Living in a huge home where the rooms are outnumbering the people in it? This is a common scenario for most older folks in Malaysia. They worked for decades to provide a good life for their young ones and hoping that the comfort of a huge home would suffice.
They soon realize that a huge home can be overwhelming and useless when their children would start moving out into their own home. A huge home for aging individuals could be a massive task, maintaining as well as financially supporting it could be woeful all together.
Hence, leaving a huge empty nest for a smaller home is an ideal solution. Most aging individuals and couples are now riding the wave of downsizing their landed homes to condominium or apartment units in getting a more carefree lifestyle with less fuss. Here are PropertyGuru’s top retirement developments:
Suria @ North Kiara nestles in rustic and highly potential part of Segambut. The area has an eclectic layer of residents; from the upper-class society of Mont Kiara and Sri Kiara, to the working-class district of Bandar Manjalara and Taman Sri Segambut as well as ‘kampung’ areas of Segambut Dalam and Kampung Sungai Penchala. The diverse socioeconomic backgrounds give authenticity and ‘character’ to good old Segambut.
The 7-storey development consists of one block with 175 units. The units here range from 713 sq ft to 850 sq ft with a maximum of two rooms. Suria @ North Kiara is among those few rare projects that gives a sense of privacy as there are only 200 residential units here. The facilities are located on the rooftop. The residents here can utilise the swimming pool, wading pool, BBQ area, function room as well as the children’s playground.
There are also a sun deck and a gym to encapsulate the modern lifestyle. there will be two storeys of retail outlets and offices. Thus, there will be major conveniences within the vicinity as residents wouldn’t need to travel beyond the development in getting errands done as well as buying basic groceries.
Senada at Alya is located in the elusive sanctuary of Bukit Kiara, which boasts miles of jungle tracks and parklands. The green scenery is simply breathtaking to many admirers and nature loving enthusiasts. Located along Jalan Bukit Kiara, the area is slightly hidden from the eyes of passers-by.
Accompanied by a world-renowned golf course, TPC Kuala Lumpur, Senada provides residents an escapism into a luxurious golf paradise. Ranging from 710 sq ft to 958 sq ft, Senada comes in various layouts from one-bedroom to two-bedroom units. This two-tower residential development will be accompanied by a 4-storey retail podium for additional convenience.
The development is easily connected to the Sprint Highway, DUKE, NKVE, LDP, Kerinchi Link, Penchala Link as well as Federal Highway. MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line’s stations Phileo Damansara and Taman Tun Dr Ismail are the closest stops to Senada. This is makes commuting easier especially in an affluent area that has an absence of fully operational light rail system for the past decades.
The Colony is a two-block, dual key concept serviced apartment which stands 43 storeys tall. Located one street away from Quill City Mall, this freehold serviced apartment which fronts Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman is comprised of both retail and residential components; which is one street away from Jalan Sultan Ismail in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Perched on the uppermost floor of Block A is a resident’s club floor. The facility floors are located on Level 34 and 35. Of the facilities designated in Block A is the children’s playground on the Ground level. On the 35th floor is a barbecue and outdoor dining, pool deck, outdoor swimming pool with a view, wet deck, Jacuzzi, business lounge and shallow pool. Facilities that will be located on the 35th floor of Block B is a resident’s lounge, internet room, KTV room, staff recreation room, planter, and sauna.
The Colony is bordered by Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman, and Jalan Raja Abdullah. The Colony also nestles a street behind Quill City Mall, which sits opposite Sheraton Imperial Hotel on Jalan Sultan Ismail. Meanwhile, Medan Tuanku Monorial Station is a walk away.
Located in the heart of Taman Maluri, Lavile Kuala Lumpur is a freehold integrated development that combines four residential towers ranging from 38 storeys to 49 storeys high along with 30 retail units. The units here are sized from 750 sq ft to 1,060 sq ft with 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom layouts.
A great feature of Lavile is that the units here are partially fitted. These furnishings include kitchen’s hob and hood, microwave as well as air conditioners in all rooms and living areas. Among the facilities offered here are a 54-meter Olympic sized infinity pool, gym, an indoor pool, function rooms, a basketball court, garden, and a badminton court to honour our national sporting hero, Dato Lee Chong Wei.
Taman Maluri can be reached via several routes that include Jalan Cheras from Jalan Tun Razak or through Jalan Kampung Pandan via Jalan Ampang Hilir. This makes the city centre accessible within less than 15 minutes, given the road and traffic conditions. Cochrane and Maluri are the two closest MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang stations that are within a walking distance.
United Point Residence is a landscape changing freehold mixed development that will see the rise of three 45-storey residential towers along with a commercial complex that has a direct link to the soon to be constructed KTM Komuter United Point Station.
The units here range from 667 sq ft to 1,206 sq ft with various layouts including one-bedroom and 4-bedroom units.
The residence boasts of having a 3-acre facilities ground, which caters to every need of the residents here. The interlinked facilities consist of a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool deck, aqua gymnasium, dining pavilion, wading pool, leisure pool, gym and function room. Thus, residents could unwind with sports given the sports facilities provided, which also include an indoor badminton court.
The area in general is located among various developed and developing areas like Desa ParkCity, Mon’t Kiara, Hartamas Heights and Segambut. It is very much accessible via various roads that include DUKE, Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan, Jalan Duta and even Jalan Kuching.
9ine is situated in Taman Kemacahaya off Batu 9 Cheras. The development consists of three 23-storey towers with an overall of 256 units. Ranging from 1,142 sq ft to 1,520 sq ft, the common layout consists of three bedrooms and two baths. The bigger layout comes with an additional room and a third bath.
The amenities here will be reaping the benefits of the lush green scenery, which include Cocoon Pavilion, Cube Pavilion and the yoga deck for the residents to utilise. Most importantly, there will be a 7-tier security system with around the clock surveillance.
But what stands out for this area is the close proximity it has with the Sungai Putih Hill Forest Reserve or better known as Apek Hill. It serves as a great backdrop for the establishment when it comes to providing ‘the money’ view.
The area is connected to roads that lead residents to various major highways including Cheras-Kajang Highway, Connaught East-West Link, North Pantai Expressway (NPE), KESAS Highway and MRR2. The developer will also be providing coach services at every 15 minutes to Taman Suntex Station of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line.
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