Magallanes Village is a
modern suburban community situated in the southwestern tip of
Makati City, the prime business and financial center of
lies at the junction of two important roads in Metro Manila, namely the
South Expressway and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), making
it easily accessible from practically any part of Metropolitan
Manila, including industrial parks located in the provinces of
Laguna, Batangas, and the far south.
Well-maintained roads and well-kept parks make it a pleasure to go
jogging early in the morning, or take leisurely walks in the late
afternoon. It is not uncommon to see other residents out on their
regular exercise regimen during other hours of the day. For golf
aficionados, an eighteen-hole golf course and driving range is only
five minutes drive away from the village.
The village has 824 residential and 10 commercial lots, only 4 of
which are vacant. It also has 3 well-maintained parks, a
multi-purpose gymnasium and 2 tennis courts. It has its own
security force, an efficient maintenance crew, a private contactor
in charge of garbage disposal, and a free Medical and Dental clinic
for all residents and their househelp. This clinic is run by
Barangay Magallanes. Note: Makati Medical Center, one of the
country's top medical facilities, can be reached in 15 to 20
minutes (assuming non-rush hour traffic conditions).
Some 40 to 50 percent of Magallanes residents are expatriates. The
who reside in the village
generally own their homes. All residents, lessees included, are
members of the Magallanes Village Association, Inc. (MVAI), which
in turn, is governed by seven (7) annually-elected members of the
Board of Governors. The Board looks after the needs of the village.
These include community security, street and parks maintenance,
sanitation, sports, and the implementation and enforcement of
village regulations and deed restrictions.