We heal as One against Covid-19. Click here to know how Pueblo de Oro is doing its part.


We heal as One against Covid-19. Click here to know how Pueblo de Oro is doing its part.

  • Pueblo De Oro Development Corporation 17th Floor Robinsons Summit Center 6783 Ayala Avenue Makati City 1226 Philippines

  • +63 (2) 8790-2200
Pueblo De Oro Logo

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on Pueblodeoro.com. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.


4 Reasons Why People Are Looking For Detached Homes In The South

| by Apple Barretto

A woman working from home at a single detached home in the South

Why are people looking for detached homes in the South?

  1. Changing work and school setup
  2. Staycations are getting more popular
  3. Local food and vacation spots are available
  4. Easily accessible to Manila


The “new normal” today is changing how people work, study, and unwind. Finding the best environment to do these activities is becoming more and more vital with a number of social distancing protocols in place. Having a quiet room to complete your office tasks and engage in video conferences is important. But it is also about having the right surroundings to rest and de-stress. Today we will be looking at the reasons why people are looking for detached homes in the South.


Changing Work and School Setup

Work and school home setup at a single detached home

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the labor force was sent home. Work is now being done in makeshift office spaces at home, and the same goes for students attending online classes. Families have had to make space to set up personal offices and invest in fast internet connections.

Presently, for nearly a year now, there are medical breakthroughs and signs of going back to normal but what is the “new normal”? We predict social distancing will still be practiced to a certain degree and extra caution on cleanliness. Work-from-home is a new normal that some industries and companies are considering which means that people may be able to stay at home on some days. With the work and school setups like these, more and more families are considering finding homes with more space outside the city.

With your own detached home in the South, you can have a quiet suburban environment suitable for video conferences and online classes. More space also means that each family member gets to work uninterrupted in their own rooms.


Staycations Are Getting More Popular

Staycation at a Single Detached Home

With social distancing protocols still in place, traveling to far places for a vacation can be quite difficult. Some places require swab tests and 14 days of quarantine before you can even tour around.

Even if malls and restaurants in Manila are now open for guests, some people still prefer to stay safe in their homes. Especially if they have senior and underage members of the family who can easily contract the virus.

Due to these reasons, more and more families are buying their second home in the South and using it as a vacation home instead of traveling to crowded places. People need to unwind now and then, and relaxing in the province is an option to get away from work and school for a while.

Special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and New Year can be spent here with relatives and guests. Near your home would also be restaurants and places you can visit.


Local Food and Vacation Spots Are Available

Batangas Lomi in a Single Detached Home

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

If you have a home in the South, it is easier to visit tourist spots as long as you have a car. There are many beaches and resorts that you can visit that have a minimum occupancy requirement to limit the exposure of the virus.

Another advantage is being able to try native and local cuisines that you can’t find in Manila. Some of the food you can find in the province of Batangas is their authentic Lomi, bulalo, goto, tinapa, and adobo sa dilaw. If safety is a concern, getting take-out or deliveries is a welcome option as well.


Easily Accessible To Manila

Road To Manila from a Single Detached Home

Homes in the South, such as Batangas, are easily accessible to Manila through South expressway. Some people prefer to live in a quiet subdivision to get away from the fast-paced life of the Metro. A comfortable home for working and schooling, and also a vacation home all in one.

In the near future, people will be allowed to go back to their schools and offices. If ever that did happen, the trip to Manila would not be a hassle at all. But for other people who are still being careful, working from home is still the safest option. And because of the pandemic, more and more families are realizing the benefits of living in the South.


Key Takeaway

During this pandemic, there are many reasons to buy detached homes in the South. For one, renting in Manila is expensive especially when you work in Makati CBD or if your children are enrolled in top schools in the Metro. Having a larger space for each family member can make it more convenient to stay at home in the long run.

Second, as traveling is still being restricted and staycations are a safer alternative to unwinding and celebrating occasions together. Third, you can also access native foods and local tourist spots such as beaches easier.

Lastly, a home in the South is easily accessible to and from Manila if you ever need to. If you are interested in living in one of our residential communities in Batangas, you can contact us here. We have homes available in Horizon Residences Batangas, Park Place Batangas, and La Aldea del Monte!