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Cebu City is the "Queen City of the South" on Cebu Island in the Philippines and is one of the most popular destinations in all of the Philippines for foreign visitors with the busiest sea port in the Philippines and the second largest Air hub. For over 200 years, the second largest and most important city in the country, it is currently the fastest growing large city in the nation with an annual growth of over 5% per year. Perhaps surprisingly for such a booming metropolitan area, it has white sand beaches (some with ice cream vendors and showers and some untouched), as well as historical sites that reflect its cosmopolitan past. Cebu was in the birth of Christian proselytising in Asia when it became one of the early commercial hubs between Mexico and China.
Cebu is already a popular place for British Expats along with other Westerners. This is because it has a more relaxed atmosphere than Manila, is cheaper than Manila, and although being a major business and commerce district it is also very close to marvelous beaches, great diving sites and good sports facilities including football and rugby clubs. Cebu is well served by international flights and ferry services making travelling around the world and the Philippines easy. Major banks and wonderful Shopping Malls are available and if you decide to relocate to Cebu then apartments are available to rent or buy. Cebu is more open planned and not as restricted for space as Manila . A lot of new housing developments (housing estates are known as SUBDIVISIONS in the Philippines) have been and continue to be, built with western customers in mind.
Many westerners marry Filipina women and westerners are allowed to buy land as long as the wife's name is on the Deed of Ownership. The normal title on the Deed of Ownership would read... The Filipina Wife's full name first then followed by the words... Married to Mr. Paul English.
Quality properties,houses,lots are solid Real Estate Investments are right here in Cebu. By studying the following factors and you will conclude that investing in Cebu is well worth pursueing.
* It is not just a promise or potential, Cebu demonstrated its capability with an excellent economic track record.
* It is the second largest city and fastest growing economy in the Philippines.
* Cebu’s export growth rate for the past 5 year has averaged close to 20 percent considerably higher than that of the country and any other province in the Philippines.
* It leads the country in export items such as furniture, fashion accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and housewares.
* It is the most accessible place in the Philippines, with more domestic air and sea linkages than Manila.
* Cebu is base to over 80 percent of inter-island shipping capacity in the Philippines.
* Cebu is the Tourism Gateway for the Central and Southern Philippines.
* It is not in an earthquake zone or typhoon belt, nor are there volcanoes in the island.
* Cebu has one of the best records for peace and order in the country.
* Its labor force is oriented towards non-agriculture lines and is one of the most productive in the country.
* The development of its infrastructure is balanced; it has all the ingredients necessary to be competitive and sustain investments. It is a cosmopolitan with all the support facilities and amenities needed for an ideal lifestyle.
Cebu is located in the heart of the Philippines, totally surrounded by much larger islands.This means that most typhoons never reach Cebu, and the rare storms that do are already much-weakened. The danger from tsunamis is effectively zero;there is no known seismic fault in this area,and any long-range tsunami would be blocked by other islands. The Pacific monsoon drops most of its moisture on other islands prior to reaching Cebu. Thus, there is no pronounced rainy season and the weather here is clement year-round. Although it can rain at any time of year, most rains are brief and quickly followed by brilliant sunshine. (Before being tempted by the "low season" rates offered elsewhere, better ask why there's a low season. Cebu doesn't have one.) The entire island of Cebu is an ancient coral outcropping (not of volcanic origin like Hawaii, nor near a continental shelf like Bali or Phuket). There are no volcanoes, and the area does not experience any appreciable earthquake activity. Mactan is a classic desert island, there are no swamps or wetlands which could harbor crocodiles or venomous snakes. The island is virtually flat and not very large, so floods and mudslides are geologically improbable
Living in Cebu.
The quality of life is an important factor people consider when they decide to settle in Cebu. Quality housing and Real Estate is abundant in Cebu and rentals are less expensive than other cities in the region. Normal power, water and communications including IDD telephone lines, mobile phone services and cable TV are available. Health care is of high standard, with well qualified doctors, pharmacists, dentists and nurses on call. State of the art medical diagnostic equipment is also used in Cebu’s hospitals. The education system is good with excellent schools up to the tertiary level. Many Cebu universities are of international standard. Fresh foods arrive daily thanks to the multiple shipping and air links between Cebu and the rest of the world. The variety of goods available ensures international standard shopping with competitive prices. The cosmopolitan nature of the population is reflected in the restaurants and clubs in the city, offering an exciting choice of dining and entertainment. Public transport is plentiful but crowded and many residentts prefer to drive their own vehicles. A new computerized traffic control system speeds traffic through the city, even in peak hour periods.
It is not just a promise or potential. Cebu is demonstrated capability with an excellent economic track record. It is the second largest city and the fastest growing economy in the Philippines. Real Estate growth is solid and secure, a sound investment strategy. It leads the country in export items such as furniture, fashion accessories, carrageenan and gifts, toys and housewares. It is the most accessible palace in the Philippines, with more domestic air and sea linkages than Manila. Cebu is the tourism gateway for the Central and Southern Philippines. It is not in an earthquake zone or typhoon belt, nor are there volcanoes in the island. Cebu has one of the best records for peace and order in the country. Its labor force is oriented towards non-agricultural lines and is one of the most productive in the country. The development of its infrastructure is balanced; it has all the ingredients necessary to be competitive and to sustain investments.It is a cosmopolitan area with all the support facilities and amenities needed for an ideal lifestyle.
Live better for less by retiring in the Philippines. Follow the lead of retirees who are flocking to the Philippines for its natural beauty, low cost of living, friendly people and warm, pleasant weather. Whatever age you may be, life begins anew in the Heart of Asia.
Retirees will find the Philippines as an ideal place to live in. Filipinos are known for being caring and respectful, especially for senior citizens. It’s not unusual for them to gently kiss the hand of the elderly, as a gesture of reverence and respect. It’s an integral part of Filipino culture. Senior expatriates settling down in the country can certainly avail the services of a Filipino nurse or caregiver, for them to experience this special kind of care.
Internationally accredited medical facilities can provide healthcare services that are equally good (if not better) compared to institutions abroad for a more affordable cost. The low cost of living in the Philippines enables retiring seniors to live like a king (or queen!), without burning a hole in their pockets. Thus, those who want to get the most out of their hard-earned money would choose the Philippines as a great place to retire.
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