The Philippines’ private sector is experiencing a significant boom brought about by an influx of people ‘moving back’ into the suburbs and away from the big city. It was inevitable, to say the least; as the country’s bigger cities become increasingly crowded, the need for truly sustainable living environments increases.
This is a godsend for many who are struggling to find quality places to live in without being too far away from the city centers. Growing families, in particular, make up a large portion of people moving back into the suburbs as newer developments are becoming increasingly accessible and affordable.
There are quite a few things that are shaping the Philippines’ emerging and revitalized suburban scene. If these trends continue, people may be seeing a less crowded and sustainable communities in Metro Manila’s near future.
The Essence of Accessibility
Housing authorities, such as YourDreamHomeProvider.com, argue that the one thing that’s truly shaping the country’s emerging suburban scene is accessibility. Many of us recall that a few years ago, the ‘suburbs’ were utterly unattractive since you’ll have to travel a considerably long distance just to get anywhere.
This is further confounded by the fact that the country has arguably the worst traffic in the world. There’s even a prediction that if the situation worsens, the country can and will become uninhabitable in the next four years! Before you start packing your bags to move to another country, you should know that the country’s re-emerging suburban center has the potential to turn this horrid situation around.
So, how exactly are accessible suburbs changing all this? Simple; we don’t need to travel ungodly distances just to buy groceries for the week at that one shopping center in the inner city. Nowadays, many of the larger and upcoming suburbs have smaller commercial sectors where we can shop and dine at leisure without having to worry about the three-hour commute or drive home.
The growing private sector also makes the commercial scene more ‘accessible’ in a sense. If you’ve ever thought of setting up your own business, now is the time as the suburbs are emerging markets that promise great returns as it continues to grow.
What Does the Future Have in Store?
With the current progress, it’s safe to say that smaller suburban city centers will continue to dominate, and perhaps completely replace the big cities as the go-to place to live, work, and invest in. Of course, there’s this thought that the suburbs may end up and become metropolitan city centers themselves. But, this is highly suspect as the city planning isn’t exactly ideally plotted out to accommodate larger infrastructures.
An interesting prediction is that due to the movement of business and commercial sectors into the suburbs, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see actual offices that are just a short walk away from home. Many suburbs, particularly in the Cavite region, are already implementing this with business parks strategically placed within large communities. The only downside you can probably foresee is that you can no longer excuse yourself for being late due to traffic.
The country’s suburban scene has come a long way from its origins as semi-rural or elite residential developments. No longer completely exclusive, people may be seeing a less congested Philippines if this movement continues.