Living in Talisay City, Philippines:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Talisay City, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 29 people living in Talisay 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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When someone is moving to Talisay City, it’s a good choice. Knowing that the said city is the 3rd class component city in Cebu, primarily a residential and a trading center. With complete levels of school education to choose from, basic needs to buy at supermarket, and medical clinics and hospital for admission.

Manuel, says: 2020

Talisay is known for the delicious lechon. It is usually sold per kilo along the public beach near the church where other food and fruits are sold. Talisay is smaller than Cebu City. The current mayor Samsam Gullas is one of the youngest mayors.

Talisay city has a total land area of 39.87 kilometers and is near the sea. The city has 22 barangays, each having unique names. There are several public markets that are easily accessible no matter where you are in the city. The markets offer live produce, fresh products, and commercial needs.

Talisay City has a rich history, with centuries full of invasions, battles, and revolution. It has managed to rise up and became the center of of trade, commerce, and tourism in the Philippines. This city also has accommodating people who welcome both local and international tourists.

Carissa, says: 2020

Our city is famous for making the most delicious Lechon in the entire Philippines. Lechon is a roasted pig that is cooked on a large bamboo spit over an open fire. And lastly, don’t forget to check-out some ancestral houses found in our city that will surely give you a glimpse of the city’s past.

Carriz, says: 2020

There are a lot of drug addicts in my city so it’s quite dangerous to live here. Though there are some good parts too especially the food that we are offering to the tourists. One of the famous food here is called Lechon it’s a roasted pork crispy on the outside and very flavorful in the inside.

Clarisse, says: 2020

She must know that he traffic here is worst in the morning around seven am and in the evening around six pm. When it comes to groceries, there’s a number of stores nearby so grocery is not a problem. There are also parks and plaza available if she wants to workout or walk her pets.

Claire, says: 2020

I strongly suggest that you would visit the oldest church in our city, which is the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino. And also, there are a lots of good tourist spots in our place, it can be beaches, falls, springs,, etc. The food in here also is one of the best in the country. the people here are the best.

Lyzette, says: 2020

If someone moved to our City, they should consider how warm the people living there. We have some good places. A good food to try anywhere in the City. We also have this delicious specialty which we called “lechon”. Anywhere in the whole City love to eat this with the whole family.

Elyssa, says: 2020

Talisay City is somewhat a place where carnivals are famous of. We are very welcoming people when it comes to new neighbours. Our city is also eco-friendly in which we are implementing a clean as go policy and the use of bikes as a way of transportation.

It is accessible to the marketplace, churches, malls, pharmacies, bakeries, etc. It has a friendly neighborhood and very peaceful. The place has been awarded as one of the cleanest cities in the country. Yo will surely like it here considering the place is not that overcrowded compared to the other nearby cities.

Our city, Talisay City, is the only city in the south of Cebu. We have many establishments like in the main city. We also have a refreshing park with beautiful pavilions and benches on the side. You can also visit the sea just across the park. You can also try our known tasty Lechon.

Talisay City is a beautiful place in Cebu province. There are a lot of businesses and establishments here where everyone can apply for a job. Also, the place is not too crowded to live in and there are many subdivisions which you can choose where to buy house and lot for you and for your family. There are many schools to choose and it is not hard for you to decide where to send your children.

Danica, says: 2020

Talisay City is a small city but you can find different establishments that cater to your necessities. From restaurants to coffee shops to entertainment centers and supermarkets, you can find them all in my city. Not only do we have these establishments, we also have a very responsible mayor that looks over the entire city with love and care. People here are incredibly friendly and helpful. You can also find different healthcare facilities to take care of any health-related concerns like medical laboratories and a tertiary hospital. Talisay City is a wonderful place.

Christy, says: 2020

Talisay City is one of the best in Cebu Province. A lot of people reside in Talisay. Although this city is populated, we can live peacefully. Talisay City is known for the best and tastiest lechon baboy aside from Carcar City. Those moving here should take note that it is far from Cebu City.

Our city is also called the Aqua City of the South which is Talisay City. It has a lot of beautiful places to visit with a hospitable community to deal with. I assure you, that you will never miss every single part as it will surly remains in your heart. Beautiful places, tourist spots, culture and may more.

To those moving to Talisay City, you will be able to enjoy the beaches. You’ll also get to enjoy a silent starry night far from the noise of vehicles. It’s a pretty small town and kind of semi-city like.

Jenielene, says: 2020

Talisay City is a peaceful and safe city located south of Cebu. It is known for its delicious lechon. The city was also known as the “greenest city” in the Philippines many years ago. It is a city where people are friendly.

Monique, says: 2020

There are tons of thieves and the road is very small and it’s really traffic in this area and there are three villages where you can live if you want beside the sea. There’s two malls from here and there’s a swimming pool beside the villages and there are hardware too.

Margareth, says: 2020

Our native foods and other beautiful places to watch every sunset. This can help the person to know about our city, and help us if it’s okay for him or her. If he wants to move along our city he might consider his other relatives or someone who might be missing him or her.

Charlene, says: 2020

People in our city are so polite, kind and hospitable. Street foods are awesome and clean. City lights can make your stressful day go away. And there’s also a lot of places to go to in your leisure time, especially when you want to spend vacation with family. All of these are the reasons why I recommend people to live in our city for a long period of time if not for good.

Talisay City is a large city which offers a wide variety of industry and entertainment. Our proud city is especially known for its large contribution to the fishing industry because of the large seas that offer a huge selection of aquatic animals. Majority of people also come to our city because of the magnificent and gargantuan mall, the SM Seaside which is considered the largest and tallest mall in the Philippines. Thus, people should really consider moving here.

Rhenmar, says: 2020

To whom that will move to our city should know our city is a nice place to stay and it is near the metro and easy to access. In fact most of the citizens in our place works in the other cities. Our place also have many subdivision, estates, and many houses to live for.

Maritza, says: 2020

Our city is in the Philippines which is part of Asia Pacific. we have different regions and my city is in region seven. Cebu city is highly urbanized city and it is the first class city that is in region seven. we celebrate the mother of all festival in the Philippines which is Sinulog.

Wilton, says: 2020

Talisay is a bustling city. Waking up early to go to work is the number one rule, since traffic builds up fast as early as six in the morning. Public utility jeepneys are the main modes of transportation in the busy city, so always prepare coins for the fare.

Albert, says: 2020

The city I am in is a good place. It is not too crowded and not too secluded. Malls, churches, and beaches are a few kilometers from any neighborhood. Public transport is very accessible if you want to go to other cities. People are also friendly and helpful so you don’t need to worry about getting lost while living here on your first months. your decision about moving here is a good move.

Talisay City, Cebu, is well-known for the food commonly known as Inasal (roasted pig). And yearly, we get to celebrate a festival about it. Aside from food, people can enjoy several beautiful places in our City. People here are very hospitable, and I would like to believe that we are very disciplined, for we have very great leaders leading us to become a one of a kind community.

Kathleen, says: 2020

Our City is known for its delicious “lechon”. Aside from that famous delicacy, there are also a lot of beautiful places to visit to. Our City is mostly known for its beach resorts, since we are at the outskirts of the province. The people are amiable and hospitable.

Mabelle, says: 2020

Talisay City, though somewhat a peaceful place, has many villages (barangays in Filipino) that are associated with drugs and prostitution. The best thing to do before moving would be to research as extensively as possible and to ask locals the locations that should be avoided. Still, this city is beautiful, and the air is cleaner than living in the main city of Cebu. It has more space and less people, and traffic is never a problem. The locals, true to their Filipino culture and characteristic, will always welcome new tenants with hospitality (and lots of food!).

Melanie, says: 2020

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