Perhaps no other township land development in the 21st century has made such a distinctive and lasting mark in Philippine real estate than Nuvali—Ayala Land’s 2,290-hectare estate in Laguna. In fact, Nuvali is the company’s largest project to date—twice the size of Makati—and the most extensive as it continues to evolve and complete its vision of sustainable eco-living.
Since its launch in 2008, Nuvali has proven to suit the needs and aspirations of today’s generation of homeseekers—those that value not only convenience, modernity and progress but harmony, co-existence and synergy with nature. This brand of sustainable living is what has attracted thousands of families to call a place of their own within Nuvali. It is also what continues to attract thousands of visitors and guests to this mixed-use estate.
When people look for a Sta. Rosa, Laguna house and lot for sale, they immediately look into Nuvali as it is one of the most ideal places to find the time-tested ideals of traditional community living. This includes safety, security and neighborliness combined with the contemporary benefits of accessibility, balance and an active physical lifestyle. Living in Nuvali means enjoying the dynamism of urban living, nestled in the invigorating atmosphere of nature.
Nuvali once comprised vast friar landholdings during the Spanish colonial period in the 1800s, and was then utilized by an American group for commercial and industrial purposes as a sugar plantation during the turn of the 20th century. Statesman Jose Yulo acquired some 1,860 hectares of property in 1948, and the family started with a plan of modernizing it and maximizing its development potential through residential, industrial and leisure components.
Today, together with Ayala Land as partner, the Yulos are seeing that plan into fruition with a blueprint that ensures holisitic development of the land. It is also a sustainable one at that, making sure that the natural environment is enhanced or optimized, not just for present residents and visitors but for many generations to come. Nuvali protects and nurtures its rich natural resources of trees, numbering close to 52,000 and 86 percent of which are endemic species.
Nuvali is a veritable ecosystem unto itself, with all that one would ever need for efficient, successful and satisfying daily life contained in a synergistic environment. The quintessential “live, work, play” motto is taken one step further by integrating it with a deliberate and permanent orientation toward environmental sensitivity. Sustainability is a way of life in Nuvali, where positive impact to surroundings is ensured as much as possible.
Infrastructure is carefully planned, designed and constructed to blend with the natural atmosphere and make the best use of the abundant greenery and open spaces, all for the benefit of Nuvali’s inhabitants. Utilities and services are equally planned for efficiency, and operations are round-the-clock in order to provide a reliable support system for daily living. All these characteristics are reflected in the various sectors and aspects of the masterplanned development.
Nuvali is one of the most sought-after communities for Filipino families looking for an alternative to the crowded and over developed Metro Manila capital. It presents a refreshing choice for those who yearn for the comforts of traditional home living amid the rejuvenating ambiance of nature. A Nuvali house and lot also makes for a wise investment because of the demand for properties in the estate since its launch.
Studies have also shown that residential land values in Nuvali have more than doubled, from around a little over P9,000 per square meter when it was launched, to P18,000 per square meter several years later (and worth even more today). Nuvali is right along the same trajectory of immense investment potential as Ayala Land’s earlier pioneering horizontal developments such as the pioneering gated communities in Makati like Forbes Park, Dasmariñas Village and many more.
Nuvali is also one of the most unique and revolutionary sites for offices as well as business, commercial and industrial activities, because of the rich greenery and beautiful natural surroundings. One Evotech, one of Nuvali’s pioneering office developments, boasts of LEED silver certification—illustrating Ayala Land’s commitment to taking care of the environment and imbedding sustainability practices in its day-to-day operations.
By developing office and commercial areas, Nuvali also strengthens the synergy of its masterplan and provides opportunities for work and livelihood without compromising time with self, family and others. Locators in Nuvali’s business district are equally innovative and forward-thinking, recognizing the importance of sustainability and progress through responsible land development. Business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in particular find it advantageous to locate in Nuvali in order to tap the area’s rich human resource of graduates and young adults. In 2015, it was estimated that as much as 2,500 BPO employees worked in Nuvali.
Part of sustainable and holistic living in Nuvali is providing for the daily needs of residents. As such, integrated within the estate are establishments and institutions such as schools, hospitals, commercial centers, places of worship and others that truly create a self-sufficient community. These socio-civic aspects create a genuine sense of place and establish Nuvali as an attractive place to live in. For instance, parents need not worry about their kids, as they are just minutes away at school during the day.
Creating the impetus for the development of a full-fledged community is a hallmark of Ayala Land developments—from its earliest and most important estates such as Makati City to modern-day business districts such as Bonifacio Global City, the company goes to great lengths to lay the right foundations for future generations. In Nuvali, a big part of that is taking care of the natural surroundings and making sure than man co-exists with the environment.
In the past years, Nuvali has become known not only for the complete lifestyle it provides homeseekers, but for the unique leisure and recreational activities that it offers. It is for this reason that Nuvali has definitely become a landmark destination south of Metro Manila. It has injected new interest and excitement over the area of Laguna and its surrounding locale. Solenad, the estate’s uniquely designed open-air commercial center, is known for its inimitable nature-rich ambiance that has become a favorite alternative to the usual malls in the city.
Nuvali has also become a well-known and preferred venue for outdoor sports, exercise and recreational events such as fun runs, marathons, and many others. Its wide open areas and verdant grounds are the perfect backdrop for these kinds of activities where hundreds of people can come together in a unified mission to stay active, keep healthy and achieve overall well-being despite the stresses of modern living. Other amenities and features of the estate include a 35-kilometer bike trail, a man-made lake, hiking paths as well as camping grounds.
Nature lovers can relish the fact that there is a place just hours away from Metro Manila that serves as a sanctuary for wildlife and birds. Nuvali is highly regarded among nature enthusiasts for its great efforts to protect and conserve these creatures in their natural habitat despite the influx of progress and development in the area, and this is how Ayala Land envisions it to be for many decades to come.
One of the most ideal living solutions in Nuvali is offered by Alveo Land, the Ayala Land brand for innovative property developments that are well-suited for today’s breed of homebuyers who know what they want in life. Alveo in Nuvali is a strong presence with its wide portfolio of horizontal communities that provide a different kind of active and dynamic lifestyle amid nature.
Homeseekers can choose the perfect setting for their ideal home in Nuvali from among Alveo projects such as Venare, Treveia, Mondia, Mirala, and Lumira. These vibrant neighborhoods offer replete amenities, reliable property management and a breathtaking environ of tranquility and oneness with nature through carefully landscaped outdoor spaces and pedestrian-friendly road networks
In as much as Nuvali is geared toward a vision of a future-ready sustainable community, Alveo enclaves in the estate provide perhaps the best option for family living that will offer the best sanctuary complementing the estate’s sure and steady progress.