Sta. Rosa Garden Villas Phase 5 - LOCATION
Sta. Rosa Garden Villas III Phase 5 is Located at Brgy. Malusak, Ibaba and Labas
The City of Santa Rosa is a mere 24 miles south of Manila through the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), a major thoroughfare that connects Metro Manila to the outlying provinces in Southern Luzon. This puts this city within close driving or commuting distance from Metro Manila’s key business districts, including Alabang (Madrigal Business Park and the Filinvest Corporate City), Makati, and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. This proximity to the metro’s main employment hubs have long made Santa Rosa City a popular suburban residential destination for many Filipino families.
As recently as four decades ago, Santa Rosa was a quiet agricultural and entrepreneurial town, but the 1980s saw a rapid industrialization of the city. During this decade, Santa Rosa attracted more and more local and foreign investors, who the city’s leaders credit to be instrumental in the past-paced economic and social transformation of both the city and the province.
This city is relatively young—it was ratified as a city through the virtue of the Republic Act No. 9264.
Santa Rosa City is popularly known for the local manufacturing plants and industrial estates of global industry titans Coca-Cola and Toyota. Other economic zones and industrial estates in the city include the Greenfield Automotive Park, the Laguna Technopark Inc., the Lakeside Ecozone Nuvali, the Toyota Special Economic Zone, the Santa Rosa Commercial Complex, the Meridian Industrial Complex, and the Daystar Santa Rosa Industrial Park.
Multinational automotive titans Hondo Motors Co., Ltd, Mitsubishi, and Nissan Motors Co., Ltd. all have manufacturing plants in the city, which contributes to 95 percent of the Philippines’ car production. Santa Rosa is also the headquarters of Santarosa Motor Works, Inc., which only solidifies the city’s reputation as the “Detroit City of the Philippines” or the “Motor City of the Philippines.” Numerous car dealerships servicing the different provinces of Southern Luzon can also be found within the city, including Kia, Mazda, Honda, Ford, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Subaru, Mitsubishi, JMC, and Foton.
Monde Nissin Corporation, the food conglomerate that manufactures the popular Lucky Me brand of instant noodles and Monde biscuits, maintains a 14-hectare manufacturing facility within Santa Rosa. The city is also fast becoming a hub for the BPO (business process outsourcing) industry, and ranks among the best cities in the world for Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Services competency. As of the last few years, one can easily find the Southern Luzon branches of IT and BPO companies Convergys, IBM, Teletech, and KGB. As of March 2016, French video game development company Ubisoft opened its Philippine subsidiary in Santa Rosa.
All of these economic zones and activities in the city has made Santa Rosa the richest in Southern Luzon in terms of annual income and has provided thousands of employment opportunities for its residents.
The city also became the site of popular leisure destinations such as the 25-hectare theme park Enchanted Kingdom, which first opened in October 1995. This 21-year-old theme park is undergoing a ten-year expansion plan, which will add new amusement zones, a sprawling convention center, a water park, and even a lifestyle center. This theme park attracts around 1.8 million visitors per year, thanks to its exciting assortment of rides and attractions.
Other lifestyle and entertainment destinations in Santa Rosa include SM City Santa Rosa and Robinsons Place Santa Rosa (bothsituated along the Old National Highway), Ayala Malls Solenad (Nuvali Ecozone), Vista Mall Santa Rosa, and the Paseo de Santa Rosa (Greenfield City District). There are also two brances of Walter Mart (one in San Lorenzo Road and another in Bel-Air), Laguna Central Mall, and Target Mall and Unitop Shopping Mall (both in the Santa Rosa Commercial Complex).
Santa Rosa boasts of a land area of 54.13 square kilometers (or 5,413 hectares) and is situated in the western section of Laguna de Bay. On the western section of the city, one can find a primarily business zone, with a wide variety of commercial and industrial establishments. The northern section consists primarily of residential subdivisions and developments, educational institutions, industrial estates, and a smattering of business establishments.
Santa Rosa City is primarily accessible through the South Luzon Expressway, with two available exits: the Santa Rosa Exit (KM 38) and Greenfield City – Eton City – ABI Exit (KM 42). The national highway that connects Alabang in Muntinlupa City and Pagsanjan, Laguna, also passes through Santa Rosa. Residents can use these thoroughfares to get to different parts of Metro Manila and Southern Luzon. On the other hand, they can easily go up to summer haven Tagaytay City through the Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Residents of Santa Rosa Garden Villas III Phase 5 can also enjoy the different public transportation options that will bring them to different parts of the city and the region, including jeepneys, tricycles, multicab shuttles, and buses.
For their healthcare and emergency needs, residents of this DDC Land development can go to the Santa Rosa Community Hospital (L&M Subdivision), the Marian Hospital (J.P. Rizal Boulevard), the New Sinai MDI Hospital and Medical Center (Old National Highway), the Balibago Polyclinic and Hospital (J.P. Rizal Boulevard), the St. James Hospital (Barangay DIta), the Medical City South Luzon (Greenfield City District), Qualimed Nuvali (Barangay Santo Domingo), the Santa Rosa Hospital and Medical Center (RSBS Boulevard), and CityMedic Hospital (J.P. Rizal Boulevard).
Schools in Santa Rosa City include the Laguna Bel-Air school, the Dominican College of Santa Rosa, Laguna, the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Santa Rosa campus, Canossa School of Santa Rosa, Maranatha Living Hope Academy, and Santa Rosa Science and Technology High School.