Need for space addressed

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    The Lake at St. Charbel in Cavite.

    During the pandemic, many have begun appreciating the importance of space — an unused area inside one’s home, a garden plot, a patio, or a backyard.

    Extra spaces are now being used as study nook, home office, fitness area and entertainment room.

    According to Sta. Lucia Land, many buyers have begun checking residential options outside the metro where they can have these spaces.

    “Spaces have become vital in the new normal. As families spend more time at home, they need bigger spaces to move about inside their houses and more importantly, within their communities. Sta. Lucia has long been creating premium residential developments that offer adequate spaces, amenity areas and pocket parks where people can get fresh air, commune with nature, and safely walk around,” said Sta. Lucia Land president Exequiel Robles.

    Sta. Lucia Land is one of the first developers to expand and create landmark developments outside of Metro Manila. It has over 250 projects spanning 10,400 hectares in 15 provinces — from world -class golf courses and country clubs, resort-themed communities, leisure farm lots, lake developments and residential condominium projects.

    Among these projects are: the Lake at St. Charbel in Cavite which features a lake, a picturesque lighthouse and a picnic area; La Huerta Farms and Residences in Laguna which offers leisure farm lots for a sustainable lifestyle; Catalina Lake Residences Bauan in Batangas, a Spanish-Mediterranean themed lakeside community and; Sotogrande Iloilo, located within Iloilo City’s first lake community Green Meadows.

    In the Davao Region, Sta. Lucia Land has 18 projects covering more than 700 hectares, the latest of which is Las Colinas at Eden, a residential leisure farm subdivision.

    According to Robles, these projects have become even more attractive as these areas have become more accessible with the government’s Build, Build, Build program.

    “For some, the decision to move outside the metro and relocate to nearby provinces has become even more convenient and practical given the government’s Build, Build, Build program, which makes these areas more accessible. At the same time, the program has opened up numerous opportunities in the provinces, allowing progress and growth to extend and be felt outside of the usual urban growth centers,” Robles said.