Forbes Park, Makati

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Forbes Park, also known simply as Forbes, is a private subdivision and gated community in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Established in the 1940s, Forbes Park was named after William Cameron Forbes, an American Governor-General of the Philippines. It is divided into Forbes Park North and Forbes Park South by McKinley Road and is bounded roughly by Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to the northwest, Bonifacio Global City to the east, the Maricaban Creek to the south and southeast, and Acacia Avenue/Dasmariñas Village to the west.

The first gated village to be developed by the Ayala Corporation,[1] 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"[2] and many of the country's wealthiest families, as well as foreign diplomats, live there.[3][4]

The Santuario de San Antonio, 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-Episcopal Pro-cathedral, is just across the street.


  1. ^ Peter J.M. Nas (10 March 2005). Directors of Urban Change in Asia. Routledge. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-134-26737-8. 
  2. ^ Balan Moses, "A country of contradictions", New Straits Times, July 9, 2002  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Hannah Torregoza, "Stronger police visibility asked by posh Makati village officials", Manila Bulletin, June 27, 2004  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  4. ^ 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