A look-back on EDSA’s transformation: Real estate as an anchor of sustainability

What was originally envisioned to become Metro Manila’s “most beautiful highway,” the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) has, in time, evolved to other superlatives: from being the capital’s most vital thoroughfare, to the country’s most historic.

EDSA has seen it all. Named after the 20th-century polymath, the avenue witnessed generations pass, leaderships change, and the concept of progress transform.

The idea of sustainable development, for instance, applies along its 24-kilometer stretch. Property developers recognized EDSA not just as a highway that connects residential areas to business and office hubs, but as the very avenue where all these intersect. 

Now lined up with various developments, EDSA distinctively exemplifies economic sustainability, with its compounding connectivity and strategically-positioned establishments that promote efficiency and minimize resource consumption. 

It all boils down to what a major thoroughfare like EDSA presents us with: boundless economic opportunities, a self-contained community with one’s resources at their fingertips, and in turn, a diverse environment fit for inclusive growth.

EDSA shines a new ‘Light’

            Along the same historic avenue that hosted among the most transformative growths in the country will soon rise a visionary development. As a prime mover of EDSA, SM Development Corporation (SMDC) brings yet another economic growth driver in the area: Light 2 Residences.

Facing the country’s most important highway, SMDC’s Light 2 Residences is a master-planned community that presents prized accessibility and more. If you value having all your essentials within reach, Light 2 Residences is an investment that you should undoubtedly consider.

Right in front of Light 2 Residences are the Boni MRT-3 Station and EDSA, your gateways within and outside the region. With the completion of the Bonifacio Global City (BGC)-Ortigas Bridge, and the construction of other infrastructure projects like the Mega Manila Subway, even more locales will soon be within reach. Whether out for work, for leisure, or a sudden whim to explore the bustling metropolis, Light 2 Residences makes a perfect home base for the urban dweller.

The development is situated along Mandaluyong, which embodies the “15-minute city” concept where key destinations are nearby. The location delivers an abundance of opportunities within short distances, including corporate hubs, schools, and hospitals. This valuable advantage saves precious time, money, and also the environment, given the reduced carbon footprint.

Shopping centers also provide entertainment and lifestyle choices to underpin the idea of customized city living. In conjunction with the development is Light Mall, a deluxe commercial center with a wide selection of dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Meanwhile, access to central business districts of Ortigas, Makati, and BGC offers much-desired career growth possibilities. 

All these further SMDC’s commitment of taking care of its communities, with integrated developments that support not just a thriving, holistic lifestyle, but rather a sustainable one.

Excellence that radiates from thoughtful design

Enter the hotel-like lobby of Light 2 Residences and you’ll immediately get the sense of its thoughtfully-designed spaces, devoted to social sustainability.

Created to cultivate connections, Light 2 presents over a hectare of space to cherish life’s joys. Indulge in the refreshing waters of resort-styled swimming pools, the warmth of the sun at the sun deck, and the rustling leaves at the abundant lawns within the complex.

Get stronger and feel lighter at the fully-equipped gym, exercise zone, and a dedicated yoga area. Or perhaps, make the fondest of memories with your loved ones at the kid’s play park and built-in entertainment facilities.

With efficiently laid-out units, exceptional safety and security measures, leasing and property management services, and a sustainability ethos that translates into Hongkong-based Adrian L. Norman (ALN) Limited’s award-winning landscape architecture, you are granted the kind of life you aspire for in a community you deserve.

After all, that remains the vision of SMDC — developing homes that Filipinos deserve, where luxury is made attainable. 

At Light 2 Residences, you’re not only privy to how the property sector illuminates the transformative growth of EDSA, but how various facets of sustainable living are democratized, one SMDC development at a time.

For more information about SMDC’s Light 2 Residences, visit www. https://smdc.com/properties/light-2-residences/.


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