The pandemic has an unprecedented impact in the lives and livelihood of each of us, drastically changing the way we live, study or work, and rest. With the wider acceptance of work-from-home setup or “telecommuting,” and online learning for students, the allure of countryside living becomes a realistic consideration.
It is now a possibility to be residing outside the periphery of Metro Manila or even farther such as those in VisMin cities, while still doing work efficiently or being able to enjoy the convenience of urban living such as accessibility to banks, hospitals, or schools, and availability of leisure and lifestyle spaces.
“This pandemic made us adapt to the new normal of being physically and socially distanced from each other. However, it made us realize the value of a solid community… that it is important to have a good neighborhood and a complete community for us to survive this crisis. We continue to make our communities strong and thriving, especially the ones located in the provinces,” says Atty. Harry Paltongan, president of Suntrust Properties, Inc.
With the yearlong lockdown of various classifications imposed in Metro Manila, families, OFWs, and professionals discovered living in the provinces more practical, especially when they learned about Suntrust Properties’ wide array of homes in “self sustaining” communities—residents do not need to go out or go far to buy their daily essentials. And since the company’s communities are expansive, with wide open spaces devoted to nature and parks, residents can savor fresh air and do their outdoor exercises in a safe environment.
“Suntrust Properties continues to cater to the needs and aspirations of Filipino homeowners. All our communities and residential developments embody and promote sustainability and crisis resiliency,” says Paltongan. “Our countryside communities are designed to withstand various crises and calamities, which also include making sure our spaces are safe and virus-free for the benefit of all residents.”
Near Metro Manila
In the south of Metro Manila, Suntrust Properties offers communities in the CALABA area or Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas.
In Cavite, Suntrust has: Suntrust Cyberville in Gen. Trias, Washington Place in Dasmarinas, and Suntrust Verona in Silang. These are located in fast-growing urban areas, where living is akin to Metro Manila but less the inconvenience and pollution.
Suntrust Cyberville, dubbed as “the friendliest place for the whole family,” lives up to its name as the modern community and is equipped with family-friendly amenities to promote closer ties. Located inside Sunrise Hills Subdivision in Brgy. Santiago, Gen. Trias, kids run freely in the playgrounds, explore the pool, or energize in the basketball court. What’s better is that it is near prestigious schools in Cavite such as Lyceum, DLSU Dasmarinas, Cavite State University, etc.
Another development in Cavite is Washington Place, a 40-hectare prime property located along Aguinaldo Highway. It is envisioned to become a landmark community that boasts of modern-themed architectural designs. Furnished with picturesque amenities that enhance your lifestyle, this neighborhood is the perfect reward for your life’s hard work. The community also has complete amenities such as two basketball courts, a clubhouse, Olympic-sized pool, among others. Like Cyberville, the community is near schools, hospitals, and malls.
Farther down south is Suntrust Verona, located in Brgy. Hoyo in Silang along the Tagaytay-Sta. Rosa Road. What’s nice with this 62-hectare community is that it straddles between urban and “vacation” mode as Tagaytay is only 15 minutes away. Thus, Suntrust Verona invites homeowners to “fall in love with life all over again.”
Inspired by its namesake, the beautiful city of Verona in Italy, this enclave has six residential phases, each showcasing a variety of single-detached and duplex homes – all exquisitely designed and embraced by lush nature spaces. Enjoy the scenery and peace at Verona’s clubhouse and viewing deck.
Suntrust Properties is giving home seekers more options in Cavite. Governor’s Hills and The Gentri Heights, both located in Gen. Trias, offer well-built homes in peaceful communities that are accessible to urban conveniences.
In Laguna, Calamba is where two of Suntrust Properties’ growing communities are located: San Francisco Heights and Suntrust Sentosa.
Calamba City is fast modernizing because it is the province’s second component city. Therefore, this is an ideal place to finally find your own dream home. At San Francisco Heights, residents have easy access to places of work, relaxation, and recreation. This 40-hectare Mediterranean-designed community boasts family-friendly living spaces.
On the other hand, another Calamba community is Suntrust Sentosa. Inspired by the popular island resort in Singapore, it features two Merlion replicas at its community facade. Here, there’s always room to create memories with your family. Move into any of the three residential phases where leisure amenities will give your family endless fun time. This 21.8-hectare community has a plus for residents: waking up and ending each day with a magnificent view of Mt. Makiling.
Batangas is also home to two Suntrust communities. In Lipa City, also known as the country’s “Little Rome,” the developer has Siena Hills, an Italian-themed community with works of art adorned in every corner of the neighborhood. Amid the rustic charm of the Siena Hills community, residents are near important destinations for business, education, and leisure. It is also very near the Lipa City Hall. There are four phases in this community, with two-story house models such as Micaela, Amadea, Luciana standing on 176-square meter lots. Complete amenities, such as basketball court, swimming pool, and pocket gardens, are available for residents to enjoy all year round.
Porac in Pampanga is a success story as it rose from the ashes, literally. Suntrust Properties took note of that and unveiled The Arcadia, a 22.6-hectare development in Brgys. Manibaug and Paralaya. Suntrust Properties is bringing the “luxury of countryside living like no other” in The Arcadia, projecting it as Pampanga’s home of the future. And why not? This community is near the New Clark City and the international airport.
Be impressed with countryside living through modern contemporary homes and resort-inspired amenities that will surely elevate your lifestyle. Since this is near leisure hubs and malls, schools, and hospitals, life would be convenient, giving you more time for family activities.
With the convenience of online work and internet transactions, one can even decide to live in the cities in Visayas or Mindanao without sacrificing one’s career. Development has transformed these cities to become destinations for business, tourism, and culture. Suntrust Properties is ready to offer its communities that will make your life not only easier, but also safer especially during these times.
Suntrust Properties is offering The Fountain Grove, located in Bacolod City. It is a residential enclave located inside Megaworld’s township development, North Hill Gateway. It offers the perfect balance between contemporary design and lush nature. This community boasts of the comforts of the region and the luxury of city living. The 24.2-hectare community comes in four phases, and is near leisure hubs, hospitals, and schools. A few minutes away from popular tourist spot The Ruins, the community is also accessible to the city’s main airport.
In Mindanao, Suntrust Properties’ development is Palm City, which brings “nature right at your doorstep.” Located in Brgy. Mankilam in Tagum City, the community offers a carefree yet sophisticated lifestyle—it’s almost as if you’re on vacation all year round! Amenities here include a cabana, clubhouse, resort-type swimming pool, and a wedding pavilion which can be used for events. Like its name, live in a natural environment surrounded by palm trees and rediscover nature’s bounty. Even within a rustic ambience, living in Palm City is near urban conveniences as it is accessible to leisure hubs, hospitals, and schools.
For more details on Suntrust Properties’ communities all over the country, visit the website: suntrust.com.ph.