Living in San Juan City, Philippines:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit San Juan City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 15 people living in San Juan City what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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San Juan City is the smallest yet one of the most technologically-advanced cities in the Philippines. You can find parks and other public areas have their own fast and reliable WiFi connection. Also, the city supports the conservation of the environment. Due to the limited space of the city, the local government has made a solution to make a vertical housing for residents living in the city.

Franco, says: 2020

San Juan City is very historical place. It’s one of the smallest city in Manila but very progressive and it’s a home of very popular shopping center called Green hills, the patron saint is saint john the baptist and yearly they celebrated b and held a festival commemorating there patron saints were people is out in the street and throwing waters. In all San Juan is a fun city.

Monica, says: 2020

San Juan City is one of the smaller cities in Metro Manila. It is known for having a huge shopping center with cheap finds and for having plenty of restaurants of different cuisines. Aside from malls and restaurants, there are also different establishments in the area, such as arcades, theaters, gyms, and other sports hubs, that people from various age groups can enjoy. It is a nice city to hangout in, especially during weekends.

Jenesa, says: 2020

San Juan City is a highly urbanized area which caters one of the most prominent shopping malls in the metro — Greenhills Shopping Center. This city is also at the heart of the region which makes traveling to different cities much easier. Before transforming into a highly urbanized city, San Juan was composed of several hills.

Someone moving to Metro Manila should know three things. First, one must be prepared for the hot climate since Metro Manila is in a tropical country and as the capital, it is also a busy and densely populated city. Another thing one should be acquainted with is the concept of Filipino time, a concept derived from the heavy traffic in this city which demands hours of travel time just to get to somewhere in time. one should remember to keep an open mind and be completely immersed in the experience, an experience that includes an insight into a third world metropolitan and a chance to interact with the warm and welcoming Filipinos.

People in my city are fast-paced and our streets are always busy. San Juan is well-known for its shops with affordable clothes which is why a lot of people go to my city to shop for their clothes. we are surrounded by various parks and shopping centers where people can relax and take the day off.

Steven, says: 2020

One negative aspect of this city is traffic. It’s something you’ll have to deal with every single day, no matter what time it is. The volume of the cars is just too much for our roads to handle. Despite traffic, one good thing is that the city is in the center of all the other cities. Most places are within reach so it’s also an advantageous location.

Cherry, says: 2020

San Juan is a newly declared city which has a lot of landmarks. The Greenhills Shopping Centre where you can occasionally bump into a celebrity checking out Class A manufactured items. We have the infamous feast where there’s water everywhere as to celebrate the saint who the city was named after, Saint John The Baptist.

San Juan City is known for having an annual festival where people will be dowsing water to commuters or anyone they see walking on the streets to remind them the baptism of Jesus Christ by Saint John the Baptist. It is a merry event where people get wet and have fun.

San Juan is the smallest city in the National Capital Region, Philippines. We have the smallest budget from the government but nonetheless our city is successful. Our city has a lot if investors and businesses that is why shopping in San Juan CIty is inevitable. It has no SM malls but still, it can cope up with its neighboring cities. San Juan City has only one famous site to visit, the “Pinaglabanan Shrine”. Overall San Juan City is a great place because it is surrounded by the busiest cities, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City and Manila City.

San Juan City offers a lot of restaurants, Chinese, Filipino and Japanese restaurants offer fine dining in our area. There are several malls and recreational facilities within the neighborhood. There is a train station within a cab ride away. There are three Starbucks outlets surrounding the vicinity and day and night spas.

Ashleya, says: 2020

My city is called ‘city of saints’ because every barangay was named after different saints. It is a small town with nearly 122,000 residents. The place is a very nice town that have a access to everything you want. For example schools, hospitals, churches, and more. The people in our town are all generous and hospitable.

A place that is a highly urbanized city that consists of many stores called “tiangge” which offers branded products at an affordable price. The popular place is the Greenhills Shopping Mall where all store or “tiange’s” are located, Pinaglabanan Shrine a place contributes to history. An awesome place where I live.

Colleen, says: 2020

They have to know that the city is at the center of Metro Manila, making it a strategic place to reside in. However, given the strategic place, the cost of living in this area is higher compared to other cities within the metro. San Juan City also consists of two districts.

San Juan is a small yet progressive place if one wishes to relocate here. The local government has made sure we are complete with basic services such as hospitals, city hall, police and fire stations. the city also boasts of great shopping malls and entertainment venues. There are also museums to feed our souls with art.

Renier, says: 2020

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