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Shorter commutes to the office. Groceries, pharmacies, and malls are a short walk away. Rapid property appreciation makes for a great investment even in the short term. These are but a few of the reasons why condos in big cities had been highly sought after in the past decade or so, save for the traffic and space limitations that usually come with it.

The circumstances and resulting uncertainty of the past two years, however, have had many of us reconsidering our home preferences. What was once a desire for many to live in or near commercial and business districts has now been replaced by the need for everyday access to safe outdoor spaces. 

Even vacation homes, once considered secondary homes, have begun being regarded as primary residences as more have decided to live within proximity of more natural surroundings.

Living next to nature

For AboitizLand, living next to nature has always been what has driven the development of one of its most notable residential projects, Foressa Mountain Town. An estimated one hour’s drive away from Cebu City via the Transcentral Highway, the community is an effective respite from the hustle and bustle of the Visayas capital.

Measuring a total of 257 hectares, the significantly large residential development dedicates as much as half of its land area to open and shared spaces. These give Foressa Mountain Top homeowners bike routes and hike trails where they can lead a fairly active lifestyle, while also enjoying the spectacle of having over 800 species of flora and fauna and 600,000 square meters of protected riverside areas as part of their “backyard”.

Granted, building a residential development on rolling terrain is far from easy and, in the past, developers would often resort to what is now a bad practice of simply leveling the mountain flat. Working with Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), AboitizLand, on the other hand, made sure cutting into slopes was kept to a minimum and the vegetation and existing habitats in the area are preserved during Foressa Mountain Town’s development–effectively ensuring the community of houses and lots for sale in Cebu is one of the most environmentally friendly in the country.

City-level convenience and growth

While living in a spacious community topped with the serenity of a natural environment is always ideal, a common dilemma for many contemporary families and homeowners in general end up facing is that it sometimes becomes difficult to go about daily life in the “province” when having gotten used to creature comforts that are afforded by living in the city.

This is completely covered in Foressa Mountain Town, as the community demonstrates AboitizLand’s commitment to building neighborhoods that are safe, connected, walkable, and with access to facilities for work and recreation. It has a town center where residents can go for quick errands. Those who buy a house and lot in Cebu here get a Clubhouse, where one can take a break and enjoy the rolling terrains of Balamban, and a pavilion called Foressa Lodge to hold events and celebrations. 

Foressa Mountain Town is also part of the larger 540-hectare West Cebu Estate (WCE) development by Aboitiz. Here, residents have easy access to top commercial and retail establishments, along with the career and business opportunities available in the 283-hectare Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) registered zone of WCIP that is known as the Shipbuilding Capital of the Philippines and continues to be instrumental in the economic transformation of Cebu. 

As the WCIP continues to progress overall, residents can expect to also enjoy the benefits of having homes that are as good as guaranteed to continue growing in value. 

Lots for different needs and preferences

Space and privacy are a considerable luxury for today’s discerning home seekers, and Foressa Mountain Town has taken well into consideration by being designed to only feature eleven lots per residential–effectively ensuring the residential development is one of low density.

Featuring four phases that incite outdoor activity and a strengthened connection to nature, Foressa Mountain Town is suitable for both outdoor enthusiasts and those with a newer appreciation for natural surroundings. Aptly named Light, Water, Earth, and Air, each phase is characterized by the elements they are named after. Light, for instance, is in an area reached by the first rays of the morning sun, while Water, on the other hand, is where the lots with views of the river at a distance are located.

Along with a variety of lot sizes, the properties in Foressa are also differentiated to best cater to owners’ needs and preferences. These include riverside ridge lots, parkside premium lots, hillside lots, and avenue lots, as well as lots that are a short walk to and from the community’s different parks and amenity areas. For those with a preference for truly large properties, Foressa Light B is the optimum choice as it features lots averaging as much as 825 square meters in size, and a maximum of 1,884 square meters–perfect for estate living.

Ready to build your next-to-nature house and lot in Cebu? Connect with an Ohmyhome agent for a free property consultation and get started on owning a Foressa Mountain Town residential lot starting at  Php 6.4 million, or visit AboitizLand on Ohmyhome for and discover more of the developer’s other homes for sale across the Philippines.

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