The Lure of the North-East
If you’ve not been to the north-eastern part of Singapore, you’ve been missing out. District 19, consisting of the Punggol, Sengkang and Serangoon Gardens areas, has much to offer despite being primarily residential areas, with multiple recreational and commercial facilities, coupled with plenty of F&B dining options dispersed throughout the area.
The north-eastern region is perfect for those looking to purchase their new home, especially so if you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the pricey housing options that come along with. Despite being located somewhat away from the core city region, the extreme connectivity of the area – with LRTs available in both Punggol and Sengkang that link directly to the North-East line – makes it easy to access all parts of Singapore. Furthermore, the upcoming Cross Island Line will service the Serangoon Gardens region, ensuring Singaporeans everywhere will be able to enjoy the delicious food Chomp Chomp Food Centre has to offer with much ease.
There’s much appeal to this north-eastern region and if your interest has been piqued, we narrow down some of the newly launched condominiums in the area you may want to consider on your house hunting mission:
The Florence Residences
Located in the estate of Kovan (D19), The Florence Residences is a unique condominium that aims to offer the “Lifestyle of a Club and Luxury of a Condo”, making it perfect for both homebuyers and investors. Set to be completed in 2023, The Florence Residences is a mere 12-minutes’ walk and 2-minutes’ drive to Kovan MRT, making it easy for you to get connected to the rest of the city and to also enjoy the offerings of Heartland Mall.
What’s more, The Florence Residences is structured such that it’s like an exclusive club, meaning there’s multiple facilities under one roof there are 128 offerings as part of 12 clubs to be exact. Besides common facilities found in all condominiums such as your swimming pools and gyms, The Florence Residences has unique facilities such as a jamming studio, a library, a tai-chi and yoga lawn, and even a bouldering wall!
One of the more popular newly launched condominiums to date, where a total of 938 of its 1,472 units have been sold (64%) thus far, is the Riverfront Residences. Appreciate the best of what mother nature has to offer at the Riverfront Residences, where you’ll be able to enjoy unobstructed views of Serangoon River from the comfort of your home.
Located at Hougang Avenue 7, the development is just a 14-minutes’ walk to Hougang MRT, which is set to be one of the many interchanges located on the Cross-Island line that will see property prices go up once it’s completed. Another plus of the Cross-Island line will be how this eighth MRT line makes it easy for commuters to access major business parks such as the nearby Defu Industrial (1 stop away) meaning it’ll be popular choice amongst those looking to rent units.
If you’re up for something more exclusive, you may want to consider the 21 strata-terrace houses that overlook the pool and is flanked by the river, and comes with a private car porch and four bedrooms for the family to all live under one roof.
Affinity at Serangoon
Sitting at the former sit of the Serangoon Ville HUDC and located just a few minutes from Serangoon Gardens, Affinity at Serangoon offers a wide range of residential housing options ranging from one to four-bedroom apartments, penthouses and strata landed houses to suit your every need.
Located at the prime Serangoon North area, you’re guaranteed of an F&B haven consisting of cheap yet delectable local delights at both Chomp Chomp Food Centre, and the Serangoon Garden Market & Food Centre, which are a stone’s throw away.
For those with little ones who are getting ready to start their primary school journey, you’re not short of options with a total of nine primary schools located within a 2km radius of the development, such as Rosyth School and CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel. Moreover, there are multiple secondary schools, junior colleges and international schools in the area.
Designed by award-winning DP Architects, you’re guaranteed of thoughtful planning throughout the development. Due to the north-south facing nature of the units, coupled with the elevation of the 296,000 sqft space, you’ll be guaranteed of unobstructed panoramic views of the lush landscaping within the condominium that’s evocative of a luxury resort.
The Garden Residences
Another development located in Serangoon North is The Garden Residences, a condominium consisting of 613 spacious units acriss five 15-storey towers that’s inspired by the rustic charm of the Serangoon Gardens area and is the perfect home choice for the nature lover across.
Conceptualised with a garden home in mind, The Garden Residences incorporates lush green landscaping throughout the development, making green living a reality. Nature lovers will adore the scenic Boardwalk which showcases over 100 different species of trees and plants – all of which were hand-selected with residents’ wellbeing in mind. On top of the greenery throughout the condominium, you’ll be able to enjoy a total of 55 exclusive residents’ facilities ranging from the Floating Pods to Reflexology Garden, that have been introduced for one to relax and invigorate your senses, to constantly maintain and improve one’s wellbeing.
The simple way to search for new launches
With multiple newly-launched condominiums on the market, going through what each condominium has to offer is bound to a tedious process if done on one’s own.
With the introduction of SRX’s ‘New Launches’ portal, simply refer to the New Project Insights to reference the percentage of units sold and launched, the average price, and average price per square foot (PSF), of various new and upcoming condominiums, all at a glance.
Once you’ve decided on purchasing a home in District 19 and have narrowed down your search to the options in the area, easily do a side-by-side comparison between up to 3 options in the area as part of the Project Comparison platform. Here, you’ll be able to easily compare aspects such the condominium’s Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP), number of units and percentage sold to date, and the average unit size and PSF.