Located in the east of Manila, Mandaluyong City is one of the most popular residential areas in the metro. Though it’s one of the smallest cities in the Philippines with a land area of 11.06 km2, containing 12 barangays, Mandaluyong City is a peaceful and liveable place. The means of transportation here include buses, jeepneys, cabs, and rail transit systems such as the MRT and LRT.
Since the early ‘80s, Mandaluyong City has been one of the most progressive cities in the country. Today, its economy continues to grow as skyscrapers remain towering and more infrastructures are being built. Apart from these, however, there are many other reasons why one would want to live in Mandaluyong City.
As the city becomes more progressive, more local and international companies establish their businesses here, thus providing Filipinos with more job opportunities and bigger salaries. Some of the well-known companies located here are San Miguel Corporation, Asian Development Bank, Accenture, and Convergys.
One of the perks that a Mandaluyong resident will surely enjoy is the presence of large and luxurious shopping centers such as SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, and The Podium. Mandaluyong City is definitely one of the most popular shopping districts in the country. In fact, it is hailed as the “Shopping Capital of the Philippines.”
Some people hesitate to relocate to Metro Manila because of safety issues. Fortunately, Mandaluyong City is a safe place to live in. The city government ensures safety in all the areas of the city: policemen are spread on the streets; CCTV cameras and alarm systems are installed in various establishments, and ordinances to prevent crimes are established.
Not only does the city government ensure safety among residents but it also promotes healthy living. Residents are encouraged to eat healthily and stay physically active. On weekends, the local government holds fitness events and regular exercise programs such as Zumba classes.
Living in Mandaluyong City is never boring since there are many fun activities that the residents can enjoy. Apart from shopping, one can have a food trip and taste the different delicacies from the wide array of restaurants around the locality. At night, bar hopping is the best option for all who want to chill and have fun. For relaxation, one can simply go to Greenfield District and enjoy the view of the parks and lush gardens.
Mandaluyong city is also home to the best residential towers in Metro Manila. In fact, there are lots of real estate properties that the city offers. From condos to houses, the city will never fail to disappoint the qualifications of any real estate buyer. The apartments here are affordable and they cater the needs of single persons and starting families.
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