Dasmariñas is the largest city, both in terms of area and population in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Just 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Manila, it continues to be a real estate hotspot with the growing congestion and outward urban expansion of the Metropolitan Manila in recent years.
The inevitable growth of Dasmarinas as a suburban city is manifested by the influx of industries, the presence of large educational and health institutions, and the growing number of subdivisions elevating its economy. From an agricultural-based economy, Dasmariñas has evolved into a highly urbanized, commercialized and industrialized city. It now boasts of three industrial estates, namely: First Cavite Industrial Estate (FCIE) in Barangay Langkaan, Dasmariñas Technopark located in Barangay Paliparan I and NHA Industrial Park in Bagong Bayan. There are more or less 240 other factories/business establishments scattered in the different barangays, totaling 309 operational industries in the city.
More than 70 residential subdivisions have been developed in the city, and it is not stopping at that number. The rapid growth of the city's population near universities, industrial estates and factories provides a ready market for real estate ventures such as subdivisions, apartments and other support services.
On the other hand, The presence of Aguinaldo Highway and Governor's Drive makes the city a stop over for those who are travelling to Tagaytay and Batangas from Metro Manila and to Laguna from the towns on the western part of Cavite. The city has a large selection of hotels and resorts catering to tourists.