A fast-growing, lower-middle-class area, Valenzuela’s proximity to Metro Manila’s different business districts has made it a popular location for both factories and residences. The high cost of rent in more central areas makes Valenzuela more attractive to many people, who live here and then commute to work in Pasig, Makati or Quezon City.

As two major highways cross Valenzuela City, it is also an easy access point to the provinces north of Metro Manila.