NEWS - 24 November 2021

Ultimate Advantage: Sustainable Townships Will Get You Closer to More Places

Townships continue to flourish in the real estate industry as they can fuse accessibility, comfort, and convenience suitable to all lifestyles. Read on to know what you can expect from the country’s biggest township in the making.


The Philippine real estate industry has evolved substantially in the past years. Modernization and the global economy play a significant role in the developments’ transformation as developers respond to the market’s demands.


As more and more developments sprung around the most progressive cities, revolutionary concepts also make their debut in the market, attracting the attention of more aspiring investors. Sustainable townships, in particular, have been a talk of the town during the past decade because of their future-proof plan and sustainable features.


What are townships?


A township is what developers refer to as “master-planned and self-contained development,” where everything you might need is within reach. Townships usually combine offices, lifestyle malls and retail shops, leisure facilities, sports clubs, and residential towers.


In the past years, top-notch developers in the country have ventured into building townships in response to the demands of the middle-class market. They are those who wish to purchase properties that provide value for bucks in the quest for their ideal home as end-users or potential property investments.


In particular, homebuilder and leading real estate developer Empire East is currently working on their largest sustainable township to date: the Empire East Highland City in the Pasig-Cainta area.


Learn more about Empire East Highland City


Townships and Sustainability


A publication once wrote, “Sustainability focuses on meeting the people’s needs in such a way that the future demands are not compromised.” A clever way to do this is by building sustainable developments or smart cities where resources are used optimally to provide a long-lasting solution to people’s ever-changing needs and demands.


Townships propose an alternative solution to urban dilemmas by integrating land use and intelligent urban planning with infrastructure, transportation, and amenities in mind to achieve a self-sustainable environment.


A township’s location plays a huge role in its sustainability. Connectivity and mobility are a few challenges Filipinos are faced with daily. Part of a township’s overall plan is to offer an alternative solution to this problem by integrating a connectivity plan to ensure future dwellers’ mobility by providing close access to the city’s major transit systems. 


This is what Empire East’s newest township in-the-making promises to its future residents.


Accessibility and Convenience: Perks of Living in a Township


As mentioned, location is one of the essential features of a property; hence most townships in the metro are found in progressive cities with the most accessible areas. Take Empire East Highland City as a perfect example.


Located along one of Cainta’s busiest roads, Felix Avenue, formerly known as Imelda Avenue, Empire East Highland City is situated in between two major thoroughfares—Marcos Highway in the north and Ortigas Avenue Extension in the south—that will connect the township to the rest of Metro Manila. 


This condo for sale in Pasig-Cainta is also just a few walks from the latest LRT-2 Extension Project, adding Marikina Station and Antipolo Station to the 11-station LRT line. Aside from these train systems, residents of the elevated city can also look forward to a direct bus ride from the development to nearby touchpoints.


Being located in such an accessible location, homeowners of Empire East Highland City have more options for mobility with the metro’s major transit systems situated just a few steps or a minute drive away from their home.


Empire East Highland City: A Sustainable Township in the East


Dubbed as the “country’s first elevated city,” Empire East Highland City is a 22-hectare mixed-use development that features an 8,000-square meter open space called the Highland Park, a 58,000-square meter lifestyle mall also known as the Highland Mall, a 6,700-square meter member-exclusive sports club known as The Chartered Club, and its 37 residential towers called the Highland Residences with Arcadia being its first phase.


This 22-hectare elevated terrain is also known as “Home of the Future” as it incorporates sustainable features and provides more open spaces, allotments, a dedicated bike lane and jogging trails which also serve as an alternative mode of transportation for its dwellers, the introduction of a rainwater collection system, and the preservation of the area’s natural landscape.


Township: The Perfect Choice for Middle-income Families and First-time Homeowners


According to a recent study, millennials are the biggest demographic group interested in real estate acquisition. But, on the flip side, as the country’s middle class continues to grow, their ability to purchase enhance and differences in lifestyle create a demand for a space that connects their home to their workplaces, offices, and retail establishments-- a formula that only a sustainable township possesses.


More middle-income families also prefer integrated living where everything they need is at reach while getting a sense of community-- one thing they can’t easily find in compact and stand-alone developments.


Another reason townships become a popular choice among the middle-income market is their affordability and value for money. While some subdivisions and gated communities provide almost the same features, townships stand as a more affordable alternative for first-time property seekers who wish to test the waters and avoid spending hefty amounts of money on their first venture into a property acquisition.


Townships: Homes of the Future


In reality, integrated townships have already set their foot as future-ready homes that introduce innovative concepts, features, and facilities that the market demands nowadays. 


Moreover, townships could offer a solution to over congestion in the metro. By creating more townships in key provincial cities, more businesses will open, creating jobs and employment opportunities for locals, preventing the migration of regional graduates to Metro Manila.


Meanwhile, townships in Metro Manila are seen as the next big thing in the real estate industry. This is because it incorporates all crucial factors like location, price point, community and neighborhood, security, and investment opportunity, which the locals look for when deciding on their homes or property investment.


We can already look forward to a more dynamic and less centralized economic landscape from pending townships like the Empire East Highland City in Pasig-Cainta in a few years.


Be a homeowner at the country’s first elevated city at a discounted price


The good news is that Empire East offers flexible payment terms and discounted rates for select units at Empire East Highland City under its newest HOLIDAY DELIGHT promo. Investors and first-time homebuyers can enjoy up to 15% discounts on select properties and reserve a unit starting at P15,000. At the same time, millennials and business professionals can score a 1-Bedroom Suite for as low as P9,000 monthly.


Read more: Empire East launches Holiday Delight Promo. 


Book a virtual tour at Empire East Highland City


Get a first-hand experience of a virtual tour at Empire East Highland City by emailing inquiry@empire-east.com or calling 0917-8EMPIRE.


Learn more about this upcoming township development of Empire East by visiting https://www.empireeasthighlandcity.com.


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