Ara Damansara is a residential township that sits next to Subang Jaya, located in the Petaling Jaya. The township is mostly covered by landed and high-rise residential properties, ranging from terrace housing to condominiums. This area in Petaling District is only 17 kilometers away from Greater Kuala Lumpur which only takes approximately a twenty-minute drive via the Damansara Link. Besides that, the area is full of great infrastructure and facilities, which are all within walking distance from residential areas, making accessibility fairly accessible for nearby residents. Plus, public transport is well connected which makes commuters a heaven of living in Ara Damansara. Thus, these features that are available in the city have driven the high housing price market in the area. Despite the increasing housing price market, Ara Damansara is claimed to be the best area for Expats. So why are others saying so? Let’s find out!
- Abundance of Restaurants
It is literally that every day waking up from bed that the first question bumps into your mind: “What will be breakfast for today?”. Then, when the time comes to twelve exactly, another question pops up: “What I’m going to take for lunch?” and during the after-work session, this question comes up: “What is the dinner later?” Choosing food is both struggling and frustrating when you are hungry and have to make decisions at the same time. Luckily enough, the area is available with a wide range of restaurants that provide various types of cuisine. For instance, if you are a seafood lover, you might want to dine in LaLa Chong restaurant. Besides, the area does offer a huge number of cafes that offer all-day breakfast and dessert. So take some bites before starting your work.
- Perfect Location
As I mentioned before, Ara Damansara sits next to Subang Jaya which is around 17 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. The location of Ara Damansara has been considered as PJ’s Golden Square since the areas are surrounded by well-developed areas, like Kelana Jaya, Kota Damansara, making the area surrounded by highways links, like the Federal Expressway, Lebuhraya Damansara to Puchong (LDP), and the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). Although it is a blessing it is a curse at the same point as heavy traffic pass through might potentially cause huge congestion during rush hours, pre-festive seasons, and school holidays.
- Great Convenience
Hearing that driving is a nightmare since highways tend to clog up with congestion. No worries! Ara Damansara is well-connected with public transport with a Kelana Jaya line LRT (light rail transit) linking to the neighboring areas and districts in Kuala Lumpur. The line consists of extension lines that link the southern terminus at Putra Heights where you can interchange with the Ampang line until the northern terminus in Gombak. Besides that, the area is also served by the RapidKL bus service which stops from Ara Damansara LRT station with a time interval of around 15 to 30 minutes. Facilities such as hospitals, clinics, schools, grocery stores, and banks are all located around residential areas in Ara Damansara making it easy for residents to reach within walking distance.
- Excellent Environment
In recent years, the area has been an upmarket area with increasing house market prices each year. The area consists of luxurious landed properties and high-class condominiums after Ara Damansara went through a mass gentrification process that took place in the early 21st century, conducted by Sime Darby Development. Ara Damansara is also a family-friendly area as it consists of best-rated schools along with amenities, like playgrounds for children to kill their free time. Plus, the area is also great for adults to live a healthy life as gym facilities are available in the area.
Ara Damansara is a great place for people from all groups and ages. The hop away from Kuala Lumpur makes people find this area a perfect location along with great facilities and well-connected public transport.