University Series by Vista Residences – Student living redefined

Remember back in the day when college and university students would hardly have a choice but travel to school from remote places day in and day out? Perhaps you were one of these young kids back then.

Looking for a place to stay that is close to school would be a tedious and, sometimes, dire undertaking. Either the neighborhood isn’t safe or the location of some dorms aren’t exactly ideal.

With a son who is now in college and a 13 year old daughter who is inevitably heading there as well in no time, I can’t help but mull over the possibility of finding a place for them to stay. As much as I’d like them to stay with us during school year, it might not be the practical thing to do especially if they choose a university or institution that is situated far away from home.

What’s a parent to do? Not everyone has the luxury of having a good number of homes scattered all over the metro.

This has long been a dilemma which has never been truly addressed… until now.

If you find yourself in the same predicament and figure to be in the same shoes as I am in now, you’d be glad to know that there is actually an answer to our problems already.

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Attending the University Series lauch with a couple of friends

Just last week, I attended the launch of the University Series by Vista Residences. And with great relief, I realized that someone has finally addressed a major concern of us parents with regards to the safety and well-being of our precious children.

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The Vista Residences PEP Squad during the launch of the University Series

For those unaware, Vista Residences is a subsidiary of Vista Land, the country’s biggest homebuilder. They have a solid track record in building homes, developing properties and creating communities. Now, they have come up with the amazing idea of building a University Series to cater to a very specific and urgent need.

University Series by Vista Residences – Answering a great need

The University Series by Vista Residences is giving students better living options with a dynamic concept in condominium living. It is a collection of vertical residences located close to the country’s key colleges and universities and designed around students’ needs as well as those of the academe.

University Series by Vista ResidencesBy listening intently and asking a couple of questions during the launch, I learned that Vista Residences has a special place in its heart for the academe, believing very strongly that the country’s future depends on the education of its youth. Thankfully, they fully share the understanding of the pressures and difficulties that come with student life. Likewise, Vista Residences believe that students deserve better than the dorm options that are available today.

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Manuel Paolo A. Villar (President and CEO of Vista Land) addressing the crowd during the launch of the University Series.

So, in an effort to further empower this sector and improve the lives of our hard-working students, the group has created the University Series by Vista Residences which aims to tweak the concept of the university town by building vertical versions for the country’s key universities which, according to them, will lift “higher learning” even higher. Pretty cool concept if you ask me.

For example, the condominiums of University Series by Vista Residences are equipped with study areas and common spaces perfect for discussion and decompression from the stresses of class. Also, by building living options that are closer to schools, it eliminates the tediousness and time wasted by students during the daily commute to and from their homes. What this translates to is spending more time studying, attending other activities, longer rest time and ultimately their safety. This way, kids remember more of the fun and good times they spend in school instead of the perils commuting and sleepless nights due to lack of time hitting the books.

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The student ambassadors of University Series by Vista Residences

Parents can rest easy knowing that beyond the usual conveniences of condominium living, each property of the University Series by Vista Residences is carefully designed for individuals whose lives evolve around institutions of learning. Everyday necessities like food, laundry and socializing, are important aspects that are considered when designing the condominiums. Each building is equipped with a guarded reception area and parking, smoke and fire alarms, sprinkler systems, generators, and CCTV systems in most of the common areas.

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Some of the happy people of Vista Residences during the University Series event

Another interesting feature which caught my attention is that each building of the University Series by Vista Residences uses solar panels in an effort to decrease carbon footprint. From what I’ve heard, solar panels are currently used to power select communal areas and mobile charging stations, but plan to use more panels to supply even more of its electricity needs in the future.

The success of University Series by Vista Residences

The University Series by Vista Residences has four standing university projects:

  • Crown Tower University Belt (launched in 2005)
  • Vista 309 Katipunan (launched in 2011)
  • Vista Taft (launched in 2011)
  • España 878 (launched in 2012)

All four projects have been sold out immediately which says a whole lot about the great need for these kinds of residences, not to mention their their ideal locations, design and facilities, as well as the quality of the built towers.

But don’t fret! Thankfully, more are coming.

Five new University Series by Vista Residences properties

Due to the incredible success of the four properties of the University Series by Vista Residences, they are ready to launch five more that are likewise strategically located near universities within Metro Manila and key provincial destinations:

  • Vista GL Taft
  • Vista Heights in Legarda
  • Vista Brenthill in Baguio
  • Vista Katipunan in Quezon City
  • Vista Recto in Manila

Not only that… according to the good folks of University Series by Vista Residences, a lot more projects are in the pipeline within the year.

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Manuel Paolo A. Villar (President and CEO of Vista Land)

This is good news for us parents who desire better living conditions for our children apart from the common dormitories that are scattered all over the metropolis.

Truly, kids have it good nowadays. If only there were places like the University Series by Vista Residences back in the day when we were still studying, what a joy it could’ve been.

Check out a short video below of what went down during the “Student Living Redefined” launch of University Series by Vista Residences.

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Indeed, this is “Student Living Redefined”… a fitting key message of the University Series by Vista Residences.

And hey… since we, as parents, want our kids to have more than what we used to have, seriously considering the University Series by Vista Residences is one way of giving to them what we could only dream of back when we were young carefree students ourselves.

It is one perfect way of letting them know how much we love them.


To know more about the University Series by Vista Residences, you can visit their official website at www.vistaresidences.com.ph or call them at 0999-8871705. Also, you can check out their Facebook Page and follow them on Instagram (@vistarescondo).

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University Series by Vista Residences – Student living redefined was last modified: April 17th, 2015 by Chuckie Dreyfus