Location, location, location! This is the usual mantra repeated by property gurus (see what we did there!) when advising buyers on how to choose a property. The concept of what counts as a ‘good’ location has, however, somewhat evolved over the years.
The steady rise of urban property prices has shrunk the average sizes of units in the city, while at the same time, making them more and more unaffordable for the average Malaysian family.
Hence, what was once considered ‘good’ during bygone days – being as close as possible to your workplace – today, a well-situated property means so much more.
Here we discuss 3 modern-day understandings of location that you should consider when choosing a place to call home: connectivity, planning, and security.
1) Connectivity and accessibility
While many still need to commute to the city on a daily basis for work, more companies today are allowing flexible working arrangements, where their staff can work-from-home more often.
The rise of the gig economy – where ‘solopreneurs’ can make a living working from virtually anywhere – it has also reduced the need to be so close to city centers.
In addition, with the government’s sustained focus on improving highways and public transport facilities, living in suburban areas has become a much more attractive option.
One of the more popular fringe developments currently is Bandar Tasik Puteri, a township in Rawang, that was developed by Rawang Lakes Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Low Yat Group. Launched in 2000, more than 60,000 residents now affectionately call ‘BTP’ their home.
One of the main appeals of this development is its superb accessibility and connectivity. BTP residents can easily access major highways into the city, cutting down travel time to a mere 30 minutes or less!
These include the Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR), the Guthrie Corridor, and the North South Highway. Commuting via the LATAR highway is most convenient, as it has a dedicated interchange for BTP.
2) The luxury of planning
As perpetual urbanisation keeps pushing up the demand for living space in the cities, room to breathe is truly becoming a premium. New urban developments tend to become squeezed into any of the rapidly-declining unoccupied areas in the city, limiting developers’ options and creativity to only the basics of modern living.
While modern lifestyles may place the lively hustle-and-bustle of the city at your doorstep, this crowded and fast-paced atmosphere can quickly lose its appeal. Due to this, many potential buyers now prioritize green spaces over packed megamalls.
Developers of fringe townships enjoy the luxury of space to properly plan their communities, a luxury that they can then pass on to their buyers.
For example, BTP is made up of 2,670 acres of gently undulating terrain, making it the largest township north of the Klang Valley. The centerpiece of the community is the lush 33-acre Central Park, which has become a popular recreational area for residents. This green lung is complemented by a recreational clubhouse and a manicured 27-hole golf-course.
With room to spare, BTP has been carefully curated to be conveniently self-contained. A quality education hub; lively food, commercial, retail, and banking centre; petrol stations; mosques; as well as even a post office, are all within easy and intuitive reach.
The latest residential project to be launched at BTP is Phase 2 of Perdana Park @ Rawang. Situated on a generous 11.52-acre piece of land, this aptly named park-like apartment complex boasts an array of on-site facilities that take full advantage of the luxury of space.
In addition to a state-of-the-art indoor gym, Perdana Park also has a variety of outdoor facilities: a shady exercise park and bush-lined jogging maze. Children, in turn, will be spoilt for choice, with an enormous playground and a fully-decked out waterpark to use to their heart’s content. A full-sized multipurpose court rounds up the recreational facilities within the Perdana Park grounds.
3) Security and well-being
An issue of increasing concern among city-dwellers is the steadily increasing crime rates, which have been linked to rising urban poverty and broadening income gaps among urban residents. Because of this, many areas in the cities are considered dangerous and off-limits after a certain time of the day.
If given a choice, anyone would prefer to live in a safe haven where they do not need to worry as much about their family’s safety and wellbeing on a daily basis. This has heightened the appeal of fringe developments, which are usually sheltered from the grittier aspects of city life.
The peaceful township of BTP provides this priceless peace-of-mind, and more! Already boasting 5 clinics to cater for every possible medical emergency, the developer is also working closely with the local council to finalise plans for a dedicated police and fire station to further secure the community.
The Perdana Park complex itself is a gated community guarded by 24-hour security personnel and surveillance services.
Perdana Park @ Rawang Phase 2
Located at the verdant tree-covered southwest border of the serene BTP township, Perdana Park ticks all the right ‘prime location’ boxes for modern suburban living. Here, residents can step into quality, generously sized units at easily affordable price points.
Phase 2 offers a choice of 850 sq ft and 950 sq ft 3-bedroom 2-bathroom units, with an open-plan design further accentuating the feeling of spaciousness that runs throughout this entire development.
With only 7 units per floor, the total of 203 units spread across 15 floors thus offer residents the rare comforts of low-density living amidst tranquil greenery.
At Perdana Park, you’re never too far away from the best things that life has to offer!
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