Townhouse in Sampaguita Avenue, Quezon City
153 sqm. - 186 sqm.
153 sqm. - 186 sqm.
More than just being recognized as the “City of the Stars,” there is a myriad of reasons why Quezon City shines on.
Back in the day, Quezon City was recognized worldwide for being a significant city where the historic People Power Revolution occurred. Today, it is the most populous city in the metropolis and is one of the more highly urbanized cities in Metro Manila. While Makati City is recognized as the Philippines’ financial district, Quezon is the designated hub of information technology and entertainment industry in the Philippines–both of which have afforded the city a good reputation.
In a nutshell, Quezon City is by far the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila. The city is home to a cross-section of returning OFWs, Filipinos, people in the information tech industry, students and several celebrities who thrive under the metropolitan’s idyllic and charming cosmopolitan vibe. For many years, individuals from all over the country benefited from the excellent educational opportunities available in Quezon City with its myriad of universities. Similarly, locals from neighboring cities and provinces also descend to the city for its limitless and diverse shopping options.
Admittedly, the daily commute in Quezon City is nothing to write home about. By now, residents in the area can already attest to EDSA’s constantly bad traffic. However, perpetual traffic seems to be the only drawback to living in Quezon City (and the dilemma exists only to people who work in neighboring cities and need to commute daily). Otherwise, Quezon City is still arguably one of the best places to live in Metro Manila. With the construction of the MRT Line 7, public transportation within the city will be a viable alternative to the daily commute once it starts running.
While the city is highly urbanized, its ecological and economic features make it distinct, and today, it remains at the top.
* With a population of 2.67million people (and counting), Quezon City is the most populated city in the Philippines, making it the largest city in the country in terms of population. Incidentally, as Quezon has a massive land area, it also happens to be the largest city in Metro Manila–literally at that.
*The seat of the country’s House of Representatives designated as the Batasang Pambansa Complex is situated in Quezon City.
*Several small towns including Balintawak, Novaliches and San Francisco del Monte were consolidated to create this one big mega-city.
*Two of the best universities in the country are located in Quezon City (University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo De Manila). As a result, many students from all over the country who come in pursuit of a collegiate degree routinely populate the city in droves.
* As a testament to its massive size, Quezon City is nearly six times the size of Makati, more than four times the expanse of Manila, and fourteen times bigger than Mandaluyong.
While it is hard to believe that Quezon does not have its fair share of noise and pollution, prospective residents and homebuyers will be pleased to know that the city is peppered with residential options marketed towards families. Escaping the noise and pollution might be a bit of a challenge, Quezon City has a lot more residential options that offer more peace and quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Today, the city has more private subdivisions, condo communities, and gated villages–ensuring that prospective homebuyers have an expansive selection to choose from.
Apart from being the City of the Stars, Quezon City is also designated as the country’s premier gateway. In this regard, the city must step up in terms of transportation–and it certainly delivered. While most of the commuters have shared their less-than-favorable experiences riding the MRT and LRT, know that the local government is beefing up the existing modes of transportation in Quezon City. With the LRT Line 2, commuters have easy access to places between Marikina and Manila. Incidentally, it might prove to be a good alternative as it essentially decongests the other modes of transportation. Similarly, the city’s thoroughfares are peppered with jeepneys, to ensure that making your way through the city is not only easy but affordable as well.
Without a doubt, Quezon City is one of the most progressive localities in Metro Manila, making it one of the premier cities for employment and career advancement opportunities. The city is rife with potential business opportunities as well, given its large population area. From IT parks and buildings, BPO companies, international and local corporations, residents in search of employment can simply take their pick.