Buying A Property In KL: 5 Key Hotspots You Should Be Looking At!

Buying a property in KL is probably the dream for many, but with numerous areas to choose from, how would you know which one is the most happening hotspot? This guide is here to help!
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Whether you’re in the market for a landed property or a high-rise unit in Kuala Lumpur, there are many interesting areas to consider.

From well-established and matured townships, to brand new developments, there is a little something for everyone seeking the city life.

If this is the year you find yourself wanting to buy a property, and you feel KL is the city for you to put down roots, then check out this guide to some of the hottest areas and districts in Kuala Lumpur.

We cover the top 5 hotspots (based on PropertyGuru’s “For Sale” listings, we looked at the average number of enquirers in 2020, and took the highest ones!), and list some developments worthy of your interest in those areas. Let’s dive right in!

 

1) Cheras

Cheras sits within both Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, which might make it confusing at first, but rest assured, this vibrant and self-sufficient township has all the amenities that one would ever need.

The Kuala Lumpur side of Cheras however, might have a slighttt edge over its neighbour, housing the famed Taman Connaught night market!

Developments of interest in the area:

a) EkoCheras Service Apartment

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Boasting eco-friendly features, EkoCheras is a mixed development situated on 12 acres of freehold land in the Cheras township.

This self-sustaining project comprises 3 serviced residence towers, an office tower, a hotel, and a 4-storey shopping mall, bringing convenience to your doorstep.

With direct access to the Taman Mutiara MRT Station, it's also situated just 9km away from KLCC and 12km from Bangsar, which makes getting around both easy and accessible.

b) The Holmes 2, Cheras

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The Holmes 2 is a project within the Bandar Tun Razak township in Cheras, and is the perfect development for first-time homeowners with its affordable price tag.

Living here means being 5km away from the popular Taman Connaught night market, and 15km away from the city centre.

Move around with ease via the Bandar Tun Razak LRT Station that is located 4 minutes away, or use the Maju Expressway (MEX) and Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) to get to where you want to go.

 

2) KL City

Living in the heart of the city comes with a lot of perks (apart from the prestigious address)! From the variety of cuisines, to property choices and different types of entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice just trying to decide where to dine, live, and play.

The vibrancy of KL city might have died down a little during the lockdowns, but the city is bound to be the first place to bounce back to its former dynamic state, as the economy slowly reopens.

Developments of interest in the area:

a) Stonor 3 @ KLCC

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Stonor 3 gives you the feeling of living in a classy development, complete with luxurious amenities like a dipping pool, 40-metre infinity edge lap pool, 200-sq-metre gym, sun decks, and much more.

Sitting within the 140,000-sq-metre sphere of Suria KLCC and the 20-hectare KLCC Park, all your needs and wants are within a stone’s throw reach of Stonor 3.

From public transportation, shopping and dining, to healthcare facilities, you might find it hard to look for reasons to venture outside the city.

b) ARIA Luxury Residence, KLCC

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ARIA Luxury Residence is situated beside Jalan Tun Razak and just further down that road, you will find Prince Court Medical Centre and the Royal Selangor Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia.

Besides all the conveniences the city has to offer, living here means spending your days relaxing and making full use of the facilities spread over 1.5 acres.

Take a dip in the 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool surrounded by sunken beds, utilising the Jacuzzi, or taking a dip in the hydro gym pool, among other things.

 

3) Bukit Jalil

Bukit Jalil is probably best known for hosting the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Since the Bukit Jalil National Stadium opened its doors to the public, many have been able to feel like a pro hitting the running track!

Located to the south of Kuala Lumpur, this area of KL is easily accessible by major expressways, and is also serviced by two LRT stations, namely Bukit Jalil and Sri Petaling.

Developments of interest in the area:

a) Skyluxe On The Park @ Bukit Jalil

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This residence is touted as the last piece of development ever to be built on the 80-acre Bukit Jalil Recreational Park.

Nature lovers will be pleased to note that it is surrounded by lush forests and calming lakes, sited mere metres away from the park’s main entrance.

With The Link 2 just a 5-minute stroll away, you will be able to indulge in some retail therapy, entertainment, and of course plenty of glorious food!

b) Parkhill Residence Bukit Jalil

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Parkhill Residence is a residential development located just 400 metres away from the Bukit Jalil LRT Station. It's also close to 7 major highways, so there are many options for getting in and out of the area.

Out of the 4 condominium towers, 2 of them are designated under the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing Programme (PPA1M, or also known as PPAM), a scheme for government employees and civil servants.

With shopping, healthcare and a host of amenities at your fingertips, this is the place to own a home if you're currently eyeing the Bukit Jalil township.

 

4) Damansara

Damansara sits right next to Kuala Lumpur and across the road from Taman Tun Dr Ismail, with Jalan Damansara being the border.

This lively area is filled with all sorts of dining, retail and entertainments options, while being strategically located to other parts of town for even more enjoyable experiences.

Developments of interest in the area:

a) Uptown Residences

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Uptown Residences is a freehold luxury development located in Damansara Utama. It is strategically located next to the LDP and just a few minutes away from the SPRINT highway.

As it's part of a walkable neighbourhood, it means that you're able to reach every basic-need amenity on foot alone – talk about saving on travel costs!

With schools, higher learning institutions, malls, and all the amenities you'll need just around the corner, this is the ideal place for those who looking for convenience.

b) The Rafflesia @ Damansara Perdana

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The Rafflesia is a leasehold semi-D development located in Damansara Perdana. There are only 90 units available in this fully gated and guarded community, and some of the facilities provided include a clubhouse, personal plunge pool, and garden.

With this green enclave perched 160 metres above sea level, its masterpiece is the 8-acre Central Park that was awarded the GBI (Green Building Index) Silver Certification.

Situated on the forested slopes of a hill, The Rafflesia is also close to The Curve, IKEA, Ikano, and One-Utama, giving you a taste of both tranquillity and the vibrancy of the city.

 

5) Kepong

Kepong has been known as a food haven for a long time; all you need to do is step outside and you’ll find familiar delicious smells wafting through the air.

As the area became more accessible with the completion of the DUKE highway, interest has been growing among those who wish to secure a home in this township.

Developments of interest in the area:

a) The Northshore Gardens

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The Northshore Gardens is a freehold condominium that commands mesmerising views of greenery. Situated in Desa Parkcity, you're promised convenience from just about every aspect.

Sited on approximately 3 acres, this 40-storey building has only 274 units in total, making it a luxurious low-density living option.

Boasting a great location, a huge park (The Central Park), Parkcity International School, and Parkcity Medical Centre, you'll have everything you need including an array of places to shop and dine.

b) United Point Residence

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This residence has a whopping 3 acres of facilities, with the basics like a swimming pool, jacuzzi, pool deck, aqua gymnasium, and much more!

There are 3 45-storey condominium blocks with Block A and B having 887 units, whereas Block C has 735 units. With 6 different built-up sizes to choose from, there's sure to be a type for your lifestyle needs.

Located close to high-end neighbourhoods like Desa ParkCity, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Hartamas and Segambut, it will take you minutes to get to these places via LDP, DUKE, Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, Jalan Duta and Jalan Kuching. 

 

 

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