In the province of Cavite lies Lancaster New City, a housing development that currently consists of over 10,000 small and midsized families. The community is the brainchild of Property Company of Friends, Inc. or PRO-FRIENDS, a fast-growing property developer in the country.
PRO-FRIENDS started Lancaster New City in response to the demand for affordable housing for first-time homebuyers and small and medium families that are near the Metro. But another notable benefit of living in Lancaster homes is its accessibility to places and services that these homebuyers need.
We know that one of the essential factors in scouting for a new home is the community’s proximity and accessibility to amenities, workplaces and schools, and other conveniences. This 2018 review for Lancaster New City by Property Survey will take a look at how the community fares when it comes to this crucial aspect.
Going About the Community
To begin our Lancaster review, let’s look at the location of the estate grounds.
Homes in Lancaster are located in Barangay Alapan 2-A, Imus, and Barangay Manalo in General Trias. Inside the residential community are shuttle services that allow residents to go around the estate for a fee equivalent to the minimum jeepney fare. The shuttle service takes residents to Lancaster’s facilities, including Lancaster Square, the community mall, and the main road outside the residences.
Proximity to Schools and Career Opportunities
Students who live in Lancaster houses benefit from the short travel time. Not only are there many educational institutions nearby, which are no farther than 15 minutes away, but Lancaster New City also has its school within the area.
St. Edward’s Integrated School, which accepts Kinder 2 to Grade 10 students, is just a short walk or drive from the Lancaster community proper. It gives parents peace of mind knowing that their children are not too far away from home.
Lancaster New City takes pride in housing Cavite’s first Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) facility with the emergence of the Suntech iPark. The technological park provides job opportunities, mostly for the Business Process Outsourcing industry. Other business establishments within the community, including Lancaster Square, are also recruiting talents.
Existing Express Roads Near the Community
Public transportation going to Lawton and Caloocan is immediately available. Neighboring towns are very accessible, as well. It takes less than 30 minutes to head to Cavite City, Bacoor, and Dasmariñas. The same goes for making your way to nearby shopping centers like Robinsons Imus, The District, SM Bacoor, SM Molino, and SM Dasmarinas.
Getting out of your Lancaster home to go to nearby attractions is easy with the express roads. The Cavite Expressway or CAVITEX allows a 20 to 25-minute drive to SM Mall of Asia and NAIA. Other convenient highways nearby include the South Superhighway, Muntinlupa Expressway or MCX, and Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX).
Travelling to and from Metro Manila
Among the neighboring provinces surrounding the National Capital Region, Cavite is one of the most progressive locations due to its highly commercialized and urbanized areas. Based on some Lancaster Cavite reviews, many Caviteños appreciate the fact that they can work in Central Business Districts in Metro Manila and return to their homes every day.
Those coming from Metro Manila can reach the Lancaster estates by public transportation via the following routes, for P25 to P30 only:
– From Cubao, Starmall Shaw Boulevard, or Makati, you may take a bus to Coastal Mall Baclaran then transfer at the last stop to Lancaster New City, passing through Cavitex, where you can get off at Lancaster New City transport terminal.
– From Pasay or Manila, you may take a bus with a Lancaster New City signboard at the Coastal Mall terminal and get off at Lancaster New City transport terminal.
– From Alabang or Muntinlupa, you may ride a jeepney to Zapote, Las Pinas, then transfer to a minibus or jeepney going to Lancaster New City via Tirona Highway and get off near the community proper.
For those who are driving, below are the following estimated travel times to and from the following cities:
– Las Pinas City – 18 kilometers for about 25 minutes
– Paranaque City – 21 kilometers for about 30 minutes
– Muntinlupa City – 22 kilometers for about 35 minutes
– Makati City – 28 kilometers for about 45 minutes
Ongoing Accessibility Developments and Future Transportation Plans
Lancaster’s developers are pushing towards having “all roads lead to Lancaster.” At present, two current projects aim to make Lancaster New City a more accessible residential area that will positively affect the quality of life of their residents.
The addition of a NAIA Expressway in Cavitex Route 1 will make travel time faster for OFWs coming home or vacationers flying to their destination. The Cavitex Route 2 will be a C5 South Link that connects C5 Taguig to Cavitex via Paranaque. This route will also make Lancaster New City more accessible to South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
A Rundown of the Community’s Accessibility Features
To summarize our accessibility review for Lancaster New City, the residential community has all the elements and makings of a progressive and sustainable community that aims to provide a healthy lifestyle to its residents. While traveling outside the community is still undergoing improvements, the developers at PRO-FRIENDS are working to bridge the gap between the highly commercialized and urbanized province of Cavite to the Central Business Districts of Metro Manila.
On the other hand, residents do not have to go too far to enjoy basic needs, experience quality education, or look for career opportunities. Positive feedback from Lancaster New City residents confirm that PRO-FRIENDS strives to pamper them with complete amenities inside the community. It has shopping centers, entertainment and leisure hubs, educational institution, and an economic zone.
These conveniences are laudable bonuses to the affordable housing rates of Lancaster New City. Indeed, the development attracts small to medium families, young couples who want to start a new chapter in their lives, or young professionals who desire to live independently in a thriving, suburban community.
Lancaster New City is not a complete and perfect community, but it continues to evolve and progress, striving to provide the best accommodation it can to its residents. It is a community that welcomes people who want to grow and develop alongside them.