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5 most searched places in Klang Valley by 2020's homebuyers


We look at the5 most searched places in Klang Valley by 2020’s homebuyers based on the consumer search behaviour data.

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We have compiled a list of the most searched places in Klang Valley by 2020’s homebuyers using data from Malaysia’s No.1 Property Site’s big data solution, is based on consumer search behaviour data compiled from January 2020 to December 2020. The neighbourhoods are ranked in ascending order and are presented in the form of the search percentage (%).

5. Ampang

Search percentage: 9.11%

ampang most popular neighbourhood in KL
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Ampang is known to house many foreign embassies. Other than being known as one of KL’s posh neighbourhoods, it is also home to a large Korean community in the Klang Valley. Besides being connected to major roads and highways such as Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang, AKLEH, and MRR2, Ampang is only a stone’s throw away from KL Golden Triangle. That explains why Ampang is in the top five most-searched areas to rent in the Klang Valley and also one of the most searched areas by Malaysian homebuyers in 2020. There are at least five properties in Ampang within 1km from the LRT Ampang Line.

4. Damansara Heights

Search percentage: 10.55%

Malaysia’s Beverly Hill, Damansara Heights is sprawling with bungalows, villas, and other luxury residences. It is often synonymous with the high-income earners and expatriates. This affluent stomping ground is not only dotted with posh real estates,  but also hip cafes and restaurants, bars, and fine dining.

Damansara Heights offers first-rate living as amenities are comprehensive, providing ease of lifestyle, and ideal for families. Not just that, connectivity is excellent as it is surrounded by a network of highways and main roads such as Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, Jalan Damansara, and Kerinchi and Damansara Link. Access to Sultan Abdul Halim Highway is also seamless due to its proximity.

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3. Shah Alam

Search percentage: 11.83% 

shah alam most popular neighbourhood
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Shah Alam has gained popularity among home buyers and potential buyers. This capital state of Selangor is standing a number three for the 10 most searched areas by Malaysian homebuyers in 2020!  From family-friendly attractions and shopping to arts and cultural activities, Shah Alam is indeed lively and full of surprises.

On top of that, the LRT 3 connecting Bandar Utama to Johan Setia in Klang will be extending the connectivity of two million people in the Western Corridor to other parts of the Greater Klang Valley by 2024. The new LRT not only alleviates travelling time to other parts of Klang Valley but will also boost the capital growth of properties in Shah Alam especially those projects nearby the train stations.

2. Cheras

Search percentage: 12.10%

cheras most popular neighbourhood
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Cheras tops the chart for the 10 most searched areas to rent in Malaysia in 2020! It’s not difficult to understand why Cheras is so popular among home seekers. If you’re looking for a home in Cheras, you can’t be wrong as this densely populated neighbourhood is an extremely well-positioned area.

The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line and interchange stations allow smooth transfer from one rail service to another. There are at least 11 properties in Cheras near MRT stations. On top of that, IKEA and MyTown Mall are just a hop, skip and jump from Cochrane station. Cheras has great potential for those looking to maximise their properties’ potential!

1. Petaling Jaya

Search percentage: 17.64%

pj popular neighbourhood
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Life is buzzing in this township. Petaling Jaya or PJ was originally developed as the satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. It is also home to Asia’s largest trampoline park, Jump Street Asia. The LRT 3 that is expected to be completed in 2024 will further ease the journey to this part of Klang Valley as it broadens the public transportation route from the existing LRT Kelana Jaya Line. Petaling Jaya is so popular that it is among the most searched areas among homebuyers and renters in 2020. So if you are looking, for a place closer to Village Park Nasi Lemak, then PJ is the one for you. 

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 Note: Analytics is based on the data available at the date of publication and may be subject to revision as and when more current data becomes available.


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