The City of Manila, the Philippines’ capital since the Spanish times, is not considered the country’s center for education, government, history, and culture for nothing. As the country’s seat of government, it is where Malacañang Palace—the official residence and office of the president of the republic—is located. It is also where the Supreme Court, the Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines (or Papal Nuncio), and the Embassy of the United States are found. And in keeping with its historical and cultural capital moniker, the National Museum of the Philippines, Rizal Park, and the old walled section of Intramuros are all found within the City of Manila.
It is not surprising that Manila is also the Philippines’ most important educational center. In the city one will find some of the country’s highly esteemed colleges and universities, many of which are concentrated in Manila’s Taft Avenue and University Belt (U-Belt) areas. Among these widely recognized institutions for higher education include the University of the Philippines Manila, De La Salle University, the University of Santo Tomas, Far Eastern University, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and many others. These schools, government offices, and more make Manila one of the most highly sought-after locations for people looking for high-rise condos for rent.
Intuition tells us that the Roxas Boulevard area is the best place to find a condo for rent in Manila. Not only does the location provides spectacular views of the Manila Bay sunset, this historic thoroughfare also provides easy access to commuters to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, the Mall of Asia (MOA) Complex, and the Bay City—not to mention that Roxas Boulevard continues to Cavite via the Manila–Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX).
Among the best-known residential high-rises in Roxas Boulevard where condos for rent can be had include Anchor Land’s Admiral Baysuites, touted as Manila’s most luxurious condo project; Eton Baypark Manila, Grand Riviera Suites, Golden Empire Tower, and many others. A two-bedroom, 70-sqm condo for rent in Eton Baypark Manila, for example, has a monthly rental rate of Php80,000.
Focusing primarily on student housing and accommodation, the Taft Avenue an U-Belt areas are also teeming with plenty of condo developments, many of which are very affordable. Examples of condos found along Taft Avenue include Green Residences, Victoria de Manila Condominiums, D’University Place Residences, Torre Manila, and many others. Condos in the U-Belt area, on the other hand, include Forbes Hall, University Tower 1, Sun Residences (in España Boulevard), and many others. These locations are just three of the good places to find condos in the City of Manila. Other areas include Binondo, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa, and Ermita, among others.