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5 Reasons You Must Live in Makati
It’s become so much more than a business district.

At the heart of Metro Manila is Makati. First recognized as a business district, it has since evolved into a locale where the latest cultural finds, dining spots, and lifestyle establishments are all within close proximity. With diverse stomping grounds to suit all interests, the city has long become the territory for the cosmopolitan man and woman. That’s because Makati is:

1. Where you can find fantastic haunts at every corner.

Industrialization greatly contributed to Makati being the ideal place for establishing businesses, so while there are malls going up left and right, the district remains to be the ideal location for upcoming businesses and international brands breaking into the market.

It’s where you can find Century City Mall, home to food concepts such as Bad Bird, Scout’s Honor, Famry, and Any Any, making Hole in the Wall a favorite dining destination. There’s also Paper Moon, an Italian restaurant from Milan that has a great view from the 65th floor of the Knightsbridge Residences.

An area fast moving into the spotlight is the former Pasong Tamo Extension, now Don Chino Roces Avenue. This strip houses wine exchanges, art galleries, and a lifestyle hub called The Alley at Karrivin, where local craftsmanship is on full display at stores Aphro and Lanai.

2. A great place for growth in architecture.

The city is also full of skyscrapers—most of the country’s leading firms setting up their headquarters in the area—and is densely populated with the go-getter crowd of business tycoons and young professionals.

With these opportunities come a chance to experiment with modern architecture and design. In a class of its own is Century Spire, promising to stand out with its flower petal-inspired architecture and sophisticated shape once it takes its place in the Makati skyline. Likewise, the Milano Residences, with its bespoke design, is both an architectural wonder inside and out.

3. A sleepless city bustling with great nightlife.

There’s always something to do out there no matter what the hour. Cap off the night at one of two of Asia’s Best Bars awarded to ABV (Alcohol by Volume) on Jupiter Street, and The Curator on Palanca. A midnight food run to El Chupacabra on Poblacion or Nihonbashitei on Arnaiz Avenue are essential when visiting the area.

4. An exclusive address.

While villages such as Forbes Park and Dasmariñas Village remain popular for those who prefer to live in houses, many are now choosing to live in the heart of the business district. Smack in the middle of Makati is Century City, a metropolitan home to a variety of promising premium properties, such as The Gramercy Residences, The Knightsbridge Residences, The Milano Residences, Trump Tower Philippines, and the soon-to-rise Century Spire.

5. A haven for art enthusiasts.

There is no shortage of art galleries and museums in the city. Silverlens, The Drawing Room, and Finale Art File are within close range of each other on Chino Roces Avenue, while Leon and Tin-aw galleries are situated in high-foot-traffic areas of Makati Avenue and Legazpi Village. Right nearby is the Ayala Museum.

While the residence you choose is crucial, the community you invest in is of equal importance. Discover the many properties of Century City to get better access of the business district and to fully enjoy living the Makati life.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Century Properties.

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