Why Buy a Home in Mabalacat

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Owning a house in Mabalacat, Pampanga is a dream for many. But why so?  What makes the city tick?

Home buying, as we always mention, is one of the biggest decisions one makes in one’s lifetime. For one, it is costly. It could equate to many years’ worth of income. Two, it impacts your everyday life. Three, it also impacts your loved ones’ lives and even the succeeding generations’. 

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A house and lot is a real estate product. It is well known that when it comes to real estate, the main criteria is “location, location, location.” Mabalacat City being a desirable home destination shouldn’t be  surprise. This is after we list down the top reasons why many want to buy a home in Mabalacat.

1. Economic Growth and Progress

Region III is the 3rd fastest growing region economically in the country, and exceeds the average national growth rate by about 3 percentage points. Pampanga itself leads the region as the number one employer with more than 50,000 employed. This comes from more than P15B worth of investments that poured in the last two years. Much of these investments are centered in the Mabalacat-Clark area.

2. Infrastructure and Accessibility

Mabalacat is so competitive as a city because  of its accessibility to Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. One can be reach it via Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx), North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), along with Jose Abad Santos Avenue and MacArthur Highway.

The CIA (Clark International Airport), situated at the Clark Freeport Zone, services both domestic and international flights. The airport has greatly improved and is now even dubbed a “keystone” in the economic growth of Region III. The P15B Terminal 2 is part of the government’s bold “Build, Build, Build” program.

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Several road, bridge and even a railway project are underway. 

Entering & exiting expressway is hassle free. You can either pass in Magalang, Marquee Mall – Angeles City, City of San Fernando, Subic & Tarlac within just minutes. In the vicinity of Mabalacat we have Dau Terminal, various mode of transportation such as Bus, UV Express, taxis, rental vans can be travelled to different areas of North Luzon, Ilocos Region and in Manila.

3. Lifestyle

“Everything I need is in town” – many attest. Our children would have choices of schools to go to. From public, semi-private to private schools – Don Bosco Academy, Mabalacat College, Jose C. Feliciano College, St. Mutien Marie College, ACLC, Mabalacat National Highschool, Children of Fatima School of Mabalacat Inc., Camachiles National High School, Mary Help of Christians School, etc. 


You can shop and buy your needs and wants from SM City Clark, CityMall, NepoMall, Robinsons Place, Green Canyon Leisure Farm, Marquee Mall, S&R, Puregold, Jumbo Jenra, Savemore, Shopwise, korean marts, convenience stores, the public markets, and various duty free shops in Clark.

Health and Wellness

For health and medical needs, there are nearby public and private hospitals – St. Raphael Foundation and Medical Center, Mabalacat District Hospital, Madapdap Health Center, The Medical City Clark, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Medical Center – Clark, Tiglao Medical Center Foundation & etc.


As for worship centers and religious churches, there are also several, catering to different faiths. For old churches you can visit – San Rafael Arkanghel Parish, San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Our Lady of Victories Parish, Parish of the Lord’s Resurrection & etc. The INC has several in various locations. Christians have the CCF, Victory and others.

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Job hunting is not difficult since there are many businesses, buildings & offices you can apply to. There are options— from field to office work, from white collar to blue collar type of jobs, customer service to technical, etc.. Take note Clark Freeport Zone is also part of Mabalacat. The airport, hotels, leisure resorts, commercial hubs, BPOs, industrial and logistic hubs within are employment generators. The booming real estate also provide opportunities for sellers, builders, etc.


Lastly, what Pampanga is most known for – FOOD! Kapampangan cuisine is legendary, but the international dining choices abound in the area as well. Finding a good restaurant isn’t a problem. A few to mention are: Luk Foo for Chinese food located besides Puregold. If you crave for samgyupsal and Korean food there’s a lot of variety in Korean Town & Romantic Baboy located in Ground floor Skytech Bldg. How about Mexican food? Iguana’s in Korean Town only few minutes away from Mabalacat and Spanglish inside Clark Freeport Zone. Local Filipino food just right here in Mac Arthur Highway, Mabalacat. Kapampangan dishes also available inside Clark Freeport Zone in Matam-ih Authentic Kapampangan Cuisine.

Parks and landscaped areas, trees and plants, jogging and biking paths and routes abound in the city. 

4. Safety, Convenience and Affordability

Several gated communities have sprouted in Mabalacat. And thankfully for locals, Rimaven, a home-grown developer has built quality homes, sheltering orderly communities, at affordable prices. Within such subdivisions, they provide lifestyle amenities such as a playground for kids, basketball court, swimming pool, and a function hall. They’re located with easy access to above-mentioned shops, schools, offices, transportation terminals, etc. The house and lots for sale are available in easy payment terms, or discounted if paid in cash. One can use their Pag-Ibig housing loan benefits or borrow from banks to finance the house purchase.

Why buy a home in Mabalacat, Pampanga? It’s where one can have the better home for the better lifestyle.

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