Davao is one of those cities in the Philippines that despite consistently getting plenty of attention remains pretty laidback. It has an international airport, a world-class seaport, and good transport infrastructure; it is Mindanao’s center for business and commerce; and it is home to some of the island’s best schools, including the Ateneo de Davao University and the University of the Philippines Mindanao. However, it remains very much unlike Metro Manila and Cebu as Davao’s cityscape is often described as chill and relaxed, despite the fact that Davao’s population is growing much faster than Cebu City’s and Manila’s according data from the Philippines Statistics Authority.
This might be one of the reasons many are looking to relocated in Davao, as evidenced by the city’s rapid population growth. The city is now home to 1.632 million residents, based on the 2015 Census of Population, and perhaps it is safe to say that it will continue to attract relocators in the years to come. The city’s present and future residents, therefore, will be needing plenty of housing options, which thankfully Davao has plenty, especially houses for rent.
Being a huge and sprawling city, Davao has plenty of residential subdivision developments, many of which are geared toward starting families. These developments offer plenty of houses for rent, including one located in Ciudad Esperanza Subdivision in Barangay Cabantian, an area close to Davao’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport. This property, which sits on a 125-sqm residential lot, has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and is currently on offer for PHP 16,500 per month.
Another good house for rent in Davao City is a three-bedroom, fully furnished house situated in Barangay Talomo in the city’s Poblacion area. Located near the University of the Philippines Mindanao, the Ateneo de Davao University, plenty of shopping malls, and the Apo Golf and Country Club, this property is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of Davao City, which makes it perfect for those who prefer some peace and quiet.
For something on the higher end of the spectrum is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom bahay kubo–inspired house in Woodridge Park in Barangay Ma-a. Although it is located some distance away from downtown Davao, this subdivision is close to the city’s most popular nature parks and attractions. But still the area can be easily accessed via the Pan-Philippine Highway. This property is on offer for PHP 40,000 per month