Valenzuela is located in the north west cluster 3 of Makati together with Barangay Olympia. Although Valenzuela is quite small for it was once a sitio of a larger barangay, its can accommodate almost 10,000 individuals. Additionally, the barangay is mainly a residential area for simple and uptown locals. The small barangay population can be beneficial to those who prefer living in a small and humble neighborhood near a proud and continuously growing business district.
Valenzuela started as a 3,000-resident barangay during the 1960’s. And during this time, the low-land area was predominantly a vast glass plain. It used to be a part of Barangay Olympia, but by the virtue of the Barrio Charter Act, Valenzuela became the latest barangay of Makati in 1967. All these things have been made possible by the concerted effort of its residents led by the barangay administrators of that time.
Location of the Barangay
Being in the northwest, Valenzuela is bordered by the Pasig River in the north, Olympia in the west, Sta. Cruz in the south and Poblacion in the east. This also means that you will live close to the center of local political power of Makati, which is in Poblacion. Additionally, the barangay serves as a drop off and boarding station for the Pasig River ferry cruise. By street boundaries, Valenzuela nestles beside the corners of A. Bonifacio Street (north), Pateros Street (west), Antipolo St. (east) and Kalayaan Avenue (south).
- Valenzuela may be a small barangay but the residents enjoy having a close relationship with their neighbors. Events that keep them closer together are the celebration of Feast of St. Joseph every May 1st and Feast of James the Great.
- Most of the residents make a living by owning a business and office employment.
- You can also find the convenient location of Valenzuela accessible to major business establishments like Osmena Place, Café Maestro, Bonaventure Garden Homes, etc.
- Pasig River Ferry Cruise station