With humble beginnings as a satellite town for Kuala Lumpur, the city of Petaling Jaya (more fondly known as “PJ”) is now one of the most famous places to find everything you could possibly want in one address.
When people mention its name, they’re able to call to mind a myriad of amenities: from an abundance of food choices and retail landmarks, to education hubs and places of worship.
To top it all off, the transportation facilities and infrastructure in PJ are well-developed. If you’re a resident here, you would already know where all the LRT and MRT stations are, plus which highways will connect you to the rest of Klang Valley (hint: there are 3!).
With all those in mind, let’s take a look at some of the condos available in this area that have a starting price below the RM400,000 mark, in case you’re looking for a more affordable place to call ‘home’ here!
1) Pelangi Damansara
- Location: Persiaran Surian, 47800, Selangor
- Developer: Cekap Corporation (subsidiary of Metro Kajang Holdings)
- Selling Price: From RM150,000 onwards
Located along the busy Persiaran Surian road, this high-density development contains 8 blocks that are 17 storeys high, and house a total of 2,240 units.
With basic facilities such as a gymnasium, swimming pool, playground, and mini market within the grounds, what makes it so attractive is the fact that there’s a commercial centre directly opposite.
Here, residents have access to a supermarket, dining areas, and grocery shops. In addition, Pelangi Damansara is also mere minutes away by car to popular shopping malls like IKEA, The Curve, 1 Utama, and Sunway Giza.
2) Empire Damansara
- Location: Damansara Perdana, 47820, Selangor
- Developer: Mammoth Empire Group of Companies
- Selling Price: From RM200,000 onwards
An integrated development that boasts of a unique architectural style, which is that of Shanghai’s bygone Shikumen design, residents and visitors alike will be charmed by the antique tiles and fittings, as well as rustic exposed brick walls.
8 blocks and 1,681 units that come with a variety of types and built-up sizes (282 sq ft to 1,740 sq ft) mean that buyers and investors alike will be able to select one that best fits their requirements or purposes.
With bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) all housed under the same roof, Empire Damansara is also within easy reach of other established areas like Bangsar, Mont Kiara, and TTDI via the key highways nearby the development.
3) Riana Green
- Location: PJU 3, 47810, Selangor
- Developer: IJM Land Berhad
- Selling Price: From RM305,000 onwards
Family-friendly facilities and budget-friendly pricing of the units make this condominium popular with those seeking for their first home, especially when you find out where is it.
Located near the affluent Tropicana enclave, Riana Green comes with 1,500 units spread over 10 blocks, and built-up sizes from a modest 520 sq ft to a very spacious 2,760 sq ft!
Close by are educational institutions like SJK Damansara, SK Tropicana, the British International school, KBU international college and many more. And for parents who need to feed their hungry brood, there are plenty of grocery stores within easy reach like Jaya Grocer.
4) Paramount View
- Location: Taman Paramount, 46300, Selangor
- Developer: Sri Aman Development
- Selling Price: From RM310,000 onwards
Just metres away from the Taman Paramount LRT station is this unassuming looking condominium, but which is actually a medium density (233 units over 15 storeys) haven that comes with basic facilities like a swimming pool, playground, gymnasium, multipurpose hall, and launderette.
Centrality is another key factor when it comes to choosing this as a place of residence: a 5-minute walk will bring you RIGHT to the train station, which means you can then travel to any part of Klang Valley without having to worry about traffic conditions!
In addition, those who need constant retail therapy would be delighted to know that all the major malls in Klang Valley are within driving distance: Paradigm Mall, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, and IKEA.
5) Kelana Puteri
- Location: Jalan SS 7/26, 47301, Selangor
- Developer: South Malaysia Industried Bhd (SMI)
- Selling Price: From RM328,000 onwards
As one of the older developments on this list, Kelana Puteri nevertheless comes with all the simple comforts to ensure its residents are able to enjoy themselves, such as BBQ area, jogging track, playground, swimming pool, and gymnasium.
Travelling to and from this development is also made easy with a number of highways in the vicinity: the Federal Highway and SPRINT Expressway, to name a few.
And foodies, rejoice, for there are plenty of eateries that you can reach (Paradigm Mall, Giant Mall Kelana Jaya, and Zenith Corporate Park), while the Kelana Jaya LRT Station is just a 5-minute drive away!
6) Avenue D’Vogue
- Location: Seksyen 13, 46200, Selangor
- Developer: Inspiration Group Malaysia
- Selling Price: From RM350,000 onwards
As one of the more recent developments on this list (having a completion date in 2016), it offers 332 compact units ranging from 360 sq ft to 870 sq ft – but without skimping on the quality of workmanship and facilities!
Residents can enjoy access to an exclusive clubhouse, 24-hour 3-tier security, swimming pool, BBQ area, and fully equipped gymnasium – all of which are managed by the Best Western hospitality group.
A number of malls that are located almost right on the doorstep of Avenue D’Vogue like Jaya Shopping Centre, Jaya One, and Jaya 33 mean that there’s no shortage to the number of shops that one can eat, drink, shop and be entertained by.
7) Paradesa Rustica
- Location: Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200, Selangor (Yes, BSD is actually part of PJ folks!)
- Developer: Land & General Berhad
- Selling Price: From RM350,000 onwards
A strategic location and excellent connectivity make this condominium a hit with homebuyers and investors like, what more with nature incorporated into its landscape to echo the beauty of the Bandar Sri Damansara hills.
Units here come with built-up sizes ranging from 955 sq ft to 1,146 sq ft, housed in 4 blocks of 12 storeys each. There are standard facilities within the development that allow for residents to enjoy all the simple conveniences without having to leave the safety of home.
Access to all the other hotspots is a breeze thanks to major highways such as the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP), Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), PLUS North-South Highway, and SPRINT Penchala Link.
8) Paradesa Tropica
- Location: Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200, Selangor (Ditto what we already said above!)
- Developer: Land & General Berhad
- Selling Price: From RM380,000 onwards
If you’re looking for an exclusive freehold development in an upscale neighbourhood that’s still surrounded by lush greenery, look no further than Paradesa Tropica that’s touted as a ‘tropical paradise retreat’.
Well-maintained and with the hills of Bandar Sri Damansara as the backdrop to the south, residents are guaranteed convenience with a wide range of amenities nearby: Sri Damansara Club with extensive recreational facilities, landscaped parks, as well as convenience stores and shops for all your daily needs.
For parents with school-going children, some of the reputable schools in the vicinity of this condo are SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 1, SJK (C) Desa Jaya 2 and SMK Bandar Sri Damansara 1.
If these condos aren’t what you’re looking for, why not check out other affordably priced developments in mature townships such as these Cheras condos priced below RM550,000 or these Mont Kiara condos priced below RM750,000!