Living in the Klang Valley means that you'd probably have heard and/or made use of the Klang Valley Integrated Transit System, which serves the area, and part of Greater Kuala Lumpur.
For this guide, we'll be taking a closer look at the Sri Petaling Line, which forms part of this system.
A brief introduction to the Sri Petaling LRT Line
The Sri Petaling line runs on a route between the Sentul Timur and Chan Sow Lin stations, and shares part of its route with the Ampang Line.
In this shared section, every station serves as an interchange. This lets commuters switch conveniently between the Sri Petaling and Ampang lines.
The original system was named STAR LRT (Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan), comprising of 25 stations along a 27.4km network. Built in two phases, they opened in December 1996, and July 1998.
When the operations of the lines were transferred to Rapid KL in 2004, they were renamed to Ampang Line and Sri Petaling Line respectively the following year.
Want to live close to public transportation?
Well, getting a home that's near an MRT/LRT line is a dream for many homeowners. However, there’s such a thing as too near – there’s the risk of noise pollution, or lack of privacy.
It’s highly advisable that you weigh the pros and cons of living right next to a public train line before you jump into a decision!
The Sri Petaling LRT line has several notable properties along its route. Here are a few of them:
1) Bandar Puteri LRT Station
Aseana Puteri is a freehold development located near Bandar Puteri LRT station. The buildings have 20 floors and a total of 410 units, and is considered a high density development.
The development contains all the expected amenities of a well-designed condo - a swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, and a children’s playground.
Amenities such as schools, shopping malls, and eateries can be found near the development, making it a convenient location for those who decide to live there.
Monthly rental price: RM1,250 to RM2,200. Other nearby properties:
2) Puchong Prima LRT Station
Aurora Residence @ Lake Side City is a development situated near Puchong Prima LRT station. The condo is a few blocks away from SMK Puchong Permai, as well as Puchong Perdana primary and secondary schools.
Amenities within Aurora Residence include a barbecue area, launderette, gym, swimming pools, and playgrounds.
For daily necessities, residents will be able to shop at AEON Big Puchong Utama and Tesco Bukit located nearby.
Monthly rental price: RM1,199 to RM2,300. Other nearby properties:
3) Sri Petaling LRT Station
Another freehold condominium, Savanna 1, is located near Sri Petaling LRT station, with Ampang LRT station also not too far away.
The development includes many facilities found in modern condominiums such as a fully equipped gym, swimming pools, as well as tennis and badminton courts.
In addition, each resident is allotted three parking lots! Savanna 1 is also near Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex, and surrounded by eateries, banks, and shops.
Monthly rental price: RM1,799 to RM2,799. Other nearby properties:
4) Sungai Besi LRT Station
Petaling Indah Condominiums is a leasehold development near to Sungai Besi LRT Station.
The development houses 672 units within four blocks, each at nine storeys. The condominium also has a gym, swimming pool, courts for squash, badminton, and tennis, as well as a mini-mart.
Petaling Indah Condominiums is close to several shopping malls such as Endah Parade and The Store. Mid Valley Megamall is also about a 15 minute drive away.
Monthly rental price: RM850 to RM1,400. Other nearby properties:
5) Plaza Rakyat LRT Station
Casa Mutiara is a freehold high-rise development with panoramic views of the Petronas Twin Towers.
The condominium boasts covered parking lots and facilities such as a swimming pool, sauna, fitness center, and a spa.
Located in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, you can't get any closer to the heart of all the action than this!
The development is surrounded by various amenities such as shopping malls, eateries, and business centers. It’s also adjacent to the Bukit Bintang shopping district.
Monthly rental price: RM1,500 to RM3,300. Other nearby properties:
Did you know that apart from the LRT Sri Petaling Line, there are other reputable transit-oriented developments (TOD) worth checking out? Make sure you consider them as well when hunting for your new home!