The Best Livable Cities in Metro Manila for First Time Buyers

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Makati City

The Best Livable Cities in Metro Manila for First Time Buyers

Where can I buy my first home in the metro?”
In this modern age of rapidly rising populations and overwhelming demand for space and housing, this question is becoming as ubiquitous as ever. Many factors are vital in making the right decision, such as budget, career, safety and convenience. Purchasing your first residential property is never easy, no matter what your social standing is.
Location is an important consideration if you want to snatch the ideal home from the real estate market. The Philippine property matching platform, Zipmatch, is a good place to start. This website and other tools can help you look at your real estate options in terms of location. You should look for a city that is in harmony with residential structures and natural landscape. That place should be conducive to health and well-being as well. Choose a livable city that provides choices for its citizens, enabling them to earn and enjoy life with or without family.
LIFE AROUND MAKATI Best Livable Cities Metro Manila First Time Buyers
 Makati City…lively and vibrant cosmopolitan city at the heart of Manila’s metropolitan area


The capital city and seat of government, which has the status of a global power-city bearing influence in culture, finance, education, technology and entertainment, throughout the Philippines and abroad. Being the most highly populated metropolis, it is an area under growing pressure to provide homes due to demand for housing by an ever-increasing population.


The largest and richest city in the national capital region (NCR) of Metro Manila provides many opportunities for its inhabitants. There is an up- and- coming commercial center for an expanding economy. The city has tree-lined avenues and wide public spaces. In Quezon City, a first-time buyer may expect to pay 8 million to 30 million pesos to buy a house and lot.
If you want to settle in a lively and vibrant cosmopolitan city at the heart of Manila’s metropolitan area, Makati should be a top consideration. With a high concentration of talented and ambitious people, as well as creative neighborhoods and skyscrapers, no one would doubt that the city is indeed the economic and commercial hub of the Philippines.
 Davao City,  one of the wealthiest cities in the Philippines

Outside the Metro


Nestled in Mindanao, this livable city is worth the mention with its low crime rate. In fact, it is also one of the wealthiest cities in the Philippines. There are very strict laws that uphold and maintain its safety and protection. You can also expect affordable housing and top-notch facilities in the area.
 Cebu ,exciting cosmopolitan and multicultural city
The exciting cosmopolitan and multicultural city of Cebu can be found in the Southern Philippines. The location offers a good blend of a tropical paradise and a rising economic hub. Whatever your budget range is, you can find the right housing for your needs here.

Start searching in these locations and you could find some of the best real estate options for first-time buyers.


  1. Great list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I would love to live anywhere besides Manila for a change. Away from the busy streets and crowded people. Thanks for this list!

  3. We currently live in Caloocan and it’s really ok naman to live in our place.

  4. We live in North Luzon now and the environment is peaceful and quiet 🙂

  5. You should have added Taguig. As we have bought some condo properties in the area and we were advised it’s better and cheaper than getting in Makati.

  6. Sharing this post with my boss. He wants to buy a house here so that when he travels from the US, he has a place to crash in instead of staying in a hotel

  7. This is a very helpful list, I bookmarked the post already, thanks.

  8. I would love to try living in Davao since I heard how peaceful and beautiful that place is now. I have tried living in Makati and though it’s much safer than the other places (like Manila & QC), I find the kind of living in Makati quite costly.

  9. I wish to visit Cebu and Davao in the future. I know that few cities in the metro would be really great because everywhere is accessible unlike to us here in Pampanga.

  10. If I am to live in a city that will be Davao. I have heard a lot of positive comments about the city and it is the safest place in the country.

  11. If I will buy a property here, I guess it would be in Pasig. Well of course the area wherein flood is never an issue. For now, we have a house but far from the city, Cavite.

  12. I think I will only buy a property in the Metro when they fix the flooding problems and constant traffic or even a public transportation facilities. I currently have a house in Cavite and I’m satisfied with it. It’s only two hour drive to Manila so if I need to go to the metro, I can easily drive there. It is much peaceful too, not too crowded. I’m so lucky that my work is homebased so I don’t have to commute everyday to Manila just to work.

  13. Been in Makati for over 15 years and I really like how cosmopolitan it is and also how peaceful the place it on weekends when there are not much workers.

  14. I used to be a Makati girl. I miss living in the heart of the Makati CBD. But I’d also love to try living in Cebu. I felt at home when I visited the place a few years ago.

  15. I wish to be able to come to Cebu and Davao someday. The farthest I’ve gone here in the Philippines is Iloilo and it was a work travel.

  16. Awesome list! I live in Manila but I like to stay in Cebu or Davao for a change. Glad to know you would recommend it.

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