The Philippines’ First “Elevated City” Set to Rise

25 April 2019

Real estate developer, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., with its 25 years of expertise in building unparalleled communities, unveils its largest and grandest residential development yet—the 37-tower Empire East Highland City set to rise in an elevated 24-hectare property at the convergence of Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal. This master-planned township, envisioned to be the first-ever “elevated city” in the Philippines, will be integrated with a lifestyle mall, retail arcades, mixed-use towers, a church, an expansive green park, and an exclusive sports club—raising the standards of urban living in the east side of Metro Manila.


An Address to Keep You on Top

Located along one of Cainta’s busiest roads, Felix Avenue, formerly known as Imelda Avenue, Empire East Highland City is equidistant to two major thoroughfares—Marcos Highway in the north and Ortigas Avenue Extension in the south—that will connect the township to the rest of Metro Manila.

At the intersection of Felix Avenue and Marcos Highway are two adjacent shopping malls, Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall and Robinsons Metro East, which will be few steps away from the upcoming Emerald Avenue Station of the LRT Line 2 East Extension scheduled to operate in the last quarter of 2019. On this side will be Empire East Highland City’s quick access to the lifestyle hubs in Quezon City as well as the topnotch schools along Katipunan Avenue such as the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. The other premier educational institutions at the “university belt” in the capital city of Manila will also be conveniently accessible to students via LRT Line 2.

On the other end of Felix Avenue is Ortigas Avenue Extension where its intersection is famously known to locals and commuters as “Junction”, considered to be Rizal Province’s primary gateway to Metro Manila. Straight ahead to the westbound of Ortigas Avenue, with public transportation options of buses, jeepneys and express vans, Empire East Highland City residents can easily go to their workplace in the Ortigas Central Business District, and through C5 Road, reach Eastwood Cyber Park, Bonifacio Global City and Makati City. By 2025, several stations of the Mega Manila Subway in the Ortigas area will also be accessible from the township.

This area of Cainta, Rizal, right at the periphery of Pasig City, has now emerged to be part of Metro Manila’s conurbation or urban expansion. It benefits from the continuous growth of businesses and infrastructure developments in the National Capital Region, positioning it as one of the next most coveted addresses for aspiring homebuyers who aim to keep themselves on top of their game.





















A Luxurious Uphill Community

At Empire East Highland City, every day is a grand welcome as you enter this luxurious uphill community with an expansive open greenery called the “Highland Park” which is highly elevated up to 6 meters from Felix Avenue. This 8,000-square meter park will host retail areas, a 500-seater church, and vast gardens where residents and visitors can walk around, or simply sit and relax. In the middle of the park is the grand Spanish steps, an elegant stairway heading upwards to the township’s centerpiece shopping mall.

Empire East’s parent company, Megaworld Corporation, brings in its signature luxurious Megaworld Lifestyle Mall brand to the “Highland Mall” with approximately 58,000 square meters of retail spaces. The mall’s unique architectural design will complement the ‘highlands’ or the sloped landscape of the property. Future residents can effortlessly walk from their condominium towers to the Highland Mall, where they can dine in sumptuous restaurants, splurge for shopping in an array of brands, watch the latest movies at the state-of-the-art cinemas, and buy their basic daily necessities.

Both sides of the Highland Park and Highland Mall will have wide six-lane roads that are also sloping towards the higher grounds of the property designated as the residential zone.


Leveled-up Lifestyle Standards

The 37 high-rise towers on the elevated portion of the property will evoke a character of a city sitting on the highlands. These condominium towers will be built on stilts to provide grandiose and further height from the ground and road levels, truly making it an “elevated city.” It will become the development’s dramatic backdrop, making it the most prominent buildings that will reshape the skyline of the east side of Metro Manila. But it will not only be the skyline that will be reshaped—most importantly, the overall lifestyle of its future residents is set to be upgraded.

From six-lane roads at the commercial zone, internal roads in the residential area will have four-lanes. Spacious sidewalks are at least 2 meters wide paralleled with 1.5-meter-wide planters. Tower to tower distance is ranging from 10 meters up to 20 meters, ensuring ample open space to breathe, and for air and sunlight to naturally flow around the high-rise homes. Overall, 40% of the entire development is allotted for open spaces and greenery.

In the middle of the residential towers is a 6,700-square meter five-star sports club called “The Chartered Club” that shall host world-class amenities and sports facilities such as swimming pools, multi-purpose court, game room, event halls, café and lounge. Access to this recreational zone is limited only to residents who will avail an exclusive membership to the elite club.

Tower 1 of the first residential cluster of Highland Residences is now open to the market for pre-development selling. Aspiring homebuyers can choose from stylish executive studios ranging 21.38 to 22.86 square meters, space-efficient 1-bedroom suites starting at 29.38 up to 31.52 square meters, and spacious 2-bedroom suites as big as 40.81 to 46.50 square meters, with breathtaking views from the wide-glass windows of the city skyline or the Antipolo and Sierra Madre hills.


Elevate your life to greater heights at Empire East Highland City! Avail your home at the highlands at an introductory price of Php 130,000.00 per square meter with special huge discounts for the first buyers. To know more about this newest development as well as the flexible payment terms that Empire East offers, call (02) 8103333, visit, or like and follow @empireeasthighlandcity on Facebook and Instagram.

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