Pasig has become dominated and overrun by young professionals insomuch that it has coined the moniker, “The City of Yuppies.”
Today, apart from being an ideal place for young professionals, Pasig has become somewhat of a haven for starting or growing families looking for permanent residence. As one of the more industrial and urbanized cities in Metro Manila, many have considered Pasig as their ideal residential location. The city also presents a myriad of options for work and leisure. Those who have settled in the city are already used to the incredibly fast-paced lifestyle the city offers. However, living in Pasig City means having to bear witness to its two sides: the rapid early morning rush and the lazy calm of the evenings. Indeed, a Pasig lifestyle ensures that you get a front-row seat to the city’s numerous activities every single day as people from all over Metro Manila and neighbouring provinces flock to the city for work. In contrast to the flurry of activities Pasig experiences, each morning are the calm nights to observe workers making their way home through the brightly lit streets.
The contrast between the morning and nocturnal activities in Pasig city is indicative of its subtle, but evident, work-play balance. Sure, it might be one of the busiest cities in the capital city of Manila, but it is home to a diverse set of people—from families, OFW’s, young professionals, expatriates, and even students. The city’s convenience and completeness complemented by the balanced lifestyles have always been points of attraction for prospective residents.
Pasig City offers a place for everyone whether they may be looking for a temporary place or a place for primary residency. A popular choice among many, Pasig City offers you a unique lifestyle to have the best of both worlds: convenience and accessibility.
FACTS ABOUT PASIG CITY
- According to the late Dr Jose Villa Panganiban, a former director of The Institute of National Language, the city’s name “Pasig” is derived from an old Sanskrit word that translates to a river flowing from one body to another. This might be in reference to the Pasig River which flows from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay.
- Pasig has quite a number of historical spots ranging from houses that were built in the 1880’s such as the Guano Residence (also known as the Cuartel del Guardia Civil) and the Bahay na Tisa (antique house made of capiz shells and adobe).
- It is one of the cities in Metro Manila with the most malls. Incidentally, it is also home to SM Megamall, which is considered as one of the country’s biggest malls. Apart from that, it is also home to Robinson’s Galleria, Tiendesitas, The Podium, and a wide array of hotels.
- Some of the classiest and most sophisticated hotels are located in the fringes of Pasig or in Pasig City itself. Some of the nearby hotels are Oakwood Premier, EDSA Shangri-La and Marco Polo, making it an ideal destination for visiting foreigners and expatriates who wish to stay in proximity to neighbouring cities in Metro Manila.
- It is pretty much the Philippines’ version of Los Angeles. While Makati has been somewhat seen as similar to New York, Pasig can be considered the country’s LA. After all, even with the city abuzz with activity, the residents and people can still find time to slow down and relax for a bit.
- The city has earned international recognition as one of the most livable cities in the world in 2013. Several aspects, such as the structure of the city hall building itself and the green practices imposed by the government alluding to the city’s main goal of being a Green City.
REASONS TO LIVE IN PASIG
Endless shopping districts within proximity
- Individuals with a discriminating taste for fashion, Pasig is the place to be. The city is teeming with fashion boutiques and shipping malls to choose from that caters to a wide range of shoppers. You can find almost everything in the shopping districts of Pasig—ranging from novelty items to the latest in designer clothing. With premier malls within reach, you need not have to commute far just to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
It is accessible to the rest of Metro Manila.
- Pasig is pretty much in proximity to neighbouring cities such as Quezon City, San Juan, and Mandaluyong, considering it shares these other cities’ boundaries. In this regard, living in Pasig is especially convenient for individuals employed in neighbouring cities, as travelling to and from Pasig is accessible. More importantly, there is a myriad of alternative options for commuting—from taking the Pasig River Ferry to the e-jeeps and e-tricycles, which is ideal for individuals travelling within the city.
A city that satisfies an array of lifestyle choices
- Having a home situated in a prime location is an excellent investment for anyone. It caters to a myriad of needs, from going on spontaneous shopping trips to weekend dinners with family or friends, and finding countless job opportunities to searching for nearby schools. All of these are benefits within reach in Pasig—a city where you can come home to a community you can truly call your own.