Philippines’ leading cities in Metro Manila by economic expansion

How do you define a busy city? If you see yourself stranded in a sea of people at any given time. On top of that, numerous infrastructures, population size, active transport systems, business and commercial buildings, are the factors that define a busy city.

According to the CIA World Factbook, the Philippines carries a total population of 86.24 million ten years ago and rose to more than 100 million people to date. People are the future of every country that a rising number of population means greatness to the growth of industries and businesses. However, the problem lies in the concentration of the people in the country. Almost all these people choose to embrace urbanization by living in cities in the country which causes crimes and issues on social control. More so, traffic, noise, pollution, insufficient public transportation vehicles and lots of people make a busy city. You probably know all these so read on and find out whether you live in one busy city. Check out the busiest cities in Metro Manila and DMCI Homes condominium developments around the progressing areas.


Pasig used to be completely residential and industrial, however, Pasig is slowly getting into the commercial side of the industry. Pasig boasts of the Ortigas Center which is one of the top business districts of the country. Another business hub lies along the Ortigas Avenue Extension, the Frontera Verde which houses CCF and the well-known Tiendesitas.

This city is also a known foodie destination especially in the Kapitolyo where numerous restaurants and hole-in-the walls swarm the streets. Transportation is made available in the city but having one of the main roads in the country, the Ortigas Avenue is always congested with cars especially during the rush hour.

Lumiere Residences

Wherever your destination is should not be a problem if you’re living in Lumiere Residences. A few drive to the west is EDSA and a few drive to the east is c5. Important and interesting places are within your reach and you’re just at the center of all.

Lumiere Residences
Lumiere Residences Location Map


Even with a population of only approximately 500,000 people and an area of 21.57 sq. kilometers, the city of Makati goes in the list of the top 8 busiest cities in the Philippines. Being the center of commerce and numerous business districts and establishments including hotels, BPO industries, bars, and condominiums, Makati city is home to most professionals and tourists alike. With 7,200 residents per square mile, you will witness the busy streets of Makati during the day and experience heavy traffic along its avenues during 7-8 pm. During the weekdays, the population of Makati is believed to double its size to almost a million people considering the people who go to work, shop, dine, and play within its Central Business District.

The city of Makati is considered the richest local government in terms of the local sources. To note, Makati has over 62,000 business enterprises with 1,159 BPO companies in the city. Numerous condominiums could also be found in the area such as DMCI Homes’ Brio Tower and Tivoli Garden Residences, whereby residents get full access to malls, sports centers, and even their workplace. With this, more and more people are hooked into the city living in Makati with the convenience a condo community offers.

Brio Tower 

Prime community developer, DMCI Homes prides itself with its continuous efforts to build resort-inspired homes as it adds Brio Tower to its legacy of quality. A high-rise development that sits on a 5,760-sqm land, Brio Tower basks in the vitality of the city, rising on Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City.

Brio Tower
Brio Tower Location map

Tivoli Garden Residences

Mandaluyong offers a different kind of high-rise living by giving residents easy access to refreshing greenery from any point in the property.  Located on 2.7 hectares of land near the Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, these high-rise condominiums offer a serene nature retreat amidst the bustling metropolis.

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Tivoli Garden Residences Location map


With the current popularity of the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig city passes as one of the top 8 busiest cities in the Philippines. With a population of 695,793 and an area of 53.67 sq. kilometers, this city is home to top international brands’ main offices and IT-BPO companies. It is also home to SM Aura, one of the largest shopping centers in the country and is thrived by numerous foreigners and expats. Taguig city is booming with top-of-the-line condominiums and residential townhouses such in Acacia Estates such as Ivory Wood.

Ivory Wood

Located in township of Acacia Estates in Taguig City, where surrounding communities bring out a sense of quiet and calm and just few meters away is the Savemore supermarket. The location is also in close proximity to Makati CBD and BGC, making it accessible to future residents who are working within the business district. Whether it’s a low-key or a dynamic lifestyle, Ivory Wood allows you access to that and more.

Ivory Wood
Ivory wood Location Map


The current capital of the Philippines and the most dense city in the world with 43079.48 people per sq. kilometer, Manila ranks second among the busiest cities in the Philippines. The population in Manila is close to two million people and is considered as the second among the largest cities in the country. Despite sitting in the Pacific typhoon belt and a high crime rate, Manila still holds on to its population.

Manila is also considered as the heart and soul of the Philippines economy. The city is home to major centers of finance, transportation, tourism, real estate, legal services, theater and the arts in the country. The largest seaport may be found in Manila making it the main international shipping gateway to the country. The largest Chinatown could be found in the Philippines. Binondo, as it is popularly known, is home to Chinese and Filipino residents. During the day, Binondo is crowded with chinese food lovers making you feel the busy streets of Manila. Also, the top shopping center of the Metro, Divisoria, is in Manila. During the Christmas season, tons and thousands of people crowd the streets for a chance to get a bargain or look for cheaper alternatives. Having a large area, numerous condominiums and townhouses have been built in different parts of the city such as Sorrel Residences and Illumina Residences Manila of DMCI Homes. This city is also a well-known shopping hub and known as one of the best shopping destinations in Asia. On top of this, tourists swarm Manila due to its landmarks like the Luneta Park and Intramuros, along with the red light districts of Malate.

Illumina Residences

This 32-storey residential high-rise, condo in Manila, made of concrete glass and steel, boasts of a unique T-shaped design and a myriad of building amenities and features for the family looking to upgrade their current living spaces. Master-planned for space and landscaping, it is strategically located in V, Mapa, Sta. Mesa, Manila and is near educational and medical institutions as well as commercial and office establishments.

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Illumina Residences Location map

Sorrel Residences

A one-tower residential development along Sociego St., Sampaloc, Manila that features expansive open spaces, commanding skyline views, resort-style amenities, and unparalleled access to all the important places in the metro.

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Sorrel Residences Location map


Quezon City Philippines

Topping the charts of the most populous city in the country with nearly three million in population, Quezon City also tops the charts of the busiest city in the Philippines. Considered as a highly urbanized city, there live 16,084 people per sq. kilometer. It is the largest city in the Metro Manila and is the site for most government offices. During the early 1980s, Cubao was considered the commercial center of the country with most shopping centers and the infamous Smart Araneta Center can be found. Moreover, the Philippine’s major broadcasting networks such as GMA Network, ABS-CBN, RPN, IBC, UNTV, and Net 25 are located in the city.

On top of this, Quezon City is also home to food lovers’ paradise and bars in Tomas Morato, Timog Avenue, and Maginhawa St. in UP Diliman. Eastwood, another commercial center is also within Quezon City where commercial buildings are present along with residential condominiums like the Zinnia Towers, One Castilla Place and Viera Residences may be found. Just recently, different commercial centers have popped up like the UP Techno Hub and the Eton Centris which has retail establishments as well as BPO offices. Various transportation systems are also within Quezon city such as the LRT (Light Railway Transit System) 1 and the MRT2.

Zinnia Towers

Rises in the heart of North Edsa, Quezon City to give home seekers a refreshing sanctuary to start their lives anew.

Zinnia Towers
Zinnia Towers Location Map

One Castilla Place

A low density Modern Minimalist themed high-rise enclave in Valencia Hills, Quezon City that offers intimate and tranquil environment with lush landscapes for the discerning and growing upper middle-income families seeking to live in a private, secured, and serviced neighborhood within reach from city’s activity and business centers in a time of increasing cramped living spaces in the city.

One Castilla Place
One Castilla Place Location map

Viera Residences

A one-tower high-rise residential condo that offers modern resort-inspired homes in the QC Scout area. Unlike other condo properties in its vicinity, Viera Residences offers exceptional value because only DMCI Homes can offer a superior mix of price, location, development features, amenities and quality. Experience elegant fusion of modern design and personal touch.

Viera Residences
Viera Residences Location map

If you are into the city living and love the life it brings, then you have these busy cities to choose from. There’s no need to worry about living spaces because of DMCI Homes projects, which are near business districts so travelling from home to work and work to some fun and entertainment will not be a problem at all!


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