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Metro Manila’s Best Gated Communities: Security, Amenities, and Lifestyle


Metro Manila is home to 16 cities with its own identities and lifestyle. These cities are some of the most attractive places to live and work in the Philippines. For instance, in Quezon City, you can find lush parks, business districts, and commercial hubs which transform city life into an amazing experience. However, when looking for a place to stay in Metro Manila there are a few considerations that have to be taken into account such as location, security, and amenities. Finding the ideal subdivision may be a daunting task but this article will narrow it to 5 gated communities in Metro Manila that stand out. 

1. Greenmeadows

Do you want to live in a tranquil ambiance filled with top-notch amenities? Greenmeadows Subdivision got you. Located in Barangay Ugong Norte, the gated community presents luxurious amenities and facilities for everyone to use. The subdivision features a saltwater swimming pool. A lap pool with cascading waterfalls that provide relaxation after spending a long day at work or school. The lush landscape garden and tree-lined walk paths emanate fresh air. There is also a playground where kids can have fun and even meet new friends in the neighborhood. Not to mention that the green space can also be used as a venue for garden weddings. 

Photo courtesy of First Greenmeadows Homeowners’ Association

Greenmeadows’ clubhouse The Nest can hold at least 300-400 people perfect for hosting corporate events and social gatherings such as weddings, debuts, birthday parties and so much more. If you are into healthy living Greenmeadows has its fitness center and the Verdant Park. There anyone can use the facilities inside a fully equipped gym and participate in recreational activities in the park outside. In Greenmeadows, your health is assured close to nature and conveniences in the city. 

In terms of safety, the whole residential development has 24-hour CCTV cameras with its control center and a guard house. Patrolling personnel can be seen from time to time to ensure that everything is in place and privacy is secured. 

Greenmeadows is a subdivision strategically located close to key landmarks such as business districts. Eastwood City and Ortigas Center are just a few minutes away from the executive village. Commercial centers and high-end are also within reach, making shopping and dining easy and accessible for residents. 

2. Greenwoods Executive Village 

Nestled at the border of Pasig and Cainta is Greenwoods Executive Village. The gated community boasts its modern style architecture and lavish amenities that truly capture the interest of its residents. The village welcomes everyone with promenade-lines sidewalks and close to nature experience. The village is protected by a guardhouse and cameras open 24/7 for the benefit of everyone. If you are tired and want to hang out with friends, there is a basketball court as well as a tennis court. Do you feel like just taking a dive and recharge? The swimming pool beside the clubhouse is the perfect spot.

Picnic grounds in well-manicured lawns are also available where families can spend quality time together. These areas are not just pet-friendly but also great sources of exercise for people who want casual strolling or just bonding with their friends basking under the sun. Residents in Greenwoods Executive Village are in great key spots of the city including the world-class Pasig Rainforest Park or the Rainforest Adventure Experience (RAVE). This park boasts a variety of activities such as a botanical garden, zoo, and water park. If you are looking for career opportunities, Ortigas Center is just a few drives away from the premises. This can be a stepping stone in anyone’s career and growth in the future.

3. San Lorenzo Village

Barangay San Lorenzo is one of the richest areas in the country. Located inside it are 2 villages namely Legazpi Village and San Lorenzo Village. The latter is recognized for its pocket gardens and parks a few walks away from the residence. Residents can enjoy the perks of living at the heart of the Financial Capital of the Philippines – Makati City. The village also houses dozens of amenities to choose from and 5-star facilities that ensure the comfort and convenience of its residents. One of its distinct features is that San Lorenzo Village is home to 2 open green spaces namely Legazpi Active Park and Washington SyCip Park. Both of these public parks are just across from each other and homeowners and guests are invited to experience the calming vibe these parks have to provide. 

These green parks are also near office buildings and prominent educational institutions where young professionals and students can also be seen taking a breather far from the hustle and bustle of city life. If you are working at night or maybe late going home, San Lorenzo Village will always be a safe space. The village implements tight security to protect and secure the privacy of its homeowners. 

Weekend markets are what’s famous about living in Makati. In Barangay Bel-Air, there is the Salcedo Sunday Market and Brgy. San Lorenzo is no exception. The Legazpi Sunday Market provides residents with cheap and accessible fresh produce, delicacies, cuisines, and handicrafts without even going to the mall. It is always held beside Washington SyCip Park.

4. McKinley Hill Village

One of the elegant subdivisions in the Metro, McKinley Hill Village showcases European-style architecture incorporated into its homes and interior design. Homeowners have the opportunity to live in a vibrant community filled with the finest amenities and services. The village has a wide array of facilities such as a swimming pool and a kiddie pool, a game room, an alfresco lounge, and function rooms for holding events and special occasions. McKinley Village also prides itself on its top-grade security to maintain the privacy of its residents.

Photo courtesy of McKinley Hill Village HOA FB Page

Moreover, the village is close to major business lifestyle districts, one of them being the iconic Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Malls and tourist hotspots are a drive away from McKinley Hill. The Venice Grand Canal Mall is a drive away from the residential development. Here you can experience the European lifestyle without even leaving the country. Venice Piazza is the main attraction of the mall, patterned after the Piazza di San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) in Italy and guests can ride the gondola as if riding through the Venice Canal themselves. Architects and designers brought the experience of Venice for Filipinos to build memorable and exciting memories.

5. Ayala Alabang Village

One of the most exclusive addresses in Metro Manila, this luxury subdivision is nestled on a 700-hectare property along Daang Hari Road. It is surrounded by lush greenery and parks that give you an escape from the busy streets. A subdivision filled with lavish and stylish homes that are the epitome of architectural excellence and modern sophistication.

Photo courtesy of Ayala Alabang Village Association

The advantages of living in Muntinlupa are its close to nature and serene environment. playground, a swimming pool, and a clubhouse. The gated community is also surrounded by golf courses and township developments like the Filinvest City. 

Ayala Alabang Village has always been the home of some prominent families, business moguls, the showbiz industry, and many more. Security is their priority and they employ a round-the-clock system to keep the village safe. Ayala Alabang Village is also home to several commercial centers namely Alabang Town Center and Molino Lifestyle Center. There are prestigious schools and colleges in proximity to the development such as The Learning Child School, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, and Lyceum Alabang. 

The gated communities in Metro Manila provide not just comfort but class and luxury into one. A place where you can call home and be secure, yet amidst a city bustling with life. Positioned in the key points of the city situated beside major thoroughfares, public transportation, and pedestrian-friendly infrastructures, these villages give its residents a unique experience of living in the metro. It may be expensive to live in one of these areas but once you get settled, there’s no turning back. Enjoy the convenience and comfort in one of the subdivisions in Metro Manila. 


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