DREAMING of living in Switzerland but cannot go there. Tagaytay may be the closest you will ever get for it is here that you will find a community that offers a piece of Swiss living ― Alpine Villas.

The 100-hectare community boasts of homes, hotels and condominium towers modeled after Swiss chalets surrounded by pine trees to give one a feeling of being in an Alpine region. There is ample open spaces where one can take in the fresh mountain air and commune with nature, which makes it an ideal place to detoxify after being exposed to the hustle and bustle of city life.

Within Alpine Villas is Crosswinds, which is developed by the luxury arm of Vista Land & Landscapes Inc. ― Brittany Corp. This new village has truly become that premier Swiss oasis that can offer Alpine charm to Filipinos looking for something more.

Crosswinds is comprised of four Swiss-style towers - Bernese, Blanc, Brienz and Biel. These towers provide residents a commanding view of the community.

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Keeping mind the need to be one with nature, the construction and design of Alpine Villas is in keeping with the principles of sustainable design. The towers made use of natural and sustainable materials such as wood. Meanwhile, Some 30 percent of this development will be allotted for green open spaces.

The environment-friendly atmosphere in Crosswinds allow for nature-inspired activities with its cycling and jogging paths as well as running and hiking trails. It also provides other amenities that promote fitness and good health such as a private park, an outdoor play area for children, pet park, function hall and tranquility garden.

Common with other communities, good security provides peace of mind. Crosswinds is guarantted to have 24/7 safety protocols, CCTVs in all common areas, Wi-Fi, and building systems. Units were also designed with versatility in mind, providing homeowners with the flexibility of designing their spaces.

Getting a unit at Alpine Villas is a wise investment, which will be beneficial in many ways. Besides having a home in a beautiful and peaceful community, it allows homeowners to gain significantly via capital appreciation should they want to divest it sometime in the future.

Even if it may not be a permanent home as one might just divide their time between here and in Metro Manila), investing in Alpine Villas would still be worth it. Over the last five years and even in the midst of the pandemic, unit prices here have increased by 67 percent, with a compounded annual growth rate of 11 percent. Opportunities for passive income are possible.