Typical of cities in metropolitan areas, Mandaluyong has its own share of commercial strips and a central business district (Map 40).
The former, comprising mostly of banks (Map ~ Financial Institutions), offices and service establishments, stretch along public transport routes thereby serving both local consumers and passers-by from the neighboring localities.
Major commercial strips of the city include the stretch of Boni Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, Libertad-Sierra Madre area, Kalentong, San Francisco, part of Martinez, Sgt. Bumatay towards Barangka Drive and Pinatubo towards EDSA.
The city’s Central Business District on the eastern portion of the city is concentrated in the EDSA-Shaw-Pioneer Quadrangle.
Adjacent to the central business district is the High Density Commercial area comprising of establishments such as the Megamall, Shangri-La, Podium and the San Miguel Corporation headquarters.
The traditional neighborhood center, on the other hand, is replaced by groceries and convenience stores (Map 42), wet and dry markets (Map 43), sari-sari stores, medical and dental clinics, amusement places and other personal services dominating almost all internal roads in the city.