Barangay Magallanes is one of the wealthy barangays in Makati located in the southwestern tip of the City. It is the second smallest village barangay in Cluster 1 with a total land area of 1.1995square kilometers. As of 2010 population census of NSO, a total of 5,576 residents are inhabiting Barangay Magallanes. It belongs to the Central Cluster or Cluster 1 of Makati together with Bel-Air, Dasmarinas, Forbes Park, San Lorenzo and Urdaneta.
It provides easy access to the Central Business district due to its proximity to EDSA and South Expressway. Barangay Magallanes is bounded on the north by EDSA facing Barangay Bangkal; Fort Bonifacio and Villamor on the south; Barangay Dasmariñas on the east; and Tripa de Gallina on the west facing Pasay City.
Predominantly residential, almost half of the residents of the barangays are expatriates. Moreover, it is home to local and international schools such as Asia Pacific College, Singapore School Manila and Makati Hope Christian School.