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Post by miggs » Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:48 pm

Moving to Singapore in August with 2 children. We are thinking of living at either Four Seasons Park or Grange Residences - are there lots of families living in these condos?? Any other condos that are centrally located and very family friendly that you can recommend? Thanks in advance.

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 1:57 am

Central to what/where? Most people try to get something convenient to where their kids go to school or where they work. Most condos in Singapore are family friendly.

If you have obscene amounts of money (FourSeasons show rent from $11k-25k/month on this site) and don't mind the area (it's just outside of the tourist/shopping mall strip), then those both look like excellent choices. A bit of a walk in Singaporean weather to MRT if you don't have a car though. I'd suggest Four Seasons if that is a concern, as it's at least 10 mins (walking) closer.

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Post by miggs » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 6:21 am

Thanks for your reply. Apologies for not being more specific, by 'central' I did mean within walking distance of Orchard Rd which is where we prefer to be. School and work all sorted so just the condo to sort out now....have seen apartments in both Four Seasons and Grange Residences so guess now just have to make a choice. Thanks for positive feedback on them.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 6:38 am

What is it on Orchard Road that is such an attraction?

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 6:53 am

miggs wrote:Thanks for your reply. Apologies for not being more specific, by 'central' I did mean within walking distance of Orchard Rd which is where we prefer to be. School and work all sorted so just the condo to sort out now....have seen apartments in both Four Seasons and Grange Residences so guess now just have to make a choice. Thanks for positive feedback on them.
If that is where you're sure you want to be, then Four Seasons is closer.

I don't like telling people online that their choices are wrong, so the best suggestion I'll make is to get the shortest lease you can. You'll find most of the longer term expats around here prefer NOT living by Orchard Rd, and like other areas much more. This way if your opinion changes like most of ours, you have an out sooner. If your opinion doesn't change, you can easily renew.

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Post by miggs » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 7:31 am

Thank you very much for your advice, it's very helpful and we will definitely get a short term lease. We know Singapore very well and living near Orchard Rd is definitely our preference, although I can't see that changing for us you never know so good to keep our options open. As for the previous poster, not sure why you bothered to comment on my original post? Unlike you, I don't have the time to make inane comments in response.

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 7:51 am

miggs wrote:As for the previous poster, not sure why you bothered to comment on my original post? Unlike you, I don't have the time to make inane comments in response.
Do you perhaps mean me?

I'm curious what it is that is on Orchard Road that compels you to want to live there. Is that ok, am I allowed to ask you that on a public forum?

As ZZM has very subtly suggested I think you're making a mistake, akin to moving to NYC with toddlers and demanding to live in Times Square. But hey ho, you're the expert eh, that's why you're here telling us what we're allowed to think and say.

Enjoy your move :)

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Post by QRM » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 8:57 am

We used to live at the Grange Residence, not to be confused with the "The Grange condo" Loved it still miss the place, it was walking distance to Bot Gardens (great if yo have a toddler), nice walk to Dempsy Hill and just 100m from Tanglin Mall that pretty much has everything you need, again especially with a toddler.

It is far enough away from orchard road and any MRT to keep the weekend crowds away.

The big plus about being near Orchard road is when ever any chums arrive in Singapore they always want to stay in a hotel near the Orchard vicinity so again very handy. In the evening its great to have the options with our sprog who loves to scooter down the main drag to from Tanglin mall to Takashimiya to see the lights, sounds, street shows and feel the general buzz of the place or go th eotherway and you have a quiet walk at dusk through the Gradens, or walk past all the huge landed properties around the back.

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Post by miggs » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 2:22 pm

Thank you so much for your reply QRM, great to hear positive feedback. Grange Residences are my husband's first choice, for all the reasons you stated. When we lived in Singapore last time I always thought their location was perfect in terms of proximity to Botanic Gdns/Tanglin Mall/Dempsey/Orchard etc. Our problem is we only know of couples who live there, no one with children! My twins are 10 and are keen to live somewhere where they'll be able to make friends easily. In your opinion are there lots of school-age children in this condo or is it more geared up for couples or families with very small kids?? I prefer the apartments in Grange Residences but feel Four Seasons may be more child-friendly. Thanks again for your reply.

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Post by QRM » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 2:48 pm

It had a very nice family atmosphere, Halloween etc was a great laugh, the new place I am in just down the road, it newer, bigger and connected to a hotel, but the sort of place were cash laden Russians and PRC would choose to call home, is very naff and seems to have a more transient crowd compared to the Grange.

Try and get a pool side unit, so much quieter and larger than the road side ones. The only complaint is the hot water tanks are not big enough so you can never really fill the bath tub up.

Also a big plus the service lift is huge so you will have no problems with furniture, unlike this place! The bedrooms are all double glazed a rarity in Singapore, and the bathrooms are vented and air-conditioned again something sorely missed in this place!

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Post by miggs » Tue, 05 Jun 2012 8:29 pm

Great advice - thank you. We've just put offers in for 2 different apartments in Grange Residences so fingers crossed one of them will be accepted. I think I know where you moved to, is it the St. Regis? We looked there too, my husband loved it but I felt it wouldn't be so good for the kids. Beautiful apartments though.

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