If one wishes to live in Bangsar, enjoying the best of both nature and the urbane landscape it holds, but not quite there yet to afford living in the more upmarket-y Ken Bangsar or One Menerung, then an apartment in Bukit Bangsar might just be the perfect place. See, Bukit Bangsar is practically one of the most affordable places to live in Bangsar area. It has homes, it has some of the views, and it’s ideally just as close to the city centre as most of the other, more high-end areas in the township.
There are two main residential areas in Bukit Bansar at the moment: the low-cost, small flats and apartments of Sri Pahang and the condo units in the midrise condominium complex of Sri Bangsar. Both are popular for their relative inexpensiveness, making them a popular choice for regular income earners.
- Sri Pahang is an old flat complex that is priced on the average with a size that is roughly under 80 sq.ft. with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom at most. The residents are currently hoping and banking on a promise of improvement – including upgrading the size and facilities of the apartment complex that they say are sure to improve the quality of their home life.
- Sri Bangsar, like Sri Pahang, is among the more mature real estate developments in Bangsar. It is in fact one of the first few ones of its caliber built in Bangsar – of amenities that come with full condo services. Currently, the list of amenities in this condo unit includes a swimming pool, barbecue area, playground, gym, and parking area. Residents are also assured of round the clock security within and around the area. Each unit has an approximate built up size of 1,254 sf housed in a single 12-storey building.
Its closest residential neighbors include Menara Bangsar and Gaya Bangsar, and the more luxurious Bangsar Park.
Amenities and accessibility-wise, the residents of Bukit Bangsar’s residential areas will definitely not have any problem being close to everything important. Apart from their in-house night market (scheduled regularly on Wednesday nights), several malls, shops, and schools are quite close. For one, the Plaza Sentral and the Gardens are quite close by. Several restaurants, food shops and food centres are also within the vicinity. This makes Bukit Bangsar quite a popular residential choice for renters, especially those who go to nearby schools like the Institute of Public Health, SJK Jalan Bangsar, and the SMK Bangsar.
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What We Think
Condominiums in Bukit Bangsar does not have the usual grandiosity of the affluent residential areas in the Bangsar township, but it sure holds the same, exact Bangsar charm. We are pretty bullish on Bangsar properties given the simple fact that new launches are going to be few (or none at all) in the coming years, and given the fact that demand will greatly outpace supply means that capital appreciation could be high. However, there are pockets of opportunities in Bangsar which seem to be undervalued – and as properties in Bangsar Hill may often be overlooked there may be some good investment opportunities to be had.
And as always, checking if a property is priced at fair market value is uber important, and may be the most significant factor on whether an investment would make sense if at all. Use the “How Much Is A Property Worth” guide which we will email you once you enter your name and email address below.