Davao Condo Living and Lifestyle Guide
"What? A condo in Davao?"
With its vast expanse of land mass, it's hard to think at first that Davao City has become a favorite place for people looking to live in a condominium community.
After all, Davao City is one of the largest cities in the world. It’s 3 times the size of Metro Manila and 7.8 times larger than that of Cebu -- the other two most popular metropolitan districts in the Philippines where all sorts of condominium developments are also sprouting like mushrooms.
But a careful observer would quickly notice similar happenings in the urban landscape of Davao. It’s undeniable -- the Dabawenyos are embracing the condo lifestyle.
And mind you, it’s not just a fad. It's a growing trend in the local real estate market, which would probably continue for years to come as the city unfolds into a new phase of urbanization.
The Condo People of Davao
Davao is often referred to as the melting pot of culture in the Philippines. Its early inhabitants are people from different places in the country and from other countries as well. The modern city is no different.
Likewise, condominium owners in Davao are as diverse as its people.
For some, owning a condo unit serves as a badge of prestige. The sound of the words, "I have a condo in Davao!" is music to the ears.
For others, they crave the convenience of a care-free living that can’t normally be found in a traditional house-and-lot setting of the past... No more lawn mowing, or cutting the flowers. Less worry of "akyat bahay gang", not even stray cats and dogs... Well, things like these.
For foreigners, it's the only sensible option when it comes to real estate ownership in the Philippines. They know that they can’t own land in this part of the globe. But when it comes to condominiums, foreign ownership is out of the question. Quite simply, they can have the condo title in their name.
Which kind of condo investor do you think you are?
And… speaking about investors, did you know that there are a lot condo buyers/owners in Davao who are actually making decent incomes with their condo units? For unit owners who are not always here in Davao, like the OFW’s and those living in the nearby cities and provinces, renting their condos while they are away is one of the smartest moves they can make… If they know what they are doing.
Condo Dweller or Investor?
Which one are you?
The good news is, this website is made especially for both groups of people.
This is your very own "Condo Living and Lifestyle Guide."
It's your Virtual Bible to the ins and out of the city life in Davao.
Here you’ll discover the following:
The Best of Davao -- Foods, coffee, spa, gym… you name it, we'll put it here.
Tips For Foreigners, travelers and expats -- All sort of tips and traps which are meant to preserve your sanity.
The city hide-outs --Lesser known resorts, unadvertised hotels and other similar stuff will be featured here.
Business Directory -- We want to keep a short list of most important businesses that are very useful to local residents of Davao.
You can have all these and more as we continue to add some more pages and articles to this website.