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Why is Villar City the Future of Urban Living?

Why Villar City and why now?

Metro Manila’s massive population, transport infrastructure problems, and world-famous vehicular traffic have combined to create a powder keg. On a typical workday, tensions flare on its jampacked thoroughfares, with viral road rage videos now commonplace. Recently, the story of San Juan City’s “Wattah Wattah Festival” victimizing commuters once again featured the imprint of the capital region’s mobility issues. It seems every day the powder keg can explode.

While traffic is a bane on productivity and no good for tempers, this isn’t the only problem Metro Manilenyos face day-to-day. The high cost of housing forces many people to live far from work, making the traffic problem even worse. With a farther commute, the daily cost of living follows, and transport woes such as the never-ending PUV modernization discussion only adds uncertainty to the stirring pot of urban chaos.

Enter Villar City, a 3,500-hectare urban development covering 15 lively cities from Taguig to the scenic Tagaytay. A vision led by Manuel “Manny” Villar, this city offers a bustling business district, high-tech area, university town, and premier lifestyle hub.

Villar Avenue: Connecting 15 Cities

One of Villar City’s most alluring features is Villar Avenue, a 6.2-kilometer, 10-lane road designed to make travel easier and faster. This major road connects 15 cities: Las Piñas, Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Imus, San Pedro, General Mariano Alvarez, Silang, General Trias, Tanza, Trece Martires, Carmona, and Tagaytay.

Embracing Nature: Planting 1 Million Trees

Villar City Planting 1 Million Trees
photo courtesy of Manny Villar

Worried about air pollution from cars? Villar City is planting one million pine trees to improve air quality, boost urban biodiversity, cut carbon emissions, and create a healthier environment. With the lack of parks being one of Metro Manila’s main pain points, there should be no shortage of public space here.

Must-Visit Cafes

Unlike the capital region with its crowded cafes, Villar City has exclusive coffee spots that offer a unique experience. Forresta Cafe, Crossing Cafe, GlassHouse, Dear Joe, and many others provide more than just coffee. They have spacious, sunlit interiors with lots of greenery. Their menus feature gourmet breakfasts, salads, soups, sandwiches, and artisanal pizzas, making for a stylish dining experience. Need an Instagrammable backdrop? You can have a new one every weekend!

READ: Pievana Roots Cafe: Villar Ventures into Health-Focused Dining

Shopping Evia Lifestyle Center

Evia Lifestyle Center in Villar City

Escape busy malls and check out Evia Lifestyle Center along Daang Hari Road. Spanning 1.3 million square feet, it has Rustan’s Supermarket, AllHome, and global brands like H&M and Uniqlo. Families can enjoy a variety of activities, from shopping to dining, all under one roof, located in Villar City.

The Brittany Hotel

Villar City Hotels

Looking for a staycation or a place for balikbayan guests? Visitors can enjoy a luxurious stay at one of the Philippines’ top hotels. The Brittany Hotel combines classic elegance with modern comfort. With historic architecture and peaceful surroundings, the hotel offers a sophisticated getaway with beautifully decorated rooms, top-notch dining options, a relaxing spa, and many other deluxe amenities.

What’s Manny Brewing

But wait, there’s more! Manny Villar intends to expand the University of the Philippines’ footprint by hosting a campus in Villar City. It’s a testament to the versatility of the development, appealing to various demographics. In the same area code will be a golf course, casino, theme park, and a world-class indoor concert venue that can attract international acts.

With all its promise, Villar City looks to accommodate a new-and-improved urban lifestyle with better connectivity, green spaces, and modern conveniences unseen at this scale. If you’re looking for a healthier, more balanced life outside of Metro Manila’s chaos, but still not too far from friends and family, Villar City may just be your future home.

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