Eton City -- The Future Cometh
Massively master planned cities are a rarity in the Philippines. Despite this, they are quite common in many progressive countries around the globe. This is an unprecedented development along the South Luzon Expressway. Spanning more than 1,000 hectares and only 40 minutes away from Makati, Eton City has set its sights to become the next urban oasis.
Eton City boasts of a holistic approach to the modern lifestyle. It includes within its expansive reach both residential areas and a globally-competitive business district. The residential part offers a wide array of lots, from island and riverside to lakefront and lake village locations. A road-lined perimeter, security cameras, and 24/7 roving security guards ensure the safety of Eton City dwellers.
Eton City also offers a new dimension of recreation, aside from the standard amenities. A golf course and world-class recreational facilities top off this new vision. Healthcare and educational facilities (including an upcoming UST site) serve as essential support structures. Travel is not a problem — the City has its own SLEX exit, at the Eton City-Greenfield Exit.
Best Among Its Peers
This early in the game, Eton City has been dubbed many names — “the new Fort Bonifacio”, “Makati of the South”, and “Silicon Valley of the Philippines”. The property’s rapid development is augmented by new and existing companies. Among the latter are major vehicle manufacturers: Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Isuzu.
Because of the aggregation of top automobile manufacturers, it’s only natural that among the new institutions to rise is the Laguna Motor City. This is a brainchild of the HSI. The Raceway aims to be the go-to place for all things motorsports in the country, with an emphasis on driving education. It is posed to be a guide for beginner racers who will start from grassroots motorsports and move on to become professional racers in the international level. Laguna Motor City will have proper race tracks for karting, circuit racing, superbikes, motocross, off-roading and rally cross. Construction on the Laguna Motor City will commence on 2017, in time for the future developments at Eton City.
Living up to its “Silicon Valley” moniker, Eton City is also in the neighborhood with technology companies — Hitachi, Toshiba, Fujitsu, and Henkel to name a few. Food and beverage companies such as Pure Foods, Red Ribbon, and Coca Cola are also in the vicinity. Eton City’s thriving community is also anchored around employment opportunities provided by nearby BPO companies and retail quarters.
The South Lake Village phase of Eton City had been completed as early as 2010, but other projects are underway. The City’s central business district is itself a site of rapid development, with premium amenities such as Laguna Motor City’s planned hotel and casino serving as the icing on the cake.