Davao City, reputedly one the largest cities in the world in terms of total land area, is situated in the southeastern corner of Mindanao Island. It comprises 11 administrative districts totaling 182 barangays, and it has a population of 1.632 million. Davao City is also the center of the Metro Davao region, the Philippines’ third most important metropolitan area.
Being in southern Mindanao, Davao City enjoys a mild tropical climate that is virtually typhoon-free. Its strategic location also makes it the regional trade center for Southern Mindanao. The city is home to Francisco Bangoy International Airport, the Philippines’ third busiest airport, which has regular scheduled flights to Singapore.
Other than being the hometown of the incumbent Philippine president, Davao City is constantly described by its residents and the national media as one of the safest cities in the Philippines. It is also a popular tourist hub. The city is just a ferry ride away from Samal Island, which is home to numerous high-end and family-oriented resorts, while part of Mount Apo, the country’s highest peak, lies within the jurisdiction of Davao City. The mountain peak is popular among hikers during the summer months.
Although Davao enjoys many of the amenities that you will find in large cities like Metro Manila and Cebu, such as high-end shopping malls and other leisure estates, the cost of living here is much more affordable. It is often said that a person can live in Davao for about a third of the price that the same lifestyle would normally cost in Metro Manila.
Being one of the safest cities in the Philippines, there are plenty of housing options available for newly wed couples and starting families in Davao City. In the last few years, numerous condominium developments have also been introduced in Davao City by both national and local real estate developers. Some of the most high-profile condo projects in the city to date include Abreeza Residences and Avida Towers Davao. Both of these projects were developed by Ayala Land subsidiaries Alveo Land and Avida Land, respectively.
Another high-profile project where condos for sale in Davao City can be had is One Oasis Place by Filinvest Land. This project comprising a cluster of low-rise towers offers family-friendly amenities and is located Ecoland, Barangay Talomo, near SM City Davao. Other high-profile condo projects in Davao City include Seawind by Damosa Land, Palmetto Place by DMC Urban Property Developers, and Aeon Tower by FTC Group of Companies, among many others.