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Top subdivisions in the Philippines’ Next Wave Cities

by Jillian CariolaPublished: November 21, 2017Updated: November 21, 2017

Families looking to relocate in the Philippines’ Next Wave Cities have a wealth of options if they prefer a traditional house.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines

Over the past few years, the accelerating growth of the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry has been undeniable; in fact, it is one of the main contributors to the improvement of the country’s national economy. And it is not just in the main business centers in the metro that this progress has been observed: the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), the country’s IT-BPM landscape monitor, has also pinpointed several provincial locations that have benefitted from the rise in foreign investments into this particular industry. Baguio City, Cagayan de Oro City, Dagupan City, Dasmariñas City, Dumaguete City, Lipa City, Malolos City, Naga City, Sta. Rosa City, and the municipality of Taytay. Also referred to as Next Wave Cities, these 10 places are said to have a sizable talent pool, great infrastructure, and good business environment, and are cost competitive.

The advancement in these Next Wave Cities seemed to be the catalyst for the rise of various condominium developments to accommodate those looking to relocate. But if living in a condo in these areas does not appeal to you, developers have also been working on increasing their presence through horizontal projects, such as these 10 themed and well-planned house-and-lot communities.


Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges

Developer: Alphaland
Location: Baguio City

Located on a 76-hectare land along Ambuklao Road and 15 minutes from Baguio City proper is Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges, an upscale Western-inspired development set against the panoramic, pine-covered mountains of Benguet. Aside from housing 300 lodge-style log cabins, this development will also feature luxurious amenities like helipads, mini sports center, and stables. Property owners will be able to choose among five designs and floor plans for their homes, each of which will be designed to accommodate four to six bedrooms, and furnished with basics like a sauna, stove, and fireplace. Aside from being vacation-worthy in looks and equipment, these houses will also be eco-friendly, with a rainwater-collecting system and solar panels on the roofs.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges
Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges. Photo via

Madera Grove Estates

Developer: Avida Land
Location: Malolos City

Madera Grove Estates is Ayala Land's first residential project in Bulacan under the Avida Land brand. Located along MacArthur Highway in Malolos, the development is not too far from Metro Manila and is also surrounded by various shopping malls, restaurants, banks, and schools. The community is composed of a total of 366 units with lots ranging from 122 to 371 sqm and floor plans from 69 to 117 sqm. As a master-planned community, Madera has a centralized amenity area residents can enjoy, which includes a swimming pool, clubhouse, play area, and basketball court.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Madera Grove Estates
Madera Grove Estates. Photo via

Amarilyo Crest

Developer: Filinvest Land
Location: Taytay, Rizal

The 8.8-hectare community Amarilyo Crest by Filinvest Land is found inside Havila, the 300-hectare townscape surrounded by the panoramic views of Taytay. Amarilyo has a modern Asian aesthetic, with homes that range from 63 to over 133 sqm, and amenities that include a clubhouse, swimming pool, outlook park, gazebo, parks, and open spaces. Inside Havila are schools like San Beda College and PAREF Rosehill School, while landmarks like Manila East Medical Center, Shopwise, SM City Taytay, Ynares Center, and Valley Golf and Country Club are not too far away from the townscape.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Amarilyo Crest
Amarilyo Crest

Garden Grove

Developer: Profriends
Location: Dasmariñas City

Located in Dasmariñas is ProfriendsGarden Grove, a community boasting homes and amenities fit for a family. Homes are reasonably priced and range in size from 70 to 150 sqm, and are protected with 24-hour security for your peace of mind. Inside Garden Grove are a chapel, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, and clubhouse. From the village, several religious institutions, restaurants, healthcare centers, retail stores and other establishments one might need on a regular basis are close by.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Garden Grove
Garden Grove

Chateaux de Paris

Developer: Cathay Land
Location: Sta. Rosa City

Cathay Land’s South Forbes, a 500-hectare master-planned township along the Sta. Rosa–Silang–Tagaytay growth corridor, is the French-inspired 24-hectare community Chateaux de Paris. At first glance, the project exudes Paris with sprawling gardens and landscaped parks, as well as amenities like the grand main entry, clubhouse, and pocket parks. But homes are just as appealing; each property is expansive with a minimum size of 225 sqm. South Forbes is home to 1n 18-hole golf course, as well as a commercial strip and schools like St. Scholastica’s College and South Forbes City College.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Chateaux de Paris
Chateaux de Paris. Photo via

Siena Hills

Developer: Suntrust Properties
Location: Lipa City

Megaworld’s Suntrust Properties is the company behind the Lipa City project Siena Hills, an 49-hectare community inspired by the Italian city of Siena. A self-sustaining township, its amenities include a basketball court, swimming pool, shower room, clubhouse, cabanas, pavilion, pocked gardens, and jogging trails. Houses in Siena Hills have a European aesthetic, with sizes ranging from a simple but exquisite 67-sqm three-bedroom unit to a mansion-like 174sqm home. Upon exiting the development, one can reach places like Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lipa City South Central School, SM City Lipa, and Mary Mediatrix Medical Center.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Siena Hills
Siena Hills. Photo via

Palmas Verdes

Developer: Arcinue Development Corporation
Location: Dagupan City

Twenty minutes away from the city proper is Arcinue Development Corporation's Palmas Verdes, a three-hectare sustainable project of around 80 house-and-lot units. Being the one and only green residential project in Dagupan City, houses are durable and designed with higher ceilings for air ventilation and bigger windows to maximize natural lighting, as well as provisions for a rainwater catchment system and solar panels. Swimming pools, clubhouse, basketball/tennis courts, children’s playground, landscaped parks and gardens, and a commercial area keeps Palmas Verdes a family-friendly community. Beyond that, Bonuan Golf Club is just across the community, Blue Beach is about 500 meters away, and it only takes 30 minutes to reach Manaoag.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Palmas Verdes
Palmas Verdes. Photo via

Camella Naga

Developer: Camella Homes
Location: Naga City

In Naga City’s Barangay Del Rosario is Camella Naga, where aspiring homeowners with a desire for a property with an international feel will be right at home. Reasonably priced Mediterranean homes are sized from a 40-sqm two-bedroom property to a 143-sqm three-bedroom unit. Amenities for safety and convenience include a shuttle service, swimming pool, clubhouse, parks, playground, and basketball court. Outside, the Italian-inspired development is close to the Ateneo de Naga University, Bicol Medical Hospital, SM City Naga, Camsur Watersports Complex, and Naga Airport.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Camella Naga
Camella Naga

Azumi Residences

Developer: Philsouth Properties & Development Corporation
Location: Dumaguete City

Philsouth Properties & Development Corporation’s Azumi Residences is a modern Zen community a mere five minutes away from Dumaguete City proper. As a community with a name that translates to “safe village,” its features include 24-hour security and street lights, while amenities like a swimming pool and landscaped open spaces emphasize its family-friendly feel. Outside the development, schools, churches, grocery stores, and various shops are nearby for quick access.

Hillsborough Pointe

Developer: Robinsons Homes
Location: Cagayan De Oro City

Hillsborough Pointe by Robinsons Homes is a 20-hectare development that evokes English countryside living in CDO’s Pueblo de Oro township. Buyers can build their dream homes on residential lots ranging from 150 to 500 sqm, which surround amenities such as a swimming pool, parks, multi-sport court, and play areas. From the project, one has easy access to establishments and institutions like Pueblo de Oro Golf Course, SM City Cagayan de Oro, Rosevalle School, Carmen Public Market, and Madonna and Child Hospital.

Subdivisions and gated villages in Next Wave Cities in the Philippines Hillsborough Pointe
Hillsborough Pointe




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