Sta. Maria: Bulacan’s busiest municipality

Sta Maria Chicharon

Do you know that Sta. Maria is the richest and most populous municipality in Central Luzon? The municipality, located in Bulacan, was once predominantly dependent on the agricultural industry as the main source of income, but through the years, transformation took place due to migration, industrialization, and commercialization and local and foreign investors contributed to the rapid economic growth of the municipality.

With the highest concentration of business establishments and industrial parks in the area, Sta. Maria is now the economic hub of eastern Bulacan. The busiest district, Santa Maria Central Business District, consists of the highly urbanized barangays of Poblacion, Santa Clara, and Bagbaguin where the biggest most bustling commercial centers ranging from public markets, food processing establishments, banks, rubber and textile making, agribusinesses, and various suppliers. Sta. Maria also specializes in the agriculture industry, thriving in its livestock and poultry produce, and
therefore established more feed mills and rice mills.

Sta. Maria has a lot of historical and religious infrastructures such as the La Purísima Concepción Parish Church, also known as the Santa Maria Church, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, and Sto.Niño Parish Church. The municipality also consists of numerous resorts where locals and tourists can make the most out of the various amenities offered.

The municipality also houses numerous public and private schools and colleges. The Philippine Arena is also situated in this municipality and has been used for major events ranging from church gatherings, to sports, and to live performances.

Sta. Maria is very famous for its delicious chicharon, and the municipality even holds the Chicharon Festival every 10th of February. The festival includes a parade of dancers with costumes and props that makes use of the chicharon. Chicharon in Sta. Maria is also used various food and desserts such as the Spicy Chicharon Sansrival or Chicharon Chocolate Crepe Cake, both of which were cooked by students for a competition that makes use of chicharon and dessert.

Sta. Maria is the perfect municipality for individuals looking for growth as the municipality had been progressing in terms of agriculture and business. If you want to live in Sta. Maria, Bria Homes can offer you the best home at the most affordable price.

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