Belton Place: The address for artists and executives

As published in Manila Bulletin on June 25, 2015


The popular hub where a colorful mix of artists, executives and professionals dwell lies in the west of Makati.


There, life is a little slow­paced. The busy citizen has a bit of time to himself, a moment to relish the aroma of a cup of coffee. This is a place where a neighbor’s face is familiar and most everyone offers a greeting or a smile to a stranger. And while the rest of the city has turned to the latest devices and novelties, this side of Makati has remained on the side of art and creativity.


Along Chino Roces Ave. are a number of art galleries, studios and advertising offices. Restaurants in that area serve what’s a testament to their owners’ artistry. Some feature artsy and cozy interiors, others exhibit paintings and art installations created by the owners and their Mends. And most of those are on sale, at a good price.


In the evening, the quaint restaurants and cafes turn into bistros, literary and musical retreats as art lovers flock to these places for poetry reading sessions and some jamming with up­and­coming musicians, even famous ones. And while the West of Makati is just a short distance from the business district, its distinct character keeps the locale captivating.


An address that offers this vibrant mix of culture is Belton Place along Malugay St., a property project by Eton Properties. It is one with complete amenities for a safe and comfortable living and an environment that complements the varied lifestyle of its dwellers. It has a function room, fitness center, expansive pools, meditation pockets and children’s play area.


A self­contained residential condominium, Belton Place offers competitively­priced studio and one­bedroom units. It is strategically located just steps away from Ayala and Gil Puyat Avenue. Just a stone’s throw from the 39­story project are top corporations, universities, hospital and malls.


And if you are working just nearby, bringing a car is optional as it is easy to walk your way to the office minus the hassle of parking.


Worth noting also is its accessibility from major thoroughfares such as Osmena Highway, Gil Puyat/Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and EDSA.


Aside from the good location, another reason to invest is the high rental yield it generates. Annual income for an unfurnished, semifurnished and fully­furnished studio type range from P156,000 to P240,000; for one­bedroom, P216,000 to P360,000 while for the two­bedroom, it could go from P384,000 to P480,000.


And if you are in a hurry to transfer to your new home, there is nothing to worry since the units are “Move-In Ready.”