Lively, boisterous, fun. These three words encapsulate Holland Village’s spirit, with its bustling night scene and great food options.
As a residential neighbourhood, Holland Village is special in the sense that it is one of the few places that puts great living options with superb retail and food choices into one place.
Let’s take a look at this exciting neighbourhood!
Great finds in Holland Village
Holland Village skews heavily to the private apartment direction, and its strengths lie in the accessibility and proximity to the CBD.
The Holland Village neighbourhood has a few great gems, in both the rental and the purchase departments.
One of the more classic apartment buildings in the area is the Leedon 2.
The 72-unit Leedon 2 was developed in 1997, with one of the main draws being the freehold nature of the units. Prices per square foot are hovering in the $1550 to $2050 range, with most of the recent transactions staying squarely in the $1500 to $1600 range.
It’s proximity to Holland Village, and its attached MRT station and hawker centre, are definitely a plus point.
Just a little further down from the Leedon 2 is the Parvis. Completed in 2002, this 218-unit freehold condominium has some great facilities like a lap pool, jacuzzi and clubhouse gym.
Prices at this development are higher, with recent transactions hovering at the $1800 to $1950 per square foot price range. However, the great thing about this Holland Village condominium is that the units are generally larger, with 3 and 4 bedroom sizes going from 1700 square feet all the way up to 3229 square feet.
This makes the $3 to 5 million price tag for a spacious, freehold apartment in Holland Village seem worth the price of entry.
Rentals at this development are tight, with a $4.10 to $5.05 per square foot price range. Smaller 2 bedroom units are going at around $4800, while large 4 bedroom units are going at around $9500.
Another great freehold development is the 5 story, 83-unit Holland Residences. This luxurious condominium development boasts great facilities and superb proximity to amenities.
Prices at this development are high, with the current per square foot pricing sitting firmly in the $1500 – $2024 per square foot range. Larger units like the 4 bedroom configurations have much lower per square foot pricing and will set buyers back by $3.5 to $4 million.
Rentals at this development are also in the higher end of things, with the price per square foot at $3.50 to $5. Smaller units like the 1 bedroom apartments are going at $3250 per month, while large 4 bedroom apartments are going at $10300 per month.
Centralised Amenities at Holland Village
There are some great amenities at Holland Village, and they’re why so many people want to live in this neighbourhood.
First off, the area surrounding the aforementioned Holland Village MRT is bustling with activity.
There is a newly developed Raffles Holland V Mall, with some great food options, a FairPrice Finest supermarket as well as some great retail options.
There is also the Holland Village Market & Food Centre, which is 3 minutes walk from the MRT. This place serves up tasty, reasonably-priced hawker food and opens late into the night during weekends.
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Of course, the iconic Wala Wala Bar serves beer and bar food, with great live music motivating partygoers to dance all night on the weekends. Nature lovers will be happy to hear that they’re 10 minutes drive from Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Holland Village is also close to schools like Anglo-Chinese School, and St Margaret’s Secondary School. Additionally, the neighbourhood is connected to the CBD through the PIE and CTE. The MRT also connects the neighbourhood to the rest of the island via the Circle Line.
Holland Village is a bustling neighbourhood
Holland Village is a tremendously lively place to live in, with great amenities and strong connectivity to the rest of Singapore.
While the central location puts prices on the high side, Holland Village’s convenience makes the high price of entry worth the while. Its family-friendly environment makes it a great place for people with families to move into.
With such great energy and attractive surroundings, Holland Village will be bustling with life for years to come.