The City of Las Piñas, located at the southern portion of Metro Manila bordering the Province of Cavite, can be considered a medium-sized local government unit (LGU). Its population is approximately 600,000 as of the 2015 Census, while it does not have a central business district, unlike its neighbor Muntinlupa. Las Piñas is also often overshadowed by other larger, more prominent Metro Manila cities that it is quite often relegated to being a place that’s far removed from the rest of the Metro Manila.
Things are starting to change in Las Piñas, though. The city has seen growth that’s unprecedented in its history. It is now teeming with shopping malls (and very large ones at that), hospitals, and universities, and in the near future will host two stations of the LRT-1 Extension project, which will make rail commute from the city to as far north as Monumento in Caloocan and Balintawak in Quezon City quick and easy.
However, Las Piñas remains closely connected to its past. Its festivals and traditions, such as the Feast of Saint Joseph, the International Bamboo Organ Festival, the Waterlily Festival, the Parol or Lantern Festival, and the Las Piñas City Historical Festival, are widely observed, and even the jeepney, one of the Philippines’ most beloved icons traces its origins in Las Piñas.
A great way to experience Las Piñas’ laidback atmosphere is to rent a house one of the city’s many gated communities and subdivisions, including BF Resort Las Piñas, BF International Village, Pilar Village, and Casimiro Village, among many others.
Aside from this established communities, many new subdivisions are also being developed, some of which from the country’s largest real estate developers. These include Alabang West by Megaworld Corporation and Vista City by Vista Land. These projects are regarded as self-contained cities complete with commercial centers, hospitals, BPO offices, and schools, and one can count houses for rent among them.
As rental inventories in Las Piñas abound, any property-hunter will find something that fits their budget. Those who are looking for something in the pricier side of the spectrum, a house for rent in the city’s Almanza Dos subdivision is currently on offer for PHP 110,00 per month. This property, which sits on a 354-sqm lot, has three bedrooms and four bathrooms and a garage large enough for two cars.
For something more affordable, then an PHP 18,000 per month, three-bedroom house near SM Southmall is the perfect choice. This newly built house sits on a 126-sqm lot and has a parking space for one car.