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Living in San Pedro City, Philippines:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit San Pedro City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 38 people living in San Pedro 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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Our city has its fair share of urban and rural areas. You can visit grotto on a hillside and and enjoy the view. Or you can visit nearby malls to watch movies or enjoy having a great dinner with your family. And the best thing about our city is you never had to drive that far because all of these attractions are just minutes away.

Julyna, says: 2020

I would advise one to try one of the city’s famous delicacies, the mamon of Universal Bakery. It’s fluffy like clouds and melts in your mouth as you chew.

Rachelle, says: 2020

The city of San Pedro, Laguna, is known to be one of the safest cities in Laguna province due to the effort of our local government, the city is one of the most progressive in the province of Laguna. If you plan to move you will never regret it because everything is accessible to other major cities around it.

He or she needs to know that we have the best desserts in the region like Buko Pie and Kakanin. Also, they need to know that we have the friendliest and most accommodating people. It is also safe to walk around even at night.

Our location is just 30-45 minutes from the business district which will be more convenient for him or her to travel every day to and from work. In addition, we are also near malls, supermarkets, schools, and other establishments that would be necessary if he or she needs anything.

Noreen, says: 2020

San Pedro city is the first city that you will find after leaving Barangay Tunasan in Muntinlupa city which is part of National Capital Region and it is also at the south of the Philippines. San Pedro is known as the Sampaguita flower capital of the Philippines.

One must be ready to see the poverty conditions if one decides to live in San Pedro Laguna, Philippines. There are loads of poor people in here and there are limited businesses that could provide jobs for the person who’d be residing in here. I suggest it’s better to have a job that’s done online, especially if that person already has a family.

Mariel, says: 2020

The area is blessed with a cool breeze and a light countryside atmosphere compared to the hustle and bustle that the capital has to offer.

Rhanniela, says: 2020

If you move to my city in the Philippines, I suggest you should consider the following; First, the locals are very helpful and caring about one another. Second, the place is very topical and temperate, you may want to install air conditioning units to feel comfortable. The food here is scrumptious and incredible.

The tourist needs to learn a little of our language and culture since we do have a lot of tribes that consists of different languages. He or she will need to be friendly and not afraid of the people in spite all the news that surrounds our country. We are naturally hospitable and welcoming people.

Justin, says: 2020

San Pedro City in Laguna, Philippines, has a great history. It became known when King Charles II of Spain ordained that the town formerly known as “Tabuko” be a separate town from Cabuyao. The city is in the Region IV-A or Calabarzon which is in the South. It is the Laguna’s Gateway to Metro Manila.

Kirsten, says: 2020

Our City is full of good places to go. We have a mall named Robinsons Galleria South. The people who lives in our city are hospitable. Our city is peaceful and beautiful. We have many stores, grocery store that are accessible to most of us in the city. you would not regret moving here.

Richel, says: 2020

Know how to cope with living in a very populated and polluted area, such as the rather dusty air and traffic on the streets. However, they should also be aware that despite the rampant poverty, the locals are welcoming and usually much nicer than those from other cities. Another thing they should be informed of is that more people would strongly advise living here instead of cities in Manila, for it is safer.

Estela, says: 2020

It is wonderful to move to our city since the people in here are hospitable. There are many places where everyone can visit through the vacation. The foods in our city are really delicious and edible that anyone can enjoy. It is more fun in our city since the place is full of celebrations and festivals.

Grachel, says: 2020

Someone who plans to relocate to my city may be surprised by a somewhat low crime rate. They should brace themselves for the fast pace of life due to the state being in the suburbs, and the big issue of pollution. However, because of the community, a positive side to it is the ecstasy and welcoming mood of the locals.

Kristina, says: 2020

San Pedro, Laguna, is a place named after Peter the Apostle. It is known for the city who laid the longest “Sampaguita” flower and is actually listed in the 2009 Guinness World Record. San Pedro, Laguna, is known as a dormitory town because of migrants from different provinces who moved to San Pedro.

Apart from the lively and bustling community, our city is considered the ‘border city’ between the country’s National Capital Region (NCR) and the province of Laguna, a known resort paradise. Residents from the city both have the benefit of both living far from the city life, whilst having quick access to the metropolitan area whenever they feel the need to.

The City of San Pedro is in the province of Laguna. It is 20 kilometres from Manila, the country’s city capital. San Pedro is known for its famous delicacies like Rice cake, Rice soup, and lemons. There is also one famous pilgrim church in the City, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Justine, says: 2020

San Pedro City is the first district of Laguna. Despite of it being the first one you’ll visit, San Pedro offers a lot of unique foods such as “Masyang”, an noodle recipe originated in San Pedro, and Universal Bakery Pastries which can only be bought in our city. Our city is known as the Sampaguita capital of the Philippines.

If you are thinking to move in San Pedro, every place such as the market, malls and drugstores is accessible by walking or a jeep ride.

We are known as the capital of Sampaguita, a tropical flower. Many people grow and sell Sampaguita. You will also learn about the famous “Maciang” of our city. It is one of the tourist attractions here.

If someone moves here know how to take care of her belongings and ask someone to accompany them to their specific destination. Some people might take advantage of someone unfamiliar to the places they visit, and might harm them or steal from them. I’m not saying there are a lot of thefts, but it happens most of the time. Not just here, but in all other places as well.

Chariz, says: 2020

San Pedro City, Laguna, is Sampaguita capital of the Philippines. Many people grow sampaguita flowers here and sell it as a garland. It is also the gateway to South Luzon provinces of the people coming from Manila. It is fun living here since it has the vibe of both an urban and rural living.

Anfernee, says: 2020

San Pedro is a city within the vicinity of the province of Laguna. It is the first district of the province as it is the district that is closest to the country’s capital which is Manila. This district is also famous for having St. Peter the Apostle’s rooster as its welcoming landmark.

Patricia, says: 2020

You need to be able to speak Tagalog. Second, the weather here is warm. If you like hot springs, then you’re in luck! We have several hotprings in San Pedro city and our city is well known for them.

Jeanne, says: 2020

It is only a small city. It is also very crowded as there are a lot of street vendors. A good thing about this city is that one of the biggest malls was built here, so it’s not really that bad here.

Audrey, says: 2020

Our city does not have much tourist attractions. However, it is near large cities where you can dine and shop. It is a great city with family because it is not so crowded like the other highly urbanized cities. There are a few schools as well.

Adrian, says: 2020

San Pedro is one of the cities in the province of Laguna located south of Luzon. It is a city beside Muntinlupa. It is near to Metro Manila. If you are from Manila, just take a bus going to San Pedro city. San Pedro is famous for their sampaguita flower. It is being sold every sunday to church goers.

Jeanette, says: 2020

When someone prefers to move to the city of San Pedro, Laguna, one thing that must be taken into consideration is the purpose of why he or she will move into this city, whether for temporary purposes or if planning to settle for a permanent residency. Houses for sale are available for some parts of the city, and apartments or bed spaces are accessible in smaller subdivisions for those looking for temporary vacancies. This city has great accessibility to basic necessities and recreational establishments, so based from my experience, moving to this city is pretty much worth the expense.

They must know the new place of living’s local commute systems, and the status of their traffic, also which neighborhoods are the safest and which school district provide the best quality of education if they happen to be starting or raising their family in the new city. And if you so happen to moving to make a fresh start in your new city, you must search out what jobs that viable with your skill set.

Nesalie, says: 2020

I think someone who will move to my city should know it is the first district in Laguna, thus it is the closest in Metro Manila. That is the reason many people who work around NCR prefer living here. Houses are affordable so many residents acquire their properties here and find reasonable ways to commute from work.

Our city is famous for the Sampaguita flower. The most famous church in Laguna, Our Lady of Sto Sepulcre, is also in our area. Majority of the people are Catholics. We are very hospitable towards newcomers. You can tour the city on a car, tricycle or even a bicycle.

– San Pedro is a gateway to Metro Manila
– San Pedro is the Sampaguita capital of the Philippines
– Taxes at San Pedro are quite lower than other cities since it is in a province
– Living in any town, village or subdivision in San Pedro is accessible due to lots of groceries, malls and convenient stores around.

Augustin, says: 2020

San Pedro is known for being the boundary between Laguna and NCR. The city would be much closer to the Metro cities, making it accessible for the people who plans to work there. this would be a great place to the people who wants to live near the major cities but also likes provincial life since San Pedro is a bit of a city life and a provincial life.

Renier, says: 2020

San Pedro City is one of many cities that make up the province of Laguna. moving to this city, one would have to be used of traveling in narrow streets and rowdy pedestrians, who cross wherever they feel like it. The locals are very hospitable to anyone; often characterized as a people who would offer their household to strangers. Despite their seemingly openness to people, the locals of San Pedro City are hardworking people, engaging in any kind of lucrative job inside various towns.

Kareen, says: 2020

Ours is a city of courteous people and it so happens this trait is deeply ingrained. Everyone is willing to lend a helping hand. Not only elders but everyone regardless of age can witness and feel the generosity that has been the city’s pride. When you leave the place you have only one thing to say: I’m staying here for good.

Sunshine, says: 2020

San Pedro is one of the cities in the province of Laguna. This city is one of the most progressive cities in Laguna and is a 15-minute drive away to the National Capital Region (NCR) which is the center of business in the Philippines. An arch with two chickens sitting on its egg indicates that you have finally entered the boundary of San Pedro City if you came from Muntinlupa City.

Krisdel, says: 2020

If someone were moving to my city he or she should consider the distance from where he or she works. These days travelling going out of the south would take out the patience out of someone due to its heavy traffic. One should also consider transportation means going out to work.

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