When one mentions Parañaque, what immediately come to mind is Dampa, a fisherman’s village and seafood restaurant; the airport’s Terminal 1 and Duty Free Complex; and the city’s lots and lots of subdivisions. The city is so known for these gated communities, that BF Homes, touted as Asia’s biggest residential subdivision, is located here. These developments make Parañaque as one of the best places to find houses for rent in Metro Manila.
Aside for the above-mentioned BF Homes, Parañaque also has plenty of other gated communities teeming with houses, townhouses, and traditional apartments or row-houses for rent and for sale.
One of which is Better Living Subdivision in Barangay Don Bosco along Doña Soledad Avenue. To get to Better Living, one needs to take the South Luzon Expressway and make an exit to Bicutan. This subdivision offers plenty of newly built houses and townhouses for rent, ranging in price from PHP 9,000 to PHP 18,000 per month.
Another Parañaque location good for house-for-rent-hunting is Merville Park in Barangay Merville. Houses in this subdivision are in the higher-end of the price spectrum and, therefore, are larger and more spacious. A typical house for rent here can be rented for PHP 50,000 to PHP 80,000 per month.
Close to Merville is Moonwalk Village (Phase 1 and Phase 2), which both offers more modest but still quality houses and townhouses for rent. A typical three-bedroom apartment or row-house in Mooonwalk Village Phase 1 can be rented for PHP 18,000 per month. Then closer to the airport is Multinational Village, a place characterized by sprawling homes and villas. Similar to Merville Park, a typical house and lot for rent in Multinational Village can be rented for PHP 50,000 to PHP 80,000 per month (or even higher).
But perhaps the most well-known of Paranaque’s villages is BF Homes. Often referred to in Philippine media as “the biggest subdivision in Asia,” BF Homes is a large residential enclave shared by the cities of Parañaque and Las Piñas. At the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, BF Homes is perhaps the only gated community in the Philippines with its own hotel and resort, movie theater, bowling alley, convenience store, and other commercial complexes. At the moment, this sprawling suburban community is a collection of 82 separate enclaves, each of which is fenced, guarded, and issues separate car stickers for residents.
Parañaque is also known for its more budget-friendly subdivisions, including Gatchalian Village, Villanueva Village, San Antonio Valley, Greenheights Village, and many others. With so much inventories available, finding a house to rent in Paranaque is indeed fast and easy.