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8 Places To Live In Cebu That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re On Vacation

You'll get accessibility to CBDs and a resort-like atmosphere if you decide to live in the Queen City of the South

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Known as the oldest city in the Philippines, Cebu is located in the heart of the Visayas region. Many corporations and BPOs have made Cebu its primary location, and the island’s combination of commercial business districts and leisure resorts and facilities within short distances of each other make it an attractive option for non-locals who are looking for a second home.



This five-tower condo development boasts generous, green, open spaces that complement the landscape of the province. Strategically located within Cebu Park District and Cebu Business Park, Solinea also features upscale retail shops and restaurants.

Type: High-rise condominium

Location: Dr Pablo U. Abella St, Cebu City

Contact Details: Tel. (02) 848-5100

Email: info[at]



Avida Towers Riala

This Avida project further adds to the cosmopolitan vibe of downtown Cebu, and is right in the middle of a prime CBD, and a few minutes away from major shopping districts. Nature and organic materials are design inspirations for this five-tower development. The airy, open-type layout of each unit gives ample natural light and ventilation. As a mid-rise residential building, Riala has a generous view of the neighboring provinces of Cebu.
Type: Mid-rise condominium
Location: Villareal, AITP, Cebu City

Contact Details: Tel. (02) 848-5200



1016 Residences

The 1016 Residences is located in the center of Cebu Business Park and is only a short walk from Ayala Center Cebu, the city's premier retail and entertainment hub. Its direct connection to the exclusive City Sports Club Cebu gives residents an endless array of facilities and amenities for shopping, recreation, and business. Its convenient location is balanced with space and luxury through carefully planned and designed spaces that take advantage of scenic views of the sea and mountains.


Type: High-rise condominium

Location: Luzon Ave., Cebu City



Gatewalk Central

The 17.6-hectare development that is a joint project between Ayala Land and Aboitiz group is slated to become a prime destination for business and leisure. The master plan will include a dynamic urban design of wide, pedestrian streets, green hubs, modern work places, and a well-designed retail area along Gatewalk Avenue.

Type: Condominiums, office buildings, and mixed-use buildings

Location: Lopez Jaena St., Mandaue

Contact details: (032) 888-3700 

Email: [email protected] 



8 Newtown Boulevard

This development consists of four residential towers, each of them 18-stories-high. Inspired by Japanese architecture, its modern façade complements its minimalist interiors. Amenities such as a function room, a gym, and a pool make this a great choice for a city-dweller. 8 Newton Boulevard is located in Megaworld’s Mactan Newton Township, a 30-hectare resort development in Cebu.

Type: Mid-rise condominium

Location: Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu

Contact Details: Tel. (032) 232-2020, mobile 0999-993-1990

Email: info[at]

One Manchester Place

Have a bit of Europe in a tropical paradise. The development will have a refined ambiance in its master-planned, 16-hectare township called Newtown Mactan in Cebu. Amenities include a 25-m lap pool with a wooden sundeck, a playground and jogging paths, and activity areas such as spas, reflexology paths, and gardens.

Type: High-rise Condominium

Location: Lapu-Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu

Contact Details: Tel. (032) 232-2020, mobile 0999-993-1990

Email: info[at]


AmiSa Private Residences

One of the first leisure communities in Mactan is surrounded by the sea, and provides a holiday ambience for its unit owners. This one-of-a-kind property is perfect for Filipino and foreign retirees who want a home that feels like a vacation retreat. Inspired by Australia’s Gold Coast, AmiSa features six residential towers and a 209-meter wide beachfront, lush landscaping, amenities for weekend living, and personalized building management services. 


Type: High-rise Condominium

Location: Mactan, Cebu

Contact Details: Tel. (032) 255-5540, mobile 0933-500-0000



32 Sanson

Rockwell makes its mark in Cebu City with 32 Sanson. Top-of-the-line amenities such as pools, a gym, tennis courts, and subterranean roads are exclusive to the property’s residents, who can then enjoy a unique and carefree jogging experience around the development’s verdant surroundings. It’s the perfect choice for the Cebuano who is out to provide a good life for his or her family.

Type: High-Rise Condominium

Location: Lahug, Cebu City

Contact Details: Tel. (032) 417-3888

Email: inquire[at]


For property prices, please contact the individual developers. This article originally appeared in the "Real Estate Smarts" section of the April 2016 issue of Real Living magazine. Some details have been updated by the Real Living editors. 

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