Avida Settings Molino is the next big thing
Avida Settings sits securely well on higher ground along Molino Road and just front of it is Arvo Mall by Ayala Mall rising in December 2013.
Avida Settings, Residences & Village along Molino Road has wide access to major roads leading to Manila, Alabang and the South. With new access roads and large hectares of lands being developed to ready itself for the new Cavite City
These house and lot developments by Avida are strategically located on the higher grounds of Dasmariñas Cavite. Technically, Avida Settings Cavite is in Bacoor however the Ayala Mall right in front of it is Dasmarinas area, assuring you that Settings is also on higher grounds. You can be sure that your investment is a cut above the rest from house and lot developments in this price category.
Bound to Manila
Avida on a smooth day is only 25 minutes to Baclaran. The newly constructed Molino Boulevard that traverse from St. Dominic Hospital (Aguinaldo Highway) connecting to Molino Road, is currently being widened. The Coastal Highway Route has greatly been improved with longer roads leading to other parts of Cavite. Morning commuters during rush hours should ideally be on the road before 7am to catch the “buhos” which simply means that traffic enforcers give priority to those going to Manila or Makati. Observing this practice can cut your time to as much as 30-minutes to reach the boundaries of Makati. Coming back should double that time on rush hour. Commuters have claimed a 30 minute drive from SM MOA to Avida Settings on a regular lunch hour.
Bound to Makati
You have two options going to Makati. Thanks to DaangHari which cuts travel time to Alabang to 15-20 minutes. All roads lead to SLEX if you live in the south and going to Makati using SLEX and Skyway can be as short as 45minutes (real time!). You can also go to Makati (Buendia) through the Coastal Highway route.
Avida Settings to Alabang – 20 minutes
Alabang (Honda) to Skyway entrance – 5 minutes
Skyway (South station) to Amorsolo Makati – 15 minutes
The 45km. drive can take between 45 to 1-hour. The longest time that took me to travel was 1.5 hours, on a heavy rainy day. While it still seem far, it’s actually half the kilometer and half the travel time if you live in Nuvali – plus it saves you toll fees. This was one of the reason that I forgone living in Nuvali – but it doesn’t mean I won’t be investing in that dreamland! (that’s another blog of course). For now with our kids still in primaries, ASC provides several nearby schools and universities and gets me nearer to Alabang Central Business district and Manila.
A second Ayala Mall rising in front of Avida Settings Cavite
Another reason for living in Avida Settings Cavite aside from being nearer to Manila and Makati is the proximity to business districts in the south. Molino towards PalaPala still has huge hectares of land for city development. AyalaLand have invested four major subdivisions in this area where a grand master plan will be in place. Though it’s still in its infancy, wide access roads are to be built adding highways that leads directly to SLEX near Susana exit. This means that commuters who live in this area will have several access points to SLEX and of course those working in Makati.
Falling in love with Settings
I am really happy we chose to live in Avida Settings Cavite as early as now – before land price hits sky high. We looked around several developments in this area. DaangHari of course offers the best location but is reserved for those who have at least 10M to spend for a house and lot. We did consider from other nearby developers because Ayala is Ayala so to speak. Avida Settings in Molino has more trees, parks and wider roads. Its actually a great place to jog, bike and really built for kids in mind. We wanted a pollution-free village, having lived in Manila for a long time and Avida Settings feels like in Tagaytay during the “ber” months.
Nuvali or Cavite?
After visiting both developments, Nuvali is undoubtedly the clear winner when it comes to overall development. But there are serious things to consider when living in Nuvali – such as distance, needing your own car to get around, gas and toll fee expenses. We computed the distance and Nuvali is farther to Makati by around 40km or 4 liters of gas. We also added toll fees and realized that living in Avida Settings Molino would save so much in travel expenses.
The quality of living in both Nuvali and Cavite are the same in a sense that both developments has many trees – I mean lots of them! Both were cool places because they both sit on higher grounds. We were breathless the first time we saw the Cavite property, it was lovely and really liked the cul de sac theme. There were lots of open parks and of course, it is near to everything such as hospitals and the two malls being developed by AyalaLand in Dasmarinas (District mall and Arvo Mall). Avida Settings Molino is also a stone-throw away from two SM Hypermart (yes! Avida Settings is sandwiched between 2 SM hypermarts). Its also near DLSU and of course our favorite place – ATC (Alabang Town Center).
It all made sense to invest from an Ayala property, primarily because of assurance of what you bought will look the same decades after. These were the misgivings of “others” the homeowners were telling us. To put it plainly, without control, once a subdivision has been turned over to the homeowner, maintenance becomes a problem and abuse everywhere. The once beautiful landscape turns to eyesore and the once breathing space between houses becomes clustered together.
We had friends from San Jose Village, Ayala’s earliest affordable housing and almost three decades after, the village remains pleasant, secured and the theme maintained. Although there were decrepit houses, the parks and easements between houses remained as intended – and this made the big difference. The bottom-line I guess is that the Ayala’s taking care of their brand – their name is top of mind. An assurance that the house and lot we bought in Avida is not only beautiful but a worthwhile house and lot investment.