Most of us want to live in a city where we can grow and live a life. A city where there are beautiful parks, good people, plenty of places to hang out, huge malls, and good transportation. Some may also want a city where they can choose and live in luxurious hotels or condo’s, amazing restaurants and bars. Many will want to stay in most progressive cities in the Philippines where they can excel in career and in life.
Yes, most of us have our own ideal city we want to live. There are many experts in this field ranking what are the most livable cities in the Philippines.
Ranking could include how many parks a city has. It can also be determined by malls, cultures, safety, transportation, infrastructures, peace and order, poverty rate, unemployment rate and more. There is a whole lot more criteria to choose from and would led to a biased result if some criteria are not included.
So what if we can look at this the other way around. Instead of few experts to decide, what if there is a voting system out there so people living in the city and experts can share their ideas and vote for the most livable cities in the Philippines?
The good thing is there is! So we don’t have to argue why this city is better than that?
The Top Tens, a website that uses a voting system to determine the Top 10’s of Everything around the world, posted “Top 10 Cities in the Philippines”.
This means that these cities are the best cities in the Philippines which could imply the top 10 most livable cities in the Philippines, too!
Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the Philippines
1. IloIlo City
Iloilo City is where you can find the finest characters of Filipinos. Ilonggos, people living in Iloilo, are the sweetest people in the Philippines. That’s why this city is also known as City of Love.
One of the users in the site commented “I can walk through its streets and wave my phone as no one would try to steal it.” This is how people define Iloilo City as the most livable city in the Philippines.
Popularly called as Queen City of the South, Iloilo City is a fast growing city of the Philippines where multi-million investments are flowing.
2. Bacolod City
Bacolod City, City of Smiles, is a home of humble and simple Filipinos. The charming smile of the people as if you are close friends, is one amazing character of the people living in Bacolod.
It is considered to be one of the greenest and cleanest cities in the Philippines. It is also called as Football City where there are remarkable football stadiums in the city. This city is hosting sports events like SEA Games and international football and boxing.
Bacolod City is a gateway to the sugar plantations in Negros. Bacolod is also famous for top notch cuisines. Famous food in Bacolod includes Inasal (Best Inasal in the World), tarts, piaya, and more.
3. Metro Cebu
Cebu is the center of commerce and industry in Visayas. Known also as The Gateway to a Thousand Journeys, Cebu is one of the most livable and progressive cities in the Philippines. Cebu is city of rich people in economy, tradition, culture and history. There are lots of job opportunities in Cebu and most of the people in Visayas and Mindanao tend find their wanted careers in Cebu.
There are also many tourist attractions in Cebu, historical sites, dive sites, clean beaches and more. Cebu is one of the most visited cities in the Philippines by tourists.
Cebu is where history and present collide. Historical sites? Yes, there are lots of historical sites in Cebu like Fort San Pedro, Basilica de Santo Niño, Magellan’s Cross and more. At the same time, Cebu is a very urbanized city where there are huge infrastructures, malls, hospitals, etc.
Once there are new trends in Cebu, most of this will likely be accepted by the different places in the Philippines till it will go trending.
4. Davao City
Davao city is a star city in Mindanao and the largest city in the Philippines in terms of Land Area. Davao City is one of the most livable cities in Mindanao, Philippines. With an extremely low crime rate in Davao City, it is considered to be the Safest City in the Philippines by Numbeo.
Although, you cannot find top buildings, Davao City has a lot to offer. There are plenty of malls, hospitals, world-class hotels and restaurants and more. Most of the people living in the neighboring city tend to go to Davao City to look for a better job and opportunities.
Tourist attractions in Davao City includes Davao City River’s White Water Rafting, Mount Apo, Crocodile Park, Philippine Eagle Center, Eden Nature Park, Outland Adventure Camp’s Xcelerator Zipline, Malagos Garden Resort and more.
5. Roxas City
Roxas City is the Sea Food Capital in the Philippines supplying seafood products in different countries in the world. Roxas City is a rapidly growing since most of the fishponds are converted to real estates, subdivisions and commercial areas.
Farming and Fishing are the two major economic activities in Roxas City. Sports stadiums, malls, parks, hotels, news/media companies (televisions, radios, newspaper) are also present in the city. There are also plenty of banks in the city, around 40 of them.
6. Makati City
Makati is where most of the Filipinos want to live. Most would simply say, because the government is taking extra care of their people. There are lots of benefits from kids to senior citizens.
This is a world-class city in the Philippines where you can find tall buildings and many infrastructures. Indeed, this is the product of a good governance and city planning. It is also a clean city even though it is a highly urbanized city.
This is a business hub in the Philippines. Makati City has lots of business organizations, foreign investors, talented people and intelligent workers.
Makati City has plenty of world-class destinations to go and things to do. There are plenty of job opportunities and activities.
This city is a busy city and has fantastic nightlife. Although there are many issues about the prices of government buildings recently, what can you argue? Living in the city is very ideal and this is a very progressive city. Even the people won’t complain about it, only people in politics cares.
Makati City is the richest among the richest cities in the Philippines and dubbed as the Central Business Capital in the Philippines.
7. Puerto Princesa City
Puerto Princesa Underground River, have you heard about this best destination in the world and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature?
The said tourist attraction can be found in Puerto Princesa City. Because of this, the boost in tourism is high and offers a lot of opportunities for the Filipinos. Hotels, restaurants, travel agencies only to name a few, are the income streams of the people in the city because tourists around the world are visiting Puerto Princesa City.
8. Cagayan de Oro City
Tsada! If you are in Cagayan, this would be the most frequently uttered word you would hear. It means, nice, pretty, adorable, beautiful and synonymous words to that. Cagayan de Oro City has been dubbed as the “City of Golden Friendship.” People here are very friendly and hospitable.
This is where you can find the first mall in Mindanao, the Limketkai Mall. There are big building and establishments here. Cagayan de Oro has 5 star hotels, malls, supermarkets, huge shopping centers, parks and natural tourist attractions and more.
Cagayan de Oro City is also really popular because it is hosing the most world-renowned car brands like Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Ford, Kia, Foton, Mazda, Chevrolet, BMW, Peugeot, Hyundai, Subaru, Chery, Jinbei and more! That’s why it has been dubbed as the auto-hub in Mindanao.
9. Baguio City
Known as the Summer Capital in the Philippines, Baguio City is one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines and most livable too. Baguio City, just like Puerto Princesa City is one of the tourist destinations in the Philippines. Baguio City has a cool weather that’s why it has been dubbed as the Summer Capital in the Philippines.
Baguio City won’t fall behind if we talk about hotels, schools, malls, parks, festival (Panagbenga) and more.
Baguio City is also a center of mining industry.
10. Quezon City
Quezon City is the former capital city in the Philippines. Well-planned residential communities and lots of job opportunities. Quezon City made it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the Philippines.
Many are saying the Quezon City is the Hollywood of the Philippines. Most TV personalities and celebrities are living here. Rich and business people mostly find their comfort in this city.
These are the Top 10 Cities in the Philippines base on The Top Ten Website. You might be wondering, why Manila is not included? Or why this city is not included. As stated in the first few lines, these results are based from votes and comments. So if you want your city to be included, you can vote for it by going to the website.
I hope you find this one something interesting. Is your city included in the list? Be proud and let your friends know by sharing this on Facebook that your city was included in the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the Philippines 2015.
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