Angeles City has seen significant investment and growth compared to other areas of the Philippines over the last 10 years. The large expatriate population and the proximity to both the Clark and Subic Freeports make Angeles City an ideal place to reside or visit whether for tourism, residential, business, or investment purposes.
Next door to Angeles – the area known as the Clark Freeport Economic Zone (CFEZ), has been on the verge of expanding for several years now. In preperation for the influx of tourism, Clark has added an international medical facility along with private, internationally known schools.
With the upcoming plans for the expansion of the Clark International Airport and the emergence of the Philippines’ next mega-city project dubbed the “Clark Green City” just outside the CFEZ, the greater Pampanga and Tarlac provinces are set for massive economic changes. Between the brand-name hotels coming in, globally-known corporations doing business in Clark, and the abundance of small businesses such as hotels, condotels, clubs, and restaurants – each aspect is a major drawing point of the new Angeles City. You won’t find a faster growing area outside of Manila.
Looking back on Angeles City, times were not always as good. Since its inception, Angeles has undergone severe tourism droughts during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 and the departure of the U.S. Military. For decades, the U.S. troops provided economic stability to the area by infusing investments and jobs to local Angeleños. These two acts single-handedly took Angeles City from a vibrant, booming place back to the days of old.
Now, after 25-years of waiting, Angeles City is finally blooming. Other than nightlife, this has become the new hotspot for activities such as rest and relaxation, golfing, gaming, and dining. With its central location giving visitors and residents an advantage of traveling to places such as Manila, Baguio, Subic, or jumping on a plane to travel domestically or abroad, Angeles is the perfect place to begin your Philippines adventure.