If you’re looking for a living space that exudes grandeur, beauty, and convenience on top of comfort on all levels, without the hefty price associated with condominiums in central Kuala Lumpur, Selayang’s Symphony Heights (also known as Simfoni Heights) might just be the place for you. At the size, location and amenities of the condos on this leasehold property, the price is quite friendly; too friendly in fact. We at PropertyReviews.my take a closer look…
A regular condo unit at the Symphony, for instance the ones in the first tower, has a built-up size of about 863 to 1,256 sq. ft., but was only launched at a market price between RM 130,000 and RM 320,000. Current market prices (at the time of the publication of this review) should not be more than RM 450,000, especially since current market trends indicate a slight decrease in the prices of units here.
A condo of this size, in locations that are even further away from the city, would be around the great RM 600,000s, making Symphony quite a catch on this category alone. To check if this is a fair market price for Symphony Heights, use this price valuation guide which you can download here.
Living In Symphony
There are currently more 1,709 units in total, housed in the three towers of the Symphony. Each tower houses condos of different sizes. 544 smaller units, of 863 sf to 1,256 sf make up the 1st tower also known as Phase 1.
The 2nd phase is composed of only 219 3-bedroom units, with built up sizes of 1,144 sf and 1,246 sf. The units of this tower enjoy better exclusivity not only because it is less populated than the 1st tower, but also because there are only 8 units sharing each floor, being served by 3 lifts. The units here are 2+1 with the exception of two 3-bedroom unit. Each unit is sold between RM220,000 and RM 250,000 in the markets today. Phase 3, on the other hand, is shared by 232 2+1 and 3+1 units of roughly about the same size as Phase 2 units.
Apart from charming price tags of Symphony’s units, the homes here are quite accessible and close to many major highways to and from KL, including the LDP, NKVE, North-South Highway, and Karak Highway, as well as important landmarks, recreational areas and amenities. You’ll find the following around the greater Symphony area:
- Giant Batu Cave
- Selayang Mall
- Selayang Hospital
- Selayang Capitol
- National Registration Department of Malaysia
- Templer Park
- Selayang Hot Spring
- Kepong Metropolitan park
- Tesco Extra Hypermarket
Several eateries, shopping centers, F&B outlets are also within the neighborhood and in walking distance of the Symphony.
And perhaps, the most charming thing about living in Symphony Heights is the fact that you can enjoy a very wonderful view – one side of the beautiful urban jungle of KL including the majestic view of the Petronas Twin Towers, and the other the pacific hills surrounding Selayang. You can also enjoy the in-house amenities that include a swimming pool, a children’s wading pool, squash courts, community hall, playground, gym and cafeteria.
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Some would compare Symphony Heights to One Selayang (which is about 4km away), but the latter is cheaper by about 20% which could probably be due to a number of factors: Symphony Heights is newer, and arguably occupies a better location. Also, Simfoni Heights is built by Hua Yang, a listed entity with a good number of successful projects to its name (newer projects are One South, Sentrio Suites and Metia Residence). On the other hand, One Selayang’s builder is not that well known (if at all).
According to another local property portal, Symphony Heights is on commercial land and so residents will need to pay commercial rates for their utilities which are higher than residential rates. Something to keep in mind.
Selayang may be off the radar for many property hunters who are looking for “fringe-of-the-city” areas – they are usually on the lookout at areas like Setapak, Cheras and Sungai Besi. We like Selayang for its proximity to the city; Symphony Heights seems ideal for those who want to live near the city minus the hefty price tag. At RM350+ PSF, this rate is lower than many comparable properties even in areas further from the city such as Puchong in the south. However, Selayang may be seen as “stagnant” as compared to these new growth areas in the Klang Valley, and as such, prices in the sub sale market may be flat or record relatively slower growth. To check if the asking prices make sense from a “fair market value” perspective, enter your details below to download a free property valuation guide courtesy of GoodPlace.my –