Quezon City

Jul 12, 2021 | Location Guides

Quezon City (QC) is Metro Manila’s biggest and most populated city. Dubbed as the “City of Stars” and “City of New Horizons”, QC is the second richest city in the Philippines after Makati and consistently rated as the Most Competitive City in the Philippines from 2015 to 2019.

Strategically planned region to promote modern urban living, complete, walkable, sustainable, and ecologically compliant, QC is home to condo high-rises, office towers, shopping malls, hotels, lots of open spaces, and a well-planned transport hub.


 Reasons to buy Properties in Quezon City


  • Transportation and Accessibility

Situated in the north-eastern side of Metro Manila, Quezon City is very well connected via major highways and thoroughfares headed to the provinces up north (Bulacan, Pampanga, and Central Luzon) as well as the east (Rizal, Pasig, and Marikina). It only takes 30 minutes to reach key business hubs like Makati and Bonifacio Global City.


With the government’s focus on infrastructure, there are multiple new developments in the area, which would further increase the connectivity of Quezon City. This includes:

  • Mega Manila subway project on Mindanao Avenue: which will run through Quezon City, Pasig, Makati, Taguig, Pasay, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
  • New MRT-7 railway, which will traverse from Bulacan up to northern Quezon City


  • Fast growing District

Quezon City was named among the fastest growing distracts and one of the top Philippine destinations for new businesses. Most major local and global companies are headquartered in Quezon City, including business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology (IT) companies, media networks, and real estate services. The improving business climate has provided ample employment opportunities and in turn attracted more people to move in. The city’s accessibility, human resources, and strong economic growth is what attracts business which in turn aids the cycle of city growth and increases quality of life in general.


  • Convenience

QC is designed to be a self-sustainable neighbourhood and have ample facilities for its residents.



  • Dining & Shopping: QC offers a variety of shopping and dining options It is home to including two of the biggest shopping malls in the Philippines, SM City North EDSA and TriNoma Mall.


  • Medical & Healthcare: QC is fast evolving as a leader in medical services and medical tourism in the Philippines. The city is home to four hospitals with international health certifications: St. Luke’s Medical Center, National Kidney Transplant Institute, World Citi Medical Center, and the Philippine Heart Center.


  • Education: Quezon City is the home to some of Philippines’ best schools and top universities, including Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines.


  • Green City

Quezon City is highly urbanized but has a lot of open and green spaces due to the local government’s careful urban planning and efforts to promote sustainability. Recreation areas and public parks are also within its vicinity. The city is also home to La Mesa Watershed Reservation, which houses approximately 2,000 hectares of forest cover and open pastures and about 50km of nature trails.


  • Competitive Prices & Promising Growth Outlook

Property prices in Quezon City are currently lower compared to other CBD districts, like Makati and Bonifacio Global City. This is an attractive opportunity for homebuyers to invest early on as property values are expected to increase in the area as QC continues to develop and establish itself as the next financial hub.


Extended Read: Key Districts in Quezon City


Key Districts in Quezon City



Diliman is a mostly residential district. It is also the home of the University of the Philippines, and various government offices.


Libis & Eastwood City

Libis is Quezon City’s newest business and commercial area. Libis began to develop with the construction of the C-5 Road to help decongest EDSA Highway. Eastwood City, an IT and telecommunications hub, is key to Libis’ growth. As the Philippines’ first IT cyberpark, Eastwood City was envisioned as a self-contained community in a 16-hectare property, with high-rise buildings for residential and commercial use. Given the number of BPO and call centre businesses headquartered in the area, most restaurants, shops and other facilities stay open 24 hours a day.


The wide thoroughfares Timog Avenue and Tomas Morato make up Quezon City’s dining and nightlife scene given its central location.



Novaliches is Quezon City’s largest district in terms of land area and population. While in the past it was mostly residential, Novaliches has grown to become a center of commerce after  the opening of large commercial malls within the district – SM City Fairview, Fairview Terraces, Robinsons Novaliches, SM City Novaliches, and Novaliches Plaza Mall.


New Manila

New Manila is the historical centre, with various monuments and architecture with heavy Spanish colonial influence. The area is slowly gentrifying with new developments of high-rise condominiums,

Sta. Mesa Heights

Sta. Mesa Heights is a favourite with the Filipino Chinese, because the area looks like the tail of a dragon. Many middle-class and upper-middle-class families live here, and it is largely residential.



Cubao was the commercial and business heart of Quezon City in the 1980s. Since then, it has languished, but recently has been undergoing a kind of renaissance. Several malls have gone up in the area in recent years and helped revitalize the district.

Cubao is primarily a residential area, although there are a handful of factories and warehouses. Cubao’s most well-known institution is the Araneta Centre and Coliseum, which is seedy and old-feeling and long Quezon City’s main entertainment venue.