Over the past decade, we have witnessed before our eyes the unprecedented rise of towering condominium developments that are either physically connected or walkable to the stations of MRT Line 3. It used to be unimaginable that young professionals and families would want to live along or nearby EDSA, for it might be too unconducive to reside beside an extremely busy thoroughfare because of its noise and pollution. But today, that is not the case anymore.
Looking Back to Where It Started
One of the real estate developers that pioneered building condominiums close to EDSA is Empire East. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, it offered residential enclaves that are literally a stone’s throw away from EDSA, such as the 4-tower Governor’s Place along Shaw Boulevard, the 6-tower San Francisco Gardens along Boni Avenue, and the 25-tower California Garden Square at Calbayog corner Libertad Streets, all in the city of Mandaluyong. But a game changer in the Philippine real estate industry is when Empire East introduced the Transit-Oriented Development or TOD concept, inspired by high-rise apartments in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York which are right beside subway and light railway stations. The launching of Pioneer Woodlands in 2007, which is directly connected to MRT-3 Boni Avenue station, has truly reshaped the skyline of EDSA, particularly in Mandaluyong area.
Since then, major real estate players have made sure to get a piece of land from the stretch of Pioneer Street up to Shaw Boulevard—the closer to MRT and EDSA, the better. Sandwiched by the central business districts of Ortigas, Makati and Bonifacio Global City, this zone in Mandaluyong City has become a highly preferred residential address.
Looking Forward to a Promising Future
Unveiled by Empire East only a couple of years ago, The Paddington Place along Shaw Boulevard is one of the most exciting new developments in the so-called “Tiger City” of Mandaluyong. Soaring at 45 floors, this 4-tower condominium development features a posh shopping mall dubbed as “The Pad” which will be managed by its affiliate Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. The restaurants and retail shops in this mall will benefit not only the residents of The Paddington Place but also the nearby condo dwellers.
At the 7th level of this high-rise residential enclave, high above the hustle and bustle on the road, residents can find a quiet zone for relaxation and recreation. Without leaving the urban jungle, you may enjoy taking a lap in your swimming pool, create priceless bonding moments with your kids at the indoor playroom, keep your body fit and healthy at the gym, or simply ease out your daily stress by strolling along the landscaped gardens.
Always On-The-Go with TOD Lifestyle
Moreover, you can experience unbeatable accessibility when you live at The Paddington Place as it is very near EDSA—just a convenient 3-minute walk away. Right there, you can ride the public utility buses with various routes to and from numerous destinations in Metro Manila and even nearby provinces. For quicker transportation, you may opt to take the MRT-3 via Shaw Boulevard station going to your workplace, appointments or favorite shopping spots. It’s a good thing that Shaw Boulevard station is the mid-point of the entire MRT Line 3—with 6 stations northbound, and also 6 stations southbound. You may also easily transfer to other mass transit systems such as the LRT Line 1 and LRT Line 2, as well as the upcoming MRT Line 4.
This TOD lifestyle will bring you closer to anywhere in the metro as you enjoy premium mobility. At the same time, you are helping your community become more sustainable. By taking electric-run trains and with eco-friendlier buses made available, you help reduce the carbon footprint in the city as these modes of transportation do not emit harmful gases. Your daily walk towards EDSA or to the leisure and business hubs in the neighboring Ortigas Center is also good to your personal health, as walking has proven to be a good exercise that has positive impact to your heart and blood circulation.
Whether you are a young professional jumpstarting a career or a newly-wed couple building your dreams, The Paddington Place is the perfect modern cosmopolitan enclave for you. No wonder why the first 3 towers are nearly sold out and the final tower is now open for pre-selling. Choose among an executive studio, a 1-to-2-bedroom home, or a penthouse suite, whatever your heart desires. Take advantage of the on-going promo discounts and flexible payment terms that Empire East is offering. Call (02) 8810-333 or visit www.empire-east.com for more information.