The Klang Gates–Taman Melawati area was once well-known for its picturesque hills and open, green spaces, being home to the Klang Gates Dam and its iconic quartz ridge. The natural beauty of the place has attracted many developers to the area, much of which has been cleared for residential property development and is now accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2).
Saville Melawati is one of the newer additions of condominiums to the general area, being located near Jalan Kolam Air, close to the tidy Kampung Klang Gate Baru, one of the original settlements there. It is an integrated development comprising two 23-storey blocks of 408 units of serviced apartments and 12 shop-office lots on 2.65 acres of freehold land.
The units have a built-up area of between 901 to 2,447 sq ft, and come in eight layouts. Starting prices at launch in 2013 were reportedly RM340,000 for the standard units, and RM610,000 for the penthouse units with rooftop garden.
Saville Melawati appears to popular with a younger crowd, judging from the frequency of location tags on the Facebook page that bears its name. This can be partly attributed to its location near the lively commercial centre of Taman Melati, through which the MRR2 also passes. In fact, it is also within close reach of commercial areas in Wangsa Maju and Taman Melawati. A Giant Hypermarket is a short drive away, as is Wangsa Walk mall.
The presence of Tunku Abdul Rahman University College in neighbouring Taman Bunga Raya and the Malaysian Institute of Art in Taman Melawati make the area into something of a university township as well.
Families are served by several schools in the area, including the International School of Kuala Lumpur Elementary School, Sekolah Kebangsaan Wangsa Melawati and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Wangsa Melawati to name three of the closest. There are others within easy reach in Taman Melawati.
Saville Melawati’s accessibility via Jalan Genting Klang and the MRR2 is both boon and bane. There are currently massive road widening works on Jalan Genting Klang leading towards Wangsa Maju and Wardieburn Camp, and the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) and Karak Highway are both easily reachable via the MRR2. However, the road network that surrounds Saville Melawati also means a high level of traffic in the area. Fortunately, it is also a 10 to 15-minute drive from the Melati and Wangsa Maju LRT stations.