There is something truly incomparable about living in Bacolod City — a fast-rising metropolis that has, time and time, proven itself to be exceptional.
Accolades it won in recent years speak of its economic growth and livability. Aside from being awarded “Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit” in the highly urbanized category of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2021, Bacolod also earned “Top Philippine Model City” from The Manila Times in 2019.
Contributing to the groundwork Bacolod has, so far, laid out, is SM Development Corporation (SMDC). Resolute to their vision of building a nation of homeowners, SMDC brings their first master-planned development in Negros Occidental — Smile Residences, named after what the capital is best known for.
Here are five reasons why Smile Residences is set to take Bacolod living to even greater heights.
- The finest of leisure and business in one place
Smile Residences boasts an enviable location, as it lies just beside SM City Bacolod. The true epitome of convenience right at your doorstep, a Smile Residences address means being able to shop, dine, and watch cinema whenever you want.
Close by is the SMX Convention Center, too, allowing you to be up-to-the-minute when it comes to events you cannot miss. More lifestyle options can be enjoyed at the Park Inn Hotel, a global hotel chain that speaks of Bacolod’s world-class hospitality scene.
When it comes to business opportunities, on the other hand, Bacolod City does not fall behind. For instance, Bacolod remains to be among the top “Centers of Excellence” for the Information Technology-Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry, as recognized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology.
- Unfettered access to anywhere and everywhere
If you enjoy travelling, access is never an issue, with both the Bacolod Airport and the Bacolod Seaport nearby. Right across is the SM Bacolod Transport Terminal, making the home of beautiful beaches, Panay Island, within your reach.
Meanwhile, if local tourism is what you’re up for, all of the city’s famous destinations, including The Ruins and Campuestohan Highland Resort, are a stone’s throw away. You’re surrounded with all of Bacolod’s landmarks as well, such as the public plaza, Capitol Park and Lagoon, and the New Government Center — ensuring that when it comes to what’s hip and happening, you never miss a beat.
- Future-proof in all aspects
Life’s essentials are never too far from Smile Residences. For your health needs, hospitals and medical facilities are nearby. For your children’s educational advancement, Bacolod has some of the finest colleges and universities, including the soon-to-open National University. Soon enough, SM Offices will rise within the complex, bringing families much closer not only to places of work, but to their pursuits and aspirations.
An SMDC home grows with you. Each unit at Smile Residences offers you the freedom to modify your space — perhaps, as you welcome a new baby, start a new job that requires you to work from home, or make room for the many changes you have yet to go through in life.
- Purposive living spaces
According to a recent study by Santos Knight Frank, there is a pandemic-driven interest in waterfront homes. Much of this is attributed to people paying more importance to health and wellness considerations, be it in terms of location or functional features.
This growing demand goes to show why a bayside lifestyle in Smile Residences is a promising investment. An unobstructed panorama of the Bacolod coastline gives you the good views and good air quality everyone is after these days.
There’s a slew of amenities that promote good health and wellness, too, at Smile Residences. For active and outdoor pursuits, you have swimming pools, a gym, a basketball court, and jogging trails at your disposal. For meditative and relaxing activities, on the other hand, Smile Residences offers you pocket gardens and gazebos for you to take long walks in, or just to breathe in some fresh air.
Likewise, the hotel-like lobby at Smile Residences adopts a biophilic design to ensure that you are welcomed not just with the warmth of the doorman or the front desk staff, but the warmth of a naturally-lit, well-ventilated space that brings you closer to nature.
- An investment that promises growth
More than just a home, Smile Residences is also an auspicious investment opportunity, given Bacolod’s continued growth and SMDC’s strong track record. Bacolod is the fourth largest economy outside the National Capital Region, and its economy is expected to grow as the national economy recovers, with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank projecting the economy growing around 6% this year.
Awarded as the Best Investment Property in Bacolod in the Dot Property Philippines Awards in 2021, Smile Residences is, without a doubt, worthy of your hard-earned savings.
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