Here’s the list for the 5 most searched areas to rent in Klang Valley to make your house-hunting journey as stress-free as possible. Ready?
Klang Valley has an array of choices when it comes to finding a decent place to live in. Whether you are a single adult searching for a neighbourhood where there’s easy connectivity or a family that’s struggling to find a place that’s pet- friendly – we have got it covered as we make your rental journey less daunting.
We have compiled a list of the most searched areas to rent in Klang Valley using data from iProperty.com.my’s big data solution, iPropertyIQ.com. This is based on the review period from January 2019 to September 2019. The properties are ranked in ascending order and is presented in the form of the search percentage.
Let’s take a tour as we unveil the 5 most searched areas to rent in Klang Valley.
Search percentage: 3.07%
The median asking price for a condominium: RM 2,300
Ampang is not only an integral part of KL, but it is also one of KL’s posh neighbourhoods and is favourable by the expatriate communities. If budget isn’t an issue for you, Ampang is a great area for rent as there’s an endless choice of top-notch condominiums and serviced residences. These residences are fully or partly furnished so you do not have to worry about buying new furniture and white goods.
On top of that, this area is only a few steps away from selections of shopping malls like KLCC and Pavillion, private healthcare facilities, fine dining, and entertainment. It is also connected to major roads and highways like Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang, AKLEH and MRR2. Highrise residents can enjoy the scenic view of KLCC and KL city skyline.
Besides, Ampang housed many foreign embassies like the Royal Thai Embassy, Embassy of the United States of America, the British High Commission and Ambassade de France. Die-hard K-Pop fans may want to check out Korean restaurants in Ampang. It is home to a large Korean population in the Klang Valley. That explains why there is an array of authentic Korean restaurants within the area.
Search percentage: 4.24%
The median asking price for a condominium: RM 1,600
Taman here, taman there, taman anywhere! Seriously, we could never have enough taman in Cheras. In 2018, more than seven million buyers and potential homebuyers have viewed Cheras’ properties at iProperty.com.my. Of course, we are intrigued to know why people are obsessed with this township (well, besides IKEA).
Over the years Cheras has grown into a family-friendly area. The MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang line has boosted the capital growth of properties within the area due to demand from property buyers. With 11 MRT stops within the Cheras area alone, properties that are a few blocks away from the train belt are the most sought after as they offer seamless connectivity within the Klang Valley area. Not just that, the Cochrane MRT station has an underground pedestrian walkway that links the station to MyTown Shopping Centre/ IKEA. You might want to check the top 10 most popular condominiums in Cheras and 11 properties in Cheras near MRT stations.
For pasar malam food lovers, you must not miss the Taman Connaught night market. It is one of Malaysia’s longest pasar malam with lines of stalls selling meals, bite-size snacks, and everything salted egg at affordable prices.
3. Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Search percentage: 4.88%
The median asking price for a condominium: RM 6,000
With top-notch facilities and its centrality of location, this is a great value for money as properties within this are situated just a few steps away from the capital’s most famous landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers. Luxury residences within this area are overlooking the iconic tower while shopping, gastronomy, and entertainment are at every corner of the Golden Triangle.
Not just that, there are several luxurious hotels within its vicinity, to name a few – Grand Hyatt, Mandarin Oriental, JW Marriott, The Westin, Traders Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel.
Even though the properties are sold and rented at premium prices, the connectivity is seamless within this area as public transportation like the MRT Sungai Buloh – Kajang (SBK) Line and Kelana Jaya Line LRT are highly accessible. For commuters who wish to travel within the KLCC area, you can enjoy the GOKL free bus ride. It will take you to KL’s main attractions as well as interchange stations. The Green Line will take the commuters around the Golden Triangle area and it runs every 5 minutes during peak hours.
2. Mont Kiara
Search percentage: 5.07%
The median asking price for a condominium: RM 6,200
From one of KL’s most elite addresses to being number two for Klang Valley’s most searched areas to rent in, Mont Kiara has got a promising profile in the property sector. This explains why Mont Kiara is 2018’s most popular address. There are plenty of lavish high-end residences, SoHo and business centre within the area. Mont Kiara is also a great option if you are looking to rent a place with pets as some of the condominium complexes have a pet-friendly policy. Nevertheless, you need to know the rules on keeping pets in highrise residences.
Expatriates are flocking to Mont Kiara due to its luxury enclave and exclusive lifestyle. Due to that, there are several international schools within the area such as Garden International School, Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur, and Mont Kiara International School. On the other hand, this affluent neighbourhood has an array of selection for eateries, bars, and fitness centre. These contemporary gyms often offer the trendiest fitness trends like high-octane spin, rhythmic yoga, pilates and a lot more.
Also, Mont Kiara is easily accessible from other parts of the Klang Valley. It is linked via highways and major roads like DUKE, North-South Expressway, SPRINT, and Jalan Duta – Sungai Buloh Highway. Not just, this township and it has its fair share of greeneries. You can get a little closer to nature by hiking or going for a short walk at Bukit Kiara. The Bukit Kiara trail is only 4.3km away from Mont Kiara. Taman Rimba Kiara is also a great option for green activities as it offers bird watching for free!
1. MOST SEARCHED AREA: Petaling Jaya
Search percentage: 5.44%
The median asking price for a condominium: RM 2,200
Petaling Jaya or PJ was originally developed as Kuala Lumpur’s satellite township and it is also Malaysia’s very first planned town. During its early days, its growth and development were further boosted when it is linked to the country’s very first highway, the Federal Highway. This township is divided into sections – S (east), SS (central and western), PJU (north) and PJS (south). The northern part is also known as Damansara.
Fun fact: SS stands for Subang-Sungei Way
Other than being known for its famous Village Park nasi lemak, PJ is also home to Asia’s largest climbing gym and trampoline park. Connectivity between PJ new town and Kelana Jaya is also seamless with the availability of the Kelana Jaya LRT line. The main stations are Taman Jaya, Asia Jaya, Taman Paramount and Kelana Jaya. On top of that, the LRT 3 will further alleviate the public transportation service in PJ as it allows seamless commute to Bandar Utama, Shah Alam, and Klang. There will be five LRT 3 stations within Petaling Jaya:
- One Utama (MRT 1 Sungai-Buloh Kajang interchange)
- Kayu Ara
- Dataran Prima
- Kelana Indah
It might just be time to move into your new place. We hope this list helps you narrow down your rental options. You can find all sorts of properties within the areas – be it a millionaire’s budget or budget-friendly city life.