Traffic Lifehack: Live in a ‘Halfway’ Address

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Traffic jam.

It is inevitable wherever you are in Manila.

Be it a wide highway like EDSA or C5, or narrow inside streets, almost always there is a traffic jam waiting for you to get stuck in.

It makes going to and from work or school a daily struggle. Some even resort to traveling in the wee hours of the morning, three or four hours ahead of their work schedule just to do away with traffic.

Oh, the time that could have still been spent sleeping or doing something else, right?

According to a recent study by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) Philippine chapter, an average Metro Manila resident spends as much as 1,000 hours every year on heavy vehicular traffic. This translates to almost 42 days. Imagine that, spending more than a month just stuck in traffic?!

EDSA Traffic

Isn’t that a waste of a part of our life?

Time consumed on traffic jam affects so many aspects of a person’s life – it reduces productivity, hankers more spending, disconnects relationships, and risks physical and emotional well-being.

But, you cannot simply put your time to waste and spend your forever in traffic…

Traffic sa EDSA (9)

If only these crazy ideas of beating Manila traffic were true…

But don’t fret, there is a solution to this. No need to waste time stuck in slow-paced, bumper-to-bumper moments on the road. You can avoid traffic by moving near work or school. Choose a home that puts you “halfway” from all the places that you frequently visit within the Metro Manila.

A perfect solution: Manhattan Garden City!

cubao map

Manhattan Garden City give a taste of New York City right in Cubao. It takes pride in being the city’s first transit-oriented development linked to two mass transit systems. Prime Ready-for-Occupancy (RFO) units are now available and are now yours for the taking.

Manhattan Parkview

Manhattan Parkway Residences

The first phase of the Manhattan Garden City, Manhattan Parkway Residences’ Art Deco styling plus the availability of shops and restaurants at the ground level arcade give a distinct vibe of the city that never sleeps.

The project, now ready for occupancy, is physically connected to rail transit stations by a series of walkways, enabling residents to access the transit system without going down to the street level.

An elevated garden level serves as the amenities site, rest and relaxation space, and community social area of residents. It also has an interconnecting leisure walkway towards Manhattan Parkview Residences.

The three towers of the property have five different unit sizes that you can choose from: Studio unit at 22.50 to 28 square meters; Studio with Balcony at 27.50 to 40 square meters; 1 Bedroom with balcony at 50.50 square meters; 2 studio combined at 45 square meters; and 2 bedroom unit at 53.50 to 78.50 square meters.

Manhattan Parkview Residences

The three-tower Manhattan Parkview Residence is an idyllic enclave that has a grand Pavilion which links to the MRT and LRT2 stations, making it the first and only residential condominium that boasts of a direct link to both train posts.

Manhattan Parkview Residence is also full of amenities that will let you enjoy your downtime—your spare hours are supposed to be spent for your enjoyment, not on the road, stuck on a bumper-to-bumper traffic.

For an active lifestyle, Manhattan Parkview Residence has a basketball court with bleachers and a trellised canopy walkway where residents can jog towards Manhattan Garden City’s other establishments.

Residents can also enjoy a 20-meter lap pool, a bubble pool, outdoor spa, shallow water foot bath and a landscaped sun deck. A wading pool with a water play area and slides are perfect for the youngsters. Cabanas also lend a tropical beach feel to the whole area.

In contrast to the amenities for an outgoing lifestyle, Manhattan Parkview Residence also features a cozy garden plaza with sitting areas and a unique fountain as a centerpiece. The Zen fundamentals and verdant landscaping of this area make it ideal for meditating.

The three towers of the property have unit sizes including Studio at 28 square meters to 34 square meters, Studio with balcony at 34 square meters to 43 square meters, 1-bedroom at 36.5 square meters to 45 square meters, 2-bedroom at 68.5 square meters, 2-bedroom with balcony at 52.5 square meters to 99.5 square meters, and 3-bedroom at 75.5 square meters.

So, why not explore this solution in beating traffic?

Live in a halfway address and be almost always halfway there wherever you need to be in Metro Manila.

To learn more about Megaworld Prime RFO, call (02) 696-3774, 0917-626-3774, email: primerfo@­ or visit our official website

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