Top 10 Wealthiest, Upscale Areas in Manila

Makati Skyline

The capital city of Manila in the Philippines is home to more than 12 million people. There are tons of malls, shopping plazas, restaurants, hotels, condos and more. But some tourists want to go to Manila to see and experience the best of the best in luxury.

Here are the top 10 wealthiest and upscale places in the Manila metropolitan area:

#1 - Forbes Park, Makati

This splendid place was established in the 1940s and is the residence of distinguished expatriates, be it the diplomats or ambassadors, and also other personalities of international stature.

#2 - Urdaneta Village, Makati

This prime residential area is the closest to the business district. Some landmarks include the Peninsula Hotel, Ayala Triangle Park, and Makati Avenue.

#3 - Dasmarinas Village, Makati

A.k.a. “ Dasma”, this over the top village is known for its mega stringent security, as well as its convenient set up, having many shops, restaurants, and a church, altogether in Sanctuario de San Antonio.

#4 - Corinthian Gardens, Quezon City

This cutting edge millionaire’s zone is located near Ortigas Center and Eastwood City. It is thus an ideal venue for those who frequent the northern part of Metro Manila.

#5 - Greenhills, San Juan

This awesome gated community is the site of a shopping complex bearing the same name. Greenhills is likewise famous for Club Filipino, where the Philippines’ first female president, Corazon C. Aquino, was sworn to office in 1986.

#6 - Bel-Air Village, Makati

Situated in the northern part of the Makati Central Business District (CBD), Bel-Air Village has the constituents of the Philippine Airlines Pilots Union as its first inhabitants. Furthermore, Neilson Airport, the only airport in the Philippines during the American Era, can be found in this locality.

#7 - San Lorenzo Village, Makati

Located west of the Makati CBD, this supreme point is where you can see Assumption College, a Catholic school, established exclusively for girl students.

#8 - Valle Verde, Pasig

Valle Verde, a notable abode, is comprised of 6 mini villages, called Valle Verde I up to VI. Morever, these homes are adjacent to Ortigas Center and Eastwood City, too, making it a good habitation, for anyone working there.

#9 - Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

After over 30 years in existence, this barangay remains the most sought-after residential subdivision in the south of Metro Manila because of its prime location and first-class facilities. Ayala Alabang is proud of its 13 parks, swimming pools, basketball courts, football field, etc.

#10 - Magallanes Village, Makati

This excellent neighborhood has its own town center which is named, Paseo de Magallanes that features several restaurants. What is more, Magallanes Village is within reach from the Mall of Asia Complex, Solaire Resort and Casino; in addition to Resorts World Manila.
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