4 Must-See Housing Developments in the South

Venture out of Metro Manila and consider living in these hidden enclaves


Did it ever cross your mind to move out of the city and settle in the province? Just think about the lush landscape that will greet you each morning or the fresh air that can instantly relax you! Given the horrible traffic, we're sure that you've thought about packing your bags and leaving everything behind.

If you enjoy a laid-back vibe and you look forward to a calm and peaceful space, you may want to consider living in the south of Metro Manila. Here are developments in Tagaytay, Laguna, and Cavite that you may want to check out: 

Main photo from Mañosa Properties.

Avida Settings Altaraza

More and more people are moving into the suburbs of Sta. Rosa Laguna! Avida gives you more options with its different house-and-lot configurations. Enjoy wide-open spaces with family-friendly amenities like jogging paths and parks.

Location: Laguna

Price range: starts at 1.4M for a bungalow

Contact: 848-5200

Nostalji Enclave

Dressed up by designer Kimi Manuel, the Advantage townhouse of Nostalji Enclave is the perfect inspiration for newlyweds and young families settling in the south.

Location: Dasmariñas, Cavite

Price range: Prices start at P1.7M to P2.1M for a townhouse, house and lots start at P2.79M

Contact details: 917-8888 |

In photo: Avida Settings Altaraza. Photo from Avida Land.


Known for their elegant signature style inspired by the iconic bahay kubo, the Mañosas created Tago, which gives the full experience of living in breathable spaces. The artisan community consists of 52 homes that boast of environmentally conscious features to ensure quality that is made to last multiple generations.

Location: Tagaytay

Price range: Prices available upon request

Contact: 842-6988 |


Surrounded by the sight and scent of over 20,000 pine trees and the picturesque view of the lush terrains of Cavite, Crosswinds is the perfect choice for a growing family who want to experience a laid-back lifestyle.

Location: Tagayaty

Price range: Prices available upon request

Contact: 794-9999

This snippet originally appeared on the August 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. To see the complete Real Estate Listing, download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

Photo from Mañosa Properties.

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