Stay Safe and Dry at Manhattan Gardens

The onslaught of Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 and more recently, Typhoon Ulysses, caused severe flooding across Metro Manila, resulting to houses being submerged to floodwater and residents being rescued from their roofs. Even homes in exclusive subdivisions and some condominiums were not spared from drowning as they are in catch basins. Therefore, our standards for our homes have been recalibrated and we continue to seek for ideal locations where we can guarantee our family’s safety especially amidst natural calamities.


One simple rule in selecting a home that will not be prone to flooding come torrential rains is choosing a location that is not low-lying. Best example would be the Araneta City which is 45 meters above sea level. In fact, among all the shopping centers and business districts along EDSA, Araneta City has the highest elevation—no wonder why during Ondoy and Ulysses, it did not experience any flooding. Thanks as well to its efficient drainage system, its malls, offices, and residential condominiums have been safe from floods. Furthermore, it is not near any bodies of water where storm surge might take place.


During rainy season, anyone would find it extremely hassle to go outdoors, walk along streets, and especially take public transport to commute. These inconveniences have been addressed by Araneta City and its residential community, the 18-tower Manhattan Gardens. The four phases of Manhattan Gardens are interconnected by footbridges at the 4th level, with elevated walkways to New Frontier Theater and Gateway Mall. Other establishments within Araneta City such as Ali Mall, SM Cubao, Shopwise, Cyber Park, and the Farmers Plaza, are also linked to each other by interconnecting footbridges which are covered walkways so you can reach all these places coming from your condo home without the need to open your umbrella. In times of emergencies and calamities, you can access all your basic necessities right within your own neighborhood.


Moreover, you can also take public transportation safe and dry. Within Araneta City, you may ride the MRT Line 3, LRT Line 2, city buses along EDSA, UBE Express P2P Bus to the airport, provincial buses at the Araneta Bus Port, and numerous PUJs and UV Express vans going to different destinations. All these transportation options are easily walkable from your home at Manhattan Gardens.


Though it may also be fun to swim at the pool while it is raining, you will never run out of leisure activities at Manhattan Gardens that you can do indoors. Sweat out your unwanted calories at the fitness gym, play with your kids at the daycare center, teens can hang out with their friends at the game room, or you can improve your breathing and reflexes by doing yoga at your condo unit’s balcony. You may also try experimenting new dishes at your spacious kitchen or simply go down the elevator and grab some food in any of the restaurants at your ground level retail arcade.


Rainy days might be too gloomy, but any day at Manhattan Gardens can be vibrant and fun! Check out your living space choices ranging from executive studio, one-bedroom up to two-bedroom suite, all with balconies, in the Manhattan Gardens showroom at Gateway Mall and Ali Mall.  You may also call (02) 8810-333 or send an email to to know more about this flood-free, calamity-proof and exciting community!


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