With the rising prices of gas, it makes more sense for people to cut down on their fuel consumption – and part of the strategy to save on gas is deciding where to live. In an age where a liter of gas costs more than 60 pesos, it makes more sense to live in Metro Manila, possibly in a location that’s close to the business districts of Makati and Ortigas. Most homebuyers today don’t want to trouble themselves with an hour’s worth of commuting time and cite cutting down on fuel cost as their main reason for looking for a place in the city. Even couples who are retired would rather move out of bigger houses and into a condo in the city. Since their children are all grown up and have families of their own, they no longer need a large house that takes time and money to maintain.
Makati-based workers might want to consider getting a unit at One Pacific Place in Salcedo Village. Not only are you near work and hip commercial centers like the Ayala Malls; the condominium also has excellent amenities that include a gym, day care center, and a lounge with free WiFi access. Those who work in Ortigas and Quezon City will be pleased to know that Ortigas & Co is building a large residential complex across Tiendesitas.
So long as high fuel prices continue to persist, developers will have their hands full trying to provide homes for everyone who wants to live closer to work or who simply want to spend their days in a peaceful and safe residential area.