The Tropics - LOCATION
The Tropics Cainta enjoys a peaceful yet highly accessible location within the expansive Filinvest Homes East community in Cainta, Rizal. The main gate is located along Marcos Highway, just 1.5 kilometers past Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall.
The Tropics community is part of the sprawling Filinvest Homes East community in the charming, laidback suburbs of Cainta. This community is highly accessible from different points in Metro Manila, and the main entrance gate is located just along Marcos Highway. The Tropics is situated just 1.5 kilometers away from the Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, a prominent landmark in the eastern part of Metro Manila.
Cainta is a first-class urban municipality in the province of Rizal. It is also a very historic municipality, being founded in 1571. It is also the richest municipality in the country and one of the most populous, thanks to its proximity to key areas in Metro Manila. It is one of the most popular suburban residential destinations for those in the Metro Manila and Greater Manila Area.
This municipality is bounded by Pasig, Taytay, and Antipolo—all popular residential areas. The northern boundary is shared with Antipolo City and Marikina City, Pasig City on the west, and Taytay on the east and south. Cainta lies in the Marikina Valley, and the municipality features ten percent of rolling hills, while the rest of the municipality’s 4,299-hectare land area consists of residential and industrial zones. The municipality is further divided into seven barangays.
Cainta can be accessed by a number of major thoroughfares. The main road is the Ortigas Avenue Extension, a corridor that brings the residents of the municipality to the business district of Ortigas Center. This road also leads to the cities of San Juan and Mandaluyong in the west, where many office buildings, industrial facilities, and lifestyle destinations are located. Taytay and Antipolo City is also easily accessible through this thoroughfare.
Another major road that Cainta residents can take is the Francisco P. Felix Avenue, which was formerly known as Imelda Avenue. This road runs across the Ortigas Avenue Extension and connects Cainta to Marikina City in the north, and the town of Taytay in the south. Locals call the intersection that connects these two major thoroughfares “Junction.” The Ortigas Avenue Extension also brings Cainta residents to the C5 Road, which in turn leads to Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
Despite not being an official part of Metro Manila, Cainta is a very prosperous municipality with a robust economy that provides employment for thousands of residents. There are numerous manufacturing facilities in the municipality, including Mitsubishi Motors Philippines, Motortrade Philippines, Ford Philippines, BF Construction Philippines, Monde M.Y. San Corporation, Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Hyundai Cainta, Honda Cars Philippines, Cathay Pacific Steel Corporation, Rockbuilt Manufacturing Corporation, The House Printers Corporation, and the South Pacific Chemical Industry, among others.
There are a number of popular landmarks within this municipality as well. One of them is the Valley Golf and Country Club, which is one of the well-known golf courses in this part of Luzon. There is also the sprawling Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, Robinsons Place Metro East, Robinsons Place Cainta, and the Il Centro Ice Skating Rink.
Future residents of The Tropics community will find various destinations easily accessible. Among these destinations are the St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish (2.8 kilometers away), SM Masinag (4.2 kilometers away), Cherry Foodarama (4.6 kilometers away), SM Marikina (8.4 kilometers away), the LRT 2 Purple Line Santolan Station (7.2 kilometers away, and brings residents of Eastern Metro Manila to key locations in Quezon City and the City of Manila), Eastwood (9.6 kilometers away), Tiendesitas (10 kilometers away), Robinsons Galleria (12.6 kilometers), La Salle Greenhills (12.2 kilometers away), the Ateneo de Manila University (9.4 kilometers away), and the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus (11.5 kilometers away).
Aside from these prestigious schools, future residents of The Tropics can also send their children to a wide variety of private educational institutions, including:
- Agapeland Christian Academy
- Cainta Catholic College
- Colegio de Santo Domingo
- Brainworks School of Cainta
- Cainta Wesleyan Academy
- Eastville Learning Center, Inc.
- Dayspring Academy
- Faith Christian School
- Divine Angels Montessori of Cainta
- Greenpark Montessori Learning Center
- Greenland Academy
- Hope Academy of Rizal
- His Little Ones Learning Center
- Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila School
- Life Touchers Community School
- Peace Intranational Academy of Cainta, Inc.
- Morning Dew Montessori School, Inc.
- Roosevelt College Cainta
- Queen Mary Learning Center
- Saint Franciss of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta
- Process Oriented Learning Center
- Valley View Academy
- Scholastica de San Alfonso Inc.
- Wiseacre School, Inc.
- ABE Felix Avenue
- ICCT Colleges – Cainta Main Campus
- ICCT Colleges – Sumulong Campus
- St. John Bosco Institute of Arts and Sciences
- Informatics Cainta
- STI Academic Center
- University of Rizal System – Cainta Campus