In as little as a year or two ago, being able to live, work, and/or invest in the big city had been the dream for many. Whether it’s Metro Manila, Cebu, or Davao, it makes complete sense to own a home where almost everything is within convenient reach, be it the office, school, and retail and lifestyle centers.
However, the ongoing health crisis has altered this thinking. While there are still numerous benefits to living in the thick of economic activity, residing in areas that are not as densely populated and comparably more laid back now is more appealing than ever thanks to the increased acceptance of working remotely and how properties in here are also more affordable.
Among the most popular among these areas in recent years has been Lipa in the province of Batangas.
Earning a living in Lipa
Recognized as one of the Next Wave Cities by the Commission of Information and Communication Technology, Lipa continues to attract global companies with its robust information technology and business process management industry, with the potential to become the next leading mixed-use economic center in the Southern Luzon region.
This in itself makes buying a home in Lipa for the long term worth considering, as the city will not be left wanting when it comes to work opportunities in various industries for the foreseeable future. This, combined with the city being a reasonable 78 kilometers south of Manila, allows Lipa to not only make a living in the city but essentially have a career or do business in most of South Luzon.
A complete lifestyle city
Although not as large or as metropolitan as the cities in the National Capital Region, Lipa is still comprehensive in its own right, with residents and visitors having plenty to see and do in the area. This includes visits to Museo de Lipa, which have antique mementos on display such as the Coffee Corner–an exhibit of the different tools used in coffee production, and Las trajes de mestizas and ternos–or gowns worn during the pre-war days and festive occasions.
There is also the Lipa City Market, whose strategic location helps draw both buyers and sellers from surrounding towns. Recent years have also seen the opening and expansion of The Outlets at Lipa, one of the Philippines’ largest outlet malls that will soon be accompanied by the Lima Exchange–a retail center with a department store, supermarket, and drugstore, among others.
Buy a new home in Lipa
Admittedly, one of the biggest draws to buying a new home in Lipa is that there is comparatively more developable land in the city than that of Metro Manila, allowing interested buyers to have affordable and varied choices of properties to invest and reside in and not be limited to condominium units that are typical in bigger cities.
Whether starter homes or houses with multiple bedrooms and baths, Lipa homes for sale are proving to be the ideal choice for buyers who both want to live in a relatively laid-back community and in homes with enough space and provisions for doing remote-work and remote-learning, all while providing good value for money through competitive real estate prices.
Living in Bria Lipa
Speaking of getting good value from an investment, Bria Lipa is one of the many residential developments worth considering when wanting to live in Lipa Batangas. On top of featuring affordable one- and two-bedroom houses and lots, the community also has a host of amenities to complete the exclusive living experience.
These include covered courts, a jogging path, and a playground. The 20-hectare community is also kept secure, by way of a guardhouse and 24-hour security. When looking to travel elsewhere in South Luzon, getting to and from places is made more convenient thanks to the community’s proximity to the South Luzon Expressway that leads to Metro Manila.
Looking to live and invest in Lipa soon? Visit Ohmyhome to view available homes for sale in Bria Lipa and the rest of the city, or connect with an Ohmyhome agent to discuss options in all the places you are interested to buy a home in.
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