured by these schools with good academic reputation.
5. Policarpio Street
Christmas is never a just a simple holiday to the residents of Policarpio Street. As early as mid-November this quiet neighborhood transforms itself to a Christmas Village where all houses are covered with Christmas lights and exceptional decorations. One of the most prominent is the “House of Light” and the “House of Santa Claus” which is the most popular on the street. It also has the largest Santa Claus collection in Metro Manila.
6. Condo Living Condo lifestyle is also becoming a norm in Mandaluyong especially for young professionals who are working in nearby offices. It is convenient to live in condos because it gives you the flexibility to access both business and commercial areas easily and at the same time enjoy relaxation with its hotel type amenities just right outside their doors. One of the most popular condominiums especially for working professionals in Mandaluyong is the Pioneer Woodlands. Own a home where you can have mobility as the center of your lifestyle. Pioneer Woodlands is a transit-oriented development by Empire East at Mandaluyong City. Strategically set at the junction of Pioneer Avenue and EDSA, right in front of Robinsons Forum. This commuter friendly condominium is physically connected to MRT3 Boni Avenue station which gives you equal access to north and south destinations. This home is ideal for both young professionals and to those who likes to avail for investment. This place can provide you a package of tranquility and accessibility all the same time. You won’t regret living here.