Many developers are finding ways to meet this new demand from the market. Montecito in NUVALI is one of Ayala Land Premier's projectsthat have a water element in the form of a man-made lake. It actually has two lakes with a shoreline of almost one kilometer.
The lakes are fed by Matang Tubig or "eye of the water," an artesian spring coming from the ridges of Tagaytay. NUVALI is located in Canlubang, Laguna, and a few kilometers away from Tagaytay.
Ayala Westgrove Heights, a 400-hectare property in Silang, is another project of Ayala Land which has a small man-made pond within the property. The property is teeming with trees and rolling hills.
The two rpojects are developed with pre-serving nature in mind. Montecito is nestled on a rolling terrain because its proximity to tagaytay. Ayala Westgrove, on the other hand, is surrounded generously with decades-old mango trees which bear fruits for the residents to enjoy especially when in season.
Real estate development should also include preserving nature not only because it is needed to prevent climate change but because it is good for the residents. CHildren can enjoy a park within the property like in Ayala Westgrove which is considered child-centric.
Montecito is a 60-hectare roperty wit 270 lots. The width of greenways range from 10 to 30 square meters and are made to provide ventilation, light and provacy. The greenways allow for air to move within the estate.
The thing with Montecito that will probably invite more residents is the privacy because the lots are situated quite far from one another. Residents can enjoy nature because of its long driveway lined with a lush greenery of trees.
The location sandwiched between Laguna and Cavite overlooks Mount Makiling, Mount Banahaw and Tagaytay.
The two projects which kept nature close, make for good leisurely walk jogging or running. It is always better for any development to keep natural resources in mind because it is healthy for the people and the environment.
By: Marlet D. Salazar (Philippine daily Inquirer)