Rawang gets connectivity makeover with new highway

Actual footage of the Rawang Bypass – (L) Part of the elevated stretch & (R) An aerial view. Source: Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)

The Rawang Bypass recent opening is timely indeed – this road greatly improves the township’s traffic congestion woes and provides that connectivity oomph homebuyers desire.

The first thing you notice about the new 9km bypass connecting Rawang to Serendah is that it’s tall – really tall. Currently the tallest highway in the country, the roadway which was opened to the public on 27 November features a 2.7km elevated stretch, measuring almost 60 metres off the ground.

This glorious view is reason enough to move to Rawang! Source: Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)

Besides offering motorists with amazing panoramic views as shown above, this new transportation infrastructure spells a shorter commute time for those travelling to Kuala Lumpur. From a mind-numbing 2-hour drive during peak hours, it now takes one only 30 minutes to reach the city centre from Serendah and Rawang.

Rawang folk have a bigger reason to rejoice – with the new bypass, commuters no longer have to traverse through the township to get to the city centre. This will help alleviate the daily traffic gridlock plaguing Rawang, hence boosting its appeal as a residential hotspot.

The 9km bypass which is diverted from the Kuala Lumpur – Rawang Highway (Federal Route 1) into Rawang ends near Serendah via a trumpet interchange. The circled bit in blue represents the 2.7km elevated stretch. Source: Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR)

New highway provides livability impetus

Given its easy excess to North-South Expressway, Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (LATAR Expressway) and Guthrie Corridor Expressway, Rawang’s location is nothing but prime. Also, there are sufficient supporting amenities, with 2 AEONS in the area, KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital and the brand-new Anggun City Commercial hub. Upcoming proposed developments include an international school as well as The Two, a 3-in-1 theme park comprising a resort, wholesale city and a mall by DA Land Sdn Bhd.

The only mar in Rawang’s ‘resume’, i.e the daily traffic woes has now been rectified with the new bypass.

Rawang, a homebuyer haven?

Yep, this small satellite town has been on the radar of notable developers in the recent years including Mah Sing Group, Gamuda Land, Guacoland and BRDB Developments.

Located just 23km northwest of Kuala Lumpur, Rawang offers huge tracts of greenfield land perfect for township developments, promising conducive living. Most importantly, its considerably cheaper land value makes it possible for developers to design and deliver spacious landed homes bearing affordable price tags.

The past few years have seen the introduction of various residential products within well-planned and lush, green townships such as :

Robust demand for terrace homes

“Based on iPropertyiQ.com data (May 2016 – April 2017), Rawang’s terrace homes emerged as the sixth best residential product throughout Selangor in terms of year-on-year (Y-O-Y) secondary home sales, beating other renowned crowd favourites including Kajang, Shah Alam and Cheras.

Source: iPropertyiQ.com

As the prime areas in Klang Valley become increasingly congested, more and more KLites are on the hunt for alternative cities and towns to live in. Moreover, an increasing number of Gen-Y couples and young families who aspire for work-life balance are looking to settle down and establish their roots in a neighbourhood that supports and nurtures a healthy living environment.

At RM 287 PSF, the typical terrace home in Rawang is arguably affordable and this township might just hit that residential sweet spot  – Start hunting for your dream home here!

Here’s a snippet of the Rawang Bypass by JKR. Happy viewing!

DISCLAIMER: The source of Sale data is from the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) which officially records a property transaction once the stamp duty for the Sales and Purchase Agreement is paid while the source of rent data is from agents’ listings listed at iProperty.com. Analytics are based on the data available at the date of publication and may be subject to revision as and when more data becomes available.

 

 

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