Lipa City: A Melting Pot of Rurban Living

7 March 2022
Lipa City A Melting Pot of Rurban Living

If you have the freedom to choose, where would you rather live: in the city or the province? Try to consider the perks of each location. Do you belong to those who prefer city living–easy access to many amenities such as malls, amusement parks, and even the airport? If that doesn’t sound appealing, perhaps you belong to the other group. You prefer living in the province–closer to nature, fresh air, and enjoy the great outdoors. But what if you can enjoy both the perks of living in the city and province, would you consider that as an option, too? Good news! Lipa City, in the province of Batangas, can give you the best of both worlds. Here’s what you can enjoy if you want to consider living in this melting pot of rurban (rural and urban) life, perhaps even enough to buy your own house and lot. 


Living the Rurban Life in Lipa 

Considered to be the first component city in the province of Batangas, Lipa City is a mixture of old-world charm and a modern lifestyle hub, ideal for those looking for an ideal location they can call home. It boasts of being dubbed as the “Little Rome of the Philippines” for its old-world architectural charm of its Catholic churches, convents, schools, and seminaries. But, it also enjoys a spur of different cafes, restaurants, and entertainment centers often featuring their famous Kapeng Barako.



Still, as a testament to their unique culture of rurban living, agriculture is still among the viable sources of livelihood for people, with a P2-billion plant in the area being tapped by global brand Nestle for malt production. Likewise, Lipa City was also included in the 10 next wave cities by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP), Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). 



In terms of valuing Education, Lipa has no shortage of schools that offer quality education. A Batangas Quickstat from the Philippine Statistics Office reported that the literacy rate of Lipa garnered an impressive 94.38%. To give you an idea of the schools, curriculum, and course offerings of the colleges in the area, we’ve gathered and listed them for your convenience. 

De La Salle University - Lipa

DLSU Lipa was built on a 5.9-hectare lot along the National highway of Lipa. Now sprawled into a 10-hectare property, it witnessed Lipa’s growth, from its humble beginnings to becoming one of the pillar stones of rurban life. The university offers Integrated School to College courses of various concentrations ranging from Business, Arts, Technology, Healthcare, Engineering, and Law. They even have a Masteral Program for those who wish to pursue higher studies. 


With students, academe, and their community flocking De La Salle Lipa, a number of establishments such as restaurants, boarding houses, surround the school. It is situated along Lipa City’s main road, JP Laurel National Highway, and is a five-minute drive to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway that connects it to the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). This makes it easy to travel north to Manila should one wish to, or further south towards other parts of Batangas.


Location: 1962 JP Laurel National Highway, Mataas Na Lupa, Lipa City 4217


Batangas State University - Lipa Campus

Seated right next to the STAR Tollway, the Batangas State University-Lipa Campus or also known as the Don Claro M. Recto campus is another higher education institution you can consider in Lipa should you or your future family want to pursue studies in the city. According to their website, it has established a positive reputation in the area because of its strong academic performance and programs. They offer various courses ranging from Engineering, Architecture, Fine Arts, Accountancy, Business and International Hospitality, Informatics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Industrial Technology, Law, Agriculture and Forestry, as well as Education, Arts, and Sciences. 


Another perk of considering BatStateU Lipa Campus? You are near the newly built S&R Shopping Mall, as well as other food establishments, gas stations, and business establishments to enjoy some local flavor. To get to the campus from Manila, you can take the Balete exit of the STAR Tollway.


Location: A. Tanco Drive, Maraouy, Lipa, Batangas


St. Augustine School of Nursing

The St. Augustine School of Nursing prides itself as the number one chain nursing school in the Philippines, offering caregiving, practical nursing, and medical transcription courses throughout the Philippines. Rising to the demand for healthcare professionals here and abroad, several branches were built, including the Lipa campus. In the city that has hospitals that offer free medical aid to indigents and premiere care centers for different specializations, going to a reputable nursing school is a viable choice for the Lipeños who want to pursue a degree in nursing and healthcare. 


Situated near the Mary Mediatrix Medical Center, Big Ben Complex Shopping Mall, and other business establishments, the school is highly accessible both by private and public transportation.


Location: JM Katigbak Street, Mataas na Lupa, Lipa City


Philippine State College of Aeronautics

An aeronautics school in the province may seem a surprise for some, but in Lipa Batangas, they get to make an aeronautic student’s dream soar high. Located within the Basilio Fernando Air Base (FAB), this government-led flight school aims to solve the procurement and training of future pilots, both private and public, who will fly and work in the Philippine airspace and abroad. 

Owing to the nature of its expertise, the Philippine State College of Aeronautics Lipa Campus veers away from the heart of the city, but towards more open spaces. Its vicinity is surrounded by several house and lot developments, and can be reached via the Tambo exit of the STAR Tollway. 


Location: San Fernando Air Base Campus, Lipa, Batangas, 4217 


University of Perpetual Help System DALTA – Lipa

The Lipa campus of the University of Perpetual Help was created under the DALTA System. Situated in one of the busiest areas in Lipa, the Perpetual Help Lipa Campus is surrounded by local businesses and is near the Balete exit of the Star Tollway with a 10-minute drive, depending on the traffic. 


Location: Fiesta World Mall, Santo Tomas-Lipa Road, Marawoy, Lipa City, Batangas, 4217 


AMA Computer College - Lipa Campus  

AMA Computer University, using the trade name AMA University, is the first ICT university in the Philippines and in Asia. A well-known computer technology school in the Philippines, it has extended its doors to Batangas province, with another branch located in Batangas City. The courses offered in AMA Lipa Campus range from Business, Engineering, and of course, IT, Computer Science & Programming courses. 


With its building situated next to Lipa’s busiest highways, this school is easily accessible both by private and public transportation.

Location: AMA Building, Ayala Highway, Lipa


Housing, House and Lot, Residential Areas

Now that you have an idea where to work and study in Lipa, don’t you think it’s time to check out where is the best area in Lipa to get your dream home? According to the recent 2020 census from the Philippine Statistics Office, the population of Lipa accounts for 12.82 percent of the total population of Batangas, with Sabang garnering the biggest share and Poblacion Barangay 11 as the smallest. 


Would you prefer living near where the action is, or along the outskirts of this rurban city? If you prefer to get the best of both sides, consider living in Lumina Homes, situated in Brgy. Tanguay. 


As the barangay itself enjoys a 7.77 percent population growth rate, Lumina Homes is the perfect area for those who want to enjoy living in a place that is neither heavily populated nor a ghost town.


Why Choose Lumina Homes in Lipa City

Staying true to the rurban lifestyle, Lumina Lipa exudes the benefits you can enjoy when you choose it to be your forever home. 



Surrounded by mountains and is elevated at 1,025 feet above sea level, Lipa City gets an average temperature of 25.6 °C. With weather like this, you can enjoy Lumina Homes’ mini gardens and playgrounds as well as other outdoor activities, without breaking a sweat!         



Lipa is located 78 kilometers south of Metro Manila. If you need to go to the airport or visit other places, Lumina Homes is situated in the middle of two STAR Tollway exits, Tambo and Balete, so you can choose between them to connect towards the South Luzon Expressway.



Lumina Lipa offers various amenities such as a guard house, playground, and covered basketball court to make rurban living a more fascinating experience.


Rurban Living in Lumina Lipa

Let your rurban life come true in Lumina Lipa! For more information about the affordable house and lot for sale in Lipa, Batangas of Lumina Homes, please contact (0917) 629 6523.

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