High Park Residences @ Fernvale . From 3xxK for Studio Unit
HighPark Residence is a brand new condominium being launched for sale by CEL Development on the western end of Sengkang, bordering the rustic eateries and landed houses of Jalan Kayu. Conveniently next to Thanggam LRT Station. Possibly the cheapest new private condo around: from high $3xxK for a studio unit . 1 + Study $4xxK up . 2BR $5xxK up . 3BR $7xxK up.
High Park Residences next to the landed housing enclave of Jalan Kayu
High Park Residences . Highlights
At first glance this might not seem a very exciting place to stay. But closer inspection shows that High Park Residence may actually be one of the best value private condominiums now. It has several attractive attributes:
- The location has some conveniences. 6 minutes, or 400m walk to the new Seletar Mall, with its food court, shops, and NTUC Finest supermarket. Or 5 minutes, 300m, to the food haven & culinary delights of Jalan Kayu.
- Going downtown? Off-peak, it’s a 20 minute drive to Orchard Road from here. Or hop onto an LRT train at the doorstep of the site, 4 stations from Sengkang MRT station where it’s a 20 minute MRT ride to Doby Ghaut station. So total 30 to 35 minutes. It’s not a bad deal, for the price here.
- This location is also close to exits to major expressways – about 5 minutes drive to the CTE (Central Expressway), and 5 minutes to the TPE (Tampines Expressway). So Changi Airport is only about 20 minutes drive away.
- A new home on a huge piece of previously forested land.
- CEL won the GLS land sales for 2 adjoining sites, and will amalgamate them into one condominium. The big resulting land size means there is scope for a lot more facilities, and economies of scale so that maintenance fees can be lower.
The size of High Park Residences is similar to Minton, which is now much appreciated for its wide landscaped areas & gardens, and good range of facilities. Initial fears over possible congestion because of its size did not materialise, as people do tend to come and go at different times.
- Some units above the 17th floor will be able to get views of the sea or Seletar Reservoir.
- High floor units facing Jalan Kayu will get unblocked views for a long way. Just bear in mind that these get the west sun too. But you can do wonders these days with sun filters or screens.
- For investors, rental potential comes from high quality tenants at the nearby Seletar Aerospace Park.
Given all that, High Park Residences looks like it could be a good deal. Do register to view the show flat and see whether you might like it.
New Seletar Mall near High Park Residences
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