Quezon City, or simply “QC,” is the largest city in Metro Manila in terms of both population and land area. You can find various apartments for rent options in the city if you decide to stay in the Metro or if ever you work in the area. These apartment options, located usually in Commonwealth, Diliman and Novaliches, vary depending on your need and budget.
Located north of Diliman, Commonwealth got its name from Commonwealth Avenue, coded as Radial Road 7 (R-7) in the Metro Manila Road Network System, and, for a time, was also named as Don Mariano Marcos Avenue, which runs through it. Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, Holy Spirit and Old Balara are some of the barangays that can be found in this area of Quezon City. Commonwealth is primarily a residential area that consists of various subdivisions.
Commonwealth hosts several key offices of the Philippine government. The House of Representatives meets at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, which is located along IBP Road. The central offices of the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are also located along IBP Road, across the Batasang Pambansa Complex. The Sandiganbayan and the Commission on Audit (COA) sit on a parcel of land along Commonwealth Avenue.
Apartments for rent are located in subdivisions within Commonwealth. A one-bedroom apartment in Don Fabian is available for only PHP 5,000 per month, while a three-bedroom house in Filinvest 2 Subdivision is also available for rent.
Diliman is right at the heart of Quezon City, on the site of what was then known as the Diliman Estate of the Tuazon Family. It was primarily designated to be the government center of the soon-to-be inaugurated Republic of the Philippines when Quezon City was designed and declared as the future national capital by the Commonwealth Government under President Manuel L. Quezon. Since then, Diliman has transformed itself into one of the most dynamics districts not only of Quezon City but of Metro Manila, in general.
As the designated government center, Diliman hosts several central offices of several government agencies and government-run hospitals. The Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) have their central offices located along Elliptical Road, across the Quezon Memorial Circle, where the remains of the late President Manuel L. Quezon were interred, while the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the newly-inaugurated Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) have their central offices located along C.P. Garcia Avenue inside the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. The Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, all key government-run health care facilities, are located in Diliman.
Several academic institutions in Metro Manila are in Diliman. The University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman), the flagship campus of the University of the Philippines System (UP), sits on a 493-hectare campus and is best known not only for academics and research but also for its unique student way of life that cannot be found anywhere else. Other schools, colleges and universities located in Diliman include Far Eastern University Diliman, Quezon City Polytechnic University, Diliman College and the main campus of the Philippine Science High School.
Diliman is also known for its active nightlife and leisure scene, and as the broadcasting center of the Philippines. Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato are the two areas is a popular entertainment area home to various restaurants, bars, karaoke joints and comedy bars. The headquarters of virtually all of the major radio and television networks in the country are in Diliman, mainly in Barangay South Triangle.
The rest of Diliman is residential, and is home to villages and subdivisions, such as Teachers Village, U.P. Village and Sikatuna Village. An apartment for rent near UP Diliman is available for only PHP 2,600 per month.
Named after the Marquis of Novaliches, Novaliches is the northernmost district of Quezon City. Metro Manila’s only forest space – La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park – is located here. Being primarily residential in nature, Novaliches is home to various educational institutions like the National College of Business and Arts, Our Lady of Fatima University Lagro Campus, School of Saint Anthony and Mater Carmeli School. SM Fairview, SM City Novaliches, Robinsons Place Novaliches and Ayala Fairview Terraces are the main shopping centers in this northern district of Quezon City.
Due to its area being primarily residential, Novaliches is home to a lot of apartments for rent. A three-bedroom, fully furnished apartment is available for only PHP 20,000 a month. If budget is an issue, there is also an available one-bedroom apartment for only PHP 6,500 per month.
Aside from these three locations, there are a lot of other places in Quezon City where one can find various apartments for rent such as Bago Bantay, Loyola Heights, Bagumbayan, and Pinyahan.