Sta. Rosa, Laguna, home to giant carmakers Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Ford, is known to motoring enthusiasts
as the country's "Little Detroit". But to a growing number of lifestyle devotees, the name rings a bell as the cradle
of the most successful community south of Metro Manila: Laguna BelAir.
If Laguna BelAir has emerged as a community of choice in the Calabarzon, a lot
of the credit should go to its location-- a location par excellence. The township practically sits next door to top-drawer
industrial parks such as Carmelray, the Light Industry and Science Park and Laguna Technopark. What's more, the manufacturing
plants of big multinationals like Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola and Fujitsu are located nearby. And through the South Luzon
Expressway and Metro Manila Skyway, Laguna BelAir homeowners are an easy commute away from their offices or businesses in
Alabang and even Makati.
Apart from a peerless location, Laguna BelAir owes much of its cachet to a family-friendly
master plan-- one that brings together exquisitely designed homes, first rate play and leisure amenities and a raft of thoughtful
conveniences in one neat and complete package.
At the heart of the Laguna BelAir lifestyle are its homes --a paean to the best
of an American architectural tradition. The latest phase, the Laguna BelAir IV, offers a choice of five home models:
Chloe, Daphne, Francine and Realezza. The homes come in two-bedroom
bungalows or two-storey units of three to four bedrooms. The ceiling is higher, the living areas are roomier and the lots
are bigger, ranging from 132 to 230 square meters. And there's a front porch, carport and a front yard that doubles
as a garden and children's play area.
Already doing business at the fast-rising commercial center are Metrobank, 7-11,
Servitek, McDonald's and Padi's Point, with a Petron gas station and a day care center joining them soon. Nurturing
of a different kind is provided by the Laguna BelAir School, which offers a math-and-science-oriented curriculum from nursery
to high school. Other schools in the vicinity include La Salle, Brent, Don Bosco, St. Scholastica and the Universiy
of Asia and the Pacific.
To enable more homebuyers to be part of the country's premier township-- 2,187
families have settled here as of last count--developer Empire East Land Holdings is offering home ownership packages
customized to the needs and budgets of middle-income families.
More than just a home, Laguna BelAir is a community where you can experience
firsthand-- and in so many ways-- the art of living well.
Source: Horizons, December 2004
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