Barangay Dasmariñas is one of the six (6) gated communities in Makati. It has a total land area of 1.9033 square kilometers with a population density of 3 persons per 1,000 square meter. The village was developed by the Ayala Corporation in 1965 while the local government agency was established in 1971.
Located in the center of the City, Dasmarinas is bounded in the north by EDSA, National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) right of way in the west, San Antonio Church in the east, and Maricaban Creek in the south. It is home to 5,654 residents of local and foreign decent according to the 2010 Census by the National Statistics Office in addition to various embassies and consulates such as China, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, and Oman. Although considered as purely residential in use, the Colegio de San Agustin also holds its residence inside Barangay Dasmariñas.