Neighbourhood Guide – Harbourfront

Harbourfront has been a popular place for a while, with Sentosa’s reputation for tourism driving growth in the area. However, it wasn’t until the past decade that Harbourfront was viewed as a viable place to live in.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at some of the properties that have popped up in the area, as well as what makes it so liveable.

HDB placements are great

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HDB, Block 40 Telok Blangah Rise. Picture: iProperty

While HDBs are not right next to Harbourfront’s namesake piers, they are well-situated. Plenty of them dot the Lower Delta Road area, and there are a few that are even better located.

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Block 37 Telok Blangah Rise. Picture: iProperty

Take this 5 bedroom HDB apartment for example. This 117 sq m Telok Blangah Rise apartment sits unassumingly in the neighbourhood. What people tend to miss out is that it’s just a short bus ride away from Harbourfront’s Vivocity, and associated food, shopping and grocery stores. Besides that, this apartment is next to the iconic Mount Faber Park.

At a $628,000 asking price, the per square foot asking comes in at approximately $499psf. It is important to note that while most of the units in this area average at this price per square foot, minor fluctuations occur depending on the floor where the unit is situated, as well as proximity to bus stops and other public transport.

Luxury condominiums abound

Let’s start with what is clearest: Keppel Land’s dominance of the space is obvious. The property developer has carved out a space that is highly sought after in this neighbourhood in the form of their Corals at Keppel Bay development. This luxurious, 7-block, 366 unit development sits on the waterfront and was built as a follow up to both the Caribbean at Keppel Bay and Reflections at Keppel Bay.

Some units of this much sought after development are still available, like this one. This 3 bedroom unit sits on the larger side of things, with a 1885 sq ft sizing. The development’s proximity to Vivocity shopping mall, Mount Faber and its connecting Kent Ridge Park, as well as the picturesque harbour views certainly drive up the asking price set by the developer. At $2.231 million, this boils down to an $1184 psf pricing. However, if you’re in the market for luxury waterfront property, this location is a must-view.

If you’re looking for other developments in the area, consider locations like the Caribbean at Keppel Bay, Reflections at Keppel Bay as well as Pender Court.

Unorthodox, but great location

It’s not very often that I say this, but this location is kind of odd. It’s most definitely one of those heavily trafficked tourist destinations, but at the same time, it’s got this good mix of leisure, nature and amenity built into the location.

The obvious one to start with is Vivocity shopping mall. Considered one of Singapore’s largest malls, Vivocity opened to huge fanfare in 2006. The building often surges with people who are dining and shopping at over 340 stores. The 1.077 million square foot mall has a cinema, supermarket and multiple dining and shopping options. It is also connected to the Cruise center, as well as Sentosa via the monorail.

Harbourfront MRT sits right under Vivocity mall and acts as one of the many interchange hubs of the MRT system. This station acts as an interchange between the North-East Line and the Circle Line. From this station, residents can hop onto a train and be in the Orchard shopping belt or the CBD in 15 minutes.

Beyond that, the neighbourhood is also home to the highly popular Mount Faber. Many nature lovers travel to this park for walks that take them through tree-tops, with the lovely Henderson Waves area a recurring favourite among park-goers. It’s clear that Harbourfront isn’t just one of those places that tourists should visit. It is also a great place for those who want to be close to the city, but also have large servings of leisure and nature close to them. If you’re one of those folks, then Harbourfront is perfect for you.

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