5 Reasons Why Davao is an Ideal Place to Live In

Davao is a bustling city reminiscent of Metro Manila with its huge shopping malls, numerous restaurants, and skyscrapers. But what makes it a good place to live in is that you can escape the busy and fast-paced city life and enjoy quiet moments in its nature parks and beautiful islands that are literally minutes away from the city center.

Davao is one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. It is considered the economic hub of the Mindanao region as it is home to numerous multinational companies and manufacturing plants. It feels a little like Metro Manila with the occasional traffic, shopping malls, lines of restaurants and office buildings. But what sets it apart is your proximity to nature and your ability to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the flora and fauna of Davao City. It’s the best of both worlds—being the commercial center of the region while preserving its natural wonders. It’s no surprise that Davaoenos love living in the city.

5 Reasons Why Davao is an Ideal Place to Live In

Need more convincing? Here are five reasons why Davao is a good place to live in.

1. You are closer to nature.

Despite the urbanization of Davao City, it has consciously preserved and took good care of its flora and fauna. It is home to one of the most exotic birds in the world, the Philippine Eagle which is also the National Bird of the Philippines. One of the most famous tourist spots in the city is Eden Nature Park & Resort, an 80-hectares man-made nature park that features vast gardens of organic vegetables, tropical flora, pine trees and a multitude of plants. To keep the park exciting to guests, they offer thrilling activities such as zip line, cable cycling, and Sky Wing. Davao is also home to Mt. Apo, considered the highest point in the Philippine archipelago. You are also a 10-minute ferry ride away from Samal Island which features virgin beaches and world-class resorts.

2. Peaceful city life.

The city claims to have the lowest crime rate in the country, citing their efforts to strictly impose the law, increase police visibility and enforce city-wide curfews. Because of these, citizens abide by the law. For example, there is a smoking ban in public places and no one dares to break this rule for fear of getting caught. Here in Davao, you won’t experience the same taxi woes you have in Metro Manila. Taxi drivers have well-calibrated meters so you don’t have to worry about overcharging. In fact, it is a standard for them to issue receipts and return changes even if it’s just some loose coins.

3. You are located at the economic hub of Mindanao.

Davao City is the center of Metro Davao and is the third most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines. Its population count is at 2.5 million as of 2015, trailing behind Metro Manila’s 12.8 million and Metro Cebu’s 2.8 million. The city serves as the primary hub for trade, commerce, and industry in the Mindanao region. Multinational companies such as Phoenix Petroleum, Coca-Cola Bottlers, Phil., Pepsi-Cola Products, Phil., Interbev Phil Inc., and RC Cola Philippines are located here. In addition, fruit-exporting facilities, food manufacturing plants an industrial construction plants have set up shop in Davao.

4. It offers delectable food.

No doubt, Davao City offers some of the best foods in the country. It’s no surprise that there is an abundance of seafood all year-round. Tuna, which is a very pricey type of fish in Metro Manila, is available in every restaurant, eatery, and canteen in Davao City. Sugba or grilled food is a hit among locals and tourists as well. And have we mentioned crabs and shrimps galore? Of course, it is just right to pay homage to fruits native to Davao City—pomelo, mangosteen, marang, and durian! Buy them in bulk to save on cost.

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5. Superb road network and transportation.

While Davao may seem like a long distance from Metro Manila, its international airport makes travel time faster and easier. Numerous airlines service the Manila-Davao route daily which takes about 2 hours. You can also take flights going to and from Cebu, Iloilo, Tagbilaran, Angeles City, Bacolod City, and Hong Kong. Davao also serves as the gateway for Mindanao—as you can reach other provinces through the city. Its road networks allow you to reach Surigao, Agusan General Santos City, and Bukidnon. There are also plans to build a high priority bus system which will involve bus terminals, bus stops, waiting for stations and bus lightings. In addition, there is an ongoing study to create a Mindanao Railway which will have several train stations in Davao.

The next time you’re on a search to find your next dream city, consider Davao as an option.

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