Published in The Philippine Star on March 19, 2011
MANILA, Philippines – Many Filipinos yearn to live in a community with a peaceful setting, viable environment and ample greenery. Having a community with affordable homes, green spaces and family-friendly vibes is what we hope for, and more importantly, what we try to achieve.
A green and secure community called Tropicana Garden City will soon be rising in the east, where residents can savor the bustling glow of the metropolis in their own garden city. The project is the second residential community to rise out of Embarcadero, a 17-hectare mixed use development envisioned to provide a self-sustaining community complete with its own upbeat, modern and vibrant commercial center.
Framed by the Sierra Madre mountain range in the north and the east and with dazzling display of city lights in the south and the west, the Tropicana Garden City is the perfect place for young couples, start-up families and growing families who’d like to begin their journey in a truly engaging community.
Drawing inspiration from the splendor of Spanish architecture, those who wish to enjoy the best of both worlds can actually feel right at home at Tropicana Garden City with its well-planned, space-efficient residential communities and modern amenities delightfully combining with the romance and mystique of the Old World.
With its enviable location along Sumulong Highway, the Tropicana Garden City is an ideal home environment. Its proximity to major business centers in the metro like Pasig, Makati and Quezon City makes it a striking landmark in the dynamic metropolis of the country’s shoe capital.
Responsive to the needs of its residents, the development is adjacent to commercial establishments like hospitals, schools, supermarkets, and malls.
Tropicana Garden City is a welcome respite, a Spanish paradise right in the heart of the city. Exhibiting endless display of lush greenery, warm sunshine and wide-open spaces, Tropicana Garden City is your green haven, a living community like no other.
The recent unveiling of Ibiza, a 4×12 level structure under the Tropicana Garden City development, accentuates the project’s stance as a kid-friendly, comprehensive lifestyle project. Offering refreshing living spaces, would-be residents at Tropicana Garden City can choose from studio or two-bedroom units. The units provide ample spaces for residents to grow into.
Moreover, Tropicana Garden City gives residents more than the basics, offering them a lifestyle like no other. Modern and first class recreational amenities abound, alleviating stress and enabling families to have more time for bonding moments. Fitness buffs will also have a grand time checking out its fully-equipped gym and the jogging path.
For residents who are always up for movement and adventure, the multi-purpose court, game room and adult swimming pool are ideal. Children also have their own slice of paradise with the kiddie pool, daycare and kid zone. Bonding time is best achieved at the clubhouse, pocket gardens and picnic areas. A study room/library is also available.
The pleasure of vibrant living awaits you at Tropicana Garden City, the new garden city in the East and its entire development, Embarcadero.
This stunning new development comes from Horizon Land, a subsidiary of Federal Land, one of the country’s most esteemed property owners and developers and the real estate arm of the Metrobank Group.
Published in The Philippine Star on September 4, 2009
MANILA, Philippines – A decade ago, the demand for high-rise developments started to surge. Condo-living has been a lifestyle meant for the fast-paced, the urban dwellers who wanted to have everything they needed right outside their doorstep. Later on, a challenge was needed to be addressed—accommodating this urban lifestyle, whilst enjoying beautiful green landscapes.
Federal Land took on this challenge and launched the Marquinton Residences in 2002. A dream is turned into reality with the construction of this three-tower residential community along Sumulong Hi-way.
Following this success, Federal Land embarks on another development – Tropicana Garden City (formerly Marquinton Garden Terraces).
Tropicana Garden City lies inside a gated garden community of vertical developments, comprised of almost 60% open space, providing a garden area for kids to run around and adults to enjoy their freedom of space. The nine-tower residential complex is not only a garden community but a family-friendly development as well—a haven of exciting amenities and recreational activities.
In keeping with Marquinton’s Spanish-inspired theme, the Hispanic tradition is distinctly visible in the design and development of Tropicana Garden City. Playful al frescos are designed to respond to the daily activities of the residents and its guests which mingle with the business activities along the Sumulong Highway.
Against this beautiful backdrop, residents and guests are bound to enjoy total relaxation.
Young and old will find enjoyment while taking a dip into the resort-style swimming pool, exclusively for residents and their guests.
To make swimming more exciting, residents may frolic around with a few rounds of water volleyball. There’s nothing like the coolness of the water, the brightly colored beach ball, and the peals of laughter to give one a quick endorphin rush. It is truly an enjoyable way to learn a new sport and bond with family and friends at the same time.
With a host of amenities that can rival even the most expensive getaways, Tropicana Garden City is simply the place to live life better.
Published in Manila Bulletin on April 7, 2009
In the eastern part of Metro Manila lies one of the fastest growing cities in the region: Marikina. A dynamic city rich in contrast and color, Marikina seems like a landscape of history where a single day’s trail takes one from the past to the present.
Dotting the city are rows of shoe retailers, thus earning the moniker “Shoe Capital of the Philippines.” But it is not only the shoes that Marikina is famous for. For some time now, the city has invested in a beatification project that has made Marikina the “Little Singapore of the Philippines.” Its clean streets and harmonious blend of culture, flora, and cuisine add more intensity to the city’s charm. Marikina brims with energy and the sweeping view of the olden times, a quality that makes it one of the best cities to live in.
Living in Marikina is a unique experience. That is why Federal Land, Inc. strives to continue embracing its tradition and modernity. In 2002, it opened its development, Marquinton Residences, the first masterplanned community in Marikina. To date, Federal Land has completed and turned over two residential projects – Alicante and Barcelona.
Federal Land recently introduced its newest development in the city – Tropicana Garden City (formerly Marquinton Garden Terraces), the first gated vertical community in the area.
Situated a few meters away from Marquiton Residences, along Sumulong Highway, Tropicana Garden City (formerly Marquinton Garden Terraces) is built with the same high standard and precision to details that have made Marquinton Residences a top choice of condominium dwellers in Marikina. Thriving in the vicinity are the best of educational, health care, commercial establishments and landmarks such as Marikina Sports Center and Marikina City Hall.
Units range from one to three bedrooms with an array of modern amenities such as adult and children’s swimming pools, pool deck, two-story clubhouse with function rooms, multi-purpose court that features both tennis and basketball courts, gym, children’s play area, jogging path, indoor game room, library, meditation area, landscaped gardens with barbeque area, and a four-story parking building.