Sustainability redefined with Vine Residences, SMDC’s master-planned development in Novaliches

Sustainability has taken a whole new shape in today’s world. The recent health crisis has put health, safety, and well-being in the center of the discussion, and climate change has placed disaster risk reduction and resilience front and center.

SM Development Corporation (SMDC), “Developer of the Year” at the DOT Property Philippines Awards 2022, remains resolute in building sustainable communities across the country that address the safety, security, and evolving needs of Filipino homebuyers.

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A sprawling oasis in the heart of the city, Vine Residences demonstrates SMDC’s unique ability to create holistic ecosystems of sustainable communities. The development sits right within the SM City Novaliches complex, offering a premium integrated lifestyle.

It’s more than just being green

Now more than ever, developers are being assessed against Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards — how they’re able to provide safe and secure environments, improve health, well-being, and overall quality of life, all while addressing the environmental impacts of real estate development.

One of the master-planned communities that encapsulates this trifecta is SMDC’s Vine Residences. This gated vertical community has dedicated 52 percent of its total land area to open spaces, which has rightfully earned Vine Residences the title, “Best Landscape Architectural Design,” from PropertyGuru Philippines in 2021. Its expansive amenity area brings the joys of the outdoors right to your very own backyard.

A slew of resort-style amenities await residents at the Central Park — intricately-designed swimming pools, an engaging children’s play zone, and lush sunken gardens that flaunt an exquisite use of space and foliage. If adventure is what you’re after, discover the beauty of nature at the Camp Hill Site. Go searching for treasure as you trek along the Eco Trail, or enjoy a competitive game of basketball or volleyball at the covered court.

What truly rounds up SMDC’s commitment to sustainability, however, are their upgrades or practices that, all in all, enhance each development’s resilience and overall efficiency while promoting environmental stewardship. For instance, Vine Residences has been raised from the ground by approximately three meters, not only to preserve the trees and vegetation in the area, but also to strengthen the community’s defense against flooding. It’s also equipped with a detention tank that controls and mitigates water discharge in cases of heavy rains. A rainwater collection system, on the other hand, enables rainwater to be recycled and used to water its landscape.

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Sustainability is ingrained in each SMDC community. With its Nature Park, Vine Residences, a ready-for-occupancy (RFO) development, promotes green and healthy living in all aspects.

Couple these with the way the hotel-like lobbies and right-sized units at Vine Residences are designed to maximize the use of natural light and ventilation, and the walkability that a home right within the SM City Novaliches complex provides, and you are granted a sustainable lifestyle in a disaster-resilient property.

Novaliches as a hyper-connected economic corridor

Shaping today’s property sector along with sustainability is infrastructure. Given real estate’s confounding implications on both the economy and the environment, these two go hand in hand in uplifting quality of life — sustainability practices future-proofing homes and prioritizing health and wellness, and infrastructure developments triggering economic opportunities and paving the way for hyper-connectedness inter- and intra-cities.

Novaliches, in particular, is in a particularly exciting position when it comes to reaping the benefits of sustainable infrastructure. The soon-to-be-completed MRT Line 7 will connect the area to the planned North Triangle Common Station, where transfers can be made to other train lines. The west of the metro will soon be easily reachable via LRT Line 1, and the MRT Line 3, together with the future Mega Manila Subway, will enable ease of travel down south.

This not only signifies utmost convenience in getting in and around Metro Manila. It also solidifies Novaliches as a key economic corridor, and marks it as a real estate investment hotbed to look out for.

Real estate as the golden ticket to sustainable investments

When it comes to sustainable investments, financial experts agree that real estate is the safest, most practical choice. Real estate assets are not only income-generating, but inflation-hedging as well. 

It is a must-have in one’s investment portfolio, primarily because real estate is bound to appreciate in value over time. It stays ahead of inflation, protecting your hard-earned money and even growing it in leaps and bounds in a 10 to 20-year horizon. For immediate yet steady returns, you can always choose to rent out your unit.

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As part of their continued push towards making the luxurious attainable, SMDC curates an affluent lifestyle for their residents. Opulently-designed lobbies and a dedicated front desk team not only make sure you get treated to a VIP experience every day, but are given more time and energy for the things that truly matter.

The secret lies in choosing the right developer. SMDC’s distinct formula of sustainable developments in progressive locations has, time and time, proven itself rewarding for both end-users and investors. Add to that the integrated mall lifestyle they’ve pioneered, and the human-centric approach to property management and leasing services they carry.

Steadfast in building an affluent nation of homeowners, the trailblazing developer has recently launched their Move In Now Campaign, which essentially enables more Filipinos to own and immediately move into luxurious and masterfully-designed, sustainable homes. The program allows prospective buyers to enjoy as much as 10 percent discount upon reservation on select SMDC RFO developments nationwide. It also lets them in on the opportunity to move in right away with a five percent spot cash  payment. On top of that, SMDC gives prospective buyers a housewarming present with a premium furniture item from Our Home.

More than just an after-thought, sustainable homes are a necessity, and they are now made attainable to many, thanks to SMDC. Start living sustainably and holistically with SMDC, and move in now to Vine Residences.

To know more about the promotions you can avail of under the Move In Now Campaign, follow SMDC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Tiktok, or visit the SMDC website.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.


Resort-style living city at SMDC’s Shore Residences Complex

With most of us having the chance to work remotely, it’s no wonder many city dwellers are packing their bags and moving to beautiful waterfront destinations. Who wouldn’t want to have a seafront view while working or run into the water after a long day of work, right?

Now you can live the resort lifestyle that you have always dreamed of at the Shore Residences complex.

This 9-hectare property developed by SM Development Corporation (SMDC) in the Mall of Asia complex lets you experience a premier waterfront lifestyle without having to leave the city.

SMDC Shore Resudences

It boasts 3 luxury resort-inspired enclaves: Shore Residences which provides you with exclusive beach-like amenities like beach entry pools with a feature island, and palm tree courtyards; Shore 2 Residences which offers a premier riverfront inspired lifestyle, with pools that stretch throughout the amenity deck; and Shore 3 Residences which showcases wharf-inspired amenities, expansive swimming pools offering distinct experiences like The Central Bay with an Olympic-length lap pool and in-water garden coves, and The Grand Ocean with an iconic wharf deck, beach-entry pool, and aquatic lounges.

Here’s how you can work hard, play hard, and still enjoy a resort-like lifestyle without having to give up everything you love about the city:

Have your own paradise in the middle of the hustle and bustle

Each unit can be your own little slice of paradise. You can choose from 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom units, and can even opt to move into special units that protrude from the building facade. You can also take advantage of Flexi Units and design it your way.

SMDC Shore Resudences

Imagine waking up every morning to views of resort-like gardens and pools right from your balcony. This will help energize you to face each work day with optimism and focus. And when the sun goes down, you get front row seats to the Manila Bay sunset which is one of the best views in the Philippines.

Enjoy your private waterfront home

Whether you want to take a quick dip, do laps in the athletic pools, or just relax and spend the day in any of the lounge pools, there are several stunning aquatic facilities which cater to both adults and kids.

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These will surely help wash away any stress you may get from a long day at work, or can serve as a bonding activity with your kids or a quick workout on weekends.

Well-appointed public spaces

Don’t feel like getting wet? You can still enjoy a full set of out-of-water amenities within the Shore Residences complex.

Aside from the countless swimming pools, residents can also use the basketball court and jogging trails placed along beautifully landscaped gardens. Here, you can walk, run, or simply meditate while indulging in your lavish surroundings.

SMDC Shore Resudences

The development also boasts of well-appointed indoor gyms, where serious health buffs can break a sweat. And for special events with family and friends, the various function rooms and event spaces can accommodate any of life’s milestones.

Be at the center of all the action.

The Shore Residences complex is nestled in the Mall of Asia lifestyle and business complex which means you’re minutes away from hundreds of restaurants, retail and entertainment establishments. However, if an easy day at home is what tickles one’s fancy, a slew of restaurants, cafes and spas are conveniently located at the ground floor retail strip. It is also just a stone’s throw away from NAIAX that leads to the airport terminals and other major thoroughfares.

To cope with all of life’s stress, sometimes all we need is a little escape. Now, you can easily step out of your unit and enjoy the relaxing lifestyle only the Shore Residences complex can give.

To know more about SMDC’s Shore Residences, visit .

About SM Development Corporation (SMDC)

SMDC is the largest and fastest growing real estate developer in the Philippines. Championing perfectly integrated commercial and residential environments, SMDC provides every Filipino and its investors access to a sustainable and attainable cosmopolitan lifestyle. Through masterfully planned and award-winning complete developments, SMDC has been providing the dream homes of Filipinos in Metro Manila and other key cities in the Philippines.

Images and details provided by SMDC in a recent press release.