Planting Roots at Lancaster New City
After our thorough discussion and careful budgeting, we came up with a decision to live at Lancaster New City located in Cavite.
Photos taken from their website.
**Disclaimer** I am not in any way paid by ProFriends or Lancaster New City nor am I a real estate agent trying to get you to buy a house at LNC. I am just simply sharing my experience.
Lancaster New City is probably one of the biggest developing township in the country. It encompasses three municipalities in Cavite – Imus, Kawit and General Trias. According to their website, their “strategically-located projects are complemented by amenities that promotes (your) the family’s well-being.” These includes having linear parks, a Parish and an Integrated School System among others.
Although the project is promising, it was not spared of issues and controversies especially on the way the contractors built the houses or the way PROFRIENDs treat their buyers. However, I will not deal with the said issues in this post. On the contrary, in our one-year experience of living in LNC, we have a positive community experience albeit all the issues.
Security. In my opinion, the first thing you need to consider is the security of place. Lucky for us, LNC employs more than a hundred of trained and courteous security guards in the area. Every village has at least 3 guards on duty. In our village, I noticed that they roam around the area from time to time. They are also very polite especially whenever they see my husband in his uniform.
Map taken from lancastercavite.com
Location. I love how LNC is strategically located. It is 45 mins to an hour (depending on the traffic) away from our workplace in Pasay City and Mall of Asia. It offers its residents a quiet place to live in while still being very accessible to Manila.
Transportation. Having been used to riding tricycles and jeeps whenever we go, transportation in LNC looked daunting at first. Unlike other subdivisions that allows tricycles to go around villages, LNC has their own hub and shuttle buses that ferry their residents to their respective villages which charges around P12.00 – P15.00. There are also P2P buses from the hub to PITx and vice versa. Aside from that, the LNC Community has an exclusive group for carpoolers where residents share expenses for the ride. I always opt for the carpooling because it is more convenient than queuing in long lines and fighting to get seats in buses.
Public Utilities. Electricity in LNC is serviced by Meralco. Seldom do we experience any issues in electricity. On the other hand, water in LNC is a bit of a concern. Before we transferred, I heard a lot of bad reviews about Southlink Water Works. Water in LNC is sourced from a deep well, which should not be a problem as long as it is clean, unfortunately, most of the time, it isn’t. As an immediate solution, we installed a 4-stage filtration system which we change filters every 2-3 months.
Amenities. Lancaster New City boasts of amenities that provides comfort to their residents. Leighton Hall is open for events and functions. There is also a pool which residents can use for leisure or even for poolside parties. Each village also has their own linear parks and basketball court. There is also the Church of the Holy Family providing a place for spiritual wellness. There are also 3 operational schools inside the subdivision exclusive for the residents. These are the St Edward Schools System – with the Faith, Hope and Charity branches in full operation.
Although there are no palengke (market) nearby, LNC also offers a variety of convenience stores to choose from as alternative. There’s Savemore, Puregold and the recently opened Shopwise in the area. But if you still prefer a palengke, there is a 5-10 minute palengke known to the residents as Kinamot which is really just along the Alapan, Imus road. You can also try the General Trias public market which is just 15-20 minutes away.
In addition to that, there are nearby fast-food restaurants in the area such as Mcdonald’s and Jollibee (which btw just opened early this year), Giligan’s, Above Sea Level and etc. Bills payment are serviced by the nearby Bayad Center and Bills payment Center at Savemore and Shopwise. I haven’t seen any banks at downtown LNC, but there are nearby banks and other malls along Centennial Highway and EPZA.
Community. We are blessed with a good community inside our village. Our village is very active in terms of projects and programs that fosters harmonious relationships inside the neighborhood. Last year, my baby participated in the annual Halloween Trick or Treat. There were also Christmas parties and Basketball fellowship games during Summertime.
Other considerations. Internet connection is a major concern for some. There are a lot of villages in Lancaster that has PLDT and Globe Fiber connections. While the others only has LTE’s. On the other hand, TV Cables are serviced by either Cignal or Sky Direct.
So there you have it. To summarize it all up, personally, I think living in Lancaster New City is true to their word, it is a “Family-friendly City”. It is too much to expect a perfect community because personally, I don’t think there will ever be a perfect community. It really just depends on how you and your family will look at each challenges. Looking at it in a positive light will make the experience and the environment positive. Besides, I think it should be everyone’s responsibility to foster good vibes. After all we all want the same thing, to have a good and nurturing place to plant our roots on.