Subic Bay Freeport - This premier Freeport again made it to the list of top destinations in the Philippines for foreign retirees as gathered by an online global real estate marketplace.
Online global real estate marketplace Lamudi, issued its “Best Places in the Philippines for Foreign Retirees,”where Subic Bay Freeport is listed among 15 locationsoffering the best retirement options in the country.
Subic Bay Freeport is the only special economic zone inLamudi’s list, as most of the areas that are in the roster are highly-urbanized cities. It is listed at number 7 by the portal.
“Renowned for being a former overseas U.S. military installation, the Subic Freeport Zone is perfect for foreign retirees who want to continue their American suburban lifestyle in the Philippines. Along with its duty-free shopping, there are also a number of great schools, hospitals, and hotels and resorts in the city,” the list said.
“While there is plenty to do and see in the Freeport Zone, probably one its biggest draws as a retirement area is the location’s cleanliness and orderliness,” it added.
According to the portal, choosing from among the Philippines’ 7,107 islands can be challenging for foreign retirees, but taking into “consideration cost of living, the presence of basic necessities, and the overall retirement atmosphere in an area, it becomes just a little bit easier to narrow the list down.”
Other areas that made it to Lamudi’s list are Imus andBacoor in Cavite; Tagaytay City; Cebu City; Santa Rosa and Calamba in Laguna; and the cities of Dumaguete, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Baguio, Tagum, Lipa, and Batangas.
In 2015, Forbes Magazine, also well known for its lists and rankings, cited Subic Bay as a top retirement destination in the Philippines.
Forbes' list of 20 best foreign retirement havens in 2015 includes the Philippines, particularly mentioning Subic Bay as one of only two locations in the country that are popular retirement spots, the other one being Tagaytay.
Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. It is a real estate marketplace whichoffers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.
This fast-growing platform is available in more than 30 other countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 800,000 real estate listings across its global network. (30)