Urdaneta is one of the smallest barangays belonging to the first cluster of Makati City. The barangayis a product of Ayala Corporation’s land development projects. It is an exclusive residential village similar to its contemporaries like Bel-Air and Forbes Park. Aside from the luxury houses, Urdaneta hosts 5-star hotels such as The Peninsula Hotel and The Mandarin Oriental.
Formerly known as Beldaneta, Barangay Urdaneta used to be a combination of two villages: Urdaneta and Bel-Air. The village was developed by Ayala Corporation in the 1950’s. It occupies a portion of the Makati Central Business District (CBD) and is situated beside Forbes Park. Urdaneta became a separate barangay with only 73.76 hectares of total land area. However, its close proximity to the Ayala Avenue, Gil Puyat Avenue and Paseo de Roxas is what makes it a property renting destination for expats and local employees.
Location of the Barangay
Urdaneta is located at the north opening of the Central Business District, if you’re coming from Buendia MRT station. It is bounded by portions of Bel-Air to the north and west, San Lorenzo to the south and EDSA to the east. The barangay is very close to Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue. Additionally, Urdaneta has a mixed land use consisting of commercial and residential properties. So the good news is you can go to a workplace without having to leave the barangay.
- Urdaneta has no particular feast day to celebrate yearly, but they do participate in Makati’s town festival or mardi gras.
- Major landmarks within the barangay include Tuscany condominium, Urdaneta Village Clubhouse, Gilami Apartment, Atrium Building, Ritz Towers, Development Bank of the Philippines and One Roxas Triangle.