Where are the Best Places to Live Outside Metro Manila?

CityMany Filipinos have chosen to live in Cavite not only to be away from the congested Metro Manila but also because of the relatively affordable residential properties in the province.

Property experts also expect land values in the province to increase in the next five to 10 years. That is something to consider if you are planning to buy a property as an investment.

Best of Both Worlds

Cavite has also begun to shed its image as a provincial area due to the availability of different transport links to reach Metro Manila. Other than public buses and UV Express terminals, residents will have a new option by 2021 when the LRT-1 extension becomes operational. Another reason to move into the province includes mixed-use developments that provide convenient access to shopping malls, schools, and other facilities.

For instance, the Lancaster New City is one of several mixed-use developments that provide convenient access to different amenities, such as the St. Edward Integrated School in Imus. As the cost of tuition fees increase, parents should know that there are other alternatives that provide the same quality of education similar to the schools in Metro Manila.

Education Costs

The Department of Education’s data showed that it cost almost P23, 000 on average to pay for private school tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019. The actual figure depends on where the school is located; therefore, tuition fees may even cost up to P65, 000.

The government data also showed that 947 schools gained permission to increase fees, while only 114 schools reduced their tuition fees.

Filipinos should consider buying a residential property in Cavite while prices remain affordable. In the future, the value of real estate might linger in the same price range in Metro Manila because of the ongoing infrastructure and commercial developments in the province.