The Ortigas Center is strategically located at the heart of the Metro and is the home to many residential and commercial establishments. It is the country's second most important business hub. It's a self sustaining cosmopolis. The harmony of the residential and commercial entities compliment each other which makes living in Ortigas a dream come true for Filipinos and foreigners alike. The diverse community of Filipinos and foreigners that reside in Ortigas is a great picture of social harmony.
The Ortigas Center can be easily accessible whether by car or by public transportation. Bus terminals along EDSA and 2 MRT stations (Shaw and Ortigas stations) are situated at its perimeter making travel to and fro very convenient. It is surrounded by main thorough fares - EDSA to the west, Ortigas Avenue to the north, Meralco Avenue to the east and Shaw Boulevard to the south. Aside from the array of several condominium properties, there are also commercial areas, banks, coffee shops, fast food chains, restaurants, hotels, entertainment areas, nightlife bars, parks and business centers located all over Ortigas.
Three of the biggest malls in the Metro Manila, the SM Megamall, the Shangri-La Mall and Robinsons Galleria are located conveniently within walking distance from the residential areas. It's also the home of the Asian Development Bank, The Medical City, the main office of Banco de Oro, Jollibee Foods Corporation, San Miguel Corporation and the Philippine branch of HSBC.
Notable schools in the area include the top medical school in the country, the Ateneo de Manila University - School of Medicine and Public Health, two exclusive school of girls namely St. Paul College Pasig and Saint Pedro Poveda College, the University of Asia and the Pacific, one of the best business schools in the country, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong as one of the most notable grade school and high school in the Metro, as well as Enderun Colleges for future chefs and businessmen who would excel in the field of culinary arts and hotel management.