TOURISTS and foodie alike do not come to Central Luzon for fun and recreation, but as potential investors, as this is now becoming the center of attraction for them to locate and do business.
Greenfield Development Corp. (GDC) is one of the important players in Santa Rosa. Its presence has contributed to uplift the quality of modern living.
Named after the first South American saint, Santa Rosa de Lima of Peru, a nun of the Third Order of Saint Dominique, Santa Rosa City is part of Hacienda Biñan. Through the petitions of the prominent local residents, the town Santa Rosa was born on January 18, 1792.
“The development of Greenfield City aims to promote a family destination, because we are quite aware that quality time is a must for Filipinos,” Duane AX Santos, executive vice president and general manager of GDC, said in a press statement.
He added Greenfield City is a master-planned community that is distinctive for its concept of a “city within a park.” This means that commercial centers, lifestyle hubs, and recreational facilities for the whole family are nestled against vast open spaces and parks, with an ambiance typical to peaceful, countryside living.
Santos said the township’s green spaces are perfect for family bonding-related activities, such as picnics, games of Frisbee, football, badminton, or other sports activities, as well as kite flying that can be held at the Greenfield City Sports Field.
If a family decides to go on a food trip, there is a wide selection of restaurants and cafés also present at the Paseo Outlets, the developer’s pioneer outlet mall. Family members from the young one to the young once can grab a late lunch, or sipping artisanal coffee can be a weekly tradition after a great time outdoors. Among others, there’s the Ryuma Japanese Restaurant, Santi’s Delicatessen, Café Breton, and Kanin Club.
Meanwhile, those who love to eat out together will surely savor the diverse gastronomic hub at the Greenfield City Weekend Market in Paseo Outlets. Every Saturday and Sunday evening, Santos said the place is transformed for outdoor, lantern-lit feasting, with a variety of appetizers, dishes, desserts and drinks for the whole family, while jazz music serenades at the background.
The Greenfield City Weekend Market in Paseo Outlets also offers a plethora of food vendors offering a variety of appetizers, dishes, desserts and drinks every Saturday and Sunday evening.
Santos said the popular favorites are roasted chicken, barbecue, hot dog, sisig, lemonade and ice cream. Families can also feast on takoyaki, churros, soymilk, soy brew and chilled taho from the market’s unique vendors. Wooden picnic tables are available and there are roaming attendants doing the cleanup. Ample lights brighten up night dining.
As an added treat, children can play the limbo game, shoot rings in bottles, or have fun at the giant board games of Connect Four and Chess, also within Paseo Outlets.
Shopaholics will enjoy the bonding experience more as Paseo Outlets offer up to a 70-percent discount on goods in its 43 retail outlets. In every sense, it’s a place where sale is on every day. To name a few, there’s the Bench Depot, Nike Factory Store, Oakley Vault, Pottery Barn Outlet Store and Marks & Spencer. Extra shopping can be done at neighboring Laguna Central and Arcadia.
“During weekends, we experience atleast 1,500 in foot traffic, as many shoppers check out the latest bargains,” Santos noted.
Spacious Southern living
Santos said a lot of families have already decided to make Greenfield City their home.
At Greenfield City, two residential enclaves promise spacious Southern living and sophisticated comfort, namely, the Pramana and Solen subdivision developments.
Pramana, the first residential park in the country, is a 30-hectare community featuring Asian-inspired homes, a man-made lagoon, koi ponds, swimming pools, basketball court, grand clubhouse and other amenities perfect for people of all ages.
Solen, on the other hand, is a 50-hectare property with sprawling grounds and tree groves. One of the best amenities at the enclave is the 764-square-meter swimming pool complex that consists of leisure and lap pools, a kiddie pool, pool deck and patio. Its 5,000-sq-m nature park is a child’s paradise, as well.