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Which suburbs - family friendly?

Post by CrispyChicken » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 1:40 pm

Ok so I've read a bit and seen this question asked a lot but no real solid answer.
A common response is to live near your school, but this doesn't apply since we plan to home school.
My job (if I get the offer) will be near Marina Park MRT, so would like to not be too, too far from that (<30min commute if I can), and budget is about $4-4500. Looking for one of those largish, newish resort style condos with pool, tennis courts etc hopefully to meet other like-minded families (ie English speaking expats).
Also if possible somewhere with a bit of nature close by as I like to get outside a fair bit.


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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 20 Feb 2013 4:04 pm

I'm going to give you two answers. One answer is if you want to know what you should think about for your own research to find a place you'll like, and the second is if you just want to be spoonfed and not think. Don't take offense, but our visitors are split roughly 50/50 into those catagories.

Thinking answer:
How many kids? How big of a condo? Every single area of Singapore is about the same amount of "family friendly", with the exception of Geylang (redlight area). Everything else is fine. So use or the MRT website's tools to see how long your commute is from various stations. Then search for condos with XXXX meters of those stations. Many realestate/rental sites have tools to do exactly that. If you're really worried about being near a park, look for MRT stations near various parks, beaches, or the big green blob in the middle of the island.

Spoonfed answer:
Look for a condo near Bishan.

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Post by bioshock » Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:59 pm

Dear CrispyChicken,

If travel time is not an issue for you and you are looking to save some money, you may want to try the Jurong area.

There will be a brand-new hospital fully operational in a few years time and the facilities there are great.

Prices there are pretty cheap and affordable too. If you are willing to stay in a HDB area, it can be like $2500 monthly for a 5-room flat, which can be quite roomy, plus it is near a MRT.

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