Miami sizzles in South Forbes
The Philippine Star
MANILA, Philippines - Filipinos are natural beach lovers. Well, why wouldn’t they when the Philippines has some of the best beaches in the world. We could be dubbed the beach capital of Asia if we measure the coastline length of all our 7,107 islands.
South Forbes Golf City, the country’s largest fully-integrated and all-themed golf resort city at the forefront of the Metro Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay corridor, and recipient of the Best Golf Community Development by the 2007 CNBC International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious property awards program, and, recently, the Highly Commended Award for Best Development by the 2010 Bloomberg Asia-Pacific Residential Award, loves the beach setting which is why most of its enclaves are themed to it.
“Our first American-themed and beach-inspired residential enclave is Miami,” said Jeffrey Ng, Cathay Land president.. “Here, residents can be sunbathing beach bums on weekends and tropical dwellers all year long.”
Red Hot. The Miami Beach Architectural District, sometimes called the Art Deco District, contains the largest concentration of 1920s and 1930s resort architecture in the United States, specifically the Art Deco International, or Moderne styles. These dazzlingly colored buildings represent an era when Miami Beach was heavily promoted and developed as a “tropical playground.”
“Our homes capture the extraordinary charm of this district yet each with its own functional appeal,” Ng said. “When completed, Miami will be a vibrant community of posh homes and lush tropical landscape much like its Floridian counterpart.”
Soon, Miami will be dotted with the Daytona for the jetsetter businessman, the Kissimmee for those who lavish in the comfort of big spaces, the Sarasota for big families with their own personal needs, and the Pensacola suited for the retirement class.
The Bomb. Miami, Florida is also about the cultural diversity, the beach, nightlife, and the shopping just as much as the architecture. And in this village of sophisticated homes, it deservingly has an equally classy clubhouse where residents are elevated to a celebrity status, especially those who adore soaking in the sun and enjoy a nightlife that never sleeps.
Swimmers and sunbathers are welcome to lounge on sunning beds all around the beach-like deck beside an oceanic pool. On special weekends, one can grab a bite at the clubhouse outdoor café for delectable barbecues with family and friends -- a popular American tradition.
Two feature parks inside Miami are dedicated to providing picturesque and stimulating parks and recreational facilities, whether one is a biker, stroller, or passer-by. Flamingo Park will even have flamingo sculptures around a fountain. After all, what tropical setting would be complete without rows of tall palms that spire up to the sky and sway with the gentle breeze like well-wishers welcoming everyone arriving.
In the immediate vicinity of the Miami enclave, the Ayala Westgrove Retail Plaza by the village entrance will cater to the immediate needs of Miami residents while the City Center, South Forbes’ commercial hub of retail, dining, and entertainment establishments located around a lagoon, is only a few minutes’ walk from home. The driving range located there is open daily for those eager to perfect their golfing strokes.
Eager minds will never be late to class with the South Forbes City Colleges just across the street from the gates. Parents, too, are just a stone’s throw away at the Cyberpark where they go to work or have set up business.
Grilling. And as if Miami already has everything one can dream of in a tropical resort destination, every resident is entitled to free golf membership to the world-class 18-hole South Forbes Golf and Leisure Club at no activation fee. Members, through the affiliation shared with the IMG Sports Club, are given privileged access and special discounts to over 42 other golf and sports clubs worldwide.
Smokin’.Move in right here, right now. Call 667-3757 or 910-5546 for a free city tour or log on to www.philproperties.ph/south-forbes-golf-city/ for more information.