Finding the perfect home that meets all your family’s needs is one of the most important aspects when you’re house hunting and yet, it can be the toughest thing too. Certainly, you’d want the best for your family. There are many important aspects to consider, such as the location, accessibility, the schools and hospitals found in the area, and the list goes on.
But don’t fret, we’ve narrowed down properties found in the Core Central Region (CCR) – known for sought-after neighbourhoods in Districts 9 and 10 – which are perfect for families to help you shorten your list. The properties we’ll be looking at are:
Leedon Residence and
6 Aspects to Consider when Choosing Your Family Home:
|Property Name||Tenure||TOP||Unit Type (up to)||Size in sqft (up to)||Price PSF (up to)|
|Sophia Hills||99-year leasehold||2018||3 Bedder + Private Lift
4 Bedder + Private Lift
|Jervois Priv√©||Freehold||2023||3 Bedder Classic
3 Bedder Deluxe
|Leedon Residence||Freehold||2015||4 Bedder + Private Lift
4 Bedder Garden Suite
|Royal Green||Freehold||2022||4 Bedder + Study
4 Bedder Premium
If you’re looking for a home that will comfortably fit your growing family, Leedon Residence tops the other three properties because of its freehold status and has the most spacious unit of 5,285 sqft. There are even more larger units that come with five bedrooms.
Transportation and Accessibility
In terms of convenience, Sophia Hills wins hands down because you can get to four different MRT stations (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, Bencoolen MRT Station, Bras Basah MRT Station and Rochor MRT Station) comfortably by foot. The other two properties, Leedon Residence and Royal Green, come in second place with the closest MRT Station (Farrer Road MRT Station and Sixth Avenue) being a five-minute walk away.
You’ll also be pleased to know that these condominiums are pretty accessible to major expressways. Getting to the Central Business District and Orchard Road via car from Jervois Priv√© takes the least amount of time, a speedy 10-minute drive and 11-minute drive respectively.
|Property Name||Distance||Educational institutions within the vicinity|
|Sophia Hills||within 500m radius||21 schools|
|within 1km||SOTA School of the Arts (243m)
St Margaret’s Primary School (310m)
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (476m)
|within 2km||Stamford Primary School (1.6km)|
|Jervois Priv√©||within 2km||Crescent Girls’ School (550m)
Alexandra Primary School (1km)
Queenstown Secondary School (1.1km)
Gan Eng Seng Primary School (1.8km)
|Leedon Residence||within 2km||St Margaret’s Secondary School (1.3km)
Nanyang Primary School (1.4km)
ACS (International) Singapore (1.6km)
|Royal Green||within 2km||Nanyang Girls’ High School (1.1km)
Methodist Girls’ School (1.8km)
Hwa Chong International School (1.6km)
Hwa Chong Institution (High School Section) (1.8km)
National Junior College (2km)
Many reputable educational institutions are located nearby all four condominiums, ideal for multiple school-going children of different ages. If you’re looking at international schools and art colleges, then Sophia Hills would be the ideal home for you. Located close to 19 different schools, all of which are less than 500m away from the condo – imagine all that time you can save by dropping off your kids at school in under six minutes!
Future Developments within and near District 9 and 10
Your trips to Orchard with your family will be more convenient and enjoyable with mixed-use developments that will be built along the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line where Orchard Boulevard and Orchard MRT station is, making it well connected to Orchard Road through side streets. This brings more people and adds buzz and vibrancy to the precinct. Future elevated link bridges will also make it easier for visitors to cross the junction of Orchard-Paterson Roads.
There will be more places to look forward to, such as the Greater Southern Waterfront, a heritage and lifestyle hub, and the expansion of two Integrated Resorts – Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sand, where you can have future family staycations, have fun in the sun and spend quality time together. Relatively nearby, they are located less than 25 minutes away from all properties.
Opportunities to explore bountiful nature will soon be introduced. According to URA’s Draft Master Plan 2019, Bukit Timah will soon undergo a green transformation with the planned Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor that connects Singapore’s three national gardens: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gardens by the Bay, and Jurong Lake Gardens. This Master Plan also includes a 24km Rail Corridor (scheduled for completion in 2021) that’s highly accessible and connected to heritage, recreational and business areas. Bet you’re already planning some exciting outdoor activities for the whole family!
Amenities and Healthcare
When it comes to dining and shopping, the options are unlimited! All properties are close to the Orchard Shopping Belt (less than a 15-minute drive). Craving a fancy dinner or a casual hawker meal? Need to do some grocery shopping or planning to check out the latest spring/summer collection at high-end boutiques? You can feast anywhere and get anything on your wishlist easily.
Planning unforgettable weekends with your family? Head down to the Singapore Botanical Gardens and learn about the flora and fauna or play bowling and have a futsal match at SAFRA Mount Faber. If you’re an avid golfer, you’ll be pleased to know that Tanglin Club is just a short drive away.
When it comes to anything that’s medical related, you don’t have to worry because top hospitals like Gleneagles Hospital (a five-minute drive from all properties in District 10) and Mount Elizabeth Hospital (the closest for Sophia Hills, which is less than a 15-minute drive) are closeby.
Perks for Own Stay
We are all familiar with the phrase “every one of us is unique”. Same goes for properties; every one of them has its own special features, so choose the one that best meets your needs. If you have young children, you would most likely go for freehold properties with a variety of kid-friendly facilities – in this case, Leedon Residence would be the ideal choice.
However if you have teenagers, they would most likely enjoy impressive facilities and clubhouses which allow them to invite their friends over for hangouts, for example Sophia Hills has a media room, games room and internet corner, while Royal Green has a party room and reading room.
Across the board, these family-friendly condominiums (Sophia Hills, Jervois Priv√©, Leedon Residence and Royal Green) offer spacious units, suitable for both small families and even multi-generational households. What’s more, all condominiums are located conveniently near train stations and major expressways, so you’ll have no problem getting to any place in Singapore via public or personal transport quite easily.
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