Q1 2021: Top 10 Most Searched Areas By Homeseekers In Klang Valley

PropertyGuru Editorial Team
As we step into Malaysia’s 1st anniversary of the Movement Control Order (MCO), no doubt many of us have acclimated to the new norms, SOPs, and regulations to control the spread of Covid-19.
Instead of visiting showrooms/showunits and driving around the neighbourhood to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to live there, we’ve gotten used to virtual property tours and carrying out extensive research about the property online.
However! Despite the restrictions and hurdles, that hasn’t stopped the house-seeking journeys of many aspiring homeowners across the country.
As of the first quarter of 2021, these ten areas in the Klang Valley have proven to be quite popular, with high search rates recorded.
Time to take a look at these most-searched areas, and who knows, you might find the property of your dreams!
*The data collected is based on PropertyGuru’s extensive property listings for the first three months of 2021, and arranged in descending order.

1) Kajang (+19.5%)

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If you think of Kajang and the only thing that comes to your mind is Kajang satay, you’re definitely missing out!
All it takes is a short trip to open your eyes to its well-matured location, complete with affordable landed homes, condominiums, serviced residences, and the like.
Its proximity to the city centre makes it a decent investment for those who commute to the city daily for work.
Not only that, but the Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest is just a short drive away if you ever need a little refresher.

Notable developments to look out for:

  • Jade Hills, an oriental-themed, 366-acre township centered around lush greenery.
  • Nexus @ Kajang Station, freehold serviced residences right in front of the MRT Kajang station.
  • Semanja Kajang, consisting of low-density double-storey terraced homes in a gated community.

2) Shah Alam (+18.2%)

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Referred to as the town of roundabouts, Shah Alam has been booming with not just commercial and industrial developments, but residential properties too.
The past years have seen an increase in high-rise projects, signifying the town’s growing demand and occupancy.
More than just residential and industrial developments, a true blue Shah Alam dweller can’t miss visiting the recognisable Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque), the Selangor-Japan Friendship Garden, and the bright lights of i-City.

Notable developments to look out for:

3) Puchong (+17.9%)

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Formerly known as a tin mining site and rubber plantation, Puchong has developed itself well to be known as one of the hottest areas to live in the Klang Valley, especially for young working adults and families.
It’s complete with popular food joints, shopping malls, educational institutions, strategically-located homes, and several LRT stations within the vicinity.
This area’s proximity to Seri Kembangan, Bukit Jalil, and Putrajaya make it a convenient place for many to call home and more.

Notable developments to look out for:

4) Subang Jaya (+16.5%)

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“Budak Subang Jaya ada gaya,” or so goes a popular urban saying, and we couldn’t agree more!
The streets of Subang exude youth and style with trendy shops, good food, never-ending café culture, and international educational institutions and shopping malls close by.
The matured suburb is situated close to Klang and Petaling Jaya, and easily accessible via various highways and public transportation hubs such as the LRT and KTM stations. Talk about living in an exciting, new adventure every day!

Notable developments to look out for:

5) Cheras (+15.8%)

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It would seem that Cheras’ matured location would’ve made it impossible to grow even more, but it is, and rapidly too!
Whether it’s a double-storey terraced home, semi-detached home, or a duplex in the sky, there are plenty to choose from in this area.
Ticking all the boxes for an ideal home in an ideal location, you can find everything you need here in Cheras.
Swedish furniture and meatballs, the legendary Taman Connaught night market, shopping havens, and even nature escapades like the BMC Blue Lake and Bukit Besi.

Notable developments to look out for:

  • Green Residence, targeted at families that appreciate water fun and outdoor activities.
  • Emerald Hills, spacious and freehold condominium units and landed homes.
  • You City III, located just under 500m from the MRT Taman Suntex station.
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6) Ampang (+14.6%)

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A highly sought-after location for both expats and locals, Ampang is home to diverse neighbourhoods that’ll make settling down here a fun, lively, and unique international experience.
Although located outside Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the neighbourhood is just as convenient with public transportation hubs, easily accessible roads, commercial areas, shopping malls, and anything else you’d need to survive the concrete jungle.

Notable developments to look out for:

7) Petaling Jaya (+12.8%)

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Acquiring city status in 2006, Petaling Jaya continues to see rapid growth in the form of commercial and residential projects.
There’s also the roads, highways, and public transport hubs that link the suburb to the greater Klang Valley, and beyond.
Despite its ‘city-ness’, there are still a few pockets of nature to escape to: namely the Bandar Utama Park, Kelana Jaya lake, Taman Jaya Park, and several others.
If you’re looking for even more fun (but indoors), check out the AirRider Indoor Skydiving or FlowRider at 1 Utama!

Notable developments to look out for:

  • Tropicana Gardens, comprising serviced apartments, a shopping mall, and an office block.
  • 121 Residences, leasehold SOHO units and serviced apartments close to Bandar Utama.
  • Ameera Residences @ SS2, an older development containing garden villas and condomium units, right in the heart of an established neighbourhood.
  • BONUS: The LRT3 line that connects Bandar Utama to Klang.

8) Klang (+11.6%)

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More than just good food and fresh seafood, did you know that Klang was the former capital of Selangor? Location aside, this well-developed area attracts people from all walks of life, whether to live, play, or visit.
Home to one of the biggest wholesale malls in Malaysia, GM Klang, a visit to this part of the country wouldn’t be complete without savouring fresh seafood straight from the sea and taking a scenic drive along its coastal roads.

Notable developments to look out for:

  • Trio by Setia, residential-titled service residences, close to the AEON Bukit Tinggi shopping mall.
  • Arca @ Klang, an integrated lifestyle development of residential-titled condominiums.
  • Lumira @ Bandar Bukit Raja, two-storey link homes that features flexible spaces and layouts to cater to multigenerational needs.
  • BONUS: The LRT3 line that connects Klang to Bandar Utama.

9) Damansara (+10.5%)

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Kuala Lumpur has its own Golden Triangle, and so does Damansara! Although it can be considered a densely populated area, the suburb has plenty of amenities and facilities, which makes living in any of its neighbourhoods a breeze.
Predominantly favoured because of its maturity and convenience, Damansara has continued to expand with new high-rises, shopping malls, residential projects, and plenty of lifestyle options for the young and old.

Notable developments to look out for:

  • Cantara Residences, a transit-adjacent development (TAD), with LRT, MRT, KTM stations located approximately 500m from its doorstep.
  • D’Erica Residences, part of the Central Park Damansara township by Exsim Group.
  • Damansara Seresta, a beautiful development with unobstructed views of the forest or city.

10) Bangi (+7.5%)

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Undergoing massive development in recent years, Bangi has risen from obscurity into a new destination for aspiring homeowners looking for a piece of that property pie, especially landed homes.
Although small, the town’s slower pace makes it a great destination to destress from work and life, with even water parks and theme parks to have fun at.
And if that’s not enough, you could also take a visit to Beryl’s Chocolate Factory that boasts an actual cocoa tree!

Notable developments to look out for:

If you’re on the hunt for a new home, why not visit these top 10 areas — whether virtually or in-person — to find a neighbourhood that suits you and your lifestyle needs?
Perfect for both single adults and families, these locations are sure to fulfil your property criteria on your checklist!
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