Top Reasons to Live in Visayas

21 April 2023
Top Reasons to Live in Visayas

When looking for a place to live and take permanent residence, it is vital to look at not only the house and lot itself but also the location in which the property is nestled. In addition, it is important that this place you'll be raising a family to will help you achieve a work-life balance.


In the real estate industry, location is a major if not the primary consideration for building housing projects on a particular site. In the Visayas, there is an abundance of provinces where real estate developers have built housing communities to cater to the real estate property needs of the entire region. As such, we'll focus our lens on various housing communities in Visayas, and determine why it's an ideal geographic location to live for Gen Zs, millennials, married couples, and even retirees.



Top Reasons to Live in Visayas

There are a lot of reasons why the Visayas region makes for a perfect home location for you and your family. To help you decide, below is a quick rundown of pointers on why a province in the Visayas is where you should buy an affordable house and lot for sale for you and your loved ones.



Visayas is brimming with traces of Filipino culture

If you want to bear witness to Filipino culture at its finest, the Visayas region can offer you plenty of customs and traditions. A stupendous showcase of Filipino culture can be best seen in the top four crowd-drawing festivals in the entire Visayas region: Ati-Atihan in Aklan, Dinagyang in Iloilo, MassKara in Negros Occidental, and Sinulog in Cebu.



Ati-Atihan Festival. One of the most celebrated festivals in the Visayas is Ati-Atihan in Kalibu, Aklan. During the celebration, which takes place on the third Sunday of January, Aklanons are decked out in eye-catching costumes, colorful props, and creative facial paints to entertain thousands of crowds, both locals and visitors. Ati-Atihan is held in honor of Infant Jesus, the town's patron.



Dinagyang Festival. In Iloilo City, Dinagyang Festival is a highly anticipated event that celebrates a perfect mix of religion and culture. In addition, Dinagyang showcases Ilonggos' cultures, traditions, and rich history through a parade of street dancers and various competitions. Dinagyang is likewise in honor of the Holy Infant Jesus.



MassKara Festival. In Bacolod City, popularly known as the City of Smiles, the MassKara Festival is first and foremost a celebration of Negrenses' resilience. MassKara Festival after all aimed to put a smile on the faces of Negrenses despite the many hardships that Bacolod City experienced, especially during the economic adversities that befell the province during the Marcos dictatorship. The MassKara Festival then serves to uplift the moods of dispirited locals.


Sinulog Festival. Finally, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is yet another celebration of rich Filipino culture that manages to amass thousands upon thousands of local and international tourists. Sinulog is held every third Sunday of January to honor the Santo Niño. It was in Cebu province, after all, that Christianity was first introduced to Filipinos.



Visayas is home to world-class tourist attractions

If you fancy some internationally famous tourist destinations, pristine beaches, and stunning, picturesque nature spots, the Visayas region has some of the most gorgeous natural wonders that you'll ever see in your life. Leading the list is the world-class Boracay White Beach in Aklan, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol, Kawasan Falls in Cebu, Kalanggaman Island in Leyte, Islas de Gigantes in Iloilo, and Apo Island in Dumaguete City, to name only a few.



Visayas has less pollution, traffic, and crime

Pollution, traffic crisis, and crimes are the top three culprits that inconvenience the lives of Filipinos. Living in the Visayas can give you a less stressful and therefore more stress-free life. You can enjoy the most sought-after cities without suffering too much pollution and traffic. What is more, there are cheap and accessible modes of transportation for public commuters. For domestic and international flights, there is the award-winning Mactan Cebu International Airport, which was recently hailed as the Best Airport in Asia.



Visayas offers a lower cost of living compared to the metro

Compared to living in the National Capital Region (NCR), settling in the Visayas entails a more affordable cost of living. This holds true even in the most urbanized cities such as Cebu, Iloilo, and Bacolod. As such, a house and lot purchase in any of Visayas' provinces is much cheaper and affordable. At Lumina Homes, you can purchase quality residential property for as low as one million pesos. We offer flexible payment terms to make this easily achievable even for low- to moderately-earning Filipino families.



Top Provinces to Live in Visayas Region

If you need a set of options as to which Visayas provinces will be the ideal places to settle in, consider buying real estate properties in either of these three provinces.




Without a shred of doubt, Cebu province is one of the best locations to raise a family and settle to in the Visayas region. Cebu province remains unparalleled as the wealthiest province in the country for eight consecutive years. Its capital, Cebu City, is renowned as the Queen City of the South for its economic prosperity. This, alone, should not give you doubt as to whether Cebu is worth it, because the answer will always be a resounding yes!


Lumina Homes built a housing project in Cebu, particularly in Carcar City. If you need a place of residence with quality urban perks while living in a generally soothing neighborhood, Lumina Carcar is definitely an excellent choice for you.




Joining Cebu as an economically prosperous province is Iloilo, the so-called Heart of the Philippines. It is the tenth wealthiest province in the country, owing mostly to its infrastructure boom and numerous IT and BPO firms, which brought vast employment opportunities for Ilonggos.


In Oton town, Lumina Homes established an affordable housing community for Ilonggos. Lumina Iloilo is a master-planned community built near markets, malls, schools, hospitals, and leisure spots to bring convenience and comfort to Iloilo homeowners.



Negros Occidental

Home to the City of Smiles, Negros Occidental is the perfect province to achieve a balance of rural and urban lifestyles. You can escape the pollution and traffic of Metro Manila but retain the perks and amenities that are only commonly found in a highly urbanized city in the metropolis.


Bacolod City is doubtless a great residential location where you could have access to marketplaces, medical facilities, reputable academic institutions, and tourist spots, among others. Lumina Homes can help you achieve your house dream through Lumina Bacolod.


Wherever your choice of residency in the Visayas would be, you're in the right place. Cebu, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental are just some of the best provinces where you can own an affordable house and lot. And if you want the perfect combination of quality and affordability, then a house and lot in the Philippines purchased through Lumina Homes is your best bet. Send us your real estate investment inquiries today and we'd be glad to be of service.

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