Parañaque – Convenience at Your Doorstep
Far removed from its beginnings as a sleepy fishing town south of
Manila, Parañaque has emerged to become a must-visit residential area
with its fair share of business and entertainment opportunities.
Factors that make people move to Parañaque include its proximity to
vital roads, such as the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Roxas
Boulevard, and C-5, all of which lead to different parts of southern
and eastern Luzon. It also hosts the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
(NAIA), which is the top airport in the country. With many commercial
and industrial establishments choosing to base their operations there,
a Parañaque can live, work, and play all in the same day.
A City of Promise
The area that is now occupied by Parañaque was once a strategic port
for the fisherfolk plying their trade along Manila Bay. The district of
Baclaran, for example, was named after the stationary fishing nets that
dotted the waters. It was also home to sandy beaches, mangroves, and
lagoons. The beaches may be gone, but the city is repositioning itself
as Metro Manila’s recreation capital.
Fine, 6-star hotels and casinos, such as Solaire Resorts and City of
Dreams Manila, have revitalized the western outskirts of the city.
Meanwhile, Baclaran has fortified its reputation as one of the
country’s top shopping destinations, with dry goods and fresh produce
alike being sold in its markets. Further inland, SM has three branches
in the city – Sucat, Bicutan, and BF Homes
, which offer a dazzling array of goods and services.
Parañaque residents also benefit from the many other establishments
that have set up shop in the city. Students either go to the schools in
nearby Makati or stay closer to home, with the likes of Olivarez
College, St. Paul Parañaque, St. Andrew’s School, and Manresa School
maintaining their competitiveness among their peers.
Buying a Townouse in Parañaque
Through the years, residential subdivisions have given Parañaque’s
workers and executives a wealth of options that is possibly unmatched
in the metropolis. A townhouse can go for as low as P1.7 million to as
high as P12.5 million; this makes buying a townhouse in Parañaque a
good investment option. However, once you settle down in Parañaque, we
bet you’ll never want to move out.