What started as weekend getaway for the Filipino elite in the late 1990s,  Tagaytay Highlands has evolved into the township that it is today.

Considered as the country’s premium mountain resort development, Tagaytay Highlands began as a members-only facility pioneering a lot of the country’s firsts – from golf club membership to Swiss cable cars and other recreational amenities that fit the needs of discriminating and quality conscious upscale individuals who long for an escape from the busy metro. 

Today, the award-winning township, known to blend Tagaytay’s natural beauty and city conveniences, continues to offer the distinctive mountain resort lifestyle to the privileged few. 

After more than two decades, Tagaytay Highlands has become a charming character of its own. It is the only mountain resort of its kind and scale nearest Metro Manila, with its themed residences and world-class services wrapped in splendid views of nature and the year-round cool weather Tagaytay is known for.

Backed by the long-standing credibility of the SM Group, Tagaytay Highlands has seen its property values appreciate as it continues to develop its vast land area of more than a thousand hectares where it constantly introduces innovative concepts.

Tagaytay Highlands is home to various residential developments —  from signature log cabins, mid-rise condominiums, and a variety of internationally-themed residential lot communities. 

The signature log cabin community, The Woodlands and Woodlands Point, are set amidst Norfolk Pine Trees and lush mountain ranges. 

The award-winning Woodridge Place, a luxury condominium development inspired by the elegant Colorado Rockies mountain resorts,  present the seamless fusion of the rustic mountain retreat experience with Mahogany and Linden buildings. It also offers the conveniences of modern and worry-free living added to that unobstructed views of the mountains of Tagaytay, Highlands fairways, and Laguna de Bay.

Aspenhills, a modern ranch-style themed community inspired by Aspen, Colorado, features mountain lodge homes of modern and rustic details. This 27-hectare residential village offers an overlooking view of the rich mountains of Batangas and Laguna, Canlubang Valley, and Laguna de Bay.

The Horizon Terraces is one of Tagaytay Highlands’ latest and most refreshing take on holistic living with its residential mix of Asian contemporary garden villas and suites. Inspired by the radiance of nature that surrounds it, this first integrated development presents a vivid montage of nature’s spectacle at every turn – Mt. Makiling, the Midlands Golf Course, the Taal Lake and Volcano, and the community’s very own lush Central Park.

 Sycamore Heights is an Asian contemporary themed residential development bounded by breathtaking views of the Taal Lake and Volcano, Midlands fairways, and the mountainside.

Vireya perfectly bonds the cool mist of the mountains and the vibrant warmth of the tropics. Future residents can build Bali-inspired homes by incorporating elements of wood and wide glass windows. High-pitched roofs and entryways with lanais and patios can also be suggested to maximize refreshing views of the Taal Lake and Highlands mountains. 

Tagaytay Highlands continues to take mountainside living up a notch with future residential developments tailor-made for the privileged few. 

New phases for some of Tagaytay Highlands’ most sought after developments – Vireya and Plantation Hills – will be launched soon.

Other exciting developments in Tagaytay Highlands are Fairfield and The Parks.

Fairfield is a residential community of contemporary American suburban-inspired homes sitting on an expansive flat terrain. Here, bi-leveled homes on 300 to 719 square meter lots are complemented by wide open spaces, verdant flora, and picture-perfect views of Mt. Makiling and the mountainside. 

The Parks, a sprawling residential lot community ideally situated on the scenic slopes of the Greenlands. Homes, ranging between 288 to 416 square meter lots, are clustered into four to ten units of landscaped courtyards or garden style parks. This unique setting fosters residents to converge while basking in nature. Fulfill your dream home with a variety of contemporary American-inspired architectural designs for each lot type.

Asia Pacific Property Awards (APPA) named Tagaytay Highlands as the Best Leisure Development in the Philippines for 2017 which recognizes Tagaytay Highlands’ continuous endeavor in providing the best in residential leisure living

Best Residential Development Resort category for Woodridge Place condominium in the 2017 Philippines Property Awards Tagaytay Highlands is also home to a fine collection of world-class leisurely ideals through its four exclusive clubs including two championship golf courses:

Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club Inc. has an 18-hole challenging golf course, sports and antique shops, massage area, Highlands Golfer’s Lounge, specialty restaurants and function rooms. It also showcases the country’s first and only cable car system that provides magnificent views of the golf course and the countryside.

Overlooking the Taal Lake, Tagaytay Midlands International Golf Club Inc. has a 27-hole championship golf course, an exclusive golfer’s lounge which serves Asian and international cuisine, veranda, viewing decks and a Swiss funicular transport system.

The Country Club at Tagaytay Highlands grants residents access to an extensive selection of world-class amenities and recreational activities through membership rights bundled with each property purchase. Sports facilities are housed at the Sports Center, where indoor activities can be found including swimming, tennis, bowling, and badminton, and outdoor activities include ATV trail, Pedal Go Kart Racing, Sporting Arrow, Aerial Walk, and Supersized Game Park. Other recreational amenities include the Animal Farm, fishing pier, mini golf-links, camping grounds, and game room. Tagaytay Highlands boasts of its dining options which have become classic favorites of its members and residents. Specialty restaurants and outlets include the well-known Highlander Steakhouse, Highlands China Palace, and the Gourmet Avenue.

The Spa and Lodge is a two-level structure made of Western Red Cedar logs containing well-appointed, tastefully-furnished suites, treatment rooms, and a health bar at the Great Room Lobby Lounge offering the finest and healthiest dishes.

Source: Malaya