5 Re-emerging townships in Klang Valley

Let’s look at some townships that will become a hotspot once again.

For most people, buying a house is something that sits on the top of their must-achieve things in life. Having said that, buying a property is a big and important decision. Regardless of whether it’s for personal stay or investment, buyers tend to look at different aspects before settling for a property.  Good connectivity to other areas, availability of public transportation as well as presence of various convenience and facilities – these are some of the things buyers consider before making their purchase. Therefore, many opt to actively look for properties in townships as it fits the bill.

Here are five re-emerging townships in Klang Valley that soon will become a hotspot among buyers.

1. Klang

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Formerly known as Kelang, Klang is the royal capital of the state Selangor. It’s about 32km to the west of Kuala Lumpur and 6km east of Port Klang and was the civil capital of Selangor in an earlier era prior to the emergence of Kuala Lumpur and the current capital, Shah Alam. Despite being a matured township, Klang was one of those areas that were overlooked during the last boom times as people were looking at new and more exciting offerings. However, today, homebuyers – especially those who are buying for their own stay – are going back to basics by choosing to stay at a place where they are familiar with like Klang, which have complete amenities and are affordably priced. Based on the data from brickz.my, the average property prices in this also fall in the affordable category where it ranges from RM320,000 to RM530,000, with an annual growth of 28.7%.

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2. Sungai Buloh

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Sungai Buloh is set to become a booming township, all thanks to the introduction of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line and the upcoming Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line. Although the area is currently brimful with mostly high-end gated residential areas, it will soon welcome more affordable units.

In addition, easy access to and from the area via NKVE, LDP, MRR2 and Duke highways has also contributed the area with two international schools, public high schools as well three higher education facilities. In order to make Sungai Buloh more attractive, this area is also the first green township in the country, with safe pathways for both pedestrians and cyclists that will keep carbon emissions low.

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3. Damansara

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This is another township in Kuala Lumpur that poses a great location as it is a central commercial hub and houses several affluent residential areas. Damansara covers a wide range of desired location which includes Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), Bandar Sri Damansara, Bukit Damansara and more. This area has always known to be a prime area but connectivity was a major issue here as public transportation was undeveloped here. But thanks to the opening of Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT line, many can breathe a sigh of relief as the MRT line stops at a few area in Damansara such as TTDI, Phileo Damansara and Damansara Heights. With good public transportation systems, homebuyers no longer have to limit their choices to places near their workplace, since they can now consider buying properties near MRT/LRT stations.

Besides that, rental demand will also be strong for properties located close to the public transportation system, making it extremely attractive for investors.

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4. Rawang

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20 years ago, Rawang was severely underdeveloped. With poor connectivity to the city and lack of public transportations, most people never considered moving into this area. But today, it’s totally a different story. Enhanced highway connectivity has attracted developers to acquire big plots for greenfield developments which allow them the freedom to build without the constraints of existing infrastructure and offer lifestyle products, back to nature environments and aesthetically pleasing homes. According to brickz.my, the residential units in this area also falls in the affordable range, making it even more attractive for homebuyers. In addition, with the opening of the Rawang Bypass a few days ago, people can now expect the traffic congestion to reduce by 50% and shorten their overall travelling time, making it once again an appealing area to buy a property.

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5. Cheras

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Known to be a burgeoning suburb, Cheras is assured to be a popular residential and commercial area within the next couple years. With the opening of the latest Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT Line with a few Cheras stops like Taman Connaught, Maluri and Cochrane, it is no surprise that this area will soon be a highly sought-after location. Besides that, road access from Cheras to major areas in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur has also significantly increased.

Strategically located near Ampang and KL city centre, Cheras is the perfect suburb for those who work in the city but still want to live away from the hustle and bustle.

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*Article written by Rubaa.S