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Living close to heaven

Living close to heaven

The mountainside brings us closer to nature.

What is your idea of a dream home?

If thoughts of fantastic views, cool breeze, fresh air and peaceful surroundings come to mind, then you just might be fit for mountain living, which offers priceless moments that you can’t simply find anywhere else. While not everyone fancies rural living, there’s no denying that there’s a certain charm to the idea of living close to heaven.


Fresh air

Nowadays, it’s quite rare to find a home free from pollution and grime in the city. Living atop the hills, however, offers you exactly that. Generally speaking, mountain living allows you to enjoy natural cool breeze, which comes with numerous health benefits. For instance, it helps keep asthma attacks at bay, promotes a healthy set of lungs, and prevents other respiratory complications.


Peaceful environment

Living close to heaven

Tagaytay is one of of our country’s best high lands with fantastic views.

While the occasional honks from cars may still be heard from time to time, mountain towns offer relatively quiet surroundings. Here, it’s pretty common to hear instead the buzzing, chirping and other sounds made by wild birds and insects. Those looking for an escape from modernization meanwhile may also find the opportunity to do so while living high. Although this may mean losing your phone’s signal at times, the tranquility offered by mountain living makes it worth the isolation.

Picturesque views

If you love taking photos before grand backgrounds, a mountain home would give you unlimited opportunities to take the perfect shot. Living high means you get wonderful views of the sky, nature and elements below. If you’re really lucky, you might even get to see colorful wildlife as they soar past your windows. Best of all, you get to enjoy sunrises and sunsets without buildings blocking them. It’s the perfect setting for any photographer or nature lover.

Living close to heaven

Living on high land provides your family cool, clean air and majestic views.

Outdoor activities

If you’re the type who loves the outdoors, meanwhile, living in the mountains would also be ideal for you. You’ll be able to hike, camp or climb near your home. Many mountain towns also offer outdoor activities to attract tourists and locals alike. In the Philippines, for example, you can try zip line rides in Baguio City or spelunking in caves in Sagada. If you’re looking for a mountain town that’s just near the metro, however, there is one place that’s best suited for you.

Tagaytay: A modern mountain town

Tagaytay has long been established as the go-to place for those looking for a quick getaway from the city. Just under two hours away from Metro Manila, the city perfectly balances modern offerings with the rural charm of the mountainside.

Offering fantastic views of Taal Lake and Volcano, the city is famous for its tourist spots as well as its delectable offerings. One has numerous options to choose from when it comes to roadside dining. The Bulalo soup, a beef broth coupled with boiled vegetables, beef shanks and bone marrow, is perhaps its most famous offering.

Living close to heaven

The mountains are also home to a variety of wildlife.

If you want more than the tourist experience in Tagaytay, you can choose to settle in one of its mountainside communities. From condominiums to private subdivisions, there are already a variety of home setups you can choose from in the area. All these homes allow you to enjoy the full mountain living experience, but with easier access to modern amenities compared to other uphill communities.


All in all, there are numerous benefits to living in a mountainside home. Living high above the ground provides cool breezes, tranquil surroundings and easy access to nature. If you’re looking to experience heaven here on earth, you should consider living on high ground. The mountain offers wonderful perks to its residents. It just might be the paradise that’s waiting to become your new home.

Sources: Kassandre Pedro, Aldrin Limosnero, Quang Nguyen Vinh, and Brett Sayles via

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