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People are Moving to the South and Why You Should Too

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People Are Moving To The South and Why You Should, Too

With Manila being hailed as one of the most densely populated cities in the world, it’s no wonder potential homeowners have been looking south of the metro for their dream homes. More and more eager buyers, regardless of age or demographic, have been searching for a prized affordable house and lot for sale in Cavite, and with good reason. Cavite is one of the most industrialized and fastest growing provinces in the country, making it the perfect place to expand one’s career outside of Metro Manila.

Cavite – The Historical Capital of the Philippines

The province of Cavite is widely regarded as the birthplace of Philippine history for being the site of many of the historical events in our country. It is the home of many of our heroes and is the site of many of the pivotal moments of the Philippine Revolution.

Kawit, the capital of Cavite, is where you can find the residence of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the president of the first republic of the Philippines which was also the site of the proclamation of the Philippines’ independence from Spain on June 12, 1898.

Apart from the historical landmarks and museums, Cavite is also famous for its beautiful gardens, world-class golf courses, and leisure parks.

Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City, a popular city within Cavite, is a popular summer and holiday getaway. Only an hour away from Manila, Tagaytay is home to the world-famous Taal Volcano and lake, a unique crater within an island and a lake. The city is situated 2,500 feet above sea level, making it cool all-year-round.

Tagaytay has a wide range of accommodation establishments and restaurants for tourists, both locals and foreigners alike, to relax as they enjoy the scenic views of Taal Lake and Volcano.


Batangas, a neighboring province, is another popular tourist destination. It is home to some of our country’s most beautiful beaches and diving spots including Anilao in Mabini, Sombrero Island in Tingloy, Ligpo Island in Bauan, Matabungkay in Lian, Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Calatagan, and Laiya in San Juan.

Batangas has the second-largest international seaport in the Philippines (second only after Metro Manila). It is quickly rising as one of the major industrial growth centers in the region of CALABARZON, making it a popular site for investors due to the province’s Central Business District (CBD) and industrial parks.


Laguna, a quick 3-hour drive from Cavite, is regarded as the resort capital of the Philippines. Known for its beautiful lakes and picturesque mountains such as the famous Mt. Makiling, Mt. Banahaw, and Mt. Sierra Madre, Laguna offers numerous opportunities for vacations and tourism. The city has an abundance of hot spring resorts which is popular with those looking to relax after a busy work week.

More than just a resort province, Laguna is also a center for career growth. Numerous business and commercial centers have risen up including the Laguna Techno Park where at least 99 companies including automotive, electronic, and manufacturing companies had taken occupancy.

Getting to Cavite

  • By car

           Cavite is only a short drive away from Metro Manila, making it the ideal location for many employees who choose to live outside of the busy capital. It allows you to enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle while still giving you access to the country’s main business districts in Makati, Muntinlupa, Ortigas, or Bonifacio Global City. Because of the many road developments, travel time from Makati to Cavite has been significantly reduced to 30 – 45 minutes. Major highways include Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), SLEX-Daang Hari Road, Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX), and the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).

  • Through PITX

           The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) transport hub has made it easier to commute from Metro Manila to Cavite, Lagua and Batangas. It utilizes several modes of transportation including the modern jeepney, traditional jeepney, provincial jeepney, city bus, provincial bus, P2P, and special PITX-Makati-PITX bus.


Modern jeepneys:

  • Pasay/Taft Avenue – Buendia 
  • Manila/Taft Avenue – Vito Cruz 
  • Lawton 

Traditional jeepneys:

  • Quiapo
  • Blumentritt
  • Divisoria
  • Escolta
  • Dapitan


  • Paliparan 
  • Dasmariñas and DBB-C/DBB-1 
  • Imus 
  • Bacoor 


  • SM Fairview
  • Novaliches
  • Monumento
  • Sapang Palay
  • Grotto
  • Navotas Terminal
  • Malanday


  • Alfonso
  • Amadeo
  • GMA
  • Indang
  • Magallanes
  • Maragondon
  • Mendez
  • Naic
  • Tagaytay
  • Tanza
  • Ternate
  • Trece Martires
  • Balayan
  • Calatagan
  • Nasugbu


  • NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Ortigas/Robinsons Galleria
  • Makati City
  • By Water Jeepneys

The Cavite-Manila Ferry Service can cut travel time even further! Get from Manila to Cavite in only 15-20 minutes thanks to this newly launched ferry ride. Hop on either the MV Island Sabtang or the MB Seaborne Mercury, which traverses Manila Bay from the Cavity City Port Terminal to either the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) or by Pasig River near Liwasang Bonifacio (formerly known as Lawton).

Here’s Why Housing Investments in Cavite are a Wise Decision

  • Less crowded
    Are you tired of the crowded malls and congested streets in Metro Manila? Have you been dreaming of a slower lifestyle where you can relax and enjoy a simpler life?

    Cavite is undoubtedly much less crowded than Manila, with lots of wide, open spaces filled with lush greeneries and untouched forests, easy-going traffic, and a laidback pace that’s easy to fall in love with. Because there are fewer cars on the road, there is also less pollution in the air. This, coupled with the abundance of trees in the surroundings, makes the air feel much cooler than Manila’s sticky and humid weather.
  • Center of growth
    While Cavite may still be a province, it is quickly catching up to Metro Manila and is one of the fastest developing provinces in the country. It’s home to the Cavite Light Industrial Park, a major hub of growth and development that provides thousands of Filipinos with modern and highly competitive manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, commissary operations, and cold-storage jobs.

    Many developers and investors have been putting their attention in the south, particularly in Cavite. Major malls and establishments have all set up multiple locations throughout Cavite, making grocery and retail shopping easily accessible for its residents. In fact, Cavite has over 25 malls conveniently located within the city.

    Apart from the many commercial establishments, you can find in Cavite, you can also find some of the country’s best schools and universities in Cavite. De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite, Far Eastern University Silang, and San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite all have big and beautiful campuses found in various locations in Cavite.
  • Close to popular vacation spots
    If you’re feeling the stress of working all week or just need a quick escape with the family to enjoy the scenery, you don’t need to drive too far to do so! Tagaytay City, one of the most popular getaway spots, is only 33.8 KM away from Tanza, Cavite (via Pangil Rd). Grab a cup of coffee while gazing at the famous Taal Volcano, grab some buko pie, or just enjoy the cool breeze in one of the many viewpoints.

    If you’re in the mood for warmer weather, there are many beaches that are also close by. Marine Base Ternate Beach, Pico de Loro, and Katungkulan Beach Resort are all easily accessible and have lots of fun activities you and your family can do. You can try mountain climbing, snorkeling, beach volleyball, and jet skiing, to name a few.

    If you travel a little further, Quezon, Batangas, and Laguna are also the popular beach and tourist destinations – perfect for a weekend getaway!
  • Increasing Price
    As the number of developments in Cavite continues to rise, property prices in Cavite are expected to go up in the coming years. The best time to invest in a home in the Cavite area is now while the prices are still lower and affordable. In the years to come, you’ll surely see the potential for higher revenue returns.

Why You Should Invest in Cavite

Cavite is the perfect place to settle down, whether you’re on your own or starting a family.

Solo Investment

Cavite is still a relatively affordable location, but with all the major development happening left and right, it won’t be for long. If you’re looking to invest in your first home, now is the right time to do so. Cavite is facing an economic boom so you better grab the chance to invest early!

Starting a Family

If you’re in the process of starting your own family, first of all, congratulations! There’s no better place to do so than Cavite. Many a couple have decided to start their new life as a married couple or have relocated their families from the hustle and bustle of Manila and have instead opted for the more quiet and laidback lifestyle of Cavite.

This is because many new developments in Cavite, such as the affordable housing development created by Micara Estates-Tanza, developed by Property Company of Friends, Inc. (PRO-FRIENDS), have carefully planned their communities to ensure that everything their residents need is always within reach.

Whether you live alone, with your spouse, or with your family, your needs will surely be met at Micara Estate-Tanza.

Just outside its gates is everything your family needs including the best public and private schools, public markets and groceries, churches, hospitals, economic zones, and major thoroughfares.

Begin your new life with us at Micara Estates!

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