It takes a lot of guts to come out and say that you’re building the finest place to live in within Klang Valley. Even more so if you claim to build it near places like Ken Rimba and Setia Eco Park. You’d have to put as much effort into reaching the expectations you yourself have built for other people and into planning how to save your face the moment you fail to deliver. And us the merciless editors at PropertyReviews.my are ready to take the piss whenever we can. 😉
And that’s the exact kind of risk that the developers of Kota Kemuning took when they announced it as the “epitome of Klang Valley’s finest”. Thankfully, for them and for the real estate spectators of urban Malaysia, they actually delivered beyond expectations. For those looking that we spill crap all over this rather beautifully landscaped development, well, you’ll be disappointed.
The asking prices may well be exceeding RM400 PSF by the time you read this, but Kota Kemuning may well be one of the last remaining places in the Klang Valley where you can get a piece of prime freehold landed property without selling your kidneys. Truth.
Now we have also observed a broad range of asking prices populating the property portals which means that either the market is crazy, or the sellers are simply setting price points without caring whether they can actually sell the units, or agents putting up fake ads. To protect yourself from these nutjobs, use our proprietary property valuation guide to know how much Kota Kemuning properties SHOULD cost. Click here to download your copy.
With that out of the way…
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Another Day In Paradise
According to our good friend Danny Tan who lives there, the Kota Kemuning is every inch a paradise – as beautiful as it promised to be – in all of its 1,800 sprawling acres. This huge residential township has all the right elements of what a good place should be: great outdoors, awesome homes, perfect location, and it has, in every way, become Klang Valley’s finest indeed (for its price).
One of the things that the developers of Kota Kemuning (Hicom Gamuda) really gave a lot of attention to is the green factor in their real estate development. See, in their more than 1,800 acres of land, they have dedicated 45% to green developments. For starters, they have their own 18-hole golf course within the township. They also have a picturesque not to mention massive 22-acre lake that is surrounded by a grand 25-acre park that they have only aptly called the ‘Central Park’. Of course that goes without saying that the landscaping that surrounds the homes in the precincts here are nothing short of fantastic to keep up with the quality and tradition of beauty and excellence elsewhere.
Now if you’re big into green real estate then Ken Rimba might be a better bet as Ken Holdings is known as the numero uno green developer in the country. While we don’t see Malaysians basing their purchase decisions on whether a property is “green” or not (except if it is able to bring back the green, if you know what I mean), this is a nice icing on the cake. So if you’re looking for something green, beautiful, has everything you need, and most especially one that provides a fine kind of lifestyle, check out Kota Kemuning.
Easy Access To Amenities
Another point of emphasis for the real estate developers here is to make sure that the residents need not go far for their public amenities. And so far, they are not falling short of delivering that. There is a full, wide range of amenities within the Kota Kemuning, occupying the many beautiful commercial spaces within the township.
The F&B outlets are a great place to start, with popular ones like McDonald’s, Delifrance, KFC and Pizza Hut making the list. And as far as amenities are concerned, everything located immediately surrounding Kota Kemuning is impressive; for one there’s a Carrefour. Parents with school-aged children would also love the fact that the area is surrounded by schools including the SMK Kota Kemuning, SK Kota Kemuning, and the Chinese Taipei School a little bit further. Kuala Lumpur and Subang Jaya are easily accessible via the Shah Alam Expressway, the ELITE, the NKVE among many other major Shah Alam highways.
What We Think
Kota Kemuning is a mixed property township, with a great variation of freehold bungalows, semi-detached homes, terrace homes, 2-storey links houses, and even affordable condos and apartment complexes that make it appealing to practically everyone and anyone looking for a living space in the greater Shah Alam area. An apartment could be a good RM 200,000 or more. Their bigger houses, on the other hand, including their posh bungalows, condominiums and townhouses could swell up to more than RM 2million in asking price depending on the precinct it is located in and its inclusions.
Now with KL and PJ reaching saturation levels we are seeing much focus in the fringe areas of Klang Valley (Puchong, Cyberjaya and Rawang are picking up especially); there will also be renewed interest in areas like Shah Alam, and specifically, Kota Kemuning. Supply here remains high (with the presence of Ken Rimba and Setia Eco Park) which means that bargains could be had… if you look closely enough. To do this, sign up to receive our ever popular price valuation guide which we will email you once you filled the form below with your intimate details (email and name lah) –