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Living in Tagum 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 Tagum City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 22 people living in Tagum 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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22 comments on “Tagum City”

Expat from USA. Know how to ride a scooter. Learn how to relax and breathe. Get out and about. Lots of good food. Enjoy the wet market and the night market. Find a minute burger food stand or a good cheap burger. Have a Halo- Halo treat. Check out the Malls. Hang out at the 7-11 with the locals. Eat street food.

Tagum City is the capital of the province of Davao del Norte, which means that it also caters to the residents of nearby towns. The offices of the Provincial government are in the city, and that offers a certain level of convenience for the residents of Tagum City. The city is laid-back enough for people who are looking to get away from a fast-paced life of a big city, but also advanced enough for those who wish to experience the perks and features available to big cities.

Charlemagne, says: 2020

Tagum city has subdivisions, it may be more costly than just buying a plot, but subdivisions have less squatter and is therefore more secure. Making squatters leave in Tagum city is a difficult one as you have to make them leave not the authorities, sometimes it is not worth the trouble to make them leave. especially if you are in a hurry to get a home.

Ninaflor, says: 2020

Tagum City is the ‘Capital City of the South’. People who love music would enjoy here! We do various festivals in every month. People would love to go back here because of hospitality and a place like home. A lot of different attractions can be visited here.

Gwynnie, says: 2020

Tagum City is not that big compared to others. What I like the most here is its peacefulness. Some people may not know but this city is the most peaceful place I’ve ever lived. Aside from that, people are considerate and humble. You can easily get along with other people. Many industries and highways are currently in progress for future purposes. Living here was the best decision I’ve ever made.

In Davao del Norte, the city offers vibrant festivities and hot tourist spots as it is aiming to be the premier tourist destination in the North. Famous for hosting various activities, Tagum City is not improbable to become a must-be-visited destination in Southern Mindanao. Having a fair weather and firm economy, tourists can indulge in Tagum City’s amicable lifestyle, where people and the environment can coexist without worries.

Jeremy, says: 2020

Tagum City is at the province of Davao del Norte. It is also known as the city of palms. This city is improving year by year with the help of government officials leaded by Hon. Allan Lopez Rellon. Tagum City is one of the pride of Davao del Norte because this city have many tourist attractions.

To anyone considering of moving to this city, please take your time in admiring the views, the scenery and the people who inhabit it. Venues for activities such as the sports complex and several bars are available for your leisure, just make sure to always have a local guide so you won’t be cheated on.

Tagum City is very environmentally friendly. We have palm trees around the city that allows residents to walk around without having a direct contact to the sun. In terms of transportation, having to commute is not an issue because of the large number of tricycles that will send you to any destination outside and within the city.

Miracle, says: 2020

Our city is famous in Davao Region since the people here are disciplined with a minimal rate of crimes, the people are kind and helpful, and we have malls where people can have fun and buy stuffs they like and we have a big city with big achievements throughout the years.

Nicole, says: 2020

The city offers a lot of adventure. People are so hospitable. Establishments, markets, and malls are very accessible. We might not have taxis, but we have tricycles roaming around the streets with friendly drivers. Our place is secure and free from street gangster. You can walk on the street even if it’s 12 midnight or late one am.

Marylou, says: 2020

Tagum City is considered the Palm City and City of Festivals because its love for music, festivals and entertainment. our city also won multiple awards for being ‘Child Friendly’, ‘Efficient City Workers’ and ‘One of the Cities with Rising Potential for Economic Boom’. Cost of basic living commodities is also on average level compared to other developing cities. The benefits of living here in Tagum City is that you get to experience good governance, safe and comfortable living and entertaining festivals all in one city without spending much money on moving.

Malakamassey, says: 2020

Tagum City has a population of 259,444 people. It is at the northern portion of Southern Mindanao in the Philippines. The economy is mainly from exporting fresh bananas. The other products produced by Tagum City are wood, plywood, and lumber. It is a developing city with very big dreams.

Tagum City is one of the smallest cities in the Philippines. To consider moving here is a wise choice since it is not overpopulated and has a very rich culture that is still preserved until now. You can see palm trees all over; that is why it is called “The Palm City.”

Hannah, says: 2020

Our City is a good place is live with. With its booming economy, there can be several jobs. Most people migrate to Tagum City because of its peaceful and beautiful scenarios. Also, the government provides the citizens with a clean and efficient energy. They used to promote on residents to venture on clean and renewable sources of energy. Our City is promoting environmental method of energy consumption.

Jeannartch, says: 2020

Tagum City is a great place. There are many industrial properties here where everyone can work. Also, there are many beautiful sites too to be visited. People are nice and very accommodating. People in the City can work and still live their life with unforgettable memories.

Ashley, says: 2020

For someone to consider living in a humid and overpopulated city, I’d say he/she should have an experience basking in the sun at 12 in the afternoon where heat is at its peak while wearing little to no clothes. If he/she grasps the idea of that, then all is good.

Jennifer, says: 2020

Tagum City is the City of Palms. Palm trees were lined on the national highways as part of the effort of the local government to preserve clean air and a tourist attraction to travelers. This helps boost the tourism of the city. We also have an Energy Park with recreational activities.

Syuichi, says: 2020

Tagum City is a small city which is progressive. People in our city are called Tagumenos. our city has less crime rate and safety for tourist to stroll down the streets every night. everything is accessible especially wet markets where you can buy fresh foods to eat. living in our city makes your heart full of contentment.

Tagum City, also known as City of Pines, has a lot to show to everyone visiting it. Beaches, nightlife are some of the best go-to if you visit Tagum City. Aside from this city, you can also visit its neighboring cities and provinces which has many breathtaking scenery that will totally capture your heart and you will consider coming again.

Rosendo, says: 2020

Probably, when you enter my city you will be greeted with an array of Palm trees. Our locals are very friendly and accommodating. They like to entertain people and having fun most of the time. People in my city do smile a lot. We also like to sing most of the time which made our city the music capital.

Wilson, says: 2020

With its accessibility, fair weather, plain topography and stable economy, anyone can actually pamper and enjoy Tagum City’s comfortable and serene lifestyle where people and nature coexist harmoniously. In fact, Tagum City has been crowned as the country’s “Palm City Capital.” One can easily notice the beautifully grown palm trees that were part of the local government’s sustainable pro-environmental project. Tagumeños are known to have an eclectic love and passion for music and have the most-awaited event yearly that is celebrated every February, locally known as “Musikahan sa Tagum Festival.”

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