Located right behind the Bangsar Shopping Centre is Jamnah View, a freehold residential condominium with a high-rise (23-storey) tower and five low-rise (5-storey) blocks. Opposite One Menerung and just right behind Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jamnah View is one of the first property developments in the Bangsar, having completed in 1994.
Jamnah View is a low-density property, having only 69 units in all, distributed to five blocks. Units are built-up from 700 to 1,800 sqf. Buyers have the option of choosing among apartments that have 1, 2+1 and 3+1 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. There are only three units and two lifts on each floor, giving its residents more privacy. Units on higher floors enjoy views of the mountains, the city centre and neighboring communities.
Looking at the exterior, Jamnah View looks a bit tired compared to other older condominiums in the area. Its exterior paint has obviously seen the best and worst of times. If it is any consolation, though, the landscaped garden of Jamnah View is well-maintained, giving that relaxing feel when you step inside the property.
Facilities are provided to the residents, although one should not expect that these are on par with newer condominiums’ facilities. Besides the 24-hour security, residents are provided badminton, tennis and squash courts, swimming pool, sauna, nursery, gym, covered parking, kids’ playground, barbecue pit and broadband network.
Access to either Bangsar or Damansara Heights is a breeze whether one is utilizing public or private transportation. The area is serviced by buses and trains. Just be ready to brave the annoying traffic. This should not be considered so much as a disadvantage, though, as this is common anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.
Depending on the units, asking prices for Jamnah View range from RM620 to RM930 psf, based on current listings in property portals at the time of publication of this review. This is comparable to its contemporary, Sri Penaga, which sells from RM640 to RM1,060 psf. This is also not a far cry from subsale prices of Palmyra (reviewed here), which range from RM800 to RM900 psf. Take note that Palmyra is younger by a decade than Jamnah View. Also, it goes unsaid that Jamnah View is at a lower price tier compared to One Menerung despite being neighbours. )
We reckon that the price elevation is due to the high demand for properties in the area and supply is rather less. A lot of home buyers are opting to live in Bangsar, as it is relatively lower in density compared to other residential enclaves in Kuala Lumpur. With not a lot of projects coming in, though, the prices have a potential of further increasing.
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If you are working in or near the Bangsar area, Jamnah View may be especially advantageous to you, as you would not need to sit in traffic going to and from work. Its proximity to Bangsar Shopping Centre is very convenient, and may prove more cost-effective, especially that residents now have a private access to the shopping centre through a link staircase from the condominium.
Prospective buyers and tenants will need to factor in Jamnah View’s rather “venerable” age, and perhaps because of this maintenance of facilities has been allegedly subpar. If you are considering living in Bangsar on a long-term basis, you may find its age a turnoff. Although Jamnah View is one of the more reasonably priced properties in the area, there are newer developments of better integrity which do not cost a fortune.