Moving to Alabang
Alabang is located in Muntinlupa City, which is now known as one of Metro Manila’s largest commercial centers. More than just its commercial appeal, several businesses have also made the area its home due to its continued growth and development in the last few years. If you plan on moving to the Philippines and are looking for a place to stay, here are a few reasons why moving to Alabang would be a good option.
Pros of Living in Alabang
Alabang is the ideal place for those who want to be near the metropolis, yet still far enough to enjoy the slow pace of suburb living. The city is beside Laguna province, making it the perfect place to stay if you like going on out-of-town road trips.
Another good thing about living in Alabang is that there are a lot of government offices in the area, often just within 15-minute distance of each other. It’s also near Makati (it takes around 20 to 30 minutes to get there via Skyway) and Bonifacio Global City (around 30 minutes via C5). Commuting is quite easy as well since there are available transport hubs strategically located around the city.
There are also malls in the vicinity that can provide you with whatever you may need for whatever budget you may have. More specifically, it is home to malls such as StarMall, and Festival Mall. Alabang Town Center is a common place that many expats frequent because of the many options of restaurants and brand shops available.
For those on a slightly lower budget, Festival Mall is the place to be. Bargain prices are also available in Starmall, which is a community mall in the area. There are also regular and annual bazaars that offer great shopping options for those who are always looking for a great bargain.
Reach the Ayala Alabang Village Association (AAVA) for some details about the main residential village.
Cons of Living in Alabang
Alabang is an amazing place to stay. But just like any other city, it has its own drawbacks as well, and one of them is the heavy traffic. Even though it’s located in the southernmost part of the Metro, it’s not immune to traffic woes. Specifically, the Alabang flyover can be prone to traffic jams during rush hour.
The place is also mostly upscale and the cost of living can be expensive, especially if you’re picky with what you eat or where you stay. And while public transportation is available in the city, a good number of areas can only be reached by motor vehicles or on foot, especially the places around Filinvest City. This is why majority of the people who live here have cars, especially in the affluent neighborhood of Ayala Alabang Village.
Why People Move Here
A lot of people move to Alabang for cleaner air, as well as a more family-friendly environment, that still retains an urban lifestyle. Overall, it’s a great location and is accessible to road interchanges going further south and to Makati. If these are factors that are important for you, then Alabang is just the place to be.
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