Singapore is a vibrant, non-sectarian country where any family would be proud and happy to live in. The country boasts of a stable economy and excellent education, healthcare, and infrastructure systems. This dramatic positive change from yesteryears is evident in the several residential neighbourhoods that have sprung up in Singapore.
Choosing where to live in can be somewhat overwhelming with many people not knowing where to start with. Generally, there are a couple of things to look at. First, look at your budget, and then the location. If you have a family, where will your children study and what will be the distance from your home? Is the neighbourhood family-friendly? Moreover, how much space is appropriate for your whole family to live comfortably? For families, Singapore has many private residential neighbourhoods and properties like the pre-constructed Belgravia Green Terrace, Mayfair Gardens Condo, and Botanik Residence, with each property promising a different feel and vibe to it.
Before deciding where to live, you should know about the characteristics of the different favourite neighbourhoods in Singapore. Remember, your Singapore experience may be significantly affected by your selected neighbourhood. Read on.
Tiong Bahru is a hip neighbourhood characterised with a more artsy vibe. It is for this reason that some are referring to it as ‘Singapore’s Brooklyn.’ Despite being one of Singapore’s earliest estate housing areas, this pretty small and compact locality is where the traditional and the contemporary have combined into a seamless blend.
This relaxed neighbourhood is about 15 minutes away from the CBD, with convenient public transportation networks such as the MRT and buses right on your doorstep. If you want to live close to the CBD but not in the midst of the downtown skyscrapers, Tiong Bahru could be the residential area for you.
The local scene is flourishing with hip cafes, parks, indie boutique shops, malls, restaurants and more. There’s something for everybody in this family-friendly neighbourhood.
Holland Village is located on the western side of central Singapore. It offers a unique neighbourhood feel and is a popular option for many families. To start with, the neighbourhood is within close proximity to the CBD, and everything you may possibly want requires just a few minutes’ walks. Transport in and around the island is made convenient thanks to the close by MRT station.
This residential area is within a few minutes to the Singapore Botanical Gardens as well as renowned clubs like Tanglin Club and Hollandse Club. For more bars and restaurants, Jalan Merah Saga offers a chain of restaurants and shops much to your delight.
For all your shopping needs, visit the Holland Village Shopping Center to find all sorts of jewellery, knick-knacks and local fashion apparel.
A wide selection of property is available to purchase or rent, including condos, landed properties, low rise and high rise units, and more.
Nestled between Holland Village and Orchard, Tanglin is a prestigious locality and one of the most affluent residential areas in Singapore. All types of luxurious housing properties are available in this area: spacious units with gardens, swimming pools plus low and high rise condos either for sale or rent. The neighbourhood is peaceful and with plenty of greenery. In fact, it’s within close proximity to the Botanical Gardens. You can go out for a nice meal or shopping at the nearby Dempsey Hill. If you’re looking for a place to escape from the active lifestyle of the city, you will definitely fall in love with Tanglin. You will need a car or public bus service to access the CBD since there’s no MRT station nearby.
Down south of the Singapore city centre, lies Sentosa island formerly known as Pulau Belakang Mati. It is a high-end property market so you must be prepared for the price tag. It is regarded as Asia’s leading leisure spot and Singapore’s best resort getaway. Almost all families would prefer living in Sentosa because of its never-ending holiday feel. A lot of the properties in this area boast of spectacular sea views and access to a golf course, with some units and condos located on the sea, both in landed houses and gorgeous condominiums. As a result, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Southern Sea on a daily basis.
There’s a lot of family sports activities on offer including tubing, kayaking, swimming and sunbathing. VivoCity is nearby for all your shopping needs and more restaurants to explore local and international cuisines. Any commute is made convenient with the easy accessibility of the motorway. You will need a car to travel to and from the city if you decide to reside in the South.
While Singapore has many desirable neighbourhoods, each is associated with its own unique personality, character, and amenities, which is critical to mull over as you look at the best area to live in.