Why Sto. Tomas, Batangas is the Pick of the Bunch

7 November 2022
Why Sto. Tomas Batangas is the Pick of the Bunch

Are you looking for the best location where you can settle down with your family? Do you think it's time for you to move out of the crowded and busy metro and opt for a peaceful life in a province like Batangas? Lumina Homes got you!


If you're considering to invest in an affordable house and lot for sale in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, we will provide you with reasonably priced real estate property options to choose from. Homeownership is a critical process. You must consider things like the type of property, location, as well as community of your target location. With Lumina Homes, you can rest assured that the affordable house and lot you'll be getting is a great investment for your future. So, if you're considering Sto. Tomas, Batangas as your home location, let this article help you decide.



Know more about the Sto. Tomas, Batangas

Sto. Tomas is a 1st class city in the province of Batangas. Located in the south-west of the Philippines, it borders the cities of Calamba City to the north, Alaminos to the east, Tanauan City to the west, and Lipa City to the south. The Philippine Statistics Authority estimates that Santo Tomas has 218,500 residents living in its 30 subdivided barangays. Since it lies at the foot of Mount Makiling, it is easily accessible to Calamba City, San Pablo City, Tanauan City, and Lipa City. This is why it is referred to as the gateway to Batangas.


Sto. Tomas holds its annual festivals and celebrations as a way to keep the tradition alive. Sto Tomas residents celebrate the Mahaguyog Festival between February 27 and March 7. Its name is derived from a combination of the words Mais, Halaman, Gulay, and Niyog. It is done in order to recognize the abundance of blessings that the locals have received.



In What Region Does Sto. Tomas Belongs

Sto. Tomas is an urbanized municipality in the Province of Batangas which is in the CALABARZON Region of the Philippines. As per the Philippine Statistics Authority, the component city covers 95.41 square kilometers (36.84 square miles) or 3.06% of the total area of the province of Batangas, which is 3,119.75 square kilometers (1,204.54 square miles).


Santo Tomas, Batangas is also a locality with a rich cultural heritage. The town was founded on March 7, 1666, making it one of the oldest. Additionally, the town has 30 barangays named after different saints. It is not by chance that Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron saint of Santo Tomas, is also the patron saint of Catholic schools.


As well as its historical significance, the city is also home to the last Filipino general to surrender to the Americans, General Miguel Malvar, who was a hero of the Philippine Revolution and Philippine-American War.



What Are the Advantages of Living in Sto. Tomas, Batangas


1. Convenient Location

Location is a vital part in determining if a location is an ideal home site. Foretunately, Sto. Tomas is referred to as the "Gateway to the South" for its ease of access and efficiency for residents, businesses, goods, and services. It is easily accessible via the South Luzon Expressway and the Star Tollway, which connect the city to other towns in Batangas, Laguna, and Metro Manila. Therefore, if you're looking for an ideal location with easy access to and from the neighboring cities, Sto. Tomas should be your pick.


2. Growth and Industry Opportunities

If you're leaving the metro, you don't need to worry about career and business opportunities. There are two Philippine Industrial Parks located in Santo Tomas: the First Philippine Industrial Park and the Light and Industry Science Park III. Business thrives there, resulting in more employment opportunities for Batangueños and Batangueñas. It is home to a range of manufacturing industries and multinational companies that are ideal for professionals and job seekers alike.



Sto. Tomas and Its Arts, Food, and Culture

The beautiful province of Batangas is not just famous for the scenic spots, tourist destinations, and good food. Batangueños follow an interesting culture in different aspects that makes them distinctive. There are lots of traditional practices that set them apart from other cultures that are still alive up to this day. Hence, if you're someone who values tradition and culture, Batangas should be on your list for home site.


The city is also famous for its Catholic pilgrims and devotees of St. Padre Pio and St. Thomas Aquinas. Known for its miracles and healing, the National Shrine of St. Padre Pio is well known throughout the Philippines. Furthermore, it is the first shrine in Batangas.


In terms of food culture, you can find various restaurants and even roadside places where you can taste the famous dishes that Batangas offers. From savory dishes and desserts to local wine made from sugarcane, you can start your food journey and get to know Sto. Tomas, Batangas before deciding to settle down in this beautiful location.



The Infrastructure Projects in the Province of Batangas


1. Pan-Philippine Highway or Maharlika Highway

With the highway connecting the city with Calamba and the rest of Laguna, the route reaches all the way to Bicol. A toll road (South Tagalog Arterial Road) and an expressway (South Luzon Expressway) serve Batangas City and Metro Manila, respectively. Tanauan City, Lipa, and Batangas City are connected by the Jose P. Laurel Highway.


2. Star Tollway-Pinamucan Bypass Road

This 19-kilometer bypass road eases traffic in Batangas City. In addition, it has a 179-meter-long bridge across the Calumpang River that will connect to the various barangays of Brgy. Tinga, Libjo, Sampaga, San Pedro, Dalig, Dumantay, Sirang Lupa, and Dumacla. The Phase 2 project, on the other hand, begins in Sirang Lupa, San Isidro, Mahabang Dahilig, Tabangao Ambulong, Tabangao Dao, Pinamucan Proper, and ends in Pinamucan Ibaba.


3. Lobo-Malabrigo-Laiya-San Juan Road

The project connects San Juan and Lobo municipalities in Batangas with a 22.16-kilometer road. In addition to providing easy access to different resorts, beaches, and diving spots in Batangas Province, this infrastructure project promotes the city's tourism.


4. Batangas City-San Pascual-Bauan Diversion Road

Public access to this project has already been granted as of May 2021. With the proposed development, rush hour traffic won't be as problematic as before. Consequently, the two-hour trip from Batangas City to Bauan will only take 10-15 minutes. 



Lumina Batangas: The Ideal Residential Community for You and Your Family

We proudly present Lumina Batangas, a real estate development project in the amazing province of Batangas that offers the perfect balance of tranquil and urbanized living. Just about 45 minutes from Alabang, the STAR Tollway and SLEX make it easy to get to Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Lumina Batangas is Lumina Homes' flagship project located between Sto. Tomas and Tanauan, Batangas. A 33-hectare development featuring Mt. Makiling's magnificent views features a multi-purpose hall, a mini garden, a playground, a jogging path, and space for future commercial establishments.


So, if you fell in love while visiting the beautiful province of Batangas, you can easily find and purchase an affordable house and lot in the Philippines through Lumina Homes. Regardless if you're looking for an investment property or a living space upgrade, Lumina Batangas surely has the perfect unit for you and your family. In checking property listings, make sure to check the publication date to get the latest and most accurate properties. You can visit our website and check out our Lumina Batangas project to reserve your unit today!

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