Among Metro Manila’s component cities and municipality, Caloocan stands out as something as an oddity. Once a sprawling town that was part of Rizal Province, a large portion of Caloocan was excised from the city in the 1930s and 1940s when the government decided to create a new capital, which was to become Quezon City. As a result, Caloocan was divided into two separate parts: the more urbanized southern Caloocan, which people normally associate with Balintawak and Monumento, and the suburban-rural northern part, which people associate with Novaliches and Barangay Bagong Silang.
Over the years, the two Caloocan sort of developed identities of their own, although they are still administered as one city with one local government. The city’s transport infrastructure has improved quite immensely as well over the years. At present, the city is home to two LRT-1 stations—5th Avenue and Monumento, which means commute from as far south as Baclaran, Paranaque, to Caloocan can be quick and easy. And with plans to extend the said LRT line to Niog, Bacoor, people who travel to as far south as Cavite will benefit immensely. In addition, the fact that LRT travels along Manila’s educational district means that plenty of students who live in Caloocan use the metro line. And one the common terminal between LRT-1 and MRT-3 is finally completed, commuters who travel to northern Caloocan will benefit from this as well.
This is one of the reasons why houses for rent in Caloocan are very popular among property-hunters, as the city offers them the convenience of traveling to other parts of Metro Manila.
Houses for rent in Caloocan come in a wide variety of types and budget. One example is a two-story townhouse in Barangay Camarin, which is on offer for PHP 10,000 per month. This property comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and has a floor area of 120 sqm. Other Caloocan areas with a good inventory of houses for sale include Cielito Homes, Diamond Village, Sierra Madre Subdivision, Zamora Compound, Ever Green Executive Village, and Solar Urban Homes North, among many others. These communities are located in northern Caloocan, which are best suited for starting families as the area has plenty of good primary schools.
Renting a house in southern Caloocan, on the other hand, is best suited for students who study in one of the university belt’s and Taft Avenue’s many colleges and universities. As rental properties in downtown Manila and Pasay City are becoming quite expensive, many students are opting to go further north to find places to rent. The presence of LRT-1 makes their commute to Manila fast and easy.