Top 10 most searched areas on Propwall.my

To better understand the trends in the property market, we observed the areas most searched on Propwall.my by potential homebuyers and renters. Let the countdown begin:

 

By JONATHAN ROBERTS jonathan@thestar.com.my

Aerial view of the rapidly developing golden triangle of PETALING JAYA encompassing Damasara Perdana, Mutiara Damansara and Bandar Utama.

Aerial view of the rapidly developing golden triangle of PETALING JAYA encompassing Damasara Perdana, Mutiara Damansara and Bandar Utama.

1. Damansara Perdana

Finally, the most searched area is Damansara Perdana. Located within Petaling Jaya’s Golden Triangle, this exclusive suburb boasts many popular hotspots like 1Utama, IKEA, The Curve, Tesco, Cathay Cineleisure, PJ Trade Centre, Point92 and so on. The imminent Mutiara Damansara MRT Station will bring further positive impacts to Damansara Perdana.

 

Drone shot of the housing project near Ara Damansara.

Drone shot of the housing project near Ara Damansara

2. Ara Damansara

Ara Damansara is a thriving affluent township that is accessible via multiple major highways and LRT stations. With Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre, Citta Mall and other amenities, this neighbourhood is expected to grow rapidly.

An aerial view if the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, June 30, 2015. GLENN GUAN/The Star

An aerial view if the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

3. Bukit Jalil

No longer known only for the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, this suburb is poised to be an investment hotspot. Its strategic location – supported by efficient public transportation – has drawn property developers to this region. Housing top education institutions, it is unsurprising that the eyes are on this area.

A panoramic view of the Mont' Kiara area from the proposed Hijauan Kiara luxury condominium

A panoramic view of the Mont’ Kiara area from the proposed Hijauan Kiara luxury condominium

4. Mont Kiara

International schools, eateries and malls are close to home in this neighbourhood. It is little wonder that Mont Kiara is seen as an expatriate haven. Property investors remain bullish on this neighbourhood due to impressive rental yields, albeit there is a slowdown in recent times.

An aerial view of traffic congestion during the evening rush hour on Old Klang Road, April 21, 2016. GLENN GUAN/The Star

An aerial view of traffic congestion during the evening rush hour on Old Klang Road.

5. Old Klang Road

Often dubbed the middle-ground among many well-established neighbourhoods across Greater Kuala Lumpur, Old Klang Road, known for its eateries and wet market, still draws many potential homebuyers. In recent years, the district has welcomed a slew of projects from renowned property developers, suggesting there is nothing “old” about it.

Typhoon  flying past the Petronas Twin Towers & KLCC(14/10/2016/S.S.KANESAN/The Star) Typhoon  flying only once and The Red Arrows flight was cancel.

Petronas Twin Towers & KLCC

6. Kuala Lumpur City Centre

The evergreen Kuala Lumpur city centre needs little elaboration. Malaysia’s number one shopping destination attracts tourists from all over the globe. Properties here are often exorbitantly priced, but we are witnessing many investors making good returns through short term rentals within this area.

Azura Ahdi, 23, a Rapid Rail train driver, walking back to the Sentul Timur station on the second day of Hari Raya. Behind her are two new six-car trains deployed to test the integrity of the signalling upgrade on the Sri Petaling line. Incidentally, Rapid Rail's tradition allows the wearing of traditional Malay costumes on the first two days of Syawal.

7. Sentul

An old district nestled within close proximity to Kuala Lumpur city centre, Sentul is undergoing an urban transformation. Good availability of public transportations such as KTM and LRT and its accessibility via multiple highways make it a good bet for affordable home seekers.

Cyberpark's "dragonfly"-shaped visitor information centre "hovering" above the lake.

Cyberpark’s “dragonfly”-shaped visitor information centre “hovering” above the lake.

8. Cyberjaya

As experts point towards the southern region of Greater KL, Cyberjaya is noticeably poised for growth. Touted as a business and tech hub, this town also boast top universities. With the introduction Maju Expressway (Mex) highway and the MRT SSP Line in the pipeline, Cyberjaya presents an up and coming neighbourhood.

Drone shot of the newest landed housing project near Setia Alam.

The landed housing project near Setia Alam.

9. Setia Alam

A well-sought-after township put together by S P Setia. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Setia Alam carries the essence of family living. It consists of excellent schools, award-winning shopping mall, club house, parks, F&B, banks and more.

Vehicles sit in traffic on a road in the Bangsar area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016. The budget, to be tabled in parliament on Friday, will contain measures to alleviate the burden on poorer households, boost spending on education and develop infrastructure, Treasury Secretary General Mohd. Irwan Serigar Abdullah said.

Vehicles sit in traffic on a road in the Bangsar area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

10. Bangsar

The affluent residential suburb known for its expat community comprises all the amenities that caters to the young urban with certain lifestyle ideals. Its accessibility via major highways makes it a perfect location to live in for those who can afford. Thanks to ride hailing services, congestion is less of a problem.

 

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