Desa Sri Hartamas (Golden Estates in English) is an affluent residential township in the
Segambut constituency of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Desa Sri Hartamas is located right next to Mont Kiara, another affluent township consisting of mainly high-rise apartment buildings and contains a significant expatriate community. Sri Hartamas gained considerable popularity as a desired neighbourhood during the Asian boom of the mid 1990s. Prior to that, the belief by Malaysians was that the neighbourhood was too isolated (it was located halfway between Kepong and downtown KL), with little to no infrastructure in the area. With no grocer in the neighbourhood at the time, a pint of milk was a 15-minute drive away. As the demand for quality housing in Kuala Lumpur increased, this soon became irrelevant. Desa Sri Hartamas quickly became very popular, not only with the Malaysian young professionals, but also with expatriate families, who hail mostly from Australia, Japan, China, Britain and mainland Europe.
Desa Sri Hartamas has a geographical advantage, this township is located very close to the intersection of four major expressways which are the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan Berhad (PLUS), Sprint Expressway (SPRINT) and Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) that link the area with downtown Kuala Lumpur, surrounding suburbs as well as major towns of Malaysia. The travel time to anywhere in Klang Valley area, as a result is surprisingly short, even during rush hour. It even takes less than 10 minutes to reach Mont Kiara. In terms of public transportation, Sri Hartamas is served by the Segambut KTM Station on the Tanjong Malim-Port Klang Line, run by state railway firm KTMB (Malaysian Railways). There are also buses that can bring to places you wish to go to.
Desa Sri Hartamas is also famous for its famous neighbourhood that give a wide selection of grocery options as there are many different culture’s supermarket in this place. This is to accommodate our locals and the expats living in our country. To just grab snacks or light meals there are 7-Elevens and other mini markets around here. But for those who wish to grab groceries to cook at home there are some choices that are provided and some of them are like Seoul Mart Supermarket, this supermarket is a place where there are groceries and snacks that are from Korea. Other than that, there is also a Japan Grocer in this area for those who enjoy Japanese food, this is the place you can shop at. Lastly, not forgetting our own culture, there are supermarkets such as Jaya Grocer, Kiara Supermarket and Village Grocer where you can get fresh groceries from.
As Desa Sri Hartamas is quite known for expats, they might think that education wise it might be hard for them to find a proper school to send their children to, but worry not as Desa Sri Hartamas is well equipped with international schools and government schools as well. Some of them are Oasis International School, Garden International School, SMK Seri Hartamas and SK Seri Hartamas. Therefore, education should not be a worry for those staying here. There is even a few college’s that are located near to this area. Some of them are KL International Flying Academy, Taylors University College Sri Hartamas Campus and SRI College.
Desa Sri Hartamas is also a place where there are neighbourhood malls that offer a great range of restaurants and cafés. There are a wide variety of choices for residents to choose from as there are a wide variety of international cuisines to dine at. Not only at the malls are there great cafes, but even the neighbourhood as well. Having a break and chilling at the cafes and bars can all be in done here.
Properties in Desa Sri Hartamas are freehold, explaining the property price in the neighbourhood with a median price of MYR 1.6 million or median price psf of MYR 958 making it a very high end property. With more than 152 projects in Desa Sri Hartamas, those who wish to buy or even invest in one of these properties can check out some of the projects such as Kiara View, Villa Serene Kiara and Desa Sri Hartamas
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