Hi Maybe Mover,
We are in a small old condo
on Hillview (we are on a local package). If you are looking around the area and want to be close to the GESS primary school try Hume Rd, Hillview Ave, Upper Bukit Timah, Jalan Jurong Kechil, Toh Tuck, lots in the Bukit Batok area too. There really are a huge number of condos
in the area!
I trawled through the listings on this site before we moved to give me a good idea of condos in the area, their facilities and prices. Which was enormously helpful when I finally went out with an agent. That's probably the best advice I can give, be very clear in your own mind what your top criteria for your housing is and insist on only looking at apts/houses that match. Our top 3 criteria were close to school, preferably walking distance with handy public transport (my husband catches the bus to work). We needed a min of 1800 sq ft and less than $4k per month. It only took us a couple of weeks to find a place that ticked all boxes once we convinced our agent that we really didn't want to be on the East Coast "with all the other australasians". Our apartment is older and in a smaller condo but we ended up only paying $3k per month and my kids can cycle to school! We are very happy.
I also used www.gothere.sg
to give me an indication of approximate commute times. It is surprisingly accurate.
Hope this helps. I've only started posting on the site, so once I am able to PM I am happy to send you more specific details about where we live.