Forbes Park
Gate along EDSA
CountryPhilippines
RegionNational Capital Region
CityMakati
DistrictPart of the 1st district of Makati
Named forWilliam Cameron Forbes
Government
 • TypeBarangay
 • Barangay CaptainEvangeline Manotok
Area
 • Total2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total3,715
 • Density1,486/km2 (3,849/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP Code
1219 (Forbes Park North)
1220 (Forbes Park South)
Area code(s)2
PSGC137602008

Forbes Park is a private subdivision, gated community, and barangay in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines. Established in 1949, Forbes Park was named after William Cameron Forbes, the fifth American Governor-General of the Philippines during the American Insular Government.

The subdivision is divided into Forbes Park North and Forbes Park South by McKinley Road[1] and is bounded roughly by Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to the northwest, Taguig (Fort Bonifacio which includes Bonifacio Global City) to the east, the Maricaban Creek to the south and southeast, and Acacia Avenue/Dasmariñas Village to the west.

It was the first gated village in the Philippines to be developed by Ayala Corporation,[2] Forbes Park was a catalyst for urban development in Makati.[3] Forbes Park is home to the Manila Golf and Country Club and the Manila Polo Club. It has been called the "Beverly Hills of Manila"[4] and many of the country's wealthiest families, as well as foreign diplomats, live there.[5][6]

The Santuario de San Antonio Parish, a Franciscan church, and San Antonio Plaza, a small commercial center, lie between North and South Forbes Park. Meanwhile, the Church of the Holy Trinity, an Anglican-Episcopalian pro-cathedral, is just across the street.

References

  1. ^ "Demography". Brgy Forbes Park. Barangay Forbes Park Government. Archived from the original on 19 August 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. ^ Peter J.M. Nas (10 March 2005). Directors of Urban Change in Asia. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-134-26737-8.
  3. ^ Limos, Mario Alvaro (January 11, 2019). "A History of Forbes Park, the Philippines' Wealthiest and First Gated Subdivision". Townandcountry.ph. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  4. ^ Balan Moses, "A country of contradictions", New Straits Times, July 9, 2002  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  5. ^ Hannah Torregoza, "Stronger police visibility asked by posh Makati village officials", Manila Bulletin, June 27, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  6. ^ Cathy Yamsuan, "Forbes Park feud continues–health fears or better signal?", Philippine Daily Inquirer, June 28, 2015.

Coordinates: 14°33′N 121°02′E / 14.550°N 121.033°E / 14.550; 121.033