hanmi74 wrote:There doesn't seem to be too much activity on this page, but I thought I'd give it a try and hope that someone in Cebu can give me some advice.
I'm considering a transfer to Cebu this year. I'm married with a 3 year old daughter. I'd live some recommendations on areas of Cebu to live. Hopefully, close to good schools and in a safe neighborhood. I'll be working in Cebu city, but I don't mind commuting.
Just found the board so excuse the late reply. I live in Cebu, have for over three years. I have a house near Talisay, south of the city. That is probably the best place to be, you can access it from the SRP a rather improved freeway.
In the future, a super mega mall is planned on some vacant marsh land so you wouldn't have to commute in to Ayala and SM for shopping. But it is years down the road. In the mean time, there are lots of expats and foreigners living in the area, plenty of decent schools nearby for the kids. You could rent a house easily, You will probably need a car, no problem.
I would avoid living in Cebu proper, main reason is there are water shortages all the time, I lived in Lahug and Pardo briefly, got tired of the shortages and found my own house with a deep well.