Property Talk: Where Are The Best Singapore Neighbourhoods To Live In As A Family?

The Tanglin and Bukit Timah areas offer a magnitude of unique lifestyle and recreational options.​

Updated on April 04, 2019 8:04 am

Fiona Ho

Property Talk: Where Are The Best Singapore Neighbourhoods To Live In As A Family?

Located a stone’s throw from Orchard Road, the Tanglin and Bukit Timah areas offer a magnitude of unique lifestyle and recreational options.

As well-established areas close to greenery, both locations continue to be choice housing estates. In the foreseeable future, more housing options will add to the area’s mix of condominiums and landed homes.

Outdoor opportunities for the entire family

Bukit Timah and Tanglin are distinguished by their green environment and wide selection of leisure and recreational activities. Both areas continue to be attractive locations for families, with a dynamic environment, and a myriad of entertainment and play options for all.

Moving forward, residents can look forward to greater enjoyment of lush green spaces and neighbourhood amenities in the area.

Recent recreational developments near the areas include the Tyersall Learning Forest featuring 9.8ha of forest habitats that boast a tropical forest with giant Tembusu trees, marshland with tropical wetland plants and a treetop walkway.

The upscale residential enclaves are also located near Bukit Timah Hill, the highest natural point in Singapore. The lush hill, covered with native tropical rainforest greenery, provides access to many hiking trails, nature reserves, and a bountiful of outdoor activities for nature-loving families.

Smoother, shorter journeys for residents

Connectivity-wise, both areas are served by various MRT stations, including Stevens, Botanic Gardens and Beauty World along the Downtown Line (DTL), which makes travel especially convenient for residents in the area.

The DTL provides a direct connection to the Central Business District (CBD) and the Marina Bay area.

The upcoming opening of the Orchard Boulevard MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line will bring added convenience to both residents and visitors in the areas.

Vibrant mix of amenities

Tanglin is an older, established neighbourhood, and is home to many embassies in Singapore. Properties in the location vary from bungalows to low-rise condominiums.

Residents in the area enjoy easy access to various retail facilities and amenities such as those located in Orchard.

There is also Dempsey Hill, an upscale destination offering a variety of lifestyle amenities, which include everything from casual to fine dining, and shopping and entertainment outlets.

The vibrant mix of amenities in the area complete the family experience by facilitating bonding and bringing them closer through shared activities.

Popular schools abound

Many elite schools in Singapore are also located in the region, which makes the area highly desirable for parents with school-going kids.

Especially within Bukit Timah, you will find renowned schools such as Bukit Timah Primary School, Methodist Girls' School (Primary), Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, Raffles Girls' Primary School, and Hwa Chong Institution.

It is this coveted proximity to popular schools, combined with endearing charm, and the various recreational opportunities, amenities and transportation facilities found within these locations that has catapulted Tanglin and Bukit Timah to the top of our list as choice neighbourhoods for families in Singapore.

Article originally published in EdgeProp.sg. Edited and reposted with permission


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