Getting to know Pampanga, an up-and-coming property hotspot

Photo/Elmer Domingo - Much like the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Pampangna, the region's property market could be set to take flight

Many experts have pointed to Central Luzon as the Philippines’ next property hotspot. The benefits of Build, Build, Build means the this could be an area to keep an eye on moving forward. This was seemingly confirmed by a recent report from Colliers International that found investors are now looking towards Pampanga for future activity.

The government’s infrastructure push has now carried into Central Luzon and the Clark Freeport Zone with PNR North 1 line among the notable transportation projects in the works. The mass transportation railway will eventually connect Metro Manila with Clark International Airport and New Clark City, significantly reducing travel times in the process.

Additionally, Clark International Airport is set to open a new airport terminal in 2020 with two more terminals in the pipeline. All of this activity is expected to boost both property investment and tourism prospects in Pampanga which is best known as ‘The Culinary Capital of the Philippines’.

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Photo TheJMP617 - A look inside Clark International Airport in Pampangna
Photo/TheJMP617 – A look inside Clark International Airport

Of course, you can’t eat all the time and there is a lot going on throughout Pampanga. There is the infamous nightlife of Angeles City for those wanting to party. Elsewhere in the province are family-friendly activities such as the SandBox in Porac, Fontana Water Park in Clark Freeport Zone and Dinosaur Island in Mabalacat.

Pampanga also hosts a number of festivals that draw local and international tourists. The two events that attract the most visitors are the Hot Air Balloon Festival and the Giant Lantern Festival. But the province is a popular destination all year round as people come for the food and stay for the peaceful open spaces.

Pampanga areas and properties to watch

Now represents an ideal time to invest in Pampanga property. Prices will likely increase over the coming years as the government’s infrastructure projects reach completion. And with travel times between the province and Metro Manila set to be reduced, Pampanga will become an attractive option for commuters.

Angeles City remains one of the most popular cities in Pampanga. Its seedy reputation is now fading and the region is quickly becoming a popular place to live. That’s due in large part to a transformation that has seen Angeles City become a business, industry, aviation and tourism hub.

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San Fernando, the capital of Pampanga, is another area to watch. It’s already home to several modern attractions, including SM City Pampanga, and connected to the National Capital Region via the NLEX. With further infrastructure improvements on the way, the city is primed for significant growth moving forward.

Azure North from Century Properties is a San Fernando real estate project that could be a gamechanger for Pampanga. The cutting-edge, mixed-use development spans eight hectares and will bring something entirely different to the city.

Azure North in San Fernando is a new residential development from Century Properties
Azure North in San Fernando is a new residential development from Century Properties

It starts with the development’s concept. Azure North plans to bring the experience of beachfront living to the heart of the city. The innovative project has been designed in a way that balances affordable living with resort-style benefits. The ambitious condo is the latest sign that Pampanga is now an up-and-coming property hotspot.

The price for a unit in Azure North start at PHP 3.88 million. Click here to learn more.