Crossroads: Making life’s choices with Empire East’s Metro Manila developments

Figuring out where to live is one of the most fundamental life decisions a person can make during a lifetime. And the choice is never easy. Should you buy a home or does renting make more sense? Should you go small and low maintenance or does a bigger property sound more appealing? Should you live in the city or settle down in a suburb? Having a great selection of options will ultimately lead to well-informed choices, leading to a foundation where both career and family can be sturdily built in a nest of your own choosing.

There is no right or wrong answer, but the decision on where to spend the most productive phase of your adult life will always have a lasting positive impact. Real estate pioneer Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. offers six in-city enclaves—closer to work, school and leisure—that is perfect for fostering a happy, harmonious and balanced lifestyle. Here are Empire East’s residential developments in Metro Manila you can choose from:

Wait and buy or buy and wait? Pioneer Woodlands.

At the center of Metro Manila, right along EDSA corner Pioneer St. in Mandaluyong City, the six-tower Pioneer Woodlands rises as one of Empire East’s vaunted transit-oriented developments. This property is physically linked to MRT Boni Ave. station. Never get left behind, even with the fast-paced city lifestyle. Now, any destination in the Metro can quickly be reached via major transit systems that are all interconnected.

Pricey house or priceless home? Mango Tree Residences.

The 3,000 square meter development along M. Paterno corner Lesdesma Sts. in San Juan City stands as the epitome of harmonious park-living experience. The twin tower Mango Tree Residences is an exquisitely premium property development characterized by naturally-grown mango trees in its perimeter, a seven-level podium and a grand five-star lobby. There is a multitude of high-end amenities and facilities like a 25m-lap pool, a kiddie pool, fitness gym, al fresco lounge, function rooms, yoga station and garden deck within this low-density, intimate environment that makes for a cozy, priceless abode.

Live near or travel far? San Lorenzo Place.

A towering beacon in Makati City, San Lorenzo Place is fittingly situated right along the junction of Chino Roces Avenue and EDSA. This transit-oriented, luxury residential project is a four-tower residential cluster inside a 1.3-hectare property that has a direct connection to MRT Magallanes station and has its own two-level shopping mall. This unique feature gives San Lorenzo Place is an unrivaled, accessible location that is very near business offices, financial and banking institutions, multinational companies, foreign embassies and consulates—perfect for the fast-moving urbanite.

Move fast or stand still? Covent Garden.

A two high-rise residential tower set beside Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Sta. Mesa, Manila, Covent Garden is a contemporary, modern development highlighted by a special lattice framework and a luscious, green garden. With the LRT2 V. Mapa Station only a few steps away, the country’s premier schools
and universities at the
University Belt in
Recto, Manila and the Katipunan area in
Quezon City are within reach. Moving around is such a breeze, especially for students, academicians and people that are always on the go.

Take a dip or swim deep? Kasara Urban Resort Residences.

At the center of Eagle and P.E Antonio Streets, in Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City stands Kasara Urban Resort Residences, a water-themed resort-inspired community made up of six residential towers that features a wealth of turquoise pools for a refreshing dip anytime of the day. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘lake’, Kasara Urban Resort Residences induces a vacation feel in a 1.8 hectare property with an amazing centerpiece lake-inspired pool complete with a clubhouse, water falls, water bubblers, koi ponds and reflexology paths as well as a number of pools at the 4th level amenity area.

Be stressed or be refreshed? The Rochester.

Everyday is like a holiday vacation at The Rochester, a resort-inspired, elegantly designed property with cool, earth-toned hues and modern architecture just along Elisco Road in San Joaquin, Pasig City. With a close-knit cluster of eight mid-rise and two high-rise towers in a sprawling three-hectare land, this Asian-designed development is home to spacious units and top-class amenities, such as a 25m lap pool, kiddie pool, children’s playground, gazebo, basketball and tennis court, jogging path and pocket gardens. It also has a clubhouse, bar with lounge, game area, fitness gym, business center and function hall.

*Appeared in The Philippine STAR on July 15, 2016