District 11 & District 21, Newton/ Novena/ Upper Bukit Timah
What you Need to Know about Living in D11 & D21 Novena/ Newton/Upper Bukit Timah
Finding the perfect place for your family to call home goes much further than choosing the right new condo launch
or other home. You also need to make sure that the neighborhood that you settle in has the right mix of amenities to meet your needs and that it offers you the kind of lifestyle you prefer to live. Some individuals feel happiest and most energized when they are in a district that is more active and vibrant whereas others feel more at home in a district that is much calmer and more laid back.
If you have been pondering living in District 11 & District 12 Novena/ Newton/ Upper Bukit Timah new launch condo you need to be aware of the differences between the two districts. Both are fantastic places to live but each has its own particular feel. Here is what you need to know about each of these Singapore districts.
Novena and Newton
This is one of Singapore’s older districts and has a slower pace of life. Unlike some of the other districts, Newton and Novena has a lot of green space. This means that it may feel more comfortable to walk around this area than it would in a more built up area. This area also has more terraced homes and landed properties rather than new launch condo/apartment style units although there are some apartments to be found in this area. You will also find that the property values in this district are higher than some of the others although not as high as the prices in Orchard.
This district does have some areas that are taken up with shopping and hotels but most of the properties are private residences. If you are a family with children who will be attending school you may find that the selection of educational institutions is not as good as in other districts. This district contains the popular Cairnhill Community Centre which is a fantastic recreational complex for residents to enjoy.
If you are looking for a district that has more in the way of recreational facilities you may want to look at the Upper Bukit Timah region of Singapore.
Upper Bukit Timah
The name for this area comes from Singapore’s tallest hill. This district is actually made up of 7 smaller zones. Unlike Novena and Newton, the Upper Bukit Timah area has a nice mix of landed properties and condo/apartment units. There are also some large expensive homes in this area as well although the property values are not as high as they are in some other areas of the island. This area is also a residential hub for some of Singapore’s wealthiest residents as well and they live in some of the large private landed homes in this district.
Unlike Novena and Newton, there are many top-ranked schools in this area which makes it a great place for families to live. Unfortunately, while there are schools in the Upper Bukit Timah area, the selection of shopping venues is not as good as it is in other districts. You will enjoy the selection of different recreational areas such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Botanic Gardens, the Bukit Timah Saddle Club and the Raffles Town Club.
A good real estate agent should be able to show you properties in each of these areas and help you determine which is best for your family’s needs.