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In Jaro, Iloilo: Holistic garden community scales up



PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF GLADE RESIDENCES WALKABLE community located at the heart of Jaro, Iloilo.

Also known as Mestizo town due to the affluent Filipino-Spanish families who have settled for generations in the area, the town of Jaro in Iloilo fuses Ilonggo heritage with the modern developments taking place as part of Iloilo’s dynamic growth.

Iloilo City is in the heart of an infrastructure boom. During the first quarter of 2020, the city government has already approved 655 building permits out of 1,037 applications. These construction projects are seen as economic drivers as commercial, retail, and residential spaces are set to boost the confidence of both locals and migrants to stay in the city.

To kickstart the New Year, SM Development Corporation (SMDC) officially opened the doors of Glade Residences, an innovative
master-planned residential project poised to take the city to the next level. This is in line with the company’s commitment to continuing its legacy of redefining the landscape of urban dwellings with game-changing projects that strike the balance between luxury and accessibility.

DRESSED-UP model unit.

Iloilo-based — perhaps due to their roots or for business expansion — residents who yearn for the amenities of a modern lifestyle in the midst of lush scenery will find their next home at Glade Residences. This mid-rise residential gated community has wide, open outdoor spaces with verdant parks and gardens, providing a relaxing environment where residents can enjoy a healthy and productive lifestyle. It offers SMDC’s brand of five-star features, a hotel-like experience, and generous resort-type amenities for the perfect live-work-play environment.

Safe, secure, sustainable

To ensure a resilient and flood-free development, SMDC took thorough flood, traffic, and soil studies. Thus, going beyond its design, the master-planned community aims to provide a strong sense of security amongst its residents with the addition of 24/7 security, a network of CCTV cameras and centralized monitoring system, and professional property management to ensure the peace of mind of its condo dwellers.

ENJOY a work and life balance at the property’s amenities.

As the future of cities is still all about green living, Glade Residences presents dwellers with a low-carbon and convenient lifestyle by having easy access to commercial establishments. Right beside the property will be a future SM Mall offering various retail, dining, personal care, entertainment and public service options.

MODERN lifestyle for every family.

Inter-connected sidewalks, linear parks, greenways and bike paths make the community a walkable development. The units are also efficiently configured to allow natural light and ventilation to come in, which entails requiring less electrical consumption.

In the midst of an ongoing pandemic, what’s certain is that this community would be good investment for those choosing to keep a productive and balanced life by enjoying the property’s amenities.

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